The symposium is a major educational/training event for workforce development partners and businesses, expected to draw more than 300 participants to the annual event.
Herring was selected as the only artist to participate, and his products will include a variety of his original work which is often created from found materials. The rescued materials sometimes include pallets, driftwood, discarded metals or fabrics. He learned whittling from his two grandfathers and quilting from his family, crediting his family with artistic stimulation.
Wood products include boxes, selected for decorative displays or as containers for plants or other items. His original wood stamps are used for batiking, and then the stamps themselves become pieces of art. His adinkra symbols made of many different materials are ancient traditional West African wisdom and concepts in graphic form.
Framing also is one of Herring’s passions, and his frame shop accommodates any request as well as selling do-it-yourself materials.
He teaches at the Children’s Educational Village in Atlanta as the village printmaker and continually shows his passion for the community and the arts through public events and forums.
Green Herring Art & Framing is located at the Green Fish Gallery in historic downtown Beaufort, SC. Contact us to schedule him for programs, products or exhibits and follow his news on his business Facebook page: Green Herring Art & Framing or call 843-902-4799.