Art League holds exhibit of past members’ artwork

Painting by Gretchen Ramsey, the Art League’s first president.

As part of Art League of Hilton Head’s year-long 50th Anniversary celebration, an exhibit of past members’ artistic achievements will be held this fall. A Tribute: Honoring Past Members and Their Work is a look at a diverse selection of member artwork that has been on exhibit throughout Art League’s 50-year history.

On display will be the work of over 30 artists, including one of the Art League’s founding members, Walter Greer, one of the foremost Lowcountry American artists and the island’s first resident artist; Suzanne McCullough Plowden, whose mural study “Early Clockmaking” can be found in the Smithsonian; Yvonne Stark, known for the impressionistic landscapes; Nancy Wittke, organizer of the Art & Flower Show and Fabulous Fakes, two beloved annual ALHH special events; and Gretchen Ramsey, Art League’s first President.

“Art League is a collection of artists inspired by the island, its people, and its

‘Carolina Morning’ by Walter Greer, one of the Art League’s founders

natural beauty. Our artists are brought together by a love of learning and art making, and by the camaraderie of working and exhibiting in a supportive community atmosphere,” says Kristen McIntosh, Art League General Manager. “This exhibit is a way to honor those that led us to where we are today.”

A Tribute: Honoring Past Members and Their Work will run for five days only, September 27-October 1. An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 5-7pm.

Art League Gallery is located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, 843-681-5060.