Natalie Daise exhibit on display at Center for the Arts

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Sea Island Angel by Natalie Daise

Natalie Daise’s exhibit “Greens in the Community Garden,” will be on display at USCB’s Center for the Arts through Feb. 20. 

A lifelong visual and performing artist, Daise’s work is inspired by heritage and community. Collard greens, which appear in many of her paintings, connect her to her father and tie to family gatherings, stories and deeper connections. Adam Parker of the Charleston Post and Courier wrote, “Her paintings include elements of African iconography, food items, colorful garb, abstract designs, gold or silver or copper leaf and more than mimic a Byzantine style. But her real focus is on the people she portrays. Though she has no formal training, Daise has an innate ability to paint profoundly expressive faces and to connect posture with feeling. Consequently, she permits the viewer a glimpse into the mind and heart of her subjects.” 

The public is invited to the opening of the show on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  An artist talk facilitated by her daughter, Sara Makeba Daise, will be held in the CFA auditorium at 6 p.m. that evening. 

The artist talk will be based on Natalie Daise’s academic research and experience as an artist, celebrating how women have used what they had to create not only what they need, but what their community needs as well.  From Dakota women beading their culture together, to African American women using story, thread and paint, this talk celebrates our creativity, perseverance and vision. 

The Center for the Arts Gallery is located at 801 Carteret Street in downtown Beaufort. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If You Go 
What: Natalie Daise’s “Greens In The Community Garden”
Where: USCB Center for the Arts
When: Jan. 22-Feb. 20 
Tickets: Free and open to the public   
For information: CFA Box Office, 843-521-4145 or 

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