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Belfast Maskers stage Art Show of “World’s Greatest Artist” Gary E. Hinte (1933-2021)
July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Free public art show, cocktails and live music will celebrate Gary’s life and vibrant, whimsical work – much of it seen on the Belfast Maskers stage. Friends and the general public are invited to attend. After a lifetime creating art commercially and personally, Gary and his wife, Carol Samuels, moved from California to Belfast, by way of Sante Fe, New Mexico and Mazatlan, Mexico. He designed, built and painted sets for the Belfast Maskers Theater for several years before they moved to Cuernavaca, Mexico, two years ago. Gary died in January. His legacy is a large body of colorful scenic art and set pieces for the Maskers productions. There are dozens of whimsical works of art which were painted for use as rear projections. Gary was a free-spirit and true adventurer. He dubbed himself the ‘World’s Greatest Artist.’ According to his wife, “Gary felt we are all WGA’s (World’s Greatest Artists), each able to create our own work of art with our lives. He said that his truest art project was to save the world and that each one of us has the power to do the same if we let ourselves recognize the WGA that we are born to be.” To raise funds for the Belfast Maskers, Hinte’s art and other other local artists works will be sold at a separate auction on August 13, 6-8 p.m. at the theater.