University Place Gallery is proud to partner with the Jamestown Foundation in an upcoming exhibition. The exhibition was spearheaded by Terry James, founder of the Jamestown Foundation, and is part of a series of events and exhibitions that aims to highlight the artwork and culture of African Americans.
This impressive group exhibition includes the artwork of master artists and craftspeople who are currently living and working in the southeast, many of whom continue to use traditional and historic art-making processes. The show will include paintings, batiks, sculptures, baskets, hand-carved guitars, as well as handcrafted furniture.
This group of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists includes: Jerome Bias, Carren Clarke, Arianne King Comer, Renee Fleuranges-Valdes, Alvin Glen, Andrea Hazel, Hank Herring, George Hunter, Oscar King, Catherine Lamkins, Harry McFadden, J. Renee, Georgette Wright Sanders, Freeman Vines
The exhibition will also extend from University Place to an additional venue, Aroha Afro Latin Dance Studio.
About The Jamestown Foundation
The Jamestown Foundation was created to honor the history of former slaves of the Pee Dee Region and their descendants. It recognizes the family land and legacy of Ervin James, the first freed African American slave to own property in Florence, SC. Several years ago founder Terry James organized the first Jamestown Foundation Art Exhibit as an extension of the memory of the Historic African American reconstruction settlement called Jamestown. It was James’ vision to provide the community with art that displayed the expansion of African American history, heritage, cultural values, and traditions. His goal then and now is to continue to share the artwork of African Americans in order to reveal shared bonds, as well as to foster a sense of belonging in our community.
Terry James believes that no one can tell the stories of the African American experience better than those who have lived those experiences. The Jamestown Foundation seeks to provide African American artists an opportunity to share their views, which for too long were denied in many mainstream museums and galleries.
For more information about Jamestown Foundation, please contact:
Terry L. James, Executive Director