Framing Edwin Brewer's Art

$565 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 18 months
Friends of Dreamland is a non-profit dedicated the the restoration of the Dreamland Ballroom and Taborian Hall in downtown Little Rock AR.  FofDL's goal is to reopen this beautiful space for public use and bring back the music and the party that once lived in the 9th St. district and to preserve history and art in AR. Recently a  spectacular series of paintings depicting a host of rambunctious jazz musicians done by Edwin Brewer (an AR born artist) was donated by his son-in-law Don Wood. The series was inspired by a Santa Barbara jazz club that gave Brewer the desire to completely reinvent his artistic style. Learning to use new media and techniques he painted these vibrant portraits. After a few years, the jazz club that influenced the creation of these works, and housed them, closed.
Brewer's relatives, daughter Audrey and son-in-law Don Wood, then sought a new and worthy place for the series of jazz paintings. Enter the Friends of Dreamland.
FofDL can't afford to frame all 8 of the portraits in this series which is why we need your help. So, this campaign was start to raise the money necessary to have them framed. We hope you will donate generously to help us preserve these paintings, one of the last group of works Edwin Brewer ever painted.
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$565 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 18 months
Created April 18, 2017
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Friends of Dreamland
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Little Rock, AR
EIN: 270856224
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Kerry McCoy
17 months ago

Thanks so much to S. Gaines Williams and Kerry McCoy who contributed to this donation at the Edwin Brewer Art Show!!

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Reita Walker Miller
18 months ago
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Edwin Brewer was one of my early watercolor teachers when he lived in Arkansas. When I was the Art Coordinator for the new Cox Creative Center (CALS) in early 2000's, I invited Ed to send new paintings to be part of a Brewer Family of Artists exhibit and we sold them all. Very talented and sweet man. I'm so glad his family made these Jazz paintings available to an Arkansas home at Dreamland Ballroom.

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