Summer Art Experience | June 15-July 30, 2021
Experience authentic works of Gullah African Diaspora Artist's,
Abraham Brown and Amiri Farris at the Hilton Head Island
Gullah Celebration's 'Summer Art Experience.'
This exhibition and sale will run June 15 - July 30. RSVP HERE
Abraham Brown is a retired Marine who has received a B.F.A. in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA. Brown works in a wide range of media to include sculpture, video and complex installations. Brown’s work consists of large scale panels that combines mixed media, painting and sculpture to explore the narratives of the imagination, black history, abstract themes and distant memories. He is a resident of Beaufort, SC and is currently exhibiting work at The Black Chamber of Commerce, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Cork House Gallery and South Carolina Maritime Center.
Anchored in a respect for the strength of their people, the Gullah-Geechee people carry forward their centuries-old traditions in the arts and crafts, language and culture of today. The artwork on view honors the hallmarks of the Gullah-Geechee culture and preserves the richness of this unique way of life.
Amiri states, “The Gullah Geechee people have preserved much of their African cultural heritage. It is very important that we tell the history of this unique sea island culture.”
Farris received his Masters of Fine Art in Painting following his BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His academic appointments include Professor of Fine Arts Foundations and Graphic Design at Georgia Southern University, and Professor of Fine Arts at Savannah State University. He is currently a professor of foundation studies and Fine Arts at SCAD. He has steadily created a diverse and inspired body of work that is eagerly sought after by private collectors through- out the world.