John Kenney paints the everyday of island life. 

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The simple expression of day-to-day life in the Sea Islands is captured in vivid color by John Kenney, the Beaufort Art Association’s featured artist for July and August.

Kenney’s wide range of subject, expression, and bold use of color are characteristics of his work. Paul Edwards, a friend of Andy Warhol’s, was his mentor, and Kenney’s vision was strongly influenced by pop culture and the industrial cityscape of his native Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Living in the Lowcountry has been transforming for Kenney as he works to capture the magic of this special place of the South. This

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show, entitled “Simply Sea Islands,” captures our life here – the water, the landscape, the people and the places of our Lowcountry home.

Join John Kenney for an opening night reception at BAA Gallery on Friday, July 7th, from 5-8pm. Other special opportunities for a personal tour and conversation about Kenney’s work will be offered on the following dates: Saturday, July 15, 12noon – 2pm; Saturday, July 22, 12noon – 2pm; Friday, August 4, 5-7pm; and Saturday, August 12, 12noon – 2pm.

The Gallery of the Beaufort Art Association is located at 913 Bay Street, downtown Beaufort, under the black awning.