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Voorhees College press release-silent auction for Giving Tuesday

Denmark, S.C.- Artist Sonja Griffin Evans prepares an original painting titled, “Begin. Belief. Become.” for the silent auction, which will be held during our Day of giving stream-a-thon known as the Tigers Give
campaign on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. EST. Evans is creating the painting because she believes the best way to honor our ancestors is to help continue theirworks. “Voorhees founder Elizabeth Evelyn Wright’s life and her contributions are inspiring testimonies of strength and determination. Her desire to teach others so they may have a useful life is an extraordinary story and an important part of American history,” Evans said. “She
left a legacy, Voorhees College, and it is an honor to use my art to help her works continue.”Begin. Believe. Become. is the first from the I, Too, Sing
America Collection. It is an inspiring colorful artistic depiction of Wright’s extraordinary journey. Painted in the traditional Gullah style, Evans communicates strength, determination, and spirituality. The art aims to lure the viewers into the painting, leaving them with a desire to learn more about Wright’s contributions and legacy, Voorhees College, an important part of American history. During the silent auction, participants will have the opportunity to bid on the original piece. To bid before the event, visit https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/Voorhees-College-Day-of-Giving–18758.Evans is a Beaufort, S.C. native who has been professionally creating art for15 years. She is a fellow at the Pan African Cultural Heritage Institute Inc. Growing up in the ‘Low Country,’ which prides itself on its
ability to preserve its culture and heritage, has heavily influenced Evans’ artwork, allowing her to capture the beauty, spirituality, and purest representations of the Sea Islands and African-American culture.
Her artwork is in prestigious galleries, private and corporate collections, nationally and abroad. Evans’ work was selected among 150 artists worldwide by Loupe Art, a global live streaming art gallery available.