‘Two Egrets’ by Walter Greer

Art League of Hilton Head announces the release of a special commemorative art calendar created in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Art League. The calendar, which includes a history of Art League, its Gallery and Academy with historical photos, also features the artwork of more than 30 artist-members of the League.

In addition, to honor the Art League’s founder and Gallery namesake, acclaimed artist Walter Greer, one of his well-known artworks “Two Egrets” graces the cover and was provided with permission of the Greer Estate.

According to ALHH President Pat Batten, “The calendar includes

‘New Beginnings’ by Alexandra Sharma

milestones of Art League’s 50 years as well as artwork that highlights our artists and represents all of our member artists who have played an important role in our continued success! This unique and exciting project also serves as a fundraiser to help support the programs of the Art League.”

The 50th Anniversary Calendar Committee worked for many months reviewing ALHH archival materials, photographs and soliciting a ‘Call to Artists’ for Art League members’ artworks to be included in the historical piece. The selected artworks represent the varied artistic approaches and aesthetic inspirations of the 450 talented members of the League.

'Dune Lines' by Joyce Nagel

‘Dune Lines’ by Joyce Nagel

The Calendar Committee included Pat Batten, current Art League President; Linda Bloom, Board Member; Gabriele Hoffmann, Board Member; Kristen McIntosh, General Manager; and Fanoula Sevastos, 50th Anniversary Chair. “The limited-edition commemorative keepsake calendar makes an excellent gift for family and friends visiting Hilton Head Island as well supporters of the arts,” Batten said. Art League of Hilton Head, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, attracts more than 25,000 visitors to the Lowcountry from throughout the United States and internationally, providing an annual economic impact of $1.2 million. Proceeds from calendar sales will go to support Arts League’s mission of free and accessible exhibitions, receptions and community arts education programs.

To purchase the ALHH 50th Anniversary Art Calendar, go to www.ArtLeagueHHI.org, call 843-681-5060, or stop by the Art League Gallery located at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina or the Art Academy located at 106 Cordillo Parkway.