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Explore Daufuskie’s wild side at museum talk with Roger Pinckney

Roger Pinckney of Daufuskie Island points out a home along Haig Point Road, with ‘haint’ blue trim. It’s a Gullah tradition to use the color to keep evil or ghosts out.
Roger Pinckney of Daufuskie Island points out a home along Haig Point Road, with ‘haint’ blue trim. It’s a Gullah tradition to use the color to keep evil or ghosts out.

Naturalist, author and Daufuskie Island resident Roger Pinckney will share his contagious love for Daufuskie Island at the Columbia Museum of Art on Tuesday.

Pinckney is the featured speaker for ArtBreak, a museum program that presents art from the perspective of someone outside the art world.

In his talk, “An Exploration of Daufuskie Island Flora and Fauna,” Pinckney will discuss the plants and animals native to the remote barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, revealing another side to the current photo exhibit “Daufuskie Memories.”

Pinckney is the author of 10 books, including “The Right Side of the River” and "Blue Roots: African-American Folk Magic of the Gullah People."

Start the day at the museum with pastries and coffee sold at The Wired Goat pop-up cafe, with a portion of proceeds benefiting educational initiatives at the museum. The pop-up café begins at 10:30 a.m. and the program begins at 11 a.m. Free with membership or museum admission. www.columbiamuseum.org

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