Supportin #GullahGeechee Artistry

“Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” has consistently been a time to truly support #GullahGeechee artistry! Pre-Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week events included a walk through of “Black Refractions” at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston led by Jonathan Green and an art gala featuring Quadre Stuckey of Quad Designs in Georgetown, SC. Those that wanted to learn the drum even had the opportunity to participate in a North Charleston drumming circle with Docta Yew and Sista Khetnu Nefer.

The drums didn’t stop sounding as RBM Drummers and Dancers led the drum call at “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at Mosquito Beach” amidst the works of sweetgrass traditions keeper, Anastatia Ketchen.

As the full week of celebration began, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) sounded the conch via Twitter @GullahGeechee and Instagram @GullahGeechee to encourage people to continue to head out to museums such as the Gullah Museum in Georgetown or the one on Hilton Head to support Gullah/Geechee owned spaces that promote Gullah/Geechee history and sell artworks from native Gullah/Geechees. She also highlighted the exhibit by Lisa Gilyard-Rivers which has been extended for an additional month at historic Penn Center, Inc. on St. Helena Island. Instead of closing in the middle of “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week,” the Gullah art exhibition at the Dr. York W. Bailey Museum will continue until August 31st.

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation with De Gullah/Geechee Alkebulan Archive Collection Lisa Gilyard-Rivers pieces.

She especially encouraged collectors to obtain #GullahGeechee art pieces from native Gullah/Geechee artists. Ef hunnuh ain cumin ta de Gullah/Geechee Nation, hunnuh hafa gwine online:

• Quadré Stuckey www.QuadDesigns.net

• Sonja Evans https://www.sonjagriffinevans.com/

• Jonathan Green https://jonathangreencollection.com/

• Ment Nelson http://www.mentnelson.com/

• Saundra Renee Smith https://gullahartbyrenee.com/

• Leroy Campbell https://www.leroycampbelloriginals.com/

Support #GullahGeechee artists!

Queen Quet will present via the presentation genre she created at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Culture on August 1st at 5 pm. Her Gullah/Geechee histo-musical presentation will be connected to the exhibition, “Beyond the Oaks: Plantations of the Lowcountry.” Queen Quet will present, “Tru de Eyes of de Gullah/Geechee: Plantations of the Lowcountry.”

Queen Quet will do a book and CD signing as part of the evening. If you cannot attend, Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun’s CDs can be obtained via iTunes, CD Baby, and from www.GullahGeechee.biz along with other Gullah/Geechee items including “Holmes Heritage Handmade Quilts.”

Numerous #GullahGeechee artist will join in sharing an afternoon of culinary artistry at Scott’s Grand’s Destiny Café on Sunday, August 4th at 3 pm for “A Celebration of 400 Years of History.” This will be the culminating event of “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019.”

Fa all hunnuh chillun wha support #GullahGeechee artistry, we wan say, Tenki Tenki!

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Fa #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week, ef hunnuh wan kno whey fa go, yeddi disya frum Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio:

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/gullahgeechee/2019/07/31/gullahgeechee-nation-appreciation-week-2019

www.GullahGeecheeNation.com

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