"Posing Possibilities: Drawing Inspiration from and for Charleston's Parks celebrates the promise of public parks and the people who nurture those spaces in a collaboration between multiple artists and the Charleston Parks Conservancy, including artists Jack Alterman, Janie Ball, Karyn Healey, Alan Jackson and Hirona Matsuda, and Fletcher Williams III. The exhibition hopes to engage visitors and Lowcountry residents alike in thinking about the role of art in public spaces, as well as to inspire them with the beauty of local parks and landscapes."
Friday, November 17 at 5 PM - 7 PM
34 Prioleau Street, Unit A, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
I'm thrilled to be a part of this effort. Charleston parks are verdant places for reflection, relaxation and recreation. Scattered throughout the greater Charleston area, these parks are a diversion from the hustle and bustle of daily life. I chose six parks on the peninsula, James and Johns Islands to depict in addition to two satellite views. Each location is unique and a joy to explore and discover.
The trees here are just amazing and make my heart sing. Their reach, texture and color are entrancing. I find them to be protective sentinels who have stood the test of time and I wish they could tell us what they’ve seen. We come and go, but they endure.
These green spaces- large, small and in development, are crucial in this time of rapid growth and development in Charleston so I’m happy to be an advocate for the Charleston Parks Conservancy. Thank you for making these spaces a priority.
Karyn Healey is a painter observing life in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Lots of stories to share of daily life and social issues using oil paint, gouache, casein, and collage.