“Lowcountry Rhythms; Resilience and Perseverance” by visual artist Alvin Glen will be displayed in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium from January 7 – March 31, 2022.
Exhibit hours are daily from Noon to 4:30 p.m
Glen, of Dorchester, SC, creates fine art using pastels, mixed media drawing, and printmaking. “My works are about common people, emotions, and ideas,” he said. “My portraiture convey emotion through their expression, gesture, and adornments, often placed in Lowcountry, historically reminiscent environments. Equal to the history my figures embody, they also speak of a spiritual influence flowing with compassion and empathy. In this regard, my work is uniquely distinctive.” “I explore emotion as well as social and spiritual concepts. These works illustrate Lowcountry Gullah life. My most rendered images are of the young and Lowcountry scenes. I try to give the viewer familiar subjects in different and sometimes challenging ways. Seldom are images in fully recognizable environments. I either include or take away some elements allowing the viewer to complete the image. I use bright colors to catch the eye to engage the viewer.”
The exhibit, the “Reign of Rice Lecture Series,” and the Black History Month Program are funded by Carolyn Riley in memory of Dick Riley. Each is free with Garden admission, and the programs require an online reservation for seating