My Gullah Land digital prints in tonight's show at the Peltz Gallery in Milwaukee are two portraits of images found on heirs' property in shrinking Gullah/Geechee rural spaces within low country South Carolina. Must see.
PORTIA COBB HEYWARD is an Associate Professor of Film at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her most recent project was DAYCLEAN, an installation exhibit that honored the legacy of DENMARK VESEY, a free Black man who, with 36 others, were executed by hanging after being charged with planning an insurrection against the White slave owners in Charleston, SC. Her digital prints will be on display tonight at the Peltz Gallery (1119 E. Knapp St.) as part of the VISIONS, VOICES, VIEWPOINTS, and VICTORIES exhibit.
More on the installation DAYCLEAN: http://chronologyportia.blogspot.com/2009/10/dayclean-exhibit-honoring-memory-of.html
More on Portia Cobb Heyward: http://www.myspace.com/portia_cobbfilmmaker