Staff Report for The Island Connection
Artist of the Month—Frank Cassara
Frank moved to Seabrook in 2003 from Annapolis, MD with his wife, Linda. At that time he was still working as an account manager for a major pharmaceutical company. After retiring in 2005 Frank has been able to fully enjoy all the wonderful activities that Seabrook has to offer, including tennis, golf, kayaking, cycling, cooking, the beach, and music. He has sung with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus and now sings with the Johns Island Presbyterian Church choir and occasionally plays piano at services. Currently he is serving on the House Committee for the Club and the SI Natural History Group planning committee.
Frank has been interested in drawing and art since early childhood. He took art classes through high school and considered majoring in art in college. Other interests and career distractions kept him from pursuing this passion until recently when he took up painting in oil.
He loves to use bold colors to capture the beauty of nature in all its many forms. The marshes, ocean, and sun of his home on Seabrook provide ample subject matter. However, he is also interested in the colors of winter, mountains, wildlife and flowers. Frank works mainly from his studio at home and from his own photos but has also done some plein aire work. He is currently studying under Bob LeFevre on Seabrook Island and displays locally.
Photographer of the Month—Stan Ullner
Stan is a retired professional residing on Seabrook Island. Photography is a passion that started while working for his school newspaper over 55 years ago. Over the years he has attended many seminars with some of America’s great photographers.
His interest is street shooting with a slant toward finding geometric images in their natural setting. He processes and prints his images to museum quality on archival materials. Stan has won numerous awards for his photography. Some of the more recent honors bestowed to Stan are:
1st place Charleston Artist Guild 2014 Member’s Exhibition
HM Charleston Artist Guild 2014 Signature Exhibition
HM Charleston Artist Guild 2013 Signature Exhibition
1st place Charleston Artist Guild 2013 Member’s Exhibition
Juried SE Region Artfields Show, Lake City, SC 2014
Wells Gallery Juried Shows 2009-2014
Juried Halsey Post Card Show
Wells Gallery 2 Man Show, R.E. Office
These awards were in photography and some in all forms of art competition. One of his pieces was voted Best by Gallery Patrons in 2013 at the Wells Gallery Photography Show at Kiawah. You can see Stan’s works at www.stanfordullner.com.
Frank and Stan will be hosting a reception on Sunday, June 1 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Lake House.
All are welcome to attend. Their works will be on display at the Lake House from June 1 through June 30.