May 20, 1:00 pm – Art Forum – “The Highwaymen: Florida’s Outside Artists” – This video examines a group of young, untrained African-American landscape painters who emerged from the small central Florida town of Fort Pierce in the 1950’s & 60’s. They were prevented by segregation from selling their paintings in traditional galleries, so they sold the paintings out of the trunks of their cars for around $35.00 each. Once recognized by the art world in 1995, their paintings began to sell for thousands of dollars. Held at the Studio Gallery, 19 N. Main Street in Kilmarnock, this presentation is free and the public is welcome.
Rappahannock Art League Studio Gallery, 804-436-9309