The African-American Voice Exhibition in Augusta, GA
“The African-American Voice,” an exhibition of works by African-American artists who are among the state’s best-known and widely celebrated practitioners, will be on view August 1 through October 4, 2015, at the Morris Museum of Art, located on the Riverwalk (1 Tenth Street) in downtown Augusta, Georgia. Coordinated by Harriett Green, visual arts director at the South Carolina Arts Commission, the exhibition includes 40 pieces of artwork in all media from the State Art Collection. The pieces are by 25 African-American artists who range from self-taught, outsider artists such as Richard Burnside, Leroy Marshall and Dan Robert Miller, to academically trained artists with established careers such as Leo Twiggs, Arthur Rose and Tarleton Blackwell. “A number of these artists are legendary as arts educators as well. Their influences and contributions extend beyond image and object making,” said Green, who sees the show as an opportunity for area residents to learn more about the contribution of African-American artists in South Carolina. A preview of “The African-American Voice” is available online. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. (closed Mondays and major holidays).