Art Beyond Tradition Group began exhibiting on Hilton Head Island in 2006. The goal was simple: to make abstract art approachable to those who might find it hard to understand. Founders of the group believed that mounting regular exhibitions of purely abstract work could foster an understanding and appreciation of this sometimes-perplexing visual art.

This spring, the group will stage an exhibit at the USCB Center for the Arts on Carteret Street in Beaufort. By focusing on art’s formal elements, each artist uses line, color, form, texture, shape, value, and movement to create their individual works. Imagination and experimentation are the only other requirements, resulting in engaging and surprising visual encounters.

Participating artists include Earline Allen, Joanna Chalson, Cindy Chiappetta, John Crum, Jo Dye, Mark Larkin, Sharon Collings Licata, and Donna Varner. A special exhibit of past participant, Mary Sullivan, will be included, commemorating her recent passing.

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Art Beyond Tradition: Visual Theatrics

Cindy Chiappetta

April 16 – June 27, 2024

USCB Center for the Arts

805 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18, 5-7 pm