Arts and Humanities in Hampton

The Bridging the Gap Resource Center in Estill, SC will present a special exhibit project called “Arts and Humanities in Hampton” at The Stanley Art Center in Hampton, SC through February 28, 2011. Arts and Humanities in Hampton will present five educational cultural exhibits about the experience and contributions of people of African descent. SC Humanities supported this project through a Major Grant in September 2010.

The five exhibits that will be on display are: Africa in the Americas; Behold the People; Black Ancestral Art: The African Impulse in African American Art; The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, and Life on the Nile. All of the exhibits come from Humanities Texas.

Bridging the Gap Resource Center is a nonprofit organization serving the low-income families of Hampton, Colleton, Jasper, Bamberg, Allendale, and Jasper Counties. “Arts and Humanities in Hampton” will reach out to the school children of many of these counties, particularly from Hampton School District 2 and Hampton School District 1. Other partners include the Allendale County School District, the Bamberg County School District, the Jasper County School District, the Hampton Town Council, and the Hampton County Council.

The exhibits will be on display at The Stanley Arts Center (109 Lee Avenue, Hampton, SC 29924) from January 10 – February 28, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. There will also be special hours on Saturday, February 12, 2-11 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the Hampton County Arts Council website:

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. SC Humanities programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations.