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The Art of Lisa Gilyard-Rivers: A Gullah Homecoming Exhibit at Penn Center

The Art of Lisa Gilyard-Rivers: A Gullah Homecoming Exhibit at Penn Center

Art is one of my favorite things to explore and I take the opportunity any chance I get. One of the newest artists who caught my eye was Beaufort County native, Lisa Gilyard-Rivers. When I found out about her new exhibit at the Penn Center, I knew I had to make a trip. The exhibit, name, A Gullah Homecoming was absolutely breathtaking and I suggest anyone to make the trip to Saint Helena Island and the Penn Center to see it.

Exhibition Runs: Now through July 31st. For more information call (843) 838-8554 or info@penncenter.com

The Art of Lisa Gilyard-Rivers: A Gullah Homecoming Exhibit at Penn Center

Love this piece depicting Martin Luther King, Jr and the cottage he built on the Penn Center compound.

I can’t get enough of this beautiful depiction of a classic Lowcountry home. Makes me think of Grandma’s house everytime I see it.

Gullah culture is all about the land and this depiction of the fisherman has a special place in my heart as my great-grandfather was a longshoreman.

This piece of a little girl on a tree swing reminds me of my childhood and I could definitely envision it being in my home!

These two pieces make my heart swing as they represent family connections and celebrations in the traditional style of outdoor entertaining.

Life is a little better with love and this piece is a wonderful depiction of the innocence and beauty of love.

Penn Center is one of my husband’s favorite historic buildings so this piece showcasing teachers and her classroom is definitely on his list to add to our collection.

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Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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