Teaches these classes at Traditions Weeks

Born and reared along the coast in Georgetown, South Carolina, Mary Graham-Grant has been dedicated to preserving the tradition of sweetgrass basketry since sewing her first basket in 1990. It is important for her to let people know that the art of sweetgrass basketry is an art form that was brought to South Carolina by enslaved people who came from West Africa and has been practiced continuously in South Carolina for over three hundred years. Mary has worked as an artist-in-residence in numerous elementary, middle, and high schools and conducted workshops for many arts councils, governmental organizations throughout South Carolina and other states. She has also conducted weeklong residencies at Universities in Virginia and Maryland.

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