Patricia Sabree: Gullah Culture


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Patricia Sabree’s art reflects her Gullah experiences growing up on a farm with 15 brothers and sisters in Lake City, SC. Vibrantly colored and filled with energy, each painting tells a story about Gullah culture and lore. “Love Grows” depicts the work ethic of a woman and child planting vegetables. “Son Raise” showcases the pride of a father and son fishing. “Before Convenience” portrays the discipline and joy of hard work as a woman cooks on a wood burning stove.

Brookgreen Gardens presents Gullah Culture: Remembering While Evolving, an exhibit of visual art by Patricia Sabree. A resident of Bluffton, SC, Sabree says her work provides reminiscences of the deep south. “My paintings are shaped by the stories I lived. Fishing off the river bank or swamp land, walking barefoot in the rain, running in the blazing sun, playing in a game of outdoor basketball, being whipped across the legs for not doing a chore, and even enjoying ice cream and cake on a sunny summer’s Sunday.”

Gullah Culture: Remembering While Evolving is on display now through Sunday, March 13, 2016. The exhibit takes place in Learning Lab I of the Wall Lowcountry Center at Brookgreen Gardens Gallery from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information, visit the website here.