Local artist recognized for his support of the Gullah Museum

Photo provided by USCB studio art department

The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation announced March 30 that the will honor Amiri Geuka Farris, local artist for his "dedicated support for the Gullah Museum."

Farris, who also serves as a studio art professor at USCB, has reportedly donated a number of Gullah Geechee paintings to the Museum to help raise funds, in addition to designing their current logo. "As an artist, I feel it is important to preserve the enduring creative traditions and linguistic legacies of the Gullah Geechee culture”, said Farris in wake of the announcement. He was formally awarded on April 1 by Nikki Haley at the Governor's mansion.