The Frank Culminates Feed Your Soul Workshop Series with a Finale Celebration


Community members, artists and families joined The Frank on Saturday, November 18 for the Feed Your Soul finale celebration on the plaza of the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines.

The Feed Your Soul initiative, which highlighted food insecurity and social isolation concluded with electrifying performances by local artists that include a drum circle by Just Add Rhythm, Inc., interactive art activities led by Alex Vahan of Cushy Gigs, spoken-word and custom poems by Marie Whitman and an unveiling of a community table created by architect Jeff Huber. Local residents, who participated in a six-week workshop with storyteller Matt Stabile, also took the stage to convey their poignant personal stories of food insecurity and social isolation.

Feed Your Soul was a partnership between The Frank, Feeding South Florida and the City of Pembroke Pines and was made possible by the following funds of the Community Foundation of Broward: R.J. and Nancy Purdy Fund, Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.

About The Frank

The Frank is a two story art gallery named after Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis for his decades-long commitment to the cultural arts. The Frank art gallery will showcase multi-disciplinary inclusive exhibitions to foster connections, initiate cultural change and promote innovation. The gallery’s exhibition and learning space will serve as a site of convergence for artists, performers, thought leaders and community members to create partnerships for social engagement, leveraging the power of the arts to create a sense.

The Frank is located at 601 City Center WayPembroke Pines, FL 33025. Stay connected and follow The Frank on Facebook and Instagram at The Frank Pembroke Pines. For more information, call 954.392.2120 or email:

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission charges are subject to change during special events. Times and dates for special events will be announced.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by Broward County Cultural Division, Culture Builds Florida, Hello Sunny-Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center and Visitors Bureau and National Endowment for the Arts.

Jean Yzer, Niki Fridh, Alana Brassington, Matt Stabile, Deshaunta Goolsby

Jeff Huber and Pieter Conradie

Marie Whitman

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