For the next three months, Clinton Junior College's Dalton Gallery is hosting artwork by some of South Carolina's most accomplished black artists.
The exhibit titled, "African-American Voice," includes 21 pieces on loan from the state's collection of 448 works.
The pieces are by 16 artists, from "self-taught, outsider artists" such as Sam Doyle, Leroy Marshall and Dan Robert Miller, to "academically trained artists with established careers," including Leo Twiggs, Larry Lebby and Robert Spencer.
The gallery opens at 9 a.m. today.
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The works encompass a variety of styles and techniques. There are paintings, pottery, photos, wood-cut prints, mixed media and sea grass baskets among others.
"It's really a great combination of art forms," Clinton art appreciation instructor Marie Cheek said. "Having access to high quality art is really beneficial for a community."
Cheek also is using it as a teaching tool, incorporating visits in her lessons."
"African-American Voice" is open to the public through December 10.