Lowcountry Students Get a Taste of Indie Grits

Lowcountry Students Get a Taste of Indie Grits

Students at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School will have the opportunity for the first time to participate in an Indie Grits Labs program on Dec. 3, 2019. Seth Gadsden, Director of Indie Grits Labs, and Mahkia Greene, Media Education Manager, will lead a workshop on media literacy education and filmmaking. There will also be a film screening at the high school later that day which is open to the public.

Indie Grits in the Lowcountry is a partnership between Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School, the Jasper County Arts Council and Indie Grits Labs, a nonprofit organization that works to serve communities through media education, artist-driven projects, and the annual Indie Grits Festival in Columbia, South Carolina.

About 40 students from RHHS social media, drone operation and music classes will participate in the learning project which will be infused with STEM topics and include critical thinking applied to screen culture and the impact of film, TV and other devices on society.

“This program is a wonderful example of community collaboration,” says Kayleigh Vaughn, Morris Center Director of Exhibitions and Programs. “We talked with Cynthia Robino, RHHS Career Specialist, and Dr. Terry Grant-Robison, the Fine Arts Department Head at RHHS, and they were on board right away” to host the program which is funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Art of Community-Rural SC grant to Jasper County and Maven Johnny Davis.

In conjunction with the workshops, there will also be a screening of 2019’s Rural Project which was the theme of this year’s Indie Grits artist fellowship. The public is invited to a reception at 4:00 pm before the screening at 4:30. The program wraps up with a talk back with Mahkia Greene.

All activities will take place at the high school located at 250 Jaguar Trail, Ridgeland, South Carolina. For more information call 843-284-9227 or visit MorrisHeritageCenter.org

Located at 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. South in Ridgeland, SC, The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage is open 10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.