The opening reception for Hank D. Herring’s “Imagination Exhibit” at Gumbo Gallery is Friday, July 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Gumbo Gallery is located in historic Belmont and Devilliers downtown Pensacola, Florida. It is known for its unique blend of multicultural art. Herring is a Gullah artist, noted professional framer and gallery owner in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Herring will teach batik classes Saturday, July 20 at 10 am and again at 6 pm. The class is $45 per person which includes materials. Call 850-912-6806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve space which is limited to 20 per class.
Herring creates original wood stamps used for batiking, and then the stamps themselves become pieces of art. One of his specialties in stamps and other media is the adinkra symbol, a series of West African symbols which deliver messages. Also he creates pottery and unique graphics designs from found or rescued materials such as driftwood, discarded metals or fabrics. He learned whittling from his two grandfathers and quilting from his family, crediting his family with artistic stimulation. He teaches at the Children’s Educational Village in Atlanta as the village printmaker and continually shows his passion for the community and the arts through public events and forums. He mentors other artists and frequently hosts their exhibits at his Green Herring Art & Framing Gallery.
African Diaspora World Tourism Awards in Atlanta recognized Artist Sonja Griffin Evans and the Gumbo Gallery with the Flame Keepers Award for Art Galleries for 2013.
For more information about Herring, contact him at (843)501-1806 or visit www.MyGreenHerring.com or Facebook.com/GreenHerringArtAndFraming.