Airport Employee Art Exhibition I Bet You Didn’t Know!
Photo by Curator Christina Roldan

Airport Employee Art Exhibition I Bet You Didn’t Know!

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Artworks by 43 airport employees on view until September 10, 2021

Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is proud to announce the fifth installment of its employee artwork exhibition titled I Bet You Didn’t Know! The artworks will be on display through September 10, 2021, in the walkway connecting Terminals 3 and 4.

I Bet You Didn’t Know! features a wide range of artworks including acrylic, watercolor, and oil paintings, bronze and ceramic sculptures, mixed media installations, photography, video, poetry, and music. Since its debut in August 2018, this rotating employee exhibition program has been enthusiastically received by the airport community and visitors, and employee participation has grown significantly.

“Public art in an airport helps to create a sense of place and serves as a creative welcome for visitors,” said Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation of the Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD). “At FLL, we are fortunate to have such talented employees who can offer visitors a warm greeting to our destination.”

The latest I Bet You Didn’t Know! installation displays the work of 43 employee artists and is curated by Broward County Cultural Division Public Art Manager Christina Roldan. The exhibition rotates every six months to give the more than 15,000 FLL employees a bi-yearly opportunity to be inspired by their colleagues and submit new work. The exhibition also serves as a unique platform to showcase the creative side of airport employees to the airport’s guests.

Art Exhibition at Airport
Photo by Curator Christina Roldan

“The invitation to exhibit an art piece at the airport revived my enthusiasm for art,” said Alejandro Cuevas, a BCAD Expansion Project Administrator and participating artist. “The entire process of creating my sculpture, I’ll Drive the Bug, a tribute to my 1964 Volkswagen Beetle, reminded me of how much I love to draw, design, and create. Also, in my kids’ eyes, the sculpture reassured them that daddy is still cool by building fun stuff.”

I Bet You Didn’t Know! is a collaborative exhibition presented by FLL and Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design program.

Additional temporary exhibitions currently on view at FLL:

  • En Plane Air in Terminal 2: Territory Takeoff, an exhibition of artworks created by children ages 6-18 inspired by the Florida Panthers hockey club’s logo/brand and the team’s namesake animal, the Florida panther and its natural habitat. This exhibition is a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, the Florida Panthers, and FLL.
  • En Plane Air in Terminal 3: Florida Nature Prints, an exhibition featuring paintings created by children attendees ages 4-10 of the Roosevelt Gardens Park summer camp in the Broward Municipal Services District.
Art Exhibition at Airport
Photo by Curator Christina Roldan

About Broward’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

The Aviation Department is a self-supporting department of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations and capital improvements. FLL is located in Greater Fort Lauderdale in the heart of Florida’s Gold Coast. In 2019, the airport served 36.7M passengers with more than 380 departures a day, offered nonstop service to 84 U.S. cities, and global connectivity to more than 66 international destinations in 33 countries. The Aviation Department also operates North Perry, a general aviation airport for private and charter aircraft operators. Call (954) 359-6100 for more information. For updates on airport programs and services, follow us on Twitter @FLLFlyer, like us on Facebook @FortLauderdaleHollywoodInternationalAirport, or visit FLL.net.

About Broward County Cultural Division

The Broward Cultural Division advances arts and culture throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale by investing in the creative sector and providing capacity building opportunities for artists, organizations, and creative talent through events and activities that fuel Broward’s creative infrastructure. The Cultural Division includes the county’s Public Art & Design program, as well as grant programs that provide over $4.5M in annual support for Broward-based cultural organizations and artists, and engages the community in education and advocacy initiatives that support arts education at the local, state, and federal levels. For more information on programs, grants, calls-to-artists, and more, visit @BrowardArts on Facebook or Instagram, or visit Broward.org/Arts. Content and images courtesy of the Broward County Cultural Division.