The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, will be offering free admission this Sunday, July 8, 2012, from 1-5pm, to see its current exhibits including: “Mary Whyte: Working South”, “Places for the Spirit: Traditional African American Gardens of the South”, and “South Carolina Doodle 4 Google 2012 Finalists”.
In the exhibit, ” Mary Whyte: Working South,” renowned watercolorist Mary Whyte captures the essence of vanishing blue-collar professions from across ten southern states in this traveling exhibition. The exhibition features 50 watercolor portraits, sketches, and drawings that focus on vanishing rural and industrial workforces that were once ubiquitous throughout the region but are now declining due to changes in our economy, environment, technology, and fashion. From the textile mill worker and tobacco farmer to the sponge diver and elevator operator, Whyte documents the range of southerners whose everyday labors have gone unheralded while keeping the South in business.
“Places for the Spirit: Traditional African American Gardens of the South,” features the work of fine art photographer Vaughn Sills and her stunning collection of photographs documenting African American folk gardens and their creators. Sills began photographing folk gardens in 1987 after visiting Mrs. Bea Robinson’s garden in Athens, GA.
“South Carolina Doodle 4 Google 2012 Finalists,” features entries from kindergarten through high school students which were submitted from across South Carolina and these ten finalists represent the top submissions in each age group.
For further information call the Gibbes at 843/722-2706 or visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).
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