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May Issue 2005
Non-Profit Group Opens Elizabeth O'Neill Verner House in Charleston, SC, Covering Charleston Renaissance
Elizabeth O'Neill Verner's longtime
residence at 38 Tradd Street in Charleston, SC, will reopen on
May 27, and stay open through through June 12, 2005, after a yearlong
renovation. A permanent, self guided exhibit in honor of Verner
and 11 other artists of the Charleston Renaissance will be
available for viewing for a donation of $7.50 to Invest in Children
Rare and personal items will be on display relating to author, playwrite and screenplay writer, DuBose Heyward of Porgy and Bess fame. Items will also highlight noted garden designer Loutrel Briggs, preservationist Susan Pringle Frost, naturalist Alexander Sprunt, and early jazz developer the Rev. Daniel Jenkins.
Sandy Diner, President of Invest in Children, whose offices are located there, realizing the importance of these artists and the contributions they made to preserving and promoting Charleston decided to sponsor this exhibit. "This was a true renaissance in that Charleston was coming out of the dark ages of fifty years of reconstruction after the Civil War," stated Diner. "We hope that visitors and Charlestonians alike will learn about the amazing talents of these artists and that Mrs. Verner would appreciate that her home and legacy are being used to help at-risk kids."
Other artists represented will
include visual artists; Alfred Hutty, Anna Heyward Taylor, Edwin
Augustus Harleston, and Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, and authors
John Bennett and Hervey Allen.
For further info check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or call 843/722-1716.
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