mark-maute-san-diego-botanical-gardenWhen Mark Maute left teaching art in 1977, he threw away all his art supplies and equipment. Thirty-five years later, after moving to Hilton Head Island full-time, he took his first art class at the Academy of Art League of Hilton Head. During this journey, which began in 2012, Mark has taken many classes to sharpen and polish his skills and abilities. He likes to think that this has been his retraining in retirement.   

In addition to painting, sculpture and collage/construction by Mark Maute, the new exhibition at the Art League Gallery includes artworks by three of his friends: Robin Walton, Diana mark-mauteNadanyl and Stephanie Woods. Mark met and worked with these artists in various classes over the last three years. While not identical in styles and interests, they all share a passionate commitment to the color, design and impression of the work they present. 

Also included in this exhibition and sale are over 100 pieces of local artwork in a variety of media created by Art League of Hilton Head’s exhibiting artists.

“Mark Maute: Me and My Friends” runs from June 2 – 27, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 4 from 5 – 7 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

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