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This blog will be a resource for recording thoughts, ideas, schemes, and anything else that develops on the way to forming a unified voice and center for the Charleston arts community. Everything presented here is subject to change.

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There will be a designated set of authors who will be responsible for posting topics for discussion, to begin with anyone may comment on a discussion topic or suggest a new post but only the authors may post new topics (this is mostly to avoid spamming and over posting). In time this can develop into an online wiki or discussion board style web page of information and ideas, but at the moment a blog is the most direct, immediate and open way to track the development of the ideas being developed. if you have a suggestion or want to post please send email to

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Reflections of the Gullah Community:

Reflections of the Gullah Community:
Work, the Environment, and Spirituality

April 24, 2009
9 am-4 pm

Mepkin Abbey, 1098 Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner, SC
(Home to a Trappist monastery located on the historic site
of the former Mepkin Plantation north of Charleston)

Mepkin Abbey—The Center for Humans & Nature—Penn Center, Inc.

Speakers and Presenters

Emory Shaw Campbell
Director Emeritus, Penn Center & President, Gullah Heritage

Jonathan Green
Jonathan Green Studios

Michael Allen
Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission

Rosalyn Browne
Director, Culture and History, Penn Center

Featuring Gullah artisans demonstrating and discussing their work

Continental Breakfast—Catered Lunch—Items from Penn Center’s Collection

This forum is offered at no cost, but registration is required by April 16.
Write or call: Dr. William Bailey @ wbailey@sc.edu 803-777-1587.

Those registering will receive further details about the event.