BA-Ellen-Long-Lavender-LaceA cooperative exhibit of Sweet Bay and Beaufort Art Association

Experience the blending of two art forms. The beauty of floral design coupled with Beaufort Art Association’s painters, photographers, and jewelers will be a treat beyond compare. For the next two months, October through November, the featured artist show at BAA will be “Gatherings.”

Maggie Engstrom, owner of Sweet Bay, Beaufort Art’s next door neighbor on Bay Street, has created eight award winning arrangements that will be displayed at BAA gallery. These arrangements were designed during the summer and artists were invited to pick up their paintbrushes or cameras and create their own works of art to complement each floral display. This will be a fun exhibit for all to experience.    

The overall theme is GATHERING. Walking down Bay Street, pedestrians will immediately BAA-SB-Gathering-Duststop and be awed by the Beaufort Art Association window display of “Family Gathering,” a more traditional thanksgiving scene surrounded by paintings of fruit and fall colors as well as “Gathering Your Thoughts,” an abstract horizontal design of contemplation. Entering the gallery, a platform will feature “Hunting and Gathering in the Lowcountry” which was designed around a tobacco basket with cotton and dried pods and antlers. To the right, “A Storm Gathering” features a captivating beach scene with shells and bent grasses, depicting wind. Continuing around the Gallery, “Just Gathering Dust” is a mannequin covered in peacock feathers, accented by art depicting old ruins and birds. “Gathering Strength” and “Gathering Together” have also been created by Sweet Bay and are included in the show with accompanying art.  

The exhibit opens on Monday, September 28 and runs through November 28. Opening reception will be Friday night (Downtown’s First Friday), October 2nd from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Wine and light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.