The Coastal Community Foundation’s Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year Award Winners

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Absence by Charles Williams

From October 18-27, the City Gallery at Waterfront Park will feature the works of the Coastal Community Foundation’s Griffith-Reyburn Award recipients of the past decade. The Coastal Community Foundation awards this grant to a local artist every year, whose work reflects the spirit and feel of the Lowcountry. This recipient then utilizes this grant to further their work.

This year’s award winner, Charles Williams, is a Georgetown native who graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition to this, he also was accepted into the prestigious Hudson River School where he furthered his artistic talent for depicting landscapes. Today, Williams utilizes modern techniques to infuse this traditional subject matter with his unique vivacity, giving novel expression to a classical theme.

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Zinnia by Honor Marks, 2005 grant award winner

Williams joins the ranks of other talented local artists who are similarly transfixed with the atmosphere of the Lowcountry, and their work will accompany his during the exhibit. These artists include Robert Sweeny, Honor Marks, Mary Walker, Gary Grier, J.B. Boyd, Bernadette Cali, Elizabeth McKeever, Andrea Hazel, and Amanda McLenon (2004-2012 award winners, respectively). The exhibit will run from October 19th through the 27th, beginning with an opening reception October 18th from 5-7pm.

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The City Gallery would like to gratefully acknowledge the Coastal Community Foundation for their support of the arts and their collaboration in this exhibition.