There are some artists that fall outside of the definition of fine art. Sometimes referred to as folk, outsider, visionary or memory artists, most are driven to create something that has a special meaning to them. Some use objects from their own back yard, or illustrate personal visions or cultural history, while others use art to cope with life. Some are celebrated locally, while the work of others goes unseen until their deaths. One thing they have in common is that they are destined to leave their impression on this world through their work.
Carolina Stories: Uncommon Folk takes a look at some of South Carolina's unique self-taught artists in conjunction with the SC State Museum exhibit by the same title. Visit the exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum.
Featured in the ETV program are Maxie McConnell Eades, Reverend Johnnie Simmons, L.C. Carson, Sam Doyle, Ernest Lee and Margaret Robbins. Uncommon Folk was produced, directed, edited and narrated by Lynn Cornfoot.