Young At Art Celebrates the 2010 Women of Vision

DAVIE, Fla. – Young At Art Children’s Museum hosts the 13th Annual Women of Vision Luncheon on Wednesday, February 10 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Museum, 11584 West State Road 84 in Davie.

Young At Art kicks off a noteworthy year by honoring community leaders Christine Forman, Francie Bishop Good and Dara Kates Levan as the 2010 Women of Vision. Together they have contributed the matching funds for Young At Art’s John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Arts Challenge raising a combined total of $1,155,000 toward building of the new museum. The new 55,000 square-foot, LEED certified museum and children’s reading center is scheduled to break ground in the spring on an 11.7 acre site at 112 Avenue and I-595 in Davie.

“Christine, Francie and Dara are incredibly talented, dedicated women who have gone above and beyond in many, many ways to help us reach in our fundraising efforts for our new home,” said Mindy Shrago, founder and executive director of Young At Art. “Thanks to them and to all of the Women of Vision we honor at the luncheon, to Broward County for its partnership and to the community which continues to support our journey to bring us to a truly unique place in our new, permanent home where everyone can come to learn and explore through art.”

The annual Women of Vision luncheon benefits Young At Art’s programs for at-risk youth including Girls N’ Power, an innovative partnership with PACE Center for Girls, and Girls’ Club, an alternative art gallery in Fort Lauderdale designed to build self esteem and critical thinking skills through art. For more information and for reservations, please contact Mary Lynn Perrino at 954-424-0085, ext. 23.

Sponsors for this year’s Women of Vision are BankAtlantic, Craig Zinn Automotive Group, Leo Goodwin Foundation, Inc., Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc., GL Homes and Pirtle Construction Company. Young At Art gives special thanks to Gerlinde Photography, Over the Top, Inc. Rental Party Linens and Premiere Beverage Company for in-kind donations. Young At Art also celebrates its newest traveling exhibition Children Just Like Me which showcases the unique diversity of children around the world through exploration of cultural and lifestyle similarities through creative, interesting vignettes. Produced by Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Children Just Like Me is based on an award-winning book of the same title.

The exhibition, which runs through May 23, examines the lives of 11 children from around the world and beckons young visitors to meet their peers from six continents including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America as they explore each child’s daily routine through a series of unique, hands-on art activities. For the past 21 years, Young At Art Children’s Museum has been a pioneer in the field of art education and has forged new ground by integrating the arts with math, vocabulary, geography, language and multicultural understanding to educate more than one million children and their families. Through permanent and traveling exhibitions, classes and community outreach programs, Young At Art provides hands-on cultural, educational and arts experiences for youth that awaken their creativity in a fun and exciting environment.

Young At Art is currently in the midst of a $21 million capital campaign, entitled “The Art Answer,” to build the new museum and children’s reading center that will extend the reach of Young At Art through a partnership with Broward County Libraries, Broward County and the State of Florida. For more information, call 954-424-0085 or visit

About Young At Art Museum
Young At Art is located at 11584 W. State Road 84 in Davie. Hours are Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 per person. For more information call, 954-424-0085 or visit