Rice Museum showcases annual Watercolor Society Show through August 3

11 Jun

Rice Museum showcases annual Watercolor Society Show through August 3

Art enthusiasts, collectors, and the general public are invited to experience an art exhibition that showcases culture and creativity at The Rice Museum in Georgetown on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast®.

Starting with an opening reception on Saturday, June 15, from 1 to 3 p.m., The Rice Museum’s Prevost Gallery will host the Georgetown County Watercolor Society Annual Show, a unique exhibition that showcases the exceptional talents of local artists who master the watercolor medium in both traditional and contemporary forms. The exhibition will be open to the public through Aug. 3 at the gallery.

This watercolor painting by Lori Wilson is titled “Fast Track.” (Photo courtesy of The Rice Museum)

“This year’s show is a vibrant celebration of artistic expression, with all artwork available for purchase, supporting both the gallery and the artists,” said Russ Bratcher, creative director for The Rice Museum. “Visitors will have the opportunity to view a diverse array of watercolor paintings that highlight the unique perspectives and techniques of Georgetown County’s talented artists.”

“Take advantage of this chance to experience the beauty and creativity of our local watercolor artists,” Bratcher added. “Mark your calendars and join us at The Rice Museum for an unforgettable art show.”

Founded in 1978, the purpose of the Georgetown County Watercolor Society is to promote the interest and appreciation of watercolor painting for residents in Georgetown and Horry counties and surrounding areas, and to help offer to its members and the general public more educational and professional outlets for the visual arts.

The Rice Museum’s Prevost Art Gallery is dedicated to promoting the visual arts within Georgetown County by providing a space for local artists to display and sell their work. The gallery aims to cultivate a vibrant and supportive art community through various exhibitions and events.

The Rice Museum is located at 633 Front St. in Georgetown.

This annual show not only provides a platform for artists to present their work but also plays a crucial role in enriching the community by fostering an appreciation for the arts. During this period, guests can explore and purchase the displayed artworks, providing a direct and meaningful way to support the artists and the ongoing efforts of the Prevost Art Gallery to promote local art.

This landscape watercolor painting by Kristina Proctor is titled “Waterway”. (Photo courtesy of The Rice Museum)

Georgetown Art & Wine Walk

The opening reception and the first two days of this exhibition coincide with the Georgetown Art and Wine Walk, set for Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, in downtown Georgetown. The ArtWalk, an exciting event featuring a juried fine art show held on Front Street in the historic business district of Georgetown, will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Guided WineWalk, a fun-filled evening of wine tasting and exploring local businesses, will be held on Saturday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Read more about that event by clicking here.

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