Saturday, April 22: Painting Workshops with Folk Artist Ernest Lee (1-3PM)
History, Culture and Art Center
Lee has been called “Florida’s Van Gogh” and his work has been displayed across the country. Limited enrollment; sign up early! Meet & Greet with Ernest Lee (5-7PM) at History, Culture and Art Center.
Ernest M. Lee – Featured Artist at the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Festival
At a young age in Virginia, Ernest was hit by a car causing seizures. His mom, as a military wife, felt ill-equipped to care for him. His grandmother began raising him at her home in North Carolina. She encouraged him continuously in his artistry gift. He tried to get better every day until one evening he felt he had gotten a drawing right. Continue reading the news release from the festival coordinators…