By Hannah Dockery
On Friday, June 29, the Seabrook Island Artists Guild and Photography Club sponsored their 2012 summer art show and sale at The Lake House. Visitors to the show were able to meander through the many different displays as well as meet and greet the featured artists, while enjoying a glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres. The displays ran through Sunday, July 1.
This year’s theme, America the Beautiful, allowed artists to showcase classic American landscapes, flora and fauna, and general symbols of the USA. The show featured 18 artists, each of which presented unique and individual styles in their work. Popular pieces included scenes of the lowcountry, dolphins, classic Ford models, sailboats, and downtown Charleston.
A personal favorite, Jan Genosi of Epiphany Designs South of Broad, captures a windowsill on Broad Street downtown. The style, which Genosi calls “photo impressionism” combines digital photography with computer editorial techniques, creating a distinctive style that appears to be both photography and painting.
Not only did America the Beautiful feature artwork, but handmade crafts were available for purchase as well. Beautifully hand painted glass stemware was for sale, as well as photography books and handmade jewelry. Visitors called the event “phenomenal” “a fantastic evening” and “a great time.” Thanks to the talented artists, the event was a wonderful success.
For more information on the Seabrook Island Artists Guild, or contacting a featured artist of the show, email Roberta Boatti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos by Hannah Dockery