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May 2011

Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, SC, Offers Exhibit by Art Beyond Tradition Group

The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, SC, will present the exhibit, Outside the Lines, featuring works by members of the Art Beyond Tradition group of abstract artists, on view in the Hilton Head Regional Healthcare Temporary Exhibit Gallery, from May 6 - June 26, 2011. A reception will be held on May 11, from 5-7pm.

The show is titled Outside the Lines, which is an apt description of the work that will be exhibited. Each abstract artist has a unique style and the show covers a variety of media, sizes and prices. The artists include: Deanna Bowdish, Cindy Chiappetta, Art Cornell, Marilyn Dizikes, Jo Dye, Vickie Jourdan, Mary Jane Martin, Mary Sullivan, Joan Templer, Arla Crumlick Wible, Caroll Williams and Irene K. Williamson. They are from Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort, and all are accomplished artists.

“We are delighted to be showing our work at Honey Horn,” says Irene K. Williamson, co-founder of the group, along with Jo Dye. “This is our first show at Honey Horn, but our fourth show on Hilton Head Island. Our work has been recognized for its boldness of color and design. Each piece makes a statement. We have all provided new material for this show and are excited about the opportunity to talk about our work. The show offers visual experience that resonates in the wonderful venue at Honey Horn.”

Vickie Jourdan has adapted a new palette for this show with flavors of spring colors… a definite variation from her dramatic reds typically seen in her large, rhythmic, mixed-media paintings on canvas.

Caroll Williams who describes her work as 2-1/2 dimensional, continues her passion for weathered, discarded objects” that is exceeded only by the thrill of discovering ways to combine them into artworks in which the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts. Her unique constructions are all one-of-a-kind.

Marilyn Dizikes loves to create unique paintings based on line. In this show, her paintings are influenced by Sudoku. She says, “Our daughter knowing my love of numbers, introduced me to Sudoku. I decided to use Sudoku rules and apply them to color. Sometimes the nine variations are clear, sometimes obscured. Art is often a game. Why not play?”

Mary Sullivan, a new member of the group has become fascinated with experimenting in permanent inks. “It is the adventure of discovery in painting that draws me,” she says. “I love the openness of the process of abstract painting.”

This group of artists has called itself the Art Beyond Tradition group. Each artist expresses concepts in a singular fashion. All of the work is far from traditional.

Through creative use of color, form, materials and composition, they produce artwork that is truly excitingly different and original. Don’t expect to see portraits, still-lifes or Lowcountry landscapes. It is work that has to be seen to be appreciated. This show is a visual feast for the eyes and the senses.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 843/689-6767 ext 223 or visit (


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