Public art exhibition offers element of surprise in a natural setting

Public art exhibition offers element of surprise in a natural setting

A giant purple snail created from recyclable plastic, ocean creatures made of clay, and a female bronze form are three of the more than 20 large-scale outdoor sculptures gracing the grounds of the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island. The works from local, regional and national artists were chosen from more than 500 submissions for the second Public Art Exhibition. Presented by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, the exhibition opened Sept. 21 and runs through Dec. 31. The “Around the Horn” exhibit follows a nearly mile-long trail, with access to two boardwalks over Jarvis Creek, and then meanders through woods, gardens, a butterfly shed and beehives.

Visitors can stroll the grounds, participate in a docent-led tour, or access audio guides on their cell phones.  Visitors can also vote for their favorite piece on-site or online through Oct. 20. The artist with the most votes will be awarded a cash prize and special recognition. Admission is free. The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Visit the exhibition website for more information or to vote for your favorite work, and read more about the exhibition in this article from Lowcountry Weekly.

Via: Community Foundation of the Lowcountry


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