Art League of Hilton Head and The Literacy Center on Hilton Head Island, SC, Present “Benches, Books & More!”

The Art League of Hilton Head and The Literacy Center on Hilton Head Island, SC, have teamed up in a collaborative effort entitled “Benches, Books & More!” This week-long exhibition features hand-painted furniture by locally well-known artists inspired by, and in partnership with, Lowcountry authors. This collaborative fundraiser is a first of its kind here on Hilton Head. The illustrations and themes of popular books by ten Lowcountry authors will be hand-painted by local artists on benches, chairs, tables and a variety of furniture. Notable artists include; Addison Palmer, Dennis Lake, Amos Hummell, Andrea Studenc and Stella Lee-Anderson. The artwork on the furniture will be inspired by both adult and children’s books.

“Both organizations have a mission to enrich Hilton Head and it’s great to work together to support our community. Stop by and place a bid. You will not only have a chance to win a one-of-a-kind work of art you can hand down for generations, but you will be supporting two community organizations.” states Mary Ann Hanna, Art League Board Member.

You must see this exhibition of two local organizations working together to enhance our community. “Benches, Books & More!” will be on exhibition at Art League Gallery, May 28 – June 1, 2018. A Gala event will be held on Friday, June 1, from 6-9pm.

Art League of Hilton Head promotes and supports the visual arts through education, exhibitions and partnerships for the cultural enhancement of the community and its visitors. Art League’s Academy instructors and Gallery exhibiting artists produce a wide array of artwork in all media, a testament to the artists quality they will reproduce on the furniture

The Literacy Center empowers adults and enriches the community by providing literacy classes for the people of Beaufort County so they can be successful with their family, at their jobs and in the community. The Literacy Center is the only nonprofit organization providing these services to about 500 people and families at four locations. “One in 11 people in Beaufort County are unable to read, write or speak English. Proceeds of this unique event will benefit the TLC’s literacy, reading, writing, English, workforce development and Citizenship programs offered by TLC,” states Pam Wall, Executive Director of The Literacy Center.

Author Book Signing Schedule:
Andrea Studenc, “Hair Brain Jane” 5/29/2018, 10-11:30am
Connie Sewell, “Summer Saltz Books” 5/29/2018, 10am-2pm
Sansing McPherson “Sweat Sisters” 5/29/2018, 10am-1pm
Howard Rankin, “God’s Waiting Room” 5/30/2018, 10am-1pm
Roger Pinckney, Right Side of the River” 5/30/2018, 12-3pm
Ann Lilly “Scoots New Home” 5/31/2018, 1:30-4pm
Elijah Heyward “Stories and Poems of a Gullah Native” 5/31/2018, 11am-3pm
Jim Jordan “Savannah Grey” 5/31/2018, 10am-2pm
Laurie McCall “Song of the Sirens” 5/31/2018, 11am-3pm
Sheila Ferguson “Journey Back to Me” 5/31/2018, 1:30-4pm

Gala Event: Friday, June 1, 2018, from 6-9pm. $10 per person. A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased at Art League Gallery, at Art League Academy, and online at (www.artleaguehhi.org). Enjoy live music, wine & hors d’ oeuvres. Winners of silent auction to be announced at 8pm. The Art League Gallery is located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC,

For further info call 843/681-5060.

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