New art exhibit features SC artist and philanthropist Jonathan Green

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The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum will host its newest exhibit, Jonathan Green: The Artist as Servant-Leader  - A Retrospective of Community Engagement, beginning on September 26, 2012 and offers a unique glimpse of Green's longtime philanthropy.

Artist and South Carolina native Jonathan Green is widely recognized and collected throughout the southeastern United States for his paintings of family, community and life in the Lowcountry.  They have drawn national and international attention to the unique and tenacious Gullah culture that has enriched the coastal regions of the Southeast for centuries.

But there is another side of Green that many of his fans don't know: his generous support, through his art, of community organizations in the fields of education, the arts, health care and literacy programs, among others.

The exhibit features nearly 50 posters created over the past 30 years using images donated by Green in support of regional nonprofit service organizations. It runs through the end of the year. Regular gallery hours are from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 - 4 p.m. Sundays.

You can read more about Johnathan Green, the exhibit, and examples of his work in the art museum's full press release.  You can also check out his studio's site here.

 The Art Museum is located at 3100 S. Ocean Blvd.  Admission is free but donations are welcome. For further information, call 843-238-2510 or visit

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