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Book Signing Event with Noted Photographer and Author Gary Monroe
Gary Monroe, the foremost authority on the Florida Highwaymen, will be signing his book: The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters at A Step Back in Time, 60 San Marco Avenue, on Saturday, June 15 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm.
The Florida Highwaymen, are a group of 26 African-American landscape artists (25 men and 1 woman) from the Fort Pierce, Florida area who painted brilliantly colored landscapes from the mid-1950s through the 1980s. Early on, unknown African-American artists were excluded from the traditional world of art shows and galleries. Although facing racial and cultural barriers in the "Jim Crow" South, they rose above those attitudes. Art was a craft, a way to earn a living.
These self-taught artists painted from their garages and backyards usingView more
60 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084