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August Issue 2003

Fish or Cut Bait Gallery in Edisto Beach, SC, Features Works by Joy McGinnis and Robert Allison

A special exhibit of works by painter Joy McGinnis and sculptor Robert Allison opens Aug. 16 at Edisto Island, SC's Fish or Cut Bait Gallery. The exhibit titled Form and Fantasy will run through Oct. 11, 2003.

Joy McGinnis

McGinnis, whose works include still life, portraiture and landscapes, describes her style as ranging from impressionistic to realistic, with a focus on light and color. In her portraits, she takes advantage of the more vibrant colors available using natural light by capturing her subjects photographically in a relaxed outdoor setting, in contrast to the more posed head and shoulders portrait image.

In addition to receiving her college degree in art, McGinnis has attended workshops with a number of such nationally renowned artists as Wolf Kahn, Daniel Greene, Elaine de Kooning, Kim English, Charles Sovek and Burt Silverman.  Most recently, she traveled to Spain to study the paintings of Joaquin Sorolla and to paint in the Mediterranean light for which he was so famous.

Robert Allison

Robert Allison's lifelong love for sculpting had its origins in his many visits to Brookgreen Gardens near Murrells Inlet in his native South Carolina. Today, his work graces other gardens and public places in both North and South Carolina, including the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden in Columbia, SC, the Bermuda Run (NC) Country Club, the Palmetto Richland Hospital and Hammond School, both in Columbia, and Azalea Park in Summerville, SC.

In his terra cotta and bronze works, Allison, who describes himself as both a figurative sculptor and a portrait sculptor, strives to capture "the unwavering human spirit and the majesty of wildlife." In addition to completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art at the University of South Carolina, Allison studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy and under master sculptors Lincoln Fox, Eugene Daub, Rosalind Cook, Rosie Sandifer, Garland Weeks and Earline Heath King.

For more information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, contact Brailsford Sutton at the gallery at 843/869-2511, e-mail to (fishorcutbaitgal@aol.com) or on the web at (fishorcutbaitgallery.com).

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