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Southern Artists Celebratory Series: A Celebration of Jonathan Green 

When: Sun., May 30, 4 p.m. 2010
Price: $21
www.piccolospoleto.com

The program reflects both the artist and the Lowcountry Gullah culture so vividly portrayed in his painting, including the preview of a new documentary; a chat and Q&A with the artist; the TTC Gospel Choir; jazz renderings by the MKM trio; and the interactive Gullah storytelling of Sharon Murray. Part of Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Green machine
Jonathan Green's signature paintings depict women dressed in bold hues hanging colorful quits from a laundry line or swinging on a swing. This year, the Southern Artists Celebratory Series has chosen to celebrate the S.C.-born painter. The program includes a preview of the new documentary Without Apology. Guests will also enjoy a chat and Q&A with the artist, music from the TTC Gospel Choir and the MKM trio, and tales from Gullah storyteller Sharon Murray.

Education and the arts
Considered to be one of the most important painters of the Southern experience, Green has not forgotten the little people. This year, his original large-scale mural was unveiled on an exterior wall of the newly renovated "arts-infused" Sanders Clyde Elementary/Middle School on Morrison Drive.

Giving back
Money raised from the Celebratory Series will fund the Charleston Clemente Course, a free college-level humanities class offered to the homeless and disadvantaged at Trident Technical College.

— Amy S. Mercer

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