Starting this month the Gadsden Arts Center will honor Tallahassee artist Eluster Richardson and Quincy native Dean Mitchell.
The works of both artists captures the history and essence of African-Americans. Organizers say this event is just one way to showcase the artists’ works.
Martha McCaskill, the president of Gadsden Arts, says, "We want to support artists in our area. That's how Gadsden Arts got started, and we want to continue that. One of the ways were supporting Dean is that we have a raffle of one of his paintings."
Dean Mitchell's work will be on display on January 28. Mitchell will be in the area to participate in a gala and a silent auction.
Proceeds from the event will support a documentary about Mitchell's life and work.