The Water Brought Us: A Passport to Africa in America
Reception: Friday, September 7, 2012, 6:00-8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: September 7 - 22, 2012
The Water Brought Us features the work of Gullah artist, Jonathan Green. His paintings capture historical and present day life of the residents of the Gullah Geechee Islands. Located in the South Atlantic Ocean, these islands are inhabited by many of the direct descendants of the first slaves brought to America. Green's Paintings serve to preserve the culture of the Gullah Geechee people as well as introduce the viewer to their peaceful and colorful surroundings. Carolyn "Jabulile" White, grassroots Gullah storyteller, will perform a reading at the reception on September 7. On September 14, 6-8pm, Green will give an artist talk addressing his works, entitled “Gullah on Canvas”. Please find a complete schedule of programs and events that correspond with this exhibition below.
*Purchase a Passport for $75 by September 7th* to save up to $55. Passports prices will be raised to $80 (student, senior) and $100 (general) as of September 8th. Purchased separately, all of the events total over $130.00. Passport holders are guaranteed a space at all events (the McIntosh County Shouters and the Jonathan Green event are sure to sell out) and receive the VIP treatment. For more information or to purchase a passport, please contact email@example.com
Sept 8 - Ibo Landing Stories (1-4pm)
Join us for a screening of the Gullah Geechee film "Daughters of the Dust" by Julie Dash, winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Excellence in Cinematography Award in 1991.
Sept 14 - "Gullah on Canvas" (6-8pm) - Cost: $25
Internationally acclaimed visual artist, Jonathan Green, of Daniel Island, South Carolina will share information about his life in the islands and about his works currently on exhibit.
Sept 15 - Henrietta Snype (1-4pm) - Cost: $10 + $30 materials fee
Sweetgrass Basketmaker Henrietta Snype, from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, will offer a workshop at RedLine on Sept. 15th. Participants will pay an additional cost for materials, since the sweetgrass and other materials are being shipped in, but will have a sweetgrass creation of their own to take home with them.
Sept 21 - Dr. Arthur C. Jones and the Spirituals Project Choir (6-8pm) - $25
Denver’s own Dr. Arthur Jones and the Spirituals Project will be performing "Gullah Sensibilities and African Spirituals. This beloved group offers informative history and song in many venues in Colorado and across the United States.
Sept 22 - McIntosh County Shouters (6-8pm) - $35
The McIntosh County Shouters are a ten-person performance group from the “Briar Patch Community “in Eulonia, Georgia. The shouters have kept alive a religious tradition called the Ring Shout, which they have performed at the U.S. Library of Congress. Members of this group are all of one family and are direct descendants of enslaved Africans that were deposited on the islands of coastal Georgia. Their performance will culminate the exhibit.