On the weekend of April 17-18, our partner The Mitney Project sponsored the first annual Gospel and Gullah Festival. As part of the festivities and in conjunction with the Cultural Council, tenth-grade art student Sarah Green had the amazing opportunity to learn from two professional artists: Jonathan Green and Charles Williams. “It was great!” said Sarah, “I made two paintings and learned so much.” Jonathan Green’s art features a re-imagining of African-American culture in the Lowcountry painted in vibrant color, where immigrants instead of slaves create a vision of hope and reconciliation. Charles Williams, a native Georgetonian, is a realist painter whose landscapes capture the human emotional response to nature. Sarah had a great morning and was “all smiles” after working with these artists.