The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage is teaming up with Bluffton artist Amiri Geuka Farris to build a large-scale Lowcountry mural for permanent display.

Organizers are inviting the creative minds of the community to help construct a collage on Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Morris Center, located at 10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd. in Ridgeland.

Guests are asked to bring their own photographs and images that represent their experience as part of the Lowcountry community. The mural’s purpose is to capture the positivity fostered in our rich and culturally diverse region while celebrating the differences and similarities of its many people.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn new art techniques, develop their personal story and, of course, have fun.

Farris is an artist, musician and poet honored with the Gullah Artist of the Year award in 2010. His passion for creativity and dedication to his craft can be seen in his varied multimedia work, ranging from collages and photos to paints and computer-aided graphics.

Farris graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he currently teaches his craft to aspiring artists and designers.

“The resulting work intends to leave a powerfully visceral impact on the viewer,” said Farris. “You will learn new techniques in art and develop your own personal story in the process.”

This event is free and open to the public and acts as a great way to leave one’s mark in the local community. The mural will remain as a permanent display at the center, chronicling guests’ imagery of what it means to be a part of this wonderfully diverse region.

The Daniel O. Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage is a learning and exhibition center dedicated to preserving and cultivating the history, culture and spirit of Ridgeland and its surrounding counties.

Housed in a collection of vintage buildings, with the architecturally distinctive Sinclair Service Station as its focal point, the center features ever-changing exhibitions, interactive and dynamic learning opportunities, cultural offerings, storytelling and other forms of art.

For more information, call 843-284-9227 or visit www.morrisheritage