Southern Traditions

American Art Collector|April 2020

Southern Traditions
While many of us celebrate a plethora of life moments and holidays throughout the year, Wells Gallery out of South Carolina invites viewers to honor themes of tradition, “a custom passed down from generation to generation,” explains gallery director Emily Wagner. “We have cultural traditions and family traditions, and each contributes to a sense of practice and belonging.”

More specifically, Wells Gallery has more than 10 artists exploring themes around their upcoming show, Southern Traditions. While the show focuses on traditions in the Southern U.S., it’s much more than that. It’s about a sense of home that anyone, from any location, can understand.

However, the South has much to offer in the way of tradition. “We have Sunday suppers created from recipe cards handed down through the years. We wear church hats and smile at strangers. We comb the beaches looking for seashells and soak in the sun while kayaking down the meandering estuaries,” says Wagner.

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April 2020