STALLINGS ISLAND REVISITED
January 16 - February 27, 2015
Opening reception, Friday, January 16, 6-8 pm
Join us this January in the Creel-Harison Community Art Gallery as we unveil new work by local artist Lillie Morris. Her upcoming exhibit entitled Stallings Island Revisited was inspired by a 2013 art competition where all entries were to relate to the history of Columbia County. Her decision to delve into the county’s prehistoric past has resulted in a body of work honoring the Stallings Island Culture. Lillie and her family have been Columbia County residents since the early ‘80’s. The home where Lillie and her husband, Bill, raised their sons and lived for over 20 years was located very close to the Savannah River and, specifically, very near to Stallings Island. “My husband and sons frequently went to the river and often fished and explored the area where Stallings Island is located.” The exhibition will consist of a group of two-dimensional mixed-media works on paper and canvas. The exhibition is intended to present a reverence and appreciation for our prehistoric Georgia ancestors and to honor the artistry which is so apparent in the relics they left behind.
Saturday, January 17, 2pm
Lecture by Dr. Kenneth E. Sassaman at The Augusta Museum of History
In addition, Dr. Kenneth E. Sassaman, author of People of the Shoals: Stallings Culture of the Savannah River Valley, will give a formal lecture on his research of Stallings Island at The Augusta Museum of History, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2 p.m. Sassaman is currently the Hyatt and Cici Brown Professor of Florida Archaeology at the University of Florida and previously worked with the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program for eleven years.
Immediately following the talk, guests will be invited back to the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art for a wine and cheese reception and to view the exhibit.
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 6:00pm to Friday, February 27, 2015 - 5:00pm
|Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art|