Colleton Museum's April 2013 Featured Artist Show: Chris Kirk

  • Monday, February 25, 2013


The Colleton Museum's April “Featured Artist” show will exhibit the Lowcountry photography of Chris Kirk. Chris' photographic works include landscapes, nature, coastal, and wildlife scenes. This exhibit will open on Tuesday, April 2nd with a cocktail reception at the Colleton Museum from 5pm-7pm. The public is invited to attend this free event. The exhibit will run through Saturday, April 27th, 2013.

Chris Kirk is a newly retired CPA living on St. Helena Island in the Sea Islands of Beaufort County, South Carolina. As an outlet for his creative side, Chris' utilizes the other side of his brain by incorporating his enthusiastic hobby of photography, his avid passion for the Lowcountry, and the abundant beauty of the local ecology to produce Lowcountry landscape, nature, coastal, and wildlife photos. His photographs are presented in both canvas and high-quality photo paper formats with a total of over 75 pieces displayed in this show and available for sale. Chris' ecology-oriented photography has been featured in many local, regional, and statewide publications over the past 7 years. Chris has also been invited to display his work in a number of curated and juried art shows in Beaufort County. In 2011 Chris received the distinction of winning the “Photography-Best in Show” award at the Beaufort, SC city-wide art show.

Chris' Lowcountry photographs have been featured in the following:

* Hargray Communications Phone Book

Covers for Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, & Bluffton, SC

* Regional/Local Magazines & Guides

Destination Beaufort - Regional Visitor & Vacation Guide

Beaufort Official Vacation Planner

Southern Destinations Magazine

South Carolina's Treasured Coast Magazine

South Carolina Film Commission Marketing Book

Beaufort Regional Business Directory

Beaufort County Annual Financial Report - Cover

A Photographer's Guide to Beaufort

* Local Newspapers

Beaufort Gazette, Lowcountry Weekly, The Island News, & Beaufort Today

* Beaufort County Rural & Critical Land Preservation Calendar

2006, 2007, 2009, & 2013

* Friends of Hunting Island/Beaufort Art Association Show Poster

* USCB Lowcountry Scenes Curated Art Show

* Coastal Conservation League Juried Art Show

* Arts Council of Beaufort Juried Art Show

* Beaufort Art Association Featured Artist

The Colleton Museum is located at 506 E. Washington Street in the heart of downtown Walterboro, SC – known as the “Front Porch of the Lowcountry”. Admission is free. The Museum showcases exhibits representing the history and culture of Colleton County, and is home to thousands of artifacts from Colleton County and South Carolina. These objects are on display in their permanent exhibits offering a “walk through time”:

* Early Walterboro Life & the Settlement of Colleton County

* Rice Production & Plantation Life

* Native American Life

* Religious Life

* Military Role

* The 1900's – featuring a real General Store

* Carew Rice Silhouettes

* Animals of the ACE Basin

* Prehistory & Fossil Exhibit

In addition to these exhibits the Museum offers regularly changing featured art exhibits, special exhibits, and educational programs throughout the year.

Chris Kirk's Lowcountry photography exhibit may be viewed throughout the month of April during the Museum's regular operating hours:

* Tuesday – 12pm-6pm

* Wednesday – Friday – 10am-5pm

* Saturday – 10am-2pm

For further information about the Colleton Museum please call Gary Brightwell at 843-549-2303 or visit www.cm-fm.org. For more information about Chris Kirk's Lowcountry Photography please visit his website www.chriskirkphotography.net.

NOTE TO EDITOR - attached are 3 JPEG photos representing a sample of the artwork that will be displayed at the Colleton Museum during the month of April. I have sized them for e-mail purposes, but can send a higher resolution if you request. You are welcome to use any and all of these photos in your press coverage. Additional photos are available upon request. The artist name and piece name are in the filename of each photo. Attached are:

“Dockside Solitude” by Chris Kirk

“Brand New Day” by Chris Kirk

“Returning Home” by Chris Kirk

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