Bluffton Boundary Cultural Arts Center

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21 Boundary Street

Bluffton, SC 29910

(843) 757- 4495

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Meet The Executive Director

Sonja Griffin Evans

Sonja Griffin Evans is an international  Cultural Artist born and raised in Beaufort,

South Carolina. Growing up in the Lowcountry, which prides itself on its ability to preserve its culture and heritage, has heavily influenced Sonja's artwork, and gives her an uncanny ability to capture the beauty, spirituality and purest representations of the Gullah Sea Island and of African American culture.  As a prolific mix media artist, she incorporates items such as tin, wood and other materials in her art. She is also adept at painting the vibrantly colored art on canvas that is acknowledged as the traditional Gullah style;  however by applying texture to her canvas and masterful choice of color, she takes her art a step further to convey more depth and feeling. In both mediums, Sonja is careful to express her culture in its purest form. Evans believes that everything that God has created is not only beautiful, but has a purpose and states nothing should be wasted. She further believes she merely holds the paint brush and God ultimately creates the art.

Sonja is a master storyteller, bringing to life, through art, important historical and cultural heritage events, people and destinations that evokes emotional responses to her artwork. She is also known for her ability to see the beauty in found items and selects each item and unveils the alluring stories these pieces hold within them; reflecting the spirituality of the people of African descent. With her masterful use of color and perspective in her work, Griffin Evans' artwork is constantly evolving. Each piece has a story or inspirational quote that invokes spiritual and cultural insight.

Sonja Griffin Evans is the founder of the National For Artists – By Artists Society and a major contributor in the development for the  'Forgotten Communities Art Program and Director of the Gullah Arts Initiative for the Pan African American Cultural Heritage Intiative, which is a program designed by the Pan African Cultural Heritage Institute Inc. to preserve and promote the culture and heritage of people of Pan Africa -via the arts. Evans is the President of the South Carolina Cultural Heritage Society and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pan African Cultural Heritage Institute, Inc. and the National Cultural Heritage Tourism Society.

 

Sonja Griffin Evans has won many prestigious awards. Evans has been featured on television and radio broadcasts, and in publications; such as DuPont Registry, Southern Lady Magazine, Coastal Lifestyle Magazine, Hilton Head Monthly, From Imagining to Understanding the African American Experience and more. Her artwork is in prestigious galleries, private and corporate collections, nationally and abroad. Sonja’s work was recently shown internationally on an invitational three city tour, including Tour Saint Aubin in Angers, France. Her work has been selected by the National Park Service to market and promote African American historical sites and conferences, Artwork selected by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission to promote corridor, Permanent display at Westin Hilton Head Spa and Resort Mitchelville Museum commemorating historic Mitchelville, and Historic Penn Center 2014 Heritage Days featured artist of the year.Sonja Griffin Evans has won many prestigious awards. Evans has been featured on television and radio broadcasts, and in publications; such as DuPont Registry, Southern Lady Magazine, Coastal Lifestyle Magazine, Hilton Head Monthly, From Imagining to Understanding the African American Experience and more. Her artwork is in prestigious galleries, private and corporate collections, nationally and abroad. Sonja’s work was recently shown internationally on an invitational three city tour, including Tour Saint Aubin in Angers, France. Her work has been selected by the National Park Service to market and promote African American historical sites and conferences, Artwork selected by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission to promote corridor, Permanent display at Westin Hilton Head Spa and Resort Mitchelville Museum commemorating historic Mitchelville, and Historic Penn Center 2014 Heritage Days featured artist of the year.

www.sonjagriffinevans.com

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