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Detroit Artist Charles McGee Honored at 2019 Legacy Gala

Detroit artist Charles McGee was recently honored at the 11th annual Legacy Gala fundraiser. Hosted by the Michigan Legacy Art Park, the Legacy Gala was held on August 16, 2019, at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Michigan.

Charles McGee
Detroit artist Charles McGee was honored at the 11th annual Legacy Gala. (Photo courtesy of Charles McGee/Michigan Legacy Park)

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CHARLES MCGEE, THE ARTIST — TRIBUTE VIDEO

A lovely tribute video was screened during the award presentation and you can watch the video here if you like or you can click on the video below.

CHARLES MCGEE ART FUND FELLOWSHIP

Following the tribute video, guests at the Legacy Gala showed their tremendous support for the Charles McGee Art Fund Fellowship by contributing $22,000 in a special appeal for the launch of the fellowship.

The Charles McGee Art Fund Fellowship is an art program designed to bring a select group of four artists from the Detroit area to Michigan Legacy Art Park for residencies over the next two years!

Lindsay McGee Charles McGee's daughter
Mr. McGee’s daughter Lindsay McGee accepted the Legacy Award on behalf of her father. (Photo credit: Alan Newton)

“We were so grateful to Charles McGee’s daughter Lyndsay for making the trip to northern Michigan from Detroit to accept the Legacy Award on his behalf.

We were moved by her heartfelt words on her father, and how only later in life she discovered for herself the significance of his influence as an artist.”

Michigan Legacy Art Park

Michigan Legacy Art Park had a wonderful turnout at the Legacy Gala and successfully raised over $55,000 to support the art park.

The contributions also include over $23,000 for the special appeal to create the new Charles McGee Art Fund Fellowship.

Michigan Legacy Art Park Legacy Gala
The Michigan Legacy Art Park recently held it’s 11th annual Legacy Gala at Crystal Mountain. You can read more on the highlights of the gala here if you like. (Photo credit: Alan Newton)

Click HERE to read more about the highlights of the Legacy Gala and how you can contribute to the Charles McGee Art Fund Fellowship. You can also visit the Michigan Legacy Art Park’s website here to learn more information about the organization.


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Feature image courtesy of Michigan Legacy Art Park/Alan Newton

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