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Jirah Perkins’ “A Homage to Black GirlHood” Featured at Saul Alexander Gallery

MISS MARY MACK: A Homage to Black Girlhood will be up for display and purchase at Charleston County Public Library’s Saul Alexander Gallery from March 2 to March 31. The opening reception will be held from 6-7pm at the Saul Alexander Gallery. Join featured artist Jirah E. Perkins for a sensory experience as she shares some of her adolescent memories and those of others through her work. This event is free and open to the public.

Jirah Perkins is a 23-year-old emerging artist in the Lowcountry. She believes that collective work and responsibility are pertinent in creating a cohesive and understanding being. Perkins experiments through different mediums and styles with a focus on empowering and uplifting women.

This art exhibition is inspired by the children’s singing and clapping game, “Miss Mary Mack.” In African-American communities, hand games represented a communal expression of upbringing before the systematic erasure of adolescence. “Miss Mary Mack” honors the flair, togetherness and unadulterated joy of black girlhood. ⁣

5 Comments

  1. NORMANP PERKINS on February 24, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    I AM TRULY TRULY PROUD OF YOU KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. LOVE YOU TOO LIFE.
    YOUR DAD

  2. Angena Martin on February 24, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    I am very proud of you and your work , I love you..Your Mom

  3. Angelena Martin on February 24, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    I am very proud of my daughter accomplishments; as a child she was gifted since the age of 5 years old ; God bless you and we love you ; Mom

  4. Rev. L. Middleton on March 12, 2020 at 6:17 am

    Great work with such a creative flare. Best wishes for a wonderful future.

  5. Rev. L. Middleton on March 12, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Congrats and best wishes.

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