Mary Jackson hosts sweetgrass basket demos during this year's Spoleto festival

Two chances to hear from the world-renowned artist

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Mary Jackson holds two classes at the Gibbes during this year's festival. - FILE PHOTO
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  • Mary Jackson holds two classes at the Gibbes during this year's festival.
Mary Jackson is a world-renowned artist known for mastering the Gullah tradition of sweetgrass basketry, one of the oldest art forms of African origin. On May 29 and June 4, Jackson will be showcasing her talents at the Gibbes Museum of Art from 10-11 a.m.

These two in-studio sweetgrass basket demonstrations are a great way to get a feel for all that Spoleto has to offer in 2019. The Gibbes Museum of Art even has a gallery named for Jackson and dedicated to her work, containing both modern and contemporary art. (And, of course, a sweetgrass basket.)
If you’ve ever wondering about this age-old art form, now is your chance to find out. Attendance to Jackson’s sweetgrass basket event is $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

Witness her demonstrations, listen to her inspiring story, and grab your tickets online.



If you can't make it to a class, be sure to swing by Theodora Park (across from the Gaillard Center) for a pop-up showcase of Jackson's baskets, May 24-25.

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