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Highwaymen art exhibit opens with artists Sunday

They’re in Florida’s artist’s hall of fame with the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Jimmy Buffet.  Two Highwaymen will open an exhibit on the renowned landscape painters in West Boca on Sunday.

The reception is free and open to the public 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Levis JCC’s Sandler Center.  Professor Gary Monroe, who wrote the seminal book “The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters,” will speak at 7 p.m.

Al Black, and a son of original artist Alfred Hair, will do a meet and greet. Kelvin Hair will do a live painting. The event will include an auction.

The exhibit with 40 pieces will remain at the Sandler Center through Jan. 30.

The painters were a small group of landscape artists who sold their work in Fort Pierce starting in the 1950s. Florida Highwaymen were inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2004. 

The center is on the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach campus at 21050 95th Ave. South, off Glades Road just west of Lyons Road. For gallery hours call 561-558-2520 or go to the Levis Community Center site.

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