Arts and Culture 2011

Amy Holtcamp



Work by local artists shines at Beaufort Gallery

Posted 11/11/2011 1:58:00 AM

For more than a decade, Sonny and Georgia Phillips have presided over the Charles Street Gallery in Beaufort, providing a cozy, sunny space in which to display the work of the great artists that the waterside town seems to attract.

In the coming weeks, the Lowcountry gallery is opening three new shows highlighting the work of some exquisite painters.

The gallery will soon open two shows: The Upstairs Group and Joan Templer @ CSG. Both shows will open Nov. 18, and the gallery will host a reception for both exhibits from 5 to 9 p.m. that evening. The shows will run through Dec. 31.

The Upstairs Group exhibit will feature the work of regional artists Lynn Brown, Sharon DeAlexandris, Carol Henry, Jim Rothnie, Sara Timmons and Nancy Sturgis.

Joan Templer is a native South Africa who relocated to Beaufort after a 20-year career teaching at Georgia Tech. Her recent paintings reflect her new Lowcountry environment while maintaining the almost mythical, ethereal quality her work is known for.

Starting on Dec. 9 and running through Dec. 31 there also will be an exhibit of New Work by Cabell Heyward. Heyward, a Beaufort artist, has had work exhibited throughout the southeast. His wonderful eye for realistic painting is combined with a sense of humor and an appreciation for the surreal. Recently, the painter has begun experimenting with found objects and 3D pieces. You can meet the artist at a reception on Dec. 9 from 5 to 9 p.m.

To find out more about the Charles Street Gallery, these exhibits or Beaufort artists, click here.