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"I Bet You Didn't Know" Exhibition at FLL
- Artwork by airport employees on display -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) will display more than 40 works of art created by FLL employees. Their work will be on display from August 31st through February 2019 in the walkway connector between Terminals 3 and 4.

I Bet You Didn’t Know features a wide range of artworks including oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor and silk paintings, wood sculptures, collages, jewelry, photography, blown glass objects, mixed media installations and a dance video.

I’m delighted to see the talent and creativity demonstrated by members of the FLL community. It is an honor to showcase their artwork for our guests to enjoy,” said Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation.

This exhibition, the first of its kind at the airport, will highlight the wonderful artistic abilities of 22 different artists/employees who work at the airport as flight attendants, customer service representatives, project managers, executives and more. The employee exhibitions will rotate every six months, offering other employees the opportunity to share their work with millions of airport visitors.

I Bet You Didn’t Know is a collaborative exhibition presented by FLL and Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design program. “Employee art exhibitions are always my favorite. They’re an opportunity to engage and inspire employees as they learn about each other in a new way,” said Cultural Division Acting Director, Leslie Fordham.

“I love the idea of this project. I believe this is a great platform and an awesome way for artists who take their craft seriously while working a day/night job to showcase their work,” said Nelson “Jai” Demezier, a Southwest Airlines employee whose artwork is on view in the exhibition.

Additional rotating exhibitions currently on view at FLL:

  • En Plane Air in Terminal 2: a colorful exhibition of 27 umbrellas made of painted paper plates with pipe cleaners, created by children ages 4-13 of Broward County employees who worked through Hurricane Irma at the County’s Emergency Operations Center.

  • En Plane Air in Terminal 3: an exhibition featuring paintings created by six to ten-year-old attendees of the Roosevelt Gardens Park summer camp in the Broward Municipal Services District depicting what they like about Florida.

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 2017, the Airport ranked 19th in the United States in total passenger traffic and 14th in domestic origin and destination passengers. With more than 700 flights a day, the Airport offers nonstop service to more than 75 U.S. cities and global connectivity to more than 60 international destinations in 33 countries. The Aviation Department also operates the North Perry Airport, 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, like us on Facebook or visit

About Broward Cultural Division
Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. Broward County has nearly 1.9 million residents, 15.4 million visitors, 10,000 artists, 6,291 arts-related businesses employing 23,498 people, 823 not-for-profit cultural organizations and 31 cities, some of which operate their own arts councils and public art programs. For more information about the Broward Cultural Division, call 954-357-7457.

DATE: August 28, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Meredith Clements
Cultural Division
PHONE: 954-357-7463

DATE: August 28, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Arlene Satchell
Broward County Aviation Department
PHONE: 954-359-6201