Exhibitions in Charleston and Greenville

A couple of great exhibitions of interest to Jubilee Project followers have recently opened in the Lowcountry and in the Upstate.

Here in Charleston, you can take in a remarkable art show featuring the beautiful work of Doris Colbert Kennedy, curated by Jonathan Green. Kathleen Curry in the most recent issue of the Charleston City Paper describes Ms Kennedy’s work as inspired by her reading about quantum physics, but her paintings have nothing of the academic about them beyond their titles: they are characterized as Curry writes by “rich, multi-layered colors” and have a vibrancy and movement that makes them feasts for the eyes.

The show, which also features work by Alvin Staley and Amiri Farris, is on display at Charleston’s City Gallery at Waterfront Park–surely one of the most beautifully situated art galleries around–and runs from January 25th through March 9th. For further details, call the gallery at 843-958-6484. You can read the City Paper‘s preview here.

For those in the Upstate, Furman University’s Upcountry History Museum, located at 540 Buncombe Street in Greenville, just opened a terrific exhibition entitled “Protests, Prayers, and Progress: Greenville’s Civil Rights Movement.”  The exhibition documents the struggles and victories of upstate civil rights activists of the 1960s.

As the recent Charleston historic marker series indicated, the story of South Carolina’s civil rights movement often gets lost in the broader national narrative.  South Carolinians, however, also did courageous and principled work to integrate this state’s institutions–our schools, our churches, our lunch counters. “Protests, Prayers, and Progress” allows visitors to the Museum to follow the journey of the activists whose commitment and bravery helped to lead Greenville out of the era of segregation.

The exhibition will be on display from January 18th to June 15th. For more details, click here or call the Museum at 864-467-3100.

 

 

 

 

“Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” — series of events scheduled for North Augusta, SC

If you have family, friends, or acquaintances in the area from Aiken, SC to Augusta, GA, please share the following information.  All events are free.
 
“Created Equal:  America’s Civil Rights Struggle”
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History have developed this special project as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative in order to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  The project is intended to guide public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. history.
 
The Nancy Carson Library in North Augusta, SC has been  selected as one of 500 national sites to present a film series and discussions on topics related to various civil rights issues.  Events are scheduled throughout the month of January….. Please click on the link below for more information:  http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs164/1113040920538/archive/1115943439563.html