‘Scatter of White’ by Margaret Crawford

The Art Beyond Tradition Group presents Interpretations, its ninth exhibition of fine local abstract art.

When the Art Beyond Tradition Group first started exhibiting together on Hilton Head in 2006, their goal was simple: to make abstract art approachable to those who find it hard to understand and to elicit a response from the viewer, whatever that response might be. Founders Irene Williamson and Jo Dyebelieved that mounting regular local exhibitions of purely abstract work could promote an appreciation and understanding of this sometimes perplexing movement.

‘Wut Man Du’ by Donna Varner

This year’s show is comprised of art by these accomplished local artists:  Earline Allen, Joanna Chalson, Cindy Chiappetta, Margaret Crawford, John Crum, Jo Dye, Vickie Jourdan, Mark Larkin, Sharon Collings Licata, Donna Varner, Arla Crumlich Wible and Irene K. Williamson.

These artists work in a variety of mediums: oil, acrylic, graphite, ink, encaustic, collage, watercolor, and sculpture in metal and stone. What’s more, they offer the visitor their unique interpretations of the art form. They are explorers and experimenters who will show you new ways of seeing and

Untitled by Joanna Chalson

thinking about abstract art. Allow yourself to engage color, shape, line, surface and texture, and finally, formulate your own “interpretations.”

The Art Beyond Tradition Group presents “Interpretations” now through March 6, at Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Special events include: Meet & Greet with the artists, January 20, from 3 to 5 pm; Opening Reception, Thursday, Feb 3, 5 to 7pm; Artists in the Gallery, 12 – 2 on the following Thursdays – Jan 27; Feb 10,17, 24; March 3. For more information, call 843-689-6767 or visit www.coastaldiscovery.org