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With works by African-American artists who are among the state's best-known and widely celebrated practitioners, The African-American Voice includes 40 pieces of artwork from the State Art Collection by 25 African-American artists, including outsider artists Sam Doyle, Leroy Marshall, Richard Burnside and Dan Robert Miller, and academically trained artists with established careers such as Leo Twiggs, Arthur Rose, Tarleton Blackwell, MacArthur Goodwin, Jesse Guinyard, Joseph Gandy, Terry K. Hunter, Larry Jordan, Larry Lebby, Robert Spencer, and Winston Wingo. The sweetgrass basket tradition is represented by Mary Jackson, the best known practitioner working in this craft, and by Linda Blake, Marguerite Middleton, and Elizabeth Kinlaw. Artists such as Merton Simpson, Beverly Buchanan, Sheri Moore Change, Maxwell Taylor and Connie Floyd are all South Carolina–connected artists who no longer reside in the state.
The exhibition was created in response to the continued requests for works by African-American artists from the State Art Collection.
Black Creek Arts Center
February 7 - March 28, 2013
Exhibition size will vary slightly from locale to locale depending on space. The exhibition continues to tour the state. Contact Harriett Green, (803-734-8696) for more information about hosting the exhibition.
Previous exhibition locations
The African American Voice opened Oct. 25, 2007 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina in Hilton Head as part of the South Carolina Arts Commission's 40th Anniversary.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden hosted the exhibition Feb. 12 – 28, 2009.
The exhibition was on view Jan. 16 – Feb. 26, 2010 at the Belton Center for the Arts.
Works from the exhibition were on view at the Trillium Arts Centre in Traveler's Rest, from June 19 - July 31, 2010.
Clinton Junior College's Dalton Gallery in Rock Hill hosted the exhibition Oct. 1 – Dec. 10, 2010.
The exhibition was on view Jan. 15 – Feb. 25, 2011 at the USC Beaufort Art Gallery in Beaufort.