“Highlights of the Lowcountry” exhibit: Beaufort Art Association presents a new exhibit of works by acclaimed watermedia artist Polly Swenson at the BAA Gallery, 913 Bay Street through June 21. This new exhibit is called “Highlights of the Lowcountry.” Her art is representational of the subject, giving each a slightly romanticized look at the scene, whether it is capturing the vanishing
marsh landscape, a shrimp boat sailing home or birds in their natural habitat. Polly has gained a national following for her finely detailed wildlife paintings.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend for refreshments and to meet the artist. For more, visit www.BeaufortArtAssociation.com.
Spring Lowcountry Chorale Concert: The Spring Lowcountry Chorale Concert will be performed at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Lady’s Island on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 at 3 p.m. The theme is “From Sea to Shining Sea.” The chorale (pictured above) will provide a musical potpourri for all tastes with rousing anthems such as “America the Beautiful”, soul searching spirituals represented by “We Gather at the River”, a little Western, some blues and jazz and a very contemporary surprise. For tickets, call 843-522-9948 or 843-368-6544 or visit www.lowcountrychorale.com.
Art exhibit at Penn Center: The York W. Bailey Museum at the historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island presents, “In the Footsteps of My Ancestors,” a beautiful and soul-stirring original art collection created by watercolorist and painter William Kwamena-Poh. The museum will introduce the artist and his collection at a “Meet-the-Artist” wine and cheese reception on Friday, May 16 at 6 p.m. William Kwamena-Poh is a native of Ghana, West Africa, who came to the United States in the early 1980’s and has lived in Savannah since 1995. He is an incredibly gifted self-taught artist who paints beautiful, vibrant and skillful works of art.