Flower In The Gun

This two-day awareness fundraiser entitled “Flower in the Gun” is comprised of an art exhibit and fundraiser benefiting Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN).

Fort Lauderdale, April 2, 2019 — The fundraiser begins with the Opening Reception of “First Awakenings” featuring the work of visual and philanthropic artist Adam Dolle at a raw gallery space in the burgeoning District 13 neighborhood off of 13th Street in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday April 14th. This exhibition will feature 20 pieces from Adam Dolle Studio that seeks to raise awareness of the increasingly complicated place guns hold in our society.

“It is hard not to feel complacent in the face of such complicated social issues such as gun violence, but it is incumbent upon each of us as citizens to wake up and do something about it.” says Adam Dolle

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.

This kick-off event will also be part of the Choose 954 Meet the Artist Series, showcasing Adam’s work and feature a panel discussion on Activism through Art. This event is free to the public. For information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/304877870181725/

This event will be followed up by the #FlowerInTheGun fundraiser, benefiting Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN), which will feature art, music, food trucks, spoken word and special guest Michael Franti and Spearhead. For tickets visit www.adamdollestudio.com/events

All proceeds from the tickets and art sales will benefit Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN) – a petition driven initiative that will give Floridians a voice regarding military grade weapons sold in our state.

The exhibition aims to continue to generate dialogue about guns and gun violence and offer the opportunity to continue this national conversation with a focus on Florida’s response to the challenges posed by the threat of gun violence, and the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas.

Exhibition Details:

First Awakening: A gun violence awareness art exhibit benefitting (BAWN)

535 NE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale FL

Sunday, April 14th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Cost: FREE

Fundraiser Details:

Fundraiser: A gun violence awareness art exhibit, featuring a spoken word performance by a Stoneman Douglas student and special guest Michael Franti & Spearhead. Food trucks and drinks will be available for sale. All proceeds from ticket sales and art will be donated to (BAWN).

535 NE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale FL

Monday April 15th from 6:30pm am to 8:30pm

Cost:  $1000(sponsor) // $500 (host) // $100 (attendee)

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.com or email adamdollestudio@gmail.com

About Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN)

BAWN, a Florida political 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 Florida voters in order to place the amendment on Florida’s 2020 general election ballot. For more information, visit BAWNFL.org

More Information

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/304877870181725/

Donations to BAWN:https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bawnfl_flowerinthegun

Event Video

Press Articles

Peace, love and Michael Franti at Flower in the Gun festival in Fort Lauderdale

SOURCE: SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL | APR 08, 2019 | 12:30 PM

SHS Student Attends Flower in the Gun Festival

SOURCE: SCARSDALE10583.COM | APR 23, 2019 | 2:38 PM