Posted By Bill Payer on Oct 18, 2016 | 0 comments

Art, history and the role art played in preserving Charleston’s historic past were brought to life Tuesday night in our October program, “Matriarch of the Charleston Renaissance.”

Speaker David Verner Hamilton shared the story and samples of the artwork of his grandmother, Charleston artist and preservationist pioneer Elizabeth O’Neill Verner.

Hamilton explained that his grandmother and her art helped boost awareness not only of Charleston’s historic architecture but also the magnificent oak trees and the powerful dignity of Gullah flower women.  All three were well represented in the art that accompanied his talk.

It’s clear that much of what makes Charleston so unique would not have survived without Elizabeth O’Neill Verner’s efforts and passion.

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Don’t miss another powerful program next month when we present “Triumph and Tragedy at Mother Emmanuel” .  That will be Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm at Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island.

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