Celebration of Love

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Valentine’s Day is coming and love is in bloom at the Red Piano Too Art Gallery. The gallery is gearing up for the annual Valentine’s weekend show to open on Saturday, February 11. A collection of works by gallery artists Johnnie Griner, Howard Hunt, S. A. Hunter, Miss Kay, Mary I. Mack, Susan McLendon, Saundra “Renee” Smith, Victoria A. Smalls, W. J. Wilkie will share varying views of love.
The gallery’s curator, Victoria Smalls, says, “The collection will look at love in a lighthearted generic sense, as the love between shrimp boats such as the ‘Tide Runner and Miss Behaven’ and ‘Love Birds’ by local artist W. J. Wilkie.” Smalls adds, “The exhibit also reveals the more traditionally conceived theme of couples in love as in ‘Looking Good’ by St. Simons Island artist S. A. Hunter; ‘You’re Still the One’ by local artist and gallery owner Mary I. Mack; ‘Flowers for Mom’ by Susan McLendon (who signs all of her artwork SUMAC); and ‘I Do’ by Gullah Lifestyle artist Cassandra Gillens.” Smalls will have her signature “Contemplation of Love” series of pastels painted on paper that nearly sold out in last year’s exhibit.
The exhibit will run February 11-28. The public is invited to a Meet & Greet the artists reception on Saturday, February 11, from 12 -5 p.m. at the Red Piano Too Art Gallery located at 870 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena Island. For more information, visit www.RedPianoToo.com or call (843) 838-2241.