Monday, November 2, 2009

Ferdie Pacheco Unveils Stamp at the Tampa Bay History Center

Painter, fight doctor, author and Tampa native Ferdie Pacheco will be at the Tampa Bay History Center on Friday, November 6th for a reception celebrating the selection of his Mahatma Gandhi portrait by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) for inclusion on a new stamp.

The UNPA released the stamp designed by Pacheco on October 3rd, which is not only the International Day of Non-Violence, but also Gandhi’s 140th birthday.

The stamp and various other works will be on display in the Tampa Bay History Center’s Museum Store and the Lykes Atrium during the day. An artist's reception for the stamp unveiling will begin at 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served at the reception. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the History Center at (813) 228-0097.

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