Artist Jonathan Green discusses the nonprofit Lowcountry Rice Culture Project in front of a painting his studio in Charleston. The idea behind the project is to focus on the significance of rice in the building of Charleston and the Southeast as a way to begin broader discussions of how race, class, art and history continue to influence the region.
Artist Jonathan Green discusses the nonprofit Lowcountry Rice Culture Project in front of a painting his studio in Charleston. The idea behind the project is to focus on the significance of rice in the building of Charleston and the Southeast as a way to begin broader discussions of how race, class, art and history continue to influence the region. BRUCE SMITH/AP
Artist Jonathan Green discusses the nonprofit Lowcountry Rice Culture Project in front of a painting his studio in Charleston. The idea behind the project is to focus on the significance of rice in the building of Charleston and the Southeast as a way to begin broader discussions of how race, class, art and history continue to influence the region. BRUCE SMITH/AP

Artist's vision: Rice project can build bridges, reclaim culture

August 25, 2013 08:23 PM

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