Saturday, January 9, 2021 to Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium
Free with Gardens admission
Internationally acclaimed Gullah Artist, Speaker, and Pan African Cultural Heritage Institute Fellow, Sonja Griffin Evans was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. She is a true product of the the Lowcountry, an area of the South that prides itself on its ability to preserve its culture and heritage. The Lowcountry has been an incredible influence on Sonja's artwork, giving her inspiration and an uncanny ability to capture the beauty, spirituality and a pure representation of the Gullah Sea Island and African American culture.
As a prolific mixed media artist, Sonja incorporates tin, wood and other materials in her art, while using vibrant colors on canvas, which are indicative of what has been acknowledged as the traditional Gullah style. In both mediums, she is careful about how she expresses her culture, so that it is represented in its purest form.
Known for her ability to see the beauty in a variety of forms, she unveils alluring stories that each piece holds within them by creating a reflection of the deep spirituality of the people of African descent. With her unique use of color and perspectives within her work, Griffin Evans' artwork is constantly evolving.
Open daily from 12:00 - 4:30 pm in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium..