February artist’s inspiration comes from the Lowcountry | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | February 6, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: February 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm
Daryle Halbert, currently the artist-in-residence for North Charleston, will be the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market’s February artist.
Halbert’s art is a reflection of the history, stories and folklore of African-American culture. His work is filled with a wide range of images from jazz and blues musicians, field workers of the American South and African-American cooks and fishermen.
A native of Detroit, Halbert showed artistic ability at an early age, being named best artist in his high school graduating class.
He then went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from the College of Art and Design in Detroit and then received a master’s degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C.
As a graduate student at Howard, he was active in the art community and drawn to mural painting.
One of his most famous murals is located in the U Street and Cardoza Metro Station in Washington, D.C.
Halbert went on to work as a graphic designer for Tower Records and has received many awards for his work.
He later moved to Philadelphia where he was very active in the arts community. In 2002, Halbert completed an artist-in-residence program at the Vermont Studio Center and in 2009 completed the mural art program in Philadelphia.
In 2011, Halbert moved to Charleston and became active in the arts community, becoming a member of the Charleston Artists Guild.
Since his move to the South Carolina Lowcountry, he has become drawn to the rich history and culture of the area. His most recent artwork reflects the Lowcountry’s cuisine, agriculture, music, and folklore.
As an artist, Halbert feels that it is important to educate and inform the viewer through his artwork and to inspire others to develop their talents.
Kicking off the exhibit will be a reception for the artist on Feb. 9 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the museum, 506 E. Washington St. in Walterboro.
The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.