Arts Council to Host Another Plein Air Workshop: Register Now for 3/5/2019

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The Dewees Island Arts Council had such a success with last spring’s Plein Air Workshop, they’d like to do it again. To join the class, email: On Tuesday March 5, so long as there are enough participants, artist Beth Bathe will be leading a plein air workshop with mixable oils.  Beth is an artist residing […]

Arts Council and Kids Holiday Concert a Success (Video)

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If you missed the kids holiday concert on the island, here’s a quick video to give you to get a taste. On December 16, Huyler House was the site of some joyous merriment as some young island residents and friends delighted us with a holiday concert.  Meaghan Bonds, an Ashley Hall senior who lives on […]

Dewees Social, Arts and Nature Calendar

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I’ve added all the upcoming Dewees activities to a Google Calendar (click link to view calendar). You can easily integrate the calendar with your Google calendar or sync it with any major calendaring program.  Click here to see the Google Calendar help manual.  It’s really easy and fun. This calendar covers the fun stuff, including […]

Local Artist Sheryl Stalnaker leads Plein Air Workshop

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Saturday brought a flurry of artistic energy as local artist Sheryl Stalnaker led her students and interested residents in a plein air painting class. Stalnaker, who displays her work at The Martin Gallery, first came to Dewees Island a few years ago for a tour with a church group. As she says in her artists statement […]

Art Show Saturday features both Charlie Evergreen Ceramics and Encore for “Coastal Colors” Exhibit

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Saturday night’s ceramics exhibit will share the gallery space with our outgoing exhibit.  The beginning of the month brought local artists Janie Ball and Elizabeth Middour to the gallery in the Huyler House.  Both plein air painters, Janie and Elizabeth did some painting on the island, and took scores of photographs to provide us with […]

Huyler House Art Gallery

The Arts Council maintains the Dewees art gallery space at Huyler House, featuring local and visiting artists.  Exhibits last 4-12 weeks, and are usually accompanied by an art opening on a Friday or Saturday night.  Diane Kliros is the chair of the Arts Council. Huyler House was designed with respect for old lowcountry beach cottages, […]

POA Weekend Art leads into Tonight’s Art Reception and Toast

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The art for the annual meeting is always a great production.  This year’s theme was the Lake Timicau Restoration Project, kicking off this fall.  The artists who provided art for POA weekend wanted to bring attention to the shorebird species we would be helping, the areas that might change with new water flow, the ways people […]

Art Exhibit, Differences and Similarities, features Susan Mashman and Esther Doyle

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The newest Arts Council exhibit at Huyler House features the work of Susan Mashman and Esther Doyle.  It has been up since January 16, and you need to be sure to catch it before it’s taken down for the annual POA Homeowner’s weekend.  Called Differences and Similarities, the show explores really interesting art from these two […]

Dershie McDevitt on Dewees, Writing, Cougars, and the Kindle Release of her new book

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Dershie McDevitt, whose book, Just Holler Bloody Murder, was just released in a kindle edition, is a Dewees islander with some great stories to tell. I enjoyed the book, and caught up with Dershie to ask her some questions about it. When she was approached by the Arts Council to do a reading, Dershie graciously agreed […]

New Art Exhibit on Display

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Last weekend, the Arts Council put up a new exhibit by Alison Weick, a Charleston based photograper who does a lot of interesting work with macro photography and natural light. She will make you look at flowers in a new way. If you get a chance, stop by and see what is hanging in Huyler […]