Gardner Cole Miller: My Major Retrospective 1987-2016

Arts, Entertainment
Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
Patriot Hall Performing Arts Center/Gallery 135

When: Thursday, September 22 (opening reception from 6:00-8:00PM) through 14 October, 2016

Where: Patriot Hall Performing Arts Center/Gallery 135, 135 Haynsworth Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150


The Sumter County Cultural Commission is pleased to present a special retrospective exhibition of artworks, quilts, and found objects by Sumter County Gallery of Art curator, Gardner Cole Miller.  Opening reception will include light refreshment and live music provided by After Dark.


Gardner Cole Miller is an American-Bahamian-American artist who, as a point of departure, draws upon his experiences growing up a gay, little, white boy between worlds on a U.S. Navy base situated in the postcolonial Bahamas.  Works in fibers, ceramics, and mixed-media installation explore translations of culture and interactions among peoples across time and place by interrogating the enduring aftermaths of historical circumstance, material history, and the fluid instability of meaning.


A recent transplant from South Florida, Miller’s recent exhibitions include group and solo shows with David Castillo Gallery, The Bass Museum of Art, MOCA NoMi, and Root Division in San Francisco among many others.  His works resides in the permanent collection of the Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum as well as numerous private collections. 



Opening  Reception

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm

Enjoy refreshments, live music, and an opportunity to meet the artist.



Location: 135 Haynsworth Street, Sumter, SC 29150.

Hours: Monday-Saturday  9:00 am – 5:00 pm



Carmela P. Bryan, Executive Director, Sumter County Cultural Commission, 803.436.2261.

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