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Sun + Light


CHARLES WILLIAMS, AMERICAN DREAM, 2017, MIXED MEDIA

SUN + LIGHT is a collection of works from the series Everyone Loves the Sunshine by contemporary visual artist Charles Williams. Captured through emotionally charged and compelling imagery, works featured in this exhibition juxtapose Williams's own personal encounters, past and present, with the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's. In doing so, he attempts to strike a balance between both the peaceful and violent protests of the movement and of varied expressions of power.

Williams work has been exhibited nationally and has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum (Myrtle Beach, SC), Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC), and Mint Museum of Art (Charlotte, NC). Mr. Williams holds a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of North Carolina. 

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors:

Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative
Clemmie Cash
Warren R. Colbert, Sr. and Marie E. Johnson-Colbert
   Eleanor Merritt Darlington
Rebecca Donelson
Kate C. Harris
Michele Des Verney Redwine
James Stewart, PhD and Caryl Sheffield, EdD   
Edward Swan, Jr. and Claudia Swan   
Nancy Boxill Thompson, PhD
Bene and Joyce White
Mischelle Anderson and Virginia LaBad
Yvonne McShay
Ashley and Kia Troutman
In Memory of Lillie Wilson and Jack Wilson

Earlier Event: January 19
William Schaaf: The Way of the Equine
Later Event: February 9
Harrison School for the Arts