It sounds like the perfect club for pre-teen boys who spell out “hell” and “shell oil” on their calculators. Zack Shrago Spechler, one time curator at Young At Art (YAA) Children’s Museum, is the proud founder of the “Pen15 Club.” Social media is filled with invitations to join the hottest club in Broward’s art world. Dozens of pictures of men and women sporting a “Pen15” stamp adorn Facebook and Instagram.
Even Spechler’s sister, Ali Shrago Spechler of topless Trump bashing fame, sports a “Pen15.”
But if you squint your eyes, you may notice “Pen15” kinda looks like the word “penis.”
Get the joke? Hilarious, right?
And coming off the scandalous videos by his sister, one may reasonably wonder if YAA executive director Mindy Shrago was using public dollars to fund her kids’ raunchy art.
Sure, a portrait of her naked daughter laying on her husband’s (Jay Spechler) lap may be “art,” but it’s troubling that so much risqué art is produced by the folks running a Taxpayer-funded children’s art museum. REDBROWARD exposed the topless and wet t-shirt parties, the “peep show” exhibit featuring explicit sex and now the “penis club.” What could be next?
Broward County Commissioner Lois Wexler wants answers. But Spechler, Shrago and their kids have been silent. On Thursday, Ali Shrago Spechler used legal maneuvers to hide her videos from the public.
YAA Chairman David Di Pietro better have answers for Wexler and her fellow Commissioners if he wants a new deal for the museum.