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Low Country Memories: Paintings by Irene Tison

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 2, 2023

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and Mike’s Art Truck are pleased to present a collection of paintings by self-taught Gullah artist Irene Tison. The exhibit, “Low Country Memories: Paintings by Irene Tison,” is on display from August 25, 2023 through October 2, 2023 at the Alexander Dickson House, the historic building which houses the Hillsborough Visitors Center.

A true child of the Carolina Low Country, Irene Tison was raised into the Gullah culture of her ancestors and there her heart remains. The Gullah and the Geechee people are descendants of Africans that were captured and brought to the Atlantic coast to work enslaved on Southern rice plantations. From slavery to today, these relatively isolated communities from North Carolina to Florida have nurtured and maintained a distinct cultural identity.

From her own memories or from tales passed down by older generations, Irene Tison’s bright paintings tell stories of growing up in the South. The artist hopes her art will convey the joy she finds in her heritage, and the love she holds for her family.

Exhibition artwork is available for purchase directly through Mike’s Art Truck. Contact Mike’s Art Truck for information by email at, or visit their website at

The Alexander Dickson House and Hillsborough Visitors Center is located at 150 E. King St., in downtown Hillsborough. Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public during regular visitor hours. Free parking is available. For more information about Historic Hillsborough, including the Visitors Center, please visit


Hillsborough Visitors Center
150 East King Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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