The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host an art exhibit for the month of February. The exhibit, called “Sojun tu Gullah Geechee” features arts and crafts of the Gullah Geechee culture.
The artwork and artifacts are from the collection at Geechee Kunda Cultural Center in Riceboro. Geechee Kunda offers programs and activities designed to honor, teach and remember the culture of the Gullah Geechee people.
“Sojun tu Gullah Geechee” means Journey to Gullah Geechee and this exhibit will display paintings, quilts, hand-sewn sweet grass baskets and traditional Gullah Geechee artifacts. Geechee Kunda director Jim Bacote coordinated the event with the Hinesville Area Arts Council. Many different people within the local Gullah Geechee community created the arts and crafts.
The exhibit will open with a free community reception at the Gallery on Thursday, February 5 from 5:30pm-7pm. It will then be on display for the remainder of February.
The Gallery is located at 102 Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville. For more information, visit the website at www.hinesvillearts.com or find them on Facebook as Hinesville Area Arts Council.