Right on the heels of a new Gullah Geechee exhibit opening at Brookgreen Gardens this week comes news of another new exhibit.
“Sandy Islanders: A People of the Land,” a traveling pictoral exhibit from the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum, opened this week and will be open daily from noon to 4:30 p.m. until March 22.
On Jan. 31, “Environmental Impact” will be up for viewing in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion at the gardens until April 26. The purpose of this exhibit is to recognize the work of artist who focus their work on environmental issues and to increase public awareness about different environments.
The exhibit is comprised of 75 artworks of different mediums that “confront issues such as the over-development of land, dangers of nuclear energy and the impact of global warming,” according to a release from the gardens about the exhibit.
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“Traditional art generally depicts nature in all of its glory,” said Bob Jewell, president and CEO of Brookgreen Gardens, in the release. “The artworks in this exhibit present a variety of today’s environmental issues and call attention to the consequences of depleting our natural resources.”
The exhibit is free with garden admission. Brookgreen Gardens is located on U.S. 17 Bypass between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island. Visit www.brookgreen.org or call 235-6000.