2019 POMPANO BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ARTS & CULTURE AWARD GIVEN TO CONNECTED BY WATER
Dennis Friel and his wife and fellow artist Liz Friel were on hand this summer at the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner and Board Installation to receive the 2019 Arts and Culture Award on behalf of their art studio Connected By Water.
Each year the Chamber Recognizes a business and associated individual for their above and beyond contribution to the artistic and cultural betterment of the city.
In a beautiful evening set at the historic Hillsboro Club, Dennis was recognized by the Chamber for his above and beyond contributions to public art and his recent appointment as an AIP artist for the United States Mint. The chamber states, “We are a better place now that Dennis has brought his unique and artistic vision to our beautiful city.”
“To say that I am honored to receive this prestigious award as an understatement,” Dennis comments. “Who knew that to go from being a young boy years ago fishing out of this very inlet to one day being recognized by Pompano Beach like this… it an lifetime achievement for sure.”
The award was presented by Chamber board member and good friend, Rhonda Bunker. On hand to also deliver the honor was Mayor Rex Hardin, former Mayor and current County Commissioner Lamar Fisher and the rest of the current Chamber Board member and City of Pompano Beach Commission.