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Celebrating city activist's legacy

Celebrating city activist's legacy

For more than a year, Miami artist Diana Contreras tried to capture the essence and spirit of a woman known for her flamboyant fashion, political poetry and arts activism in Pembroke Pines. The end results are emblazoned on a bench near the lake at William B. Armstrong Dream Park, a green space advocated for by Terry T. Sherman, the late activist who used poems to persuade city commissioners. "I love faces, so I had to do something there," Contreras said. "I wanted to make it a magical muse." The center of the artwork, which was digitally scanned on vinyl to make it impermeable to weather, features the side profile of a woman in a large floppy hat bedecked in...

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