“Artstravaganza” Features Art from Highwaymen and More to Benefit Domino’s Cat Rescue

On Saturday, October 18th, the public is invited to “Artstravaganza” in Stuart, FL.  Artworks from the historic Highwaymen, Kelvin Hair, Johnny Stovall, Jimmy Stovall and Richard Edwards as well as nationally acclaimed and local artists will be sold to benefit Domino’s Cat Rescue.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and knows you will enjoy this “win-win” event – everyone benefits: art patrons and art lovers, artists and a worthy charity!

 

 

 

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Domino’s Cat Rescue League

 

Presents:

 

 

Artstravaganza

 

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

 

Noon to 8 pm

 

Red Barn Furniture

 

513 SE Monterey Road        Stuart, Fl 34994

 

 

A special art evening will be held on Saturday, October 18th  to benefit Domino’s Cat Rescue.  “Artstravaganza” will feature the historic Highwaymen as well as local and nationally acclaimed artists.  The mission of Domino’s Cat Rescue is to compassionately shelter, spay/neuter and offer for adoption all cats and kittens rescued by us or surrendered to us by the public in and around our local community. Our community outreach efforts increase awareness of spay/neuter programs in order to eliminate overpopulation and homelessness through feline sterilization.

 

 

 

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

 

The Florida Highwaymen, a group of 26 African-Americans, broke convention to paint beautiful iconic landscapes. Originating in the mid 1950’s, an era marked by racism and poverty, these self-taught entrepreneurs mentored each other while they painted on basic materials like Upson board for canvasses, and crown molding for frames. Local galleries shunned their work, so they peddled their art from car trunks along area roadways, hence their name. Their art freed them from work in citrus groves and labor camps, and they created a body of work that has become not only a timeless collection of a natural environment, but a symbol of determination and belief in oneself.*

 

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

 

 

 

The surviving Highwaymen, now in their sixties and seventies, are an important chapter in America’s culture and history, indeed, a National Treasure. Their self-determination in the face of adversity remains an important story of perseverance, inspiration and creativity.*

 

 

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

 

 

 

Come and meet Florida Highwaymen:

Kelvin Hair, Johnny Stovall, Jimmy Stovall and Richard Edward!

 

 

 

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

 

Nationally acclaimed and local artists taking part in this event include: Mallo Bisset, Tepa Charles, Judie Martens, Georgia Abood, Ruthann Hewson, Karen Leffel-Massengill, Joe Melanson Aerial Photography, Jewelry Designs by Carol and Pottery by Alex.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Domino’s Cat Rescue, please visit:

www.dominoshouse.org

or

www.facebook.com/Dominos.Cat.Rescue.League

 

* Information courtesy of FloridaHighwaymen.com®

 

And for more  information about this event, please contact

Mallo Bisset  772.260.5212 or  mallobisset@bellsouth.net

 

 

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