Penn Center to debut 'The Beaufort Basket'

    The York W. Bailey Museum at the historic Penn Center will presents the debut exhibition of "The Beaufort Basket" by sweetgrass basket maker Jery Bennett-Taylor on July 16.

This will be the first in a series of exhibits celebrating Gullah traditional art in South Carolina.

The gallery will also preview the film "Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art," a companion to the national traveling exhibit, at noon.

The exhibit opens at 1 p.m. followed by a lecture and demonstration by Taylor from 2 to 4 p.m.

The exhibit closes Aug. 26. Museum admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 17.

The center is at 16 Penn Center Circle West on St. Helena Island.

Details: 843-838-2474