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Local color

The Artists of Sea Pines paint the town. By Sally Mahan

There’s never a shortage of talented people in the Lowcountry, especially when it comes to the arts. Starting this month, the work of the newly-formed Artists of Sea Pines will be on display in the resort’s Community Services Association building. “I’m really excited, and the artists are very excited for this opportunity,” said Rosemary Kimball, coordinator of the gallery. “There’s a nice variety of work from beginners and from better-known artists who have painted for years and shown at other galleries. This will be a new place to see and appreciate our local artists.” About 20 artists, including photographers, oil painters and watercolorists, are lined up to show at the Artists of Sea Pines gallery. Louanne Laroche, Lynn Parrott, Brucie Holler and Martha Worthy are just a few of the wellknown artists whose work will be on display. The artwork shown at the gallery will also be available for purchase directly from the artists, with 10 percent of the sales donated to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. To keep it fresh, new works will be on display every three months at the gallery. In addition to the

gallery, Kimball said the Artists of Sea Pines will also be taking part in several plein air events, where 10-15 artists will paint or draw outside at the resort and people can watch them at work. The first plein air event will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on April 28-29 at Heritage Farms in Sea Pines. Kimball said they are also working on scheduling plein air events at Harbour Town and Lawton Stables. “It’s just so beautiful to watch art being made,” she said. The Artists of Sea Pines work will be on display from 8 a.m.5 p.m. Monday-Friday in the Sea Pines CSA building at 175 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on April 4 at the gallery, where the Artists of Sea Pines will honor longtime local artists Walter Greer, Barry Lowes, Joe Bowler and Suzanne Plowden (who is still painting at 92 years old!). “This gallery is just such a wonderful way to show so much of the talent that we have here,” said Kimball. “It’s a unique opportunity to show our community the artists’ work.” For more information, call Kimball at 843-363-6961 or email her at rosemaryki@aol.com. April 2012

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Hilton Head Monthly April 2012  

Hilton Head Monthly is the Lowcountry's premier magazine. Covering all the news from Hilton Head to Beaufort, plus restaurant guides, weddin...

Hilton Head Monthly April 2012  

Hilton Head Monthly is the Lowcountry's premier magazine. Covering all the news from Hilton Head to Beaufort, plus restaurant guides, weddin...