Here’s your opportunity to give art a chance. John Lennon’s artwork that is – his inspirational sketches, song lyrics and nearly 100 limited edition lithographs are going on display in South Florida.

Yoko Ono, Legacy Productions & Sirona Fine Art are proud to bring The Art of John Lennon to The Village at Gulfstream Park for the weekend of January 17 to 19.

“Before John Lennon was a Beatle, he was an artist.  Music will always be remembered as his most popular form of artistic expression but he also loved his literature and his visual art, studying at the Liverpool Art Institute from 1957 to 1960,” said Piero Guidugli, SFGN’s CEO. “As Lennon once said, ‘If art were to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life, and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness.’”

Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono said in a prepared statement that showing this aspect of her husband’s talent is important to her.

“…when he passed away, I felt that it was my responsibility to make sure that his artwork was known...The thing is, most people know John as a musician and a writer, and he's a brilliant one at that, but he was also a very good artist. I am promoting John’s work – because it’s John’s, but (also) because his work really gives … a sense of humor, a brightness of life.”

This exhibit is not only a forum to view Lennon as an artist but also as a venue to raise funds and awareness for countless local charities. This exhibit will benefit Feeding South Florida, a network consisting of 202 food banks. The organization is also the largest of 9 Feeding America food banks in the state of Florida.

Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.

Ono predicts fans who aren’t familiar with this aspect of Lennon’s artistry will leave pleasantly surprised.

“John actually was a very, very good artist. You will see the stroke of an artist in every line, and also that his work has an incredible sense of humor. Sometimes you’ll go to a museum ... and you’ll come out of it thinking, oh, ok, it’s a head game. His work, when you see it from the beginning to end, your heart will be warmed up. It’s very heartwarming work,” she said.

What: The Art Of John Lennon

When: Friday Jan. 17 - 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, January 18 - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday January 19 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The Village at Gulfstream Park, Sirona Fine Art Gallery

600 Silks Run #1240, Hallandale Beach, FL

For more information call 888-278-1969