lecture by famous artist
Jonathan Green will talk about his creative process, using his
sketches, drawings, and preliminary ink wash studies on
exhibition at Gallery Chuma through January 31, 2010. Jonathan
Green will also discuss ways to appreciate and start your own
art collection at any budget levels.
Art patrons, collectors, students, and admirers are
encouraged to attend these lectures by one of our country’s most
outstanding and awarded artists.
Seating space is limited for each lecture session, art
patrons are encouraged to call the gallery at 843-722-7568 to
reserve a seat. This event is free and open to the public.
Thanks to everyone that attended the opening reception
last Sunday. More than 350 people came to see the exhibition and
chat with Jonathan Green. Over 60% of the artworks in the
exhibition were sold, but we still have some great works by
Jonathan Green to collect.
Jonathan Green will sign and dedicate his Calendars, Prints and
Books for you at the Lecture and Reception. These signed works
are great for Holiday Gift Giving.
About Jonathan Green
Jonathan Green, painter and printmaker, was born and
raised in the small Gullah community of Gardens Corner located
near the South Carolina Sea Islands. The customs and mores
internalized by Green stressed the importance of the work ethic
and a commitment to community values with a respect for the
dignity and integrity of others. He is one of the first known
artists of Gullah heritage to receive formal training at a
professional art school, The Art Institute of Chicago,
graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1982. He has
carefully crafted his own unique and inclusive style and
perspective, combining influences from his years of formal
studies with his Gullah heritage.
Jonathan Green is credited with founding the Gullah art
movement, a popular art genre that is now embraced by other
artists, collectors, and critics throughout the world. His
paintings can be found in major museum collections
in California, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Japan, Germany and Sierra
Leone. In 1996, Green received an honorary doctorate from the
University of South Carolina, the same year a book, Gullah
Images: The Art of Jonathan Green, reproducing a large number of
his artwork was published.
Jonathan Green draws upon his own intimate personal
experiences, steeped in the traditions of family, community and
life in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, to portray the way of
life he remembers while growing up. He depicts not only the way
the Gullah people fished, farmed, and harvested, but also how
they worshipped, danced and celebrated. He has been credited
with almost single-handedly bringing the Gullah culture to the
forefront and visually preserving its unique culture. Each of
his paintings is a testament to the motivating power of place
and the enduring qualities of culture.