The Art League of Hilton Head Island presents Ted Jordan as the Honored Artist for their 2011 Art and Flowers Festival, Sunday, May 15, noon – 3pm at the Sea Pines Country Club. The Art and Flowers Festival, known for its elegant fusion of fine art, floral design and fashion, will host 20 artists and floral designers with Palmettos showcasing the newest in spring fashion. In its 23rd year, the luncheon event introduces a new Art Boutique along with the Show Exhibit.  Reserved tickets are on sale now, please call 843-689-9989.

Jordan says of his featured work, “Her Sunday Finest is a pencil and watercolor painting of an elderly Black woman wearing her lovely, stylish Sunday-best hat which she dons weekly. The iconic woman worked hard for over 45 years in New Orleans. Taking in wash that she laundered in her bathtub, she saved most of her income and donated $250,000 to Howard University’s scholarship fund.  A grand Southern lady!”  Jordan has a BFA, MA, and MFA in Painting and Print-making.  His career includes working as an artist in the creative epicenter of SoHo in the early 70’s, teaching Modern Art at a college level and later while a Design Director at Hallmark created their successful Mahogany card line.

Each of the exhibiting artists is paired with a floral designer who interprets the spirit and emotional content of the painting in a bouquet or arrangement of flowers.  The original artistic floral piece compliments the artist’s medium with the elements of nature.  All artwork and floral designs are available for purchase.  Ted Jordan’s floral designer is Elisa Ranney, who has created arrangements for him before.

The public is invited to call Lynda Halpern (843) 689-9989 for tickets which are $40 and include the Show Exhibit, luncheon and fashion show, Art Boutique and a day-pass into Sea Pines Plantation $7.  Reservations are required. Ladies, remember to wear a festive spring hat!

The Art and Flowers show is available for exhibit only attendance from 12 noon – 3pm. If reserved in advance, the $7 ticket includes the Show Exhibit, Art Boutique and Sea Pines gate pass.  (Note: Reservations are necessary to avoid the gate fee.)

Proceeds from the event benefit the Art League of Hilton Head, a non-profit organization with a mission to further the visual arts. The Art League of Hilton Head in the Walter Greer Gallery of the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina  is open Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. and 90 min. before show times.  For additional information contact the Gallery at 843-681-5060 or visit

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