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October Issue 2010

The Cheryl Newby Gallery in Pawleys Island, SC, Features Works by Kathy Metts

In conjunction with the Pawleys Island, SC, Festival of Music and Art, The Cheryl Newby Gallery is presenting a special exhibition of paintings by Kathy Metts entitled, Remembering Kathy Metts, on view through Oct. 9, 2010.

Metts was a resident of Georgetown, SC, who grew up in Burlington, NC, and came to be one of the best known artists of the South Carolina lowcountry. She passed away in 2006 at the age of fifty nine from cancer.  Metts paintings, usually rendered in pastel and watercolor, are always distinguishable by their whimsical nature, loose, moving brushstrokes, and vivid color.

A graduate of UNC Greensboro, where Metts' earned a degree in art, she was largely self taught. She was devoted to promoting the Arts in Georgetown and the Waccamaw Neck; often donating her time and her art to further promote the arts among the community. Her paintings had become widely collected before her untimely death.

This year the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art is creating a scholarship in memory of Metts. The Kathryn Bryan Metts Scholarship for the Visual Arts will be awarded to a student from either Georgetown County, SC, or Alamance County, NC, each year by the Festival. To kick off the creation of the Scholarship, the family of Kathy Metts has given permission for a very limited edition of 150 giclee prints to be made of a painting from their collection, "The Red Fish Inn". Those prints will sell for $200 each. All monies from the donations and from the sale of the prints will go to the Scholarship.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843/979-0149 or visit (www.cherylnewbygallery.com).

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