Marge & Friends – November 17th 2016

See the article in the Island Packet by Nancy Wellard
about Four Corners Gallery and our upcoming exhibit.

is featuring new work by …

Marge Agin • Karen Dale
Nancy Dwight • Clare Ellis • Sally Hickman
Susan Tarver • Nancy Waterhouse

Please join us for our Opening Reception on

Thursday, November 17th from 5pm – 8pm

Refreshments served.
The show will hang through December 1st.

Four Corners is pleased to present “Marge and Friends” a group show of seven talented ladies that happen to be neighbors. Marge’s friends include Karen Dale, Nancy Dwight, Clare Ellis, Sally Hickman, Susan Tarver and Nancy Waterhouse. Each one of the ladies expresses their creativity different than the next.

I view the white stoneware clay object as a blank canvas waiting for its personality to emerge says Karen Dale. I love adding textured patterns and images. Karen is inspired by textile patterns and images from nature – especially ones with a low country feel. Karen’s works are both functional and decorative accessories for the home and garden.

Claire Ellis’ works include painting in oil with palette knife and brushes as well as watercolor journaling. Her free and creative use of color brings the world to life and emphasizes her experiences’ in nature and often the poignancy of old shanties, buildings and barns. Clare’s inspiration and talent come from her mother who for over 60 years produced stunning landscapes of her beloved Savannah, Hilton Head, Bluffton and Highlands, N.C. Clare’s paintings reflect these same venues as well as her travels worldwide.

Life is a moving landscape, once captured by drawings and now with paintbrush and easel. After decades in professional politics in Washington, D.C. and New England, Nancy Dwight tells us her observer’s soul is now immersed in painting – not only the landscapes in coastal South Carolina and Georgia, but also the people in those landscapes and the boats that ply its rivers, marshes and coastline and across the country.

Susan Tarver has placed art and commissioned artists on behalf of clients for over 20 years in her career of designing corporate offices in Atlanta. Often her design would start with the art and the interior was designed to highlight the art. “I always felt the interior was not complete until the last piece of artwork was hung …” It was the icing on the cake.” Susan’s primary subjects are landscapes and animals.  She is particularly drawn to painting dogs.  Her landscape works are influenced by Tonalism and she strives to create a sense of mystery in her work, as did the artists of this turn of the century art movement

Nancy Waterhouse’s clay experience began as a child while she was busy making mud pies under the swing set. Soon she was sculpting animals in a summer school program. Fast forward quite a few decades, I signed up for classes at a local pottery studio and was under the spell of clay. Pottery allows the joy to create, the challenge to collaborate and see the world through a new lens.

Sally Hickman discovered the Lowcountry in the mid 70’s and now splits her time between here and Michigan. She has continued to grow and evolve from her early still life process. Sally has been immersed in oils and landscapes after working with a couple of well-known artists and having them mentor her. Her paintings are atmospheric and mysterious often tonal and devoid of color influenced by her Michigan winters.

Marge Agin has been a “local” since 2004.“Photography has always been a passion of mine. My art is different because what I see thru the camera lens is just the first step, and then I begin to create what is in my minds eye. I spend hours in front of the computer, mainly in Photoshop, and many of the photographs take days to complete. The finished product encompasses photographic technical skills and a great deal of creativity.” Marge also displays a strong interest in the area’s history; her photographs of out–of-way places depict a slice of old-time low-country lifestyle.

For information call 843-757-8185