Art Guild gives grant to Jane Edwards Elementary School
All classes at Jane Edwards got to experience the joy of dance and movement to understand concepts of space, shape and form, thanks to a grant from Edisto Art Guild. Erin Leigh, dance instructor at College of Charleston, brought her energetic and knowledgable presence to these kids for 3 consecutive Mondays. As you will see in the photos and videos, the kids were happily engaged in movement. They looked forward to their time with Erin, and many expressed themselves in movement in ways they had not known of before. Melissa Estes, guidance counselor at Jane Edwards, oversaw the project. It was a great success.
Jennie Gowan Juried Art Show - June 13, 2016
This year the Jennie Gowan Juried Art Show will be on display June 13 - July 5, 2016 at the Edisto Island Museum. A members reception will take place at the museum on June 13 at 7:00pm. Participants must submit their artwork on Saturday, June 11 between 10:00am - 12:00pm. To view the rules and entry form please click the buttons below:
Susan Easton Burns of Douglasville, Ga., is the juror for this year’s show. Susan exhibits locally at Atlier Gallery in Charleston and served as artist for the Kentucky Derby in 2014. Susan paints in acrylics and has a strong connection with nature.
“I choose to paint nature because I am a part of nature,” Susan explains. “We humans are much like animals. The main difference is animals have no fear of the future. They live their lives with great awareness and intuition.” As a result, her painted subjects, from the smallest farm bird to the most splendid human form, seem to display a profound awareness of themselves in the grand scheme of life.
Jennie Gowan Juried Art Show - June 2015 A large and appreciative crowd of Edisto Art Guild members and guests enjoyed the opening reception of the annual Jennie Gowan Memorial Juried Art Show at the Edisto Island Museum Monday June 8. Elaine Hruska, Charleston artist and Senior Art Consultant for Mary Martin Gallery in Charleston judged the show and awarded ribbons. After general remarks about the elements of art that produce memorable work, such as composition, color, and point of interest, she explained her choices for awards and also gave specific remarks to each participating artist about his/her work. The artists were pleased with her positive and encouraging comments. Nineteen artists were represented in the show, which included acrylics, watercolors, pastels, wood carving, clay arts, encaustics, linocuts, and photography. This year featured some media including pastels and linocuts that were new to the show.
The following entries were awarded ribbons by Ms. Hruska : First Place: "Woodstork and Wahoo," a linocut by Molly Kempson; second place: "Memorial Day," acrylic on board by Carol Bass; third place: "Remembrance of Times Past" graphite pencil drawing by Robert Herlihy. Honorable mentions were given to 1) "Shrimper," a watercolor by Joan Brodnicki, 2) "Palmetto Patterns," an encaustic by Gail Greer, 3)"Ready to Run," wood carving by Don Hartman, 4)"Capture the Wave," an acrylic by Bonnie Lee, and 5) "Great Egret Mating Display," a photograph by Sue Zoltewicz.
This year the attendees had the opportunity to vote for their personal favorite. As an indicator of the strength of this year’s show, votes were spread across almost half of the entries. Jo-Ann Close emerged as the winner of the People’s Choice Award for "Primordium," a clay-mixed media piece.