McLeod Art Series

Gullah artist Sonja Griffen Evans in her studio

American Gullah – Paintings of a People and a Place


  • March 4 & 5
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Fee: Included with admission to McLeod
Meet Gullah artist Sonja Griffin Evans during this two-day exhibition of her American Gullah Collection. The collection communicates the Gullah people's culture, brings to life their stories, and provokes a yearning to learn and visit places that encompass its history and spirituality. 

Appearing with Sonja Griffin Evans on Sunday, March 5 will be vocalist Xan Jennings and accompanist Myron Brooker. The artists will bring to life the paintings in the American Gullah Collection through stories and dance. Performances are at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  on Sunday, March 5.
Lowcountry Voices chorus performing

Lowcountry Voices: A Lowcountry Journey


  • April 23
  • Gates open at 5 p.m. for guided tours, and concert begins at 6 p.m.
  • Fee: $18 or $15 CCR* Advance registration is encouraged.
Enjoy a journey of song highlighting the musical tapestry of the Lowcountry. Nathan Nelson directs Lowcountry Voices, a diverse choral group performing music from African traditions to the hymns, spirituals, and gospel music of the Lowcountry. 
Gullah artist Sonja Griffen Evans in her studio

Capture History with Art at McLeod Plantation


Let Gullah artist Sonja Griffin Evans bring out your inner artist at this historic site. Take a tour to hear the stories of former residents. Then capture and preserve their stories on canvas and take history home with you. Appropriate for beginner painters, but all levels welcome. Supplies are provided. (A registered and paid chaperone is required for all participants ages 15 and under.) *CCR = Charleston County resident
Poet and author Kendra Hamilton

Poetry with Kendra Hamilton


  • June 18
  • 2-4 p.m.
  • Fee: $15 and includes admission to McLeod Plantation Historic Site
  • Register online
Providing a modern perspective on the experiences of African Americans on plantations, Hamilton is a Cave Canem fellow and author of “The Goddess of Gumbo” and “Romancing the Gullah.”
*CCR = Charleston County resident