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July Issue 2004
Fish or Cut Bait Gallery on Edisto Island, SC, Features Works by SC Artists
A unique show entitled, By the Sea, featuring both poetry and art will open at Fish or Cut Bait Gallery on Edisto Island, SC, on July 3 and run through Aug. 3, 2004. The show will feature work by South Carolina artists Debra Howard, Tim Greaves, Mary Edna Fraser and SC Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth.
"This show is unique in that while many
galleries feature only visual art, we believe poetry is an art
medium in which words create pictures," says Brailsford Sutton,
owner of the gallery. "These media complement each other
beautifully to enrich our lives. We're also thrilled to be able
to exhibit the work of artists who live and work in South Carolina
and appreciate and reflect the beauty of our area in their work.
Our state is blessed to have such amazing talent."
Debra Howard is an award-winning artist who
grew up in Miami, FL, and has called Charleston, SC, home for
more than ten years. Her love affair with color, light, painting
and sailing began early and she studied art at the Ringling School
of Art. After a 17-year career as an illustrator, she decided
to concentrate on fine art painting.
Howard believes her years spent sailing have been a dominant influence on her art. "Living on a sailboat has made me particularly sensitive to my natural surroundings," she says. "It allows you to see things from a completely different perspective, and I believe that is reflected in my paintings."
Through his oil paintings, Tim Greaves conveys his love for the outdoors including the beach. "I've lived in South Carolina for more than 30 years and never cease to be amazed by the abundance of painting subjects we have here. We are so fortunate to live in such beautiful surroundings, and I hope that appreciation is reflected in my artwork," says Greaves.
Greaves was born in Mobile, AL, and graduated from Rhodes College and the University of Alabama School of Law. He practices law with Haynsworth Baldwin Johnson and Greaves in Greenville, SC. Greaves has studied and participated in workshops with numerous well-known artists, and his work is found in numerous private and corporate collections across the United States.
Mary Edna Fraser
Mary Edna Fraser is an internationally known
artist who specializes in the ancient medium of batik. Her work
features the natural wonders of the world, with her most recent
focus being on the barrier islands of the world. Fraser has traveled
around the globe taking photographs from the open cockpit of an
airplane, which she then transcribes onto silk. "An aerial
viewpoint allows me to see the subtle environmental messages of
the islands that is then communicated through the individual batiks,"
says Fraser. Her work is displayed in museums and institutions
Marjory Wentworth was born and raised in Massachusetts, and she received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master's degree from New York University. She and her family have called Sullivan's Island, SC, home since 1989. Wentworth has worked as a book and film publicist and teacher, but is best known as a poet. In fact, she was selected as South Carolina's Poet Laureate, a position she will maintain for life. "Being named the poet laureate was such an honor for me," says Wentworth. "It gives me the opportunity to focus on bringing the arts all of the arts, not just poetry to the communities and people of South Carolina. It gives me a voice I did not have before, and for that, I'm grateful."
While Wentworth and Fraser are both artists in their own right, they are also noted for their ten-year collaborative effort that resulted in What the Water Gives Me, which was published in 2002.
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