Sandy Islanders: A People of the Land
This exhibition displays the lives of residents of Sandy Island through photography and interviews, building on the important early work of novelist Julia Peterkin and photographer Doris Ulmann. Creating intimate portraits of Sandy Islanders, photo-documentarian Vennie Deas-Moore examines the Island’s rich history. Her photographs and interviews touch upon early Carolina lowcountry life, its successful rice culture, its time-honored African traditions, and the multigenerational African American families that tie them all together.
Rental fees are $1,000 and must be made at least six months prior to opening date. See the brochure [pdf] for more details.
Dawn of Freedom: The Freedmen’s Town of Mitchelville
This exhibition explores one of the first self-governing towns formed by self-liberated African Americans during the Civil War. Dawn of Freedom draws on historic documents and photographs that examine the relationship between Mitchelville and the Union Army, discussing the rapid development of the community into a short-lived town that featured its own legal system.
Rental fees are $2,500 for a 12-week venue plus insurance costs. See the brochure [pdf] for more details.
This Far by Faith: Carolina Camp Meetings, An African-American Tradition
Drawing on striking black and white photographs created by Minuette Floyd, This Far by Faith documents the cultural and religious traditions at seven camp meeting sites in North and South Carolina. As an artist who grew up experiencing these rich traditions first hand, Floyd uses photography and personal interviews with camp ground residents to preserve the history, spiritual fellowship, and sense of community that radiates from this rich African-American tradition.
Rental fees are $2,500 for a 12-week venue plus insurance and transit costs. Reservations must be made at least six months prior to the opening date. See the brochure [pdf] for more details.