African-American Artists on Video

Verve!: Messengers in the Spirit is a salute to South Carolina's rich tradition of African-American arts.

This video showcases seven contemporary South Carolina artists who draw upon the past and who celebrate the African-American culture in their works. Featured are batik artist Leo Twiggs; watercolorist Floyd Gordon; storyteller Jemetrice Glisson; jewelry artist Karen Roache; collage artist Sheri Moore; blacksmith artist Sam Davis; and St. Helena Island's own indigo processor and batik artist, Arian King Comer.

Check out the video in VHS or DVD format [call number 704.03965 VER].

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.