Arts and Culture

Shani Gilchrist

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

‘The African-American Voice’ on view at Hartsville’s Black Creek Arts Center

Posted 3/14/2013 11:05:00 AM

The work of South Carolina’s best-known and widely celebrated artists can be found in the State Art Collection in The African-American Voice. This comprehensive collection includes 40 works by 25 African-American artists, including Leo Twiggs, Mary Jackson, Sam Doyle and Tarleton Blackwell.

The exhibition was created because of continued requests for works by African-American artists from the State Art Collection, which is a public collection of 448 artworks by 277 South Carolina contemporary artists. The Collection is considered to be the most comprehensive grouping of South Carolina’s contemporary art, and this section of it will be on view through March 28 at the Black Creek Arts Center’s Jean & James Fort Gallery in Hartsville.

“This exhibition of works by African-American artists takes a look at issues of the last 50 years that have impacted Americans as a whole but are deeply rooted in the African American experience,” says Harriett Green, visual arts director for the S.C. Arts Commission. Visitors to the Hartsville gallery will have the chance to see perspectives of history through the artwork of South Carolinians who have lived and studied it.

If you’ve never been, the Black Creek Arts Center is a gem of a facility in Darlington County that hosts classes for all ages, exhibitions from around the country, local arts contests and not-to-be-missed parties.

For more information about this exhibition, please click here. For hours and gallery information, visit the Black Creek Arts Center website here.