Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Florence Library | Gallery Exhibition | J. Renee Johnson

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence hosts:

An Exhibition of the Work by Artist J. Renee Johnson

Opening reception on Sunday, January 26 at 3:00pm

Artist Talk by J. Renee Johnson on February 11 at 6:30pm

Exhibition will run through March 15, 2020

Admission is free and all events are open to the public

 

Renee is internationally known for her reverse glass paintings, or Eglomise, depicting southern lifestyle themes, tropical design, and the life and times in New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina. She enjoys painting images and scenes that promote thought on issues of social justice, history, and folklore. Her paintings have been in group exhibitions in New York City, NY; San Diego, CA; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; and New Orleans, LA. She was featured in several patient exhibits at the United Nations Mocada Museum CCCADA Art Institutes in New York City and Brooklyn.

 

With maternal roots from Florence, S. C. and Marion, S. C., she graduated from Xavier University in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.  Like many, J’Renee was a Katrina evacuee who was forced to move around the country. She eventually settled in Columbia, South Carolina.

 

An opening reception for the exhibit of artist J. Renee Johnson will take place in the Morris Gallery of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2020.  Admission is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.  The reception is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.

In addition to the Morris Gallery exhibit, she will present an artist’s talk about her work on February 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Joseph Stukes Meeting Room.  Her exhibit will run through March 15, 2020.

 

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee

Foundation Library at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.

For more information about library programs, visit www.florencelibrary.org

 

Friends of the Florence County Library | Opening Reception for Artist J. Renee Johnson

 Friends of Florence County Library will host an

Opening reception Sunday, January 26 at 3pm for the

Exhibition of the Work by Artist J. Renee Johnson

An opening reception for the exhibit of artist J. Renee Johnson will take place in the Morris Gallery of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2020.  Admission is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.  The reception is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.

Renee is internationally known for her reverse glass paintings, or Eglomise, depicting southern lifestyle themes, tropical design, and the life and times in New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina. She enjoys painting images and scenes that promote thought on issues of social justice, history, and folklore. Her paintings have been in group exhibitions in New York City, NY; San Diego, CA; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; and New Orleans, LA. She was featured in several patient exhibits at the United Nations Mocada Museum CCCADA Art Institutes in New York City and Brooklyn.

With maternal roots from Florence, S. C. and Marion, S. C., she graduated from Xavier University in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.  Like many, J’Renee was a Katrina evacuee who was forced to move around the country. She eventually settled in Columbia, South Carolina.

In addition to the Morris Gallery exhibit, she will present an artist’s talk about her work on February 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Joseph Stukes Meeting Room.  Her exhibit will run through March 15, 2020.

 

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee

Foundation Library at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.

For more information about library programs, visit www.florencelibrary.org

 

The Dramatic Coffee Beans Perform

Lake City Public Library

221 East Main Street

Monday, February 26 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Children’s & Teens’ Black History Program

This FREE event will feature local theatrical group The Dramatic Coffee Beans!  Through live performances, the audience is introduced to several African-Americans who haven’t been recognized in history books, but have made significant contributions to American society. 

For more info, call LCPL at 843-394-8071.

Reception for Florence Library Gallery Celebrates African American Culture

 

Reception for Florence Library Gallery Celebrates African American Culture

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery will exhibit the works of several accomplished Low Country African American artists to commemorate the historic Jamestown, S.C. settlement of freed slaves. The opening reception for the exhibit will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Admission to the reception is free and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through October 30, 2017.

 

Featured artists include Arianne King Comer, Alvin B. Glenn, Hank D. Herron, and Addelle Sanders.

 

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee

Foundation Library in Florence and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:15

p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. More information about the exhibit and related events can be found at www.florencelibrary.org.

Florence Library Gallery Celebrates African American Culture

Florence Library Gallery Celebrates African American Culture.   The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery will exhibit the works of several accomplished Low Country African American artists to commemorate the historic Jamestown, S.C. settlement of freed slaves. The opening reception for the exhibit will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Admission to the reception is free and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through October 30, 2017.

 

Featured artists include Arianne King Comer, Alvin B. Glenn, Hank D. Herron, and Addelle Sanders.

 

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee

Foundation Library in Florence and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. More information about the exhibit and related events can be found at www.florencelibrary.org.

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will host “Poetry Night at the Library”

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will host “Poetry Night at the Library” on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. Local poet and former Florence County Library employee, Gloria D. Wilson, will be hosting this fun evening where you can express yourself along with fellow poetically inclined folks. Attendees can bring one poem or one page of poetry to share, or if they don’t have a poem to share, they are welcome to come anyway and support Florence’s poets.

This workshop is for adults 18 and over and is made possible by Friends of Florence

County Library. Admission is free but space is limited and registration is required. Call the

Reference Desk at 843-413- 7074 to register or visit www.florencelibrary.org for more

information. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan

Street in Florence.

Florence Library Hosts Sixth Annual Author Expo

The Florence County Library System will host the sixth annual Pee Dee Author Expo on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library. The Expo will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Joseph Stukes Meeting Room.

 

The Expo will showcase seventeen authors from across the Pee Dee. Self-published and newly published authors representing a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres are among those represented. AlTonya Washington, award-winning writer for  Harlequin’s Kimani Romance line, will be showcased.

Sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (843) 413-7074 or visit the library’s web site at www.florencelibrary.org.

Author Presentation of “We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel

Join Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers Jr., and Marjory Wentworth Authors of We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel,  as they talk about the events of that terrible day but also offers a history lesson that reveals a deeper look at the suffering, triumph, and even the ongoing rage of the people who formed the Mother Emanuel Church.