Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Gullah Artisans Keep Traditional Skills Alive Today

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The 19th Annual Hilton Head Gullah Celebration is less than five months away.  This celebration showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration programming includes a variety of events designed to attract local residents, regional, national and international travelers. The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast.

As in previous years, the 2015 Gullah Celebration will feature the works of many Gullah artisans.   Past featured Gullah visual artists have included Johnnie Griner, Patricia Sabree, Cassandra Gillens, James Denmark, Jonathan Green, and the late Allen Fireall.  Works from many past artists as well as new artists will be featured in the Arts Ob We People XVIII Exhibit which will be located at the Walter Greer Gallery at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina for the duration of the 19th Annual Gullah Celebration.


During the duration of Gullah Celebration, traditional gullah items, foods, and works will be sold.  These items can be found at popular events such as The Taste of Gullah, Ol’
 Fashioned Gullah Breakfast, and The Arts, Crafts, and Food Expo.  The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration not only showcases the rich cultural heritage of Gullah and their history on Hilton Head Island but also shines light on Gullah artisans.  It gives them a chance to present their works to people from all around the world. 

 

For more information on the 19th Annual Hilton Head Gullah Celebration, stay updated through gullahcelebration.com.  The Gullah Celebration will kick off with its opening reception on January 31, 2015 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 
 
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