Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief Celebrates One Year Anniversary of The Frank C. Ortis Gallery

(Pembroke Pines, Florida) April 29, 2018

Art galleries and cultural centers make for an important part of the cultural vibrancy of any small community. In Pembroke Pines, the Frank C. Ortis Gallery performs an important function for the Broward County area, serving as both an exhibition space for multidisciplinary artists and an exhibit hall for hosting events of many kinds. Recently Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief celebrated the one year anniversary of the Frank C. Orits Gallery, or “The Frank” as it is affectionately known in local circles.

The gallery is home to exhibitions featuring works based on multimedia, photography and painting formats. Home to innovative programming, The Frank is celebrated locally and state-wide for its role in nourishing the cultural and visual art cravings of South Florida in general and Pembroke Pines in particular. In many cases, cities west of I-95 are under-served in the arts and the Franck C. Ortis Gallery helps address this divide.

Commissioner Barbara Sharief is a two-time former Broward County Mayor who utilizes innovative social media updates to highlight local businesses and cultural centers in various communities ranging from Fort Lauderdale and Tamarac to Plantation and Pompano Beach. Ms. Sharief’s official Facebook page regularly features posts and photos from the Commissioner’s forays around town.

Broward County Florida boasts a population of nearly 2 million people and one of the most diverse economies in the nation. For more information about Barbara Sharief visit her official website at