Florida’s Only Original Highwaywoman, to Help Kick off Black History Month at Fort Lauderdale History Museum
Art Talk, Reception & Show : Why Preserving the Outsider Artist Legacy Matters!
Highwaywoman Mary Ann Carroll showcases her art
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
They were known as the Highwaymen, 26 African-American landscape artists from Fort Pierce Florida, who bucked the odds by overcoming the obstacles of the “Jim Crow” South, carving out a unique spot for themselves in Florida’s artistic and cultural history.
During the 1950’s and 60’s before the moniker “highwaymen” caught on, these largely anonymous artists made a living selling their original paintings of Florida landscapes from the trunks of their cars. Little did they know they were creating folk art under the radar of the traditional art world.
On Friday February 3rd, 2017 Mary Ann Carroll, Florida’s only Highwaywoman will be among a distinguished panel of art exhibitors at the Fort Lauderdale History Museum. Carroll, Second Generation Highwaymen Artist Kelvin Hair and Designer Marsha McDonald will discuss the importance of preserving the legacy of Outsider Art. The discussion will be moderated by Clare Vickery of Grace Arts, FL.
Highwaymen Artwork will be on display and available for purchase after the discussion from (7–9 PM). The event is free and open to the public.
The Friday talk and exhibit will kick off a Black History weekend at the Fort Lauderdale History Museum highlighting diverse Florida Outsider Artists and will include pop up exhibits and conversations. Click here for the complete schedule of events. Click here to read more