On a sun-soaked morning in Bluffton, the nature photographer, Eric Horan greeted me and presented his new book, “Beholding Nature.” We leafed through a couple of pages of the 274 page book before we talked about his centers of attention and focus on uniting history, natural beauty and wildlife through his photographs.
The late Peter Karis, the internationally recognized artist, has painted every morning in his studio and then spent every afternoon at the Karis Art Gallery for the last several decades. With his wife and partner, Maggie Karis, they oversaw the collection of his expressionistic, high colored signature paintings, and to the introduction of gallery visitors to the work of some 23 gallery associates.
Moments after being in touch with Lydia Chojnacki, who introduced herself as "a kind of bead lady," close to 6 months ago, I have focused on learning as much as I could about beads -- their history, their size, shapes, origins and their possibilities.
Artist Peggy Ellis and gallery owner/director Charlene Gardner had a conspicuously good idea when the two decided to present a sparkling series of Ellis' most brilliant paintings at Four Corners Gallery in Bluffton.
Lowcountry architect and fine artist Doug Corkern was feted Sept. 15 at an awards ceremony which honored him as the Featured Artist of the 2015 Edisto & Beyond Tour. The ceremony was held on the grounds of the Museum of the Edisto Island Historical Society.
President Barack Obama joked about all presidential candidate hopefuls and his own appearance, and ended his final White House Correspondents' Dinner speech with praise for the free press and a mic drop.
The White House
Obama's last White House Correspondents' Association Dinner speech