A patriotic exhibit to make the election season more lovely

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In September and October, the gallery at ARTworks will be filled with the high-contrast, highly classical yet oh-so contemporary work of Hilton Head artist Candace Lovely. Her show is called “God Bless America from Candace Lovely — A patriotic show to make the election season more lovely.” And art is exactly what this grueling campaign season needs.

Candace Lovely is decorating the lounge at ARTworks with her neon-sketched bar scenes, including President Obama’s State of the Union address on the screen above the backlit bottles.

Candace Lovely’s style is realistic and refined. Her most recent accolade is the 2012 Prestigious American Women in the Arts Recognition Award of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her unique and powerful but non-confrontational approach to painting has captured on canvas a White House Portrait of First Lady Barbara Bush, Arlington Street Showers, The Flag depicted as a Good and Plenty hug, and President Obama in a pickup game of basketball with friends. Her palette is as vibrant as her eye for the brilliant.
Meet the fantastic artist at the opening reception on Friday, September 7, from  6-8 p.m. at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary St. For details, visit www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org or call 843-379-2787.