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New Series Explores Charleston Renaissance

Painting by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith
Thu, 01/02/2020

Did you know a major artistic movement flourished in Charleston, South Carolina from the 1920s until the 1940s? Learn more about the Charleston Renaissance during a free discussion series on Mondays in January 2020. Popular instructor Robin McCall will lead the series, which will meet on January 6, 13, and 27 at 1:00-2:15 p.m. The Waccamaw Library is located at 41 St. Paul Place in Pawleys Island.

Important figures associated with the Charleston Renaissance include artist Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, whose evocative watercolors recorded scenes of a disappearing plantation era, salt marshes, and historic Charleston houses, as well as writers Julia Peterkin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who wrote about Lowcountry Gullah culture, and DuBose Heyward, the author of Porgy, which was adapted into the notable opera Porgy and Bess through collaboration with George Gershwin.