The exhibit Ecos: Resonances of South Carolina Latino Stories will be on display at the Public Works Art Center in Summerville, SC from July 30 – September 10, 2021. This collaborative multimedia art exhibition featuring the stories of Latino immigrants in the Lowcountry interpreted by 20 select Latino South Carolina visual artists. The Citadel Oral History Program collected the immigrant stories between 2012 and 2014. SC Humanities supported the original oral history project as well as the current exhibit through our Major Grant program.
Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to listen to each audio story and read its transcription as they view the artwork inspired by it. From 2012 to 2014, The Citadel Oral History Program conducted interviews documenting the experiences of South Carolina’s Latino immigrants living in the Lowcountry for a program called Las Voces (The Voices). Ecos expands on Las Voces and its assertions of the basic humanity of Latino immigrants to shine light on the power and range of the stories of the people in these often marginalized communities.
The Public Works Art Center is located at 135 West Richardson Avenue, Summerville, SC. The hours are: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm; closed on Sundays and Mondays. Learn more about the Public Works Art Center: https://www.publicworksartcenter.org/
The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 21-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.
They Told Us That Everything Was Beautiful
Acrylic, linocut, oil pastel
21 x 25”