P-Nut’s “65 Years of Unity & Community”

23 Jun

P-Nut’s “65 Years of Unity & Community”

  • African American art. Charleston Artist, P-NUT, celebrates 65 years

A ganster From the
Erley 40’ Wellknown in
Charleston He ran moonshin
Owned Night Clubs and
Speekeasys very rutless
But Respected a self
Made Man who made
Money by any means
nessery He live Hard
And he Died Hard
A True Story
Al Copne Had Nothing
On Him

Artist reception: Friday, July 3th, 2019,

All day 11-5 p.m.

     Exhibition: July 3st – Sept 12th, 2020


Dog and Horse Fine Art is pleased to present “65 Years of Unity & Community” with Joseph, P-NUT, Johnson. In this exhibition, come visit P-Nut’s world and learn about his community’s camaraderie and some anecdotes through African-American art.  The paintings include an audio video of P-Nut explaining the significance of the painting “Holy Rain” as well as Uncle Dan in “Pure Love”, the greatest love story ever told.  His poetry books, republished in 2019 with National Endowment for the arts and John and Susan Bennett Memorial Art Fund grants, will be available.  At the reception P-Nut will be on hand to write personalized poetry on napkins, how he first became Charleston’s “Lowcountry Legend.”

P-Nut gifts Charleston and our country with stories and advice from the point of view of a sagacious, charming and powerful self-taught Renaissance man.  At the same time he empowers individuals and audiences to overcome adversity of racial and income inequality through this uplifting attitude as well as his own life story. Long term, his books and artwork are crucial to preserving African American art, history and culture.

In 2018, he had a one-man show and poetry reading at the Charleston Public Library titled A P-Nut Party. In July 2019, in conjunction with The Gibbes Museum of Art’s exhibition Black Refractions, he hosted a talk with a PowerPoint and workshop at the Otranto Regional Library.  In 2019 he had a one man exhibition at Dog & Horse Fine Art, titled P-Nut: Spreading Lowcountry Love.  He has been featured in Afar Magazine, the Post & Courier newspaper, ART MAG, Charleston MagazineCharleston City Paper, online in Garden & Gun magazine and It’s A Southern Thing.  In 2019 he received a grant for republishing his poetry books from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund. This same year P-Nut was chosen to complete a large public commission for the new MUSC Children’s Hospital.  His clients hail from the Southeast, Texas, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Wyoming, California, and South America, to name just a few locations. 


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