beaufort-sandra-baggetteFour award-winning Beaufort area artists were selected to participate in the 27th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit being held May 27 –June 11, 2011. Sandra Baggette, Kathy Crowther, Diane S. Dean, and Mary Grayson Segars will exhibit their work along with 110 South Carolina artists at the Marion Square Park between King and Meeting Streets in Charleston SC. The artists will be in attendance from 10am to 5pm daily to talk about their work. There will be scheduled art demonstrations by various artists in all mediums twice daily at 11am and 2pm.

Sandra Baggette will showcase her latest series, “Seasonal Inspirations,” and her first book, Sandra Baggette: Painting What I Love, at the Piccolo Spoleto exhibit. Both the series and the book share the artist’s powerful connection to the native flowers that grow in her gardens and the South Carolina Lowcountry and the joy she gets from “painting their endlessly fascinating shapes, vivid colors, and wild natures.” Baggette’s book is available at and autographed copies will be available at the exhibit.beaufort-sea-kathy-crowther


“Nature’s tiny treasures always amaze me!” artist Kathy Crowther explains when discussing her new paintings featuring the many creatures of the Lowcountry waters. Crowther’s unique artistic talent for creating intricate studies of nature in watercolor with meticulous detailing in ink will be on display at the show and can also be viewed at


Piccolo Spoleto visitors can also view Diane S. Dean’s representational work that draws on the colors and rhythms of nature. Dean’s art is created with layers of texture in mixed media/collage and encaustic (melted bees wax), a very unusual medium not often seen on exhibit. Dean’s large floral paintings, with their vivid colors and dynamic compositions, can also be viewed at


Mary Grayson Segars will feature Oil Paintings from the beaufort-boats-mary-segarsLowcountry. Segars’s paintings are known for their color and light. Segars works with a palette that consists of primary colors to capture a wide variety of subject matter, ranging from palmetto trees, to Lowcountry architecture, to the people in everyday activities that catch her artistic eye. Examples of her work can be viewed at



If you go

Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit

May 27- June 11, 2011

10-5 a.m. daily

Marion Square Park between King and Meeting Streets

Charleston, SC



Contact: Sandra Baggette, 843-441-3951 or


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