Mon, Jul 12|
McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Community Exhibition Inspired by the Ancestors
An exhibition of research findings and student and senior citizen art inspired by archaeological, historical and genetic research into the lives of the 36 Ancestors found at Anson Street in Charleston.
Time & Location
Jul 12, 2021, 10:00 AM – Dec 31, 2021, 4:00 PM
McLeod Plantation Historic Site, 325 Country Club Dr, Charleston, SC 29412, USA
About the Event
The artwork in this exhibition was created in February and March 2019, when Anson Street African Burial Ground project organizers, Dr. Ade Ofunniyin, Joanna Gilmore and La'Sheia Oubré and Megan Collier-Bansil from the Redux Contemporary Art Center worked with five artists and their students. During the artist's workshops, the students used the results of the Anson Street African Burial Ground research as a source of inspiration, to imagine ancestral spaces, cultures and stories. The free workshops were facilitated by artists, Arianne King Comer, Dontré Major, Nic Jenkins, Quadré Stuckey and Peggie Hartwell, and involved more than 150 children and adults.