The Oak Ridge Boys’ William Lee Golden Set for a Sunshine Summer

 

The Oak Ridge Boys’ William Lee Golden Set for a Sunshine Summer with Pensacola Museum of Art Exhibit
 
In celebration of the arts and in commemoration of Viva Florida 500,
the Pensacola Museum of Art will unveil an exhibit of works by The Oak
Ridge Boys’ William Lee Golden. The exhibit will be on display from July
2 to August 31. A, by invitation only, VIP reception will be held on
July 3rd.
 
“Picasso
once said that painting is just another way of keeping a diary,” says
William Lee.  “I totally agree.  My paintings not only document my
travels, but they reveal what captures my eye and heart.”
 

Along
with landscapes of scenes from around the world, a new piece honoring
the historic landscapes of Florida will be unveiled as a commemorative
tribute to Viva Florida 500. Pensacola Museum of Art hours are
Tuesday-Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 12 PM – 5 PM. The museum is closed
Sundays and Mondays.  Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, $2
for students and active duty military. Children under 5 are free.
Tuesdays, admission is free to the public. For more information about
the Museum call (850) 432-6247, visit the website at www.pensacolamuseumofart.org or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pensacolamuseumofart.  
 
“Upon
viewing his art, it was very clear that the same passion that fuels
William Lee’s legendary career in music is also captured in his
paintings,” says Pensacola Museum of Art Director Lori Storey.
 
Running
concurrent with the museum exhibit, The Pensacola International Airport
will also be displaying an exhibit of photographs taken by Golden which
he used as guides for his paintings. The airport exhibit will be on
display from May 1 to August 31 for arriving and departing passengers.  
 
About William Lee Golden: As arguably one of the most recognized personalities in country and gospel music, William Lee Golden has garnered high accolades as the bearded baritone of the legendary group The Oak Ridge Boys.  With over 30 million records sold, The Oak Ridge Boys have
had more than a dozen #1 hits and over 30 top ten hits.  Their numerous
platinum and gold recordings include “Thank God For Kids,”  “American
Made,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Ozark Mountain Jubilee,” and the crowd favorite,
“Elvira.”  In addition to receiving five Grammy Awards throughout their
career, they were inducted into both the Grand Ole Opry and the Gospel
Music Hall of Fame. 
 
Golden
has recently added the accomplishment of critically renowned painter to
his ever-growing list of accolades. Inspired by his colorful 200 plus
days life on the road, Golden’s simple yet evocative paintings feature
rich sometimes dreamlike images that mirror the likes of Claude Monet
and other leading French impressionist artists. His works have been
exhibited in the Tennessee State Museum (his painting “Smokey Mountain
Spring” is in the permanent collection), The Gilcrease Museum of Art in
Tulsa, as well as galleries and private collections across the U.S. His
original painting of Bush Garden is amongst the permanent collection of The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas.
 
For more information on William Lee Golden, please visit: www.williamleegolden.com.
 

About Viva Florida 500
Viva
Florida 500 is a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of
State, under the leadership of Governor Rick Scott. The state wide
commemoration highlights Florida’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.
Florida’s Native American heritage dates back more than 12,000 years.
Spain opened the door to European exploration and settlement in1513. In
2013 the state marks 500 years of welcoming the people who, along with
Florida’s first native settlers, make Florida what it is today- a
vibrant, culturally diverse state that has always embraced the arts- in
many inventive and wonderful forms.  Viva Florida 500 promotes
the place where the world’s cultures began to unite and transform into
the great nation we know today as the United States of America. The Viva
Florida 500 commemoration is ongoing throughout 2013, and includes more
than 300 events statewide. The goal is to promote Florida’s history and
heritage– its people, places and cultural achievements – and an
important milestone in American and Florida history. Learn more by
visiting vivaflorida.org.

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