For Art’s Sake is a series of themed events brought to you by Freedom Art. Their latest endeavor, a two-day affair titled Birdwatch, brought out a flock of people to Gallery 101 in Ft. Lauderdale to admire bird-themed prints while enjoying some live music and light bites. Saturday night featured eats from local restaurant Bellini’s, Stork’s bakery, and Brew Urban Café and music from Alexander and Millionyoung, all for five bucks! Another $10 got you unlimited drinks, with all proceeds to benefit Josie Lou Ratley, the fifteen year old girl badly beaten just outside her Broward County middle school.
Works varied from minimalist black and silver feather prints (Joshua Surprenant) and Muscovy duck prints (Stuart Rochford), to a lime green bird-human image (Ryan Klaverweide). All were available for purchase and the exhibit will remain up until June 13th. Also for sale are three 4×8 wheatpaste panels (similar to wallpapering, popularly used for street poster art) created during the event.
Keep an eye out for upcoming happenings including a summer mini series. Each one intends to feature just a few local artists at a time. The next For Art’s Sake event is planned for September or October and will focus on the art of Typography.
View photos from Birdwatch on FTLC’s Facebook page and