The famed Florida Highwaymen artists will be showcased in a special exhibit and artist demonstration at Frame ‘n Art by the Sea in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea on February 12 and 13 to raise awareness of the artists and the upcoming film “The Unknowns – Talent is Color Blind” which was inspired by the true story of The Highwaymen artists. The original 26 Highwaymen artists are inductees in the prestigious Florida Artists Hall of Fame.
Presented by Top Cat II Productions, LLC, the production company for the film and Frame ‘n Art by the Sea, the special exhibit will feature Al Black one of the original Highwaymen and Kelvin Hair, a second generation Highwaymen artist, creating special works of art during the exhibit as well as a significant exhibit of the landscape artists amazing works of art.
“We are excited to bring the Highwaymen’s enduring legacy of Florida landscape paintings to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea,” said Teresa Mangini. “These amazing artists have captured the spirit of Florida’s landscape charm in hues and colors that defy a verbal description. We’re inviting everyone from throughout the region who has a love for art to join us for this very special event.” added Teresa.
According to Walter Shaw, producer for the movie The Unknowns – Talent is Color Blind, “We are doing this to honor the original Highwaymen for their accomplishments in not only being acclaimed artists but also for their efforts in knocking down racial barriers that could have blocked their talent and kept them forever unknown. We are also doing this special event to honor those original Highwaymen who are no longer with us as well as the talented art teacher, Zanobia Jefferson, who discovered the young black artists talent more than sixty years ago,” added Shaw. Jefferson recently passed away but will forever be credited with helping create an art movement that has been unequalled in recent art history.
The Highwaymen event will be Friday, February 12 and Saturday February 13 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day at Frame ‘n Art by the Sea located at 229-A Commercial Boulevard, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, located two blocks east of the Intracoastal Bridge.