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Solidary Foundation represented by Ms. Maite Luna, recognize the City of Pembroke Pines represented by the Mayor Mr. Frank C. Ortis and Vice-Mayor Carl Shechterfor the innovative and responsive government organization, and thehe featured  artists are Benoit Menasche, Felix Gonzalez, and Lucy Rosenberg.


This City was incorporated in 1960 and has grown to become the second largest City in Broward County and the eleventh largest City in the entire State of Florida. Pembroke Pines is a full service municipality.


Benoit Menasche a native of Egypt who now lives in Pembroke Pines, Menasche’s work includes poetry, novels, plays and fairy tales. He now focuses on sculpting, primarily in marble and alabaster.


Felix Gonzalez, a native of Cuba, also now lives in Pembroke Pines.He works also in sculpting and painting, uses a variety of woods, metals, and recycled materials.


Lucy Rosenberg, who has studied in Germany, is also a painter and sculptor. Her work are found in permanent collections in New York City, Pennsylvania, Florida and New Jersey. Her sculpture employs a variety of mediums, including marble chips, iron dust, wood, and panty hose.