Lowe announced the grand opening of The Gallery at Sweetgrass, an art gallery showcasing 15 artists in a collection of Lowcountry-inspired artwork, as well as the launch of the gallery’s artist-in-residency program. The program will feature rotating, in-house artists who will create, paint and design artwork while connecting with the Wild Dunes community, resort guests and visitors.
“Lowe is excited to introduce the gallery and its artist-in-residency program,” said Dan Battista, Lowe’s Senior Vice President. “By showcasing artists of the Lowcountry and providing a platform for them to interact with guests, The Gallery at Sweetgrass will contribute to a very unique and authentic experience for the resort guests and the local community.”
Located at The Shoppes at Sweetgrass at Wild Dunes Resort, The Gallery at Sweetgrass features the work of artists from across the region ranging from oil-painted marsh landscapes and abstract paintings to hand-painted cards and photographs. The gallery is directed by Cynthia Miles with assistance from the Miller Gallery’s founder and director, Sarah Miller-Gelber. Along with Miles, Miller-Gelber helped curate the gallery including securing the first artist in residence, Joyce Harvey.
“The Gallery at Sweetgrass will prove to be a tremendous asset to the Isle of Palms and we are so excited for Joyce Harvey to connect with the local community as our first resident artist,” said Miller-Gelber. “Harvey’s outgoing personality, involvement in the local artist community and her dynamic background make her the quintessential choice to represent the gallery.”
With a background in boating and sailboat racing, Harvey considers herself a marine artist and draws inspiration from her trips cruising from the Bahamas to New England. Harvey’s work includes vibrant-colored palette knife paintings as well as peaceful scenes of quiet marshes and serene seaside landscapes.
“I’m excited to watch families explore art together through the artist-in-residency program and The Gallery at Sweetgrass,” said Harvey. “I love talking about art and connecting with people through art – especially kids – and the gallery will give me the opportunity to introduce art to people of all ages and encourage their own creativity.”
The Gallery at Sweetgrass is currently open on Wednesday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Beginning June 2, the gallery will be open daily.
Lowe, formerly known as Lowe Enterprises, is a leading national real estate investment, development and management firm. Over the past 48 years, it has developed, acquired or managed more than $32 billion of real estate assets nationwide as it pursued its mission to build value in real estate by creating innovative, lasting environments and meaningful experiences that connect people and place. Lowe currently has more than $2 billion in commercial real estate projects in the pipeline or under development. In addition to its Los Angeles headquarters, Lowe maintains regional offices in Southern California, Northern California, Charleston, Denver, Seattle, and Washington, DC. For more information visit www.Lowe-RE.com.