Gary L. Moore uses temporary and permanent art installations, drawing, and sculpture to explore the Black American presence in personal and public landscapes. He was born in the low country town of Pee Dee in South Carolina. Raised in Philadelphia, PA. He relocated to Miami in 1988, attending the University of Miami for sculpture. Master of Fine Arts Vermont College, Montpelier Vermont. Moore was a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, 1991-92. He was commissioned his first public art commission, the Ninth Street Pedestrian Mall in Miami, Fl. 1994. His first major museum installation was at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art where he explored the life of migrant sugarcane workers in Florida through the site generated installation “big daddy cane” . His studio works have been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design; Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, Minn.; Jaffe Center for Book Arts, New York, New York. Moore’s public art installations are in the collections of Village of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa; Creative Time, New York, New York; Miami Dade County, Palm Beach, Delray Beach, City of Ft. Lauderdale, Dania Beach and University of South Florida at Tampa, Florida. His public art commissions have been noted with the National Endowment for the Arts: Design in Transportation, American Society of Landscape Architecture, Public Art Network: Year in Review, The Miami Herald, The Atlanta Constitution, New York Times Back Page Section, Art Papers Atlanta, Art Forum International Magazine, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Moore has taught sculpture and public art & design at the New World School of the Arts, Miami International University of Design and Miami Dade College, Miami Florida He currently works in Ft. Lauderdale Florida in the FATVillage Arts District where he will be exhibiting at the ArtsUP! project space the immersive installation, “Dark Matter/Sweet Earth” November 2016. He is a staff writer for Sugarcane Magazine, Miami, Florida.
Curtis V. Hodge Mr. Hodge began his extensive production management and lighting design career at the Tony Award-winning Crossroads Theatre. He also was a production manager at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts prior to Chairing the Technical Theatre department at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington DC. Over the years, Mr. Hodge has worked as a production manager with phenomenal acts such as Sting, Paul Simon, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Backstreet Boys, The Black Crows, Bill Cosby, Lalah Hathaway, Tye Tribbett, The African Burial Ground Project NYC, Bishop TD Jakes, Maya Angelou, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Hootie and the Blowfish Savion Glover, August Wilson, and the national and international tours of Lackawanna Blues with Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Three Mo’ Tenors, and 3 Mo’ Divas. As a lighting designer his lighting designs have appeared in productions across the U.S. He has designed at variety of venues The Arden Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, various House of Blues, The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel), Aaron Davis Hall, The Apollo Theatre, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and the French Embassy in Washington DC. Theatrical design credits include The Piano Lesson, Furniture of the Home, The Bluest Eye, Black Nativity, Emergence-SEE, The Amen Corner and Broadway’s It Ain't Nuthin’ But The Blues (Design Assistant). Concert designs The Boys Choir of Harlem, Black Eyed Peas, Common, Angie Stone, Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Musiq Soulchild, Biz Markie and Patti LaBelle. Presently, Mr. Hodge is a Production Manager at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Center for the Performing Arts. A proud graduate of Florida A&M University, Mr. Hodge is a member of both USA Local 829 and IATSE Local 21.