The Highwaymen: Acrylic Painting with Shawn Dell Joyce

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Arts & Crafts, Educational

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Allowed Ages: 16 to Over 18

Program Description

Program Description

The Highwaymen, also referred to as the Florida Highwaymen, are a group of 26 African American landscape artists in Florida who are believed to have created a body of work of over 200,000 paintings. These artists challenged many racial and cultural barriers. Mostly from the Fort Pierce area, they painted landscapes and made a living selling them door-to-door to businesses and individuals throughout Florida from the mid-1950s through the 1980s.

During this class, attendees are invited to learn about this rich history through visual and hands-on media with artist Shawn Dell Joyce. Registrants will create their own acrylic painting, with step-by-step instruction, inspired by Mary Ann Carrol, who is the only recognized female member of the Florida Highwaymen. Registration is required and begins Thursday, January 26th at 10 a.m.. Space is limited. Ages 16+


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Please arrive on time. Late arrivals may be restricted from participating and registered spots may be given to someone on the waiting list. Repeated late arrivals and a repeated failure to notify staff of cancellation in advance may result in a restriction from participating in future programs.

Ages 16+ This program is designed and intended for patrons ages 16 and above. Programs requiring registration may limit participation to those patrons who meet the age requirement.