Learn more about the fascinating history and work of the Florida Highwaymen at a special Black History Month event taking place at the Frame ‘n’ Art Gallery during a forthcoming four day exhibition.
There will also be a reception, plus guests will have the chance to see the trailer for a new film outlining the lives and works of these African American Floridian artists.
The film tells the story of how a group of African American artists began to create their works in the 1950s. It relates the struggles they faced in a time which was so very distant from today when it comes to equality and human rights. It explains the cultural and racial barriers that the artists had to face.
Today however, they are considered to be an important part of Florida’s cultural history and are internationally acclaimed.
“We are all fortunate to have these very talented and world renowned artists to share their remarkable talents with us,” said Teresa Mangini, co-owner of Frame ‘n Art. ”
In addition to the exhibit and reception in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, the official Home Of The Highwaymen Gallery ™ is opening in Fort Lauderdale at 601 S. Federal Highway, where a huge mural will be painted on materials similar to those used by the original Highwaymen.
For more information about the exhibit and reception in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Please call 954-640-4209.