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The Unknowns - Talent is Colorblind

Debbie H - Sunday, February 05, 2017

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.


 

You can view the exhibition between 4 and 7 pm on February 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th at the gallery which is located at 229 Commercial Boulevard, Lauderdale by the Sea. The reception will take place on Saturday February 11th - also between 4 and 7 pm - and guests will have the opportunity to meet several of the artists from the Highwaymen group.

Guests will also be able to view the trailer for The Unknowns - Talent is Colorblind, a new film created by Top Cat II Productions.

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. "
 
Plan to join us and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea community leaders Saturday to learn more about the artists."

 

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.


 

 

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