Ecos: Resonances of South Carolina Latino Stories

The exhibit Ecos: Resonances of South Carolina Latino Stories will be on display at Columbia Museum of Art through July 22, 2018. 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.

Ecos: Resonances of South Carolina Latino Stories will travel to the Lipscomb Gallery at the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, SC. in October 2018.

For more information about the exhibit, visit the website at: http://ecoscarolina.com/. Learn more about the Citadel Oral History program.

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 20-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.

 

Image: 

Maribel Acosta
They Told Us That Everything Was Beautiful
Acrylic, linocut, oil pastel
21 x 25”
2017