fractured MoonSnailArt League of Hilton Head presents Judy Blahut Fractured Shells: Seeing the Unseen this April at Art League Gallery. Living on Hilton Head Island, with all of its raw natural beauty, inspired artist Judy Blahut to create Fractured Shells. Blahut explains her fascination with shells and sea creatures led her to “take these beautiful life forms and transform them into a unique exploration of line and form. Each shell or coral bring a different story and message.”

Disaster struck while Blahut was exhibiting some of her newest pieces at the Pineland Station Starbucks.The building burnt to the ground due to an electrical problem.Only one of Blahut’s eleven pieces on exhibit survived, but slightly melted. Despite this setback, Blahut has been determined to move forward and continue this series for her show in April. 

Surrounded by a family of artists, Judy Blahut received a BFA in Painting from Syracuse fractured SpiralUniversity in 1984. Before moving to Hilton Head just four years ago, Judy Blahut wore many hats as a mother and a teacher but always remained creative. Blahut states “my paintings are an extension of my emotional and physical life, they are the most authentic part of me.” You will leave this exhibit inspired by Blahut’s paintings of an often overlooked portion of Hilton Head’s beauty.

Judy Blahut Fractured Shells: Seeing the Unseen will be on exhibition at Art League Gallery April 3 – 28, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 4, from 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.