The picturesque scenes of Lowcountry life have been the subject of many a photo, portrait, and sculpture. Many of the country’s most famous artists call this home. From Jonathan Green to Cassandra Gillies, Luther E. Vann and more, artists have made vignettes of coastal life world-famous. Many of these artists are supported locally by organizations such as the Society of Bluffton Artists, which helps to hone the skills of local artists as well as provide an avenue through which their work can be seen.
The Society of Bluffton Artists is a nonprofit organization which was established in 1999. SoBA exists to promote an appreciation for the visual arts in and around Bluffton communities. They provide support to local artists in the form of continuing education, and help to increase public interest and support of the arts at all levels. The organization has grown to meet the needs of the community and local artists, opening a new 1200-square foot gallery in 2003, and the Center for Creative Arts – which provides professional art tutoring for the local school students free of cost, adult continuing education classes, and seminars featuring guest artists throughout the year – in 2011.
Currently, SoBA’s Center for Creative Arts features a new show approximately every six weeks. The center’s current show, The Black and White Photography Exhibition, runs through April 21. Art Cornell, renowned poet, painter, and fellow photographer is serving as the judge for this event. The gallery is open between 10 am and 5:00 pm every day except Sundays. All shows feature approximately 100 original pieces. The ever-changing displays of artwork ensure that there is always something special to see and experience.
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