“MISS MARY MACK: An Homage to Black Girl Nostalgia” by Jirah Perkins Throughout March

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 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. The First Monday Gallery Night opening reception will take place March 2 from 6-7 p.m.