About Us

Traveller, Duane Hanson sculpture

In 1986 South Florida artist Tin Ly, with the support of the late Duane Hanson (an internationally renowned sculptor and the fledgling group’s adviser), combined their efforts with the Broward Cultural Affairs Council and invited 28 award-winning professional artists to establish 2+3: The Artists’ Organization. The shared philosophy of this newly formed group was to grow the awareness of visual arts in South Florida as well as offer a supportive arts-focused environment to member artists and the public at large. Over the years, 2+3 has received two grants from the Broward Cultural Affairs Council in recognition of its dedication to enhancing the Arts in South Florida.

Some exhibition venues showcasing the work of 2+3 members:

  • Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale
  • Jewish Museum of Florida, Art Basel Satellite Show, Miami
  • IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Dania
  • Art & Culture Center (inaugural exhibition), Hollywood
  • Schmidt Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Hollywood
  • Fine Arts Gallery, Broward Community College, Davie
  • Helped in the formation and inauguration of Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, “Art & Medicine” Miami
  • Glass Gallery, Government Center, Pembroke Pines
  • Crest Theatre Galleries, Cornell Museum of Art & History, Delray Beach
  • Traveling Exhibition “Shopping”, Vero Beach Museum of Art – Jupiter Town Hall
  • Webber Center, Central Florida Community College, Ocala
  • Sunrise Civic Center Gallery, Sunrise
  • Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale
  • Lighthouse Gallery, Tequesta
  • The Armory, Palm Beach

Some of the group’s  community outreach projects:

  • Joe DiMagio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood – Drawing and puppet presentation for the children
  • Broward General Hospital HIV Clinic -Two murals
  • Children’s Diagnostic Treatment Center, Ft. Lauderdale – Creative sessions with children and caregivers
  • Sylvester Cancer Center, Miami – Fundraising donations of one-of-a-kind tables
  • Promenade 2000 – Painting with the public
  • Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale – Festival of Lights
  • High school and college students in the community – Scholarship presentation
  • Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, Pembroke Pines – Three murals
  • Young At Art Children’s Museum, Plantation