Thibault Gallery to celebrate local legacy

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On Sept. 2, 2015, one of Beaufort’s Thibault Gallery artists, RL Brethauer, died at age 56 of a massive heart attack.

Brethauer had joined the Thibault Gallery soon after it opened in January 2014.

“After RL’s funeral, Julian, RL’s mother, and stepdad came to the gallery and we all sat down to discuss RL’s artwork,” according to a gallery release. “We didn’t want to see his work come to an end. We wanted to continue his legacy.”

Eric Thibault learned from Brethauer how to create ships like those created by Brethauer. September’s featured artist will be Eric Thibault celebrating Brethauer’s legacy.

A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. during the First Friday After Five event on Friday, Sept. 2. There will be wine and hors d’ouvres and music by David Laughlin. The Thibault Gallery is at 815 Bay St. For more information, call 843-379-4278 or visit