Date(s) - Sunday, April 14, 2019 - Monday, April 15, 2019
TWO-DAY GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS ART EXHIBIT AND FUNDRAISER COMES TO DISTRICT 13 WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY MICHAEL FRANTI
This two-day awareness festival entitled “Flower in the Gun” is comprised of an art exhibit and fundraiser benefiting Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN).
WHAT:The art exhibit & fundraiser begins with the Opening Reception of “First Awakenings” featuring the work of visual and philanthropic artist Adam Dolle and an artDISCOURSE onHow artists can provide their communities with joy, interaction, and inspiration, as well as give thoughtful critique to our political, economic and social systems with Laura Marsh, Curator of Exhibitions, Art & Culture Center / Hollywood. The following day will feature a gun violence awareness art exhibit, featuring a spoken word performance by a Stoneman Douglas student and a special guest appearance by Michael Franti. All proceeds from ticket sales and art will be donated to (BAWN).
WHY:Adam Dolle Studio is a personal synthesis of Adam’s education, careers, and experiences over the last 55 years. His current work is a result of this diverse history and uncharted approach to life as well as his desire to start a new chapter as a reflection of his past and the urgency he feels to do something impactful for the future. Each piece challenges the viewer to think about the effects of gun violence on the individual and social psyche.
WHEN:First Awakenings: Sunday, April 14th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm // Cost: FREE // VOLUNTARY DONATIONS TO SUPPORT BAWN ACCEPTED
Fundraiser: Monday April 15th from 6:30pm am to 8:30pm // Cost: $1000 (sponsor) // $500 (host) // $100 (attendee)
WHERE: District 13 // 535 NE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale FL
WHO: Adam Dolle, Mayor Mark Bogen, Senator Lauren Book, Michael Cohen, Matt Gotha, Bob Kelly, Abby Laughlin, Jack Lieberman, The honorable Jeremy Ring, Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan and Commissioner Michael Udine.
MORE: Tickets are extremely limited. Attendees are encouraged to purchase them as soon as possible.
Tickets and additional information available HERE.
PRESS: To be issued a press pass, each member of the press must present either a press card or business card – or a letter of assignment from an editor or producer on the assigning media outlet’s official letterhead – and current photo identification along with a valid email address. Press Passes are non-transferable and are not valid for guests or colleagues. Photographers or camera crews must have additional express permission from the Press Office before shooting artwork, exhibitors or staff. Contact Andrew Martineau at email@example.com issuance of passes.
About Adam Dolle Studios
The goal of ADS is to create art with a philanthropic purpose where the proceeds from the sales of the works of art will go directly to selected organizations. For more information, please visit www.adamdollestudio.comor email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN)
BAWN, a Floridapolitical committee primarily comprised of family members of victims of mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Pulse, is actively working towards a state constitutional amendment to ban assault weapons in Florida. BAWN must gather 766,200 petition signatures from registered Floridavoters in order to place the amendment on Florida’s2020 general election ballot. For more information, visit BAWNFL.org