What would April be without the Art League’s Annual Art & Flower Festival ?! 

This year will be the 20th year of this event and a special Retrospective Celebration is planned.  It was the innovative idea of Nancy Wittke in the 1980s to combine art and flowers because she felt flowers brought art to life.  This year Sea Pines Country Club will host the event on Sunday, April 27th with a Luncheon seating at 1:00 pm.
    Walter Greer has been chosen to be the Honored Artist.  Many years ago he had the daring vision to become Hilton Head Island’s first resident artist.  He tirelessly enticed artists to visit, and thus pioneered the first art colony on the Island.  His painting is a serene landscape entitled “The Path to Mullet Hole.”  Mary Hunter Crose will have the pleasure of creating his floral display.
The other participating artists will be Evelyn B. Ballantine, Terry Brennan, John Diamond, Wendy Dixon, Jo Dye, Ray Ellis, Sheri Farbstein, Charles Gruppé, Ted Jordan, Vickie Jourdan, Dolores Johnson, Ann Light, Louanne Laroche, Candice Lovely,  Betty B. Luntey, Judy McElynn, Joyce and Don Nagel, Lynn Parrott, Suzanne Plowden, Tom Ratliffe, Doris Shay, Sara Tiffany, Kathy Tortorella, Irene Williamson and Nancy Wittke.    
    Most of the paintings will be for sale.  The “Shore Notes” will perform and Palmettoes will introduce spring fashions interspersed with retro fashions by Joanna.  There will be a raffle including a giclée print by Ray Ellis.  Beautiful art, gorgeous flowers, and delicious brunch with entertainment – this event will be a feast for the senses.
    Make your reservations early to secure your place.  Tickets are $40.  
    Call Joanne Revie at 422-3666 (mobile).  For those who just want to see the fabulous Art & Flower displays, a walk-through is possible between 2 – 4 pm.  Reservations will be necessary in order to avoid the gate fee.  The charge is $6.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Art League of Hilton Head and its mission in the visual arts.
    The Art League Gallery of Hilton Head in Pineland Station, Suite 207, is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00-6:00. For additional information call 843-681-5060 or check the website at www.artleaguehhi.org