Calendar of Events - 2016
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Common Ground Art Gallery:
Florida Highwaymen - A 50s Civil Rights Story
August 9 - 19
Opening reception: Friday, August 12 at 7:00pm-10:00pm
During the mid 50s, a group of 25 African-American men, and 1 woman, challenged racism and inequality by painting dreamlike scenes of Florida's sub tropical beauty. They had no idea then that their art would travel the route of the Underground Railroad into Canada and find recognition as America's most significant and unique art movement of the 20th Century. Their epic saga has made them the most talked about American art movement of the 20th century. Bold, vivid, and vibrant, their majestic landscapes depict a lost Florida, while presenting a story full of determination and soul, and a stance for their Civil Rights and Freedoms.
Canadian art collector Tony Hayton now has a collection of over 80 paintings, and he realized the story had to be told. The U.S. Ambassador and his wife also recognized this importance, and they were instrumental in mounting exhibits in Montreal and Ottawa.
The Speakeasy Quartet
Fall Concert with Clarinetist Ross Wooldridge
Sunday, September 11 at 2:30pm
The Speakeasy Quartet with Mike Karloff, piano; Hugh Leal, guitar; and Mike Karoub, cello, will be joined by Toronto clarinetist Ross Wooldridge for the Speakeasy Quartet Fall Concert. Great classic hot jazz and swing of the 1920's and '30's.
Ross has been a versatile clarinet virtuoso on Toronto's jazz scene for thirty years. He leads the 15-piece Galaxy Big Swing Band. His "Benny Meets Artie" septet salutes Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. Ross also played 1920's classic hot jazz in the band of award-winning guitarist/trumpeter and CBC Radio host (My Kind of Jazz), the late Jeff Healey and His Jazz Wizards.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Court along with their refreshments at intermission.
Tickets: $20 Advance, $25 Door, $5 Students
Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre
3277 Sandwich Street
Windsor, Ontario, Canada