Reception Honoring "Return to Nature: Gullah Geechee Story & History" Exhibit
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About the Event
Live Painting • Art Demonstrations • Authentic West African & Gullah Cuisines • Lecture • Documentary Viewing
Return to Nature: Gullah Geechee Story and History is an exploration of the plight of the indigenous Americans who inhabit the Sea Islands of South Carolina. Return to Nature is open from May 3rd through June 28th. This exhibition features dynamic bodies of work that examine the evolution of Gullah Geechee art, while chronicling history in relation to nature. While the artists depict aspects of the lives of ordinary people, the layered textures, and rich, vivid colors emanate the celebration of Creole culture, the vitality of the subject, and nobility. Both the art and the objects featured in this exhibition introduce its viewer to a culture, which is dominated by the honoring of ancestors, agriculture, sea island living, spirituality, and cultural heritage memories.
Angela Dore, the guest curator of this exhibition says that she is "thrilled to be launching this extraordinary exhibition at the Coastal Discovery Museum, which features the work of the masters and avant-gardists of authentic Gullah art. I am looking forward to sharing our stories about Gullah and Geechee heritage and engaging in dialogues about the ways in which history is documented in our art forms. It is my desire that this exhibition will broaden and enrich the perspectives of our local and national audience."
Arianne King Comer
Diane Britton Dunham
Hank D. Herring