“Seeking” & “Down Yonder” Film Screenings
Jacquelyn Benton will facilitate the viewing of two short films, “Jonathan Green’s ‘Seeking’” and “Down Yonder: The McIntosh County Shouters,” in preparation for the arrival of Jonathan Green and the McIntosh County Shouters to Denver in September. They will be here to take part in “The Water Brought Us: Passport to Africa in America,” a two-week exhibit that will showcase Gullah/Geechee history and culture. “Jonathan Green’s Seeking” chronicles his commission to do a painting commemorating the discovery of a slave cemetery found on the grounds of Mepkin Abbey in South Carolina, and “Down Yonder: The McIntosh County Shouters,” showcases the preservation of the “shout’ tradition in the Briar Patch Community of McIntosh County Georgia, a religious tradition passed down from slavery days. The discussion that follows will include information about the upcoming exhibit.
The Johnson Legacy, Inc., a Colorado non-profit cultural and historical educational organization, will host The Water Bought Us: Passport to Africa in America Gullah/Geechee cultural exhibition, September 7 - 22, 2012 at the RedLine Gallery.