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February Issue 2005

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawley's Island, SC, Features Exhibit for African American History Month

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawley's Island, SC, is offering an exhibition in celebration of African American History month, entitled African Echoes: Influences in American Arts. The exhibit illustrates the influences African tribal arts had on many artists of the twentieth century, and will be on view through Feb. 28, 2005.

"Historic and contemporary examples of these influences in American sculpture, pottery, woodcarvings, textiles and basketry are displayed along with works from African artists and artisans," said Robin Salmon, Vice-President, and Curator of Sculpture.

Salmon has been collecting objects for the exhibit for the past six months, borrowing from private collections, as well as directly from the artists themselves. She has focused on objects from West Africa - especially Senegal, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Benin, Ghana, and Nigeria, the original homes of many of the slaves brought to colonial and ante-bellum South Carolina - and from the South Central African nation of Zimbabwe, long known for its stone carving tradition. Many of these works of art are available for sale.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call Brookgreen Gardens at 843/235-6000 or at (www.brookgreen.org).

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