Beaufort News

Sweetgrass basket exhibit to debut

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

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

The gallery also will 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.