Fox. Geoff. “Painting brings 'SATW!' $8,500.” Robesonian Wednesday, June 28, 2000, p. 1A, 8A.
Reports on the 15th annual “Strike at the Wind!” art dinner. Gene Locklear spoke to the 250 people in attendance, discussing the importance of goal-setting, the qualities a professional artist must have, the integral part of parents in the psychological makeup of their children, and the importance of “Strike at the Wind!”. The auction that evening raised $43,000 for the outdoor drama. Locklear's painting, “The Spirit of the Lowry Gang,” was purchased for $8,500 by Pennie Arokiasamy. This “history piece” is the first of a three-part series that Locklear will paint for “Strike at the Wind!”.