Two Friends Feature Their Favorites -- Flora & Fauna”
By Marilee Sartori and Dusty Conner
(Click or tap/swipe to see larger images.)
Featured Artist -- Marilee Sartori and Dusty Conner
August 27 to October 29, 2017
Reception: September 1st, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
BAA Gallery (913 Bay St.)
“Dueling Studios: Two Friends Feature Their Favorites – Flora & Fauna” is the name of the next Beaufort Art Association (BAA) show, featuring the artwork of local artists Marilee Sartori and Dusty Conner. The show opens August 27th and runs through October 29th.
An opening reception with the artists will be held on Friday, September 1st, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the BAA Gallery at 913 Bay Street in Beaufort. The public is invited to join in for a fabulous evening of friends, frivolity, food and fun art. Also on exhibit will be the artwork of other local artists who are members of the Gallery.
Marilee Sartori, whose mother was a noted Kentucky artist, has had no formal training. After being sent to several schools, her mother, Nell, was told to save her money; her daughter was not an artist. As a result, her training came from watching her mother. In later years, Marilee dabbled in paint to help a friend, and her painting career started in the early 1990’s. Acrylics remain her favorite medium, with occasional mixed media thrown in for some of her whimsical paintings.
Dusty Conner is a self-taught painter who started painting in his early teens. After years of dabbling in painting, he has expertly settled into capturing nature’s beauty with flowers, fruits and nature scenes. Having tried many different media, acrylics remain his favorite. Recently retired from heading the Department of Cosmetology at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Dusty hopes to devote full time to pursuing his art career.
Chartered in 1957, the Beaufort Art Association is a tax-exempt membership organization. Currently, there are around 175 local artists who are members, 65 of whom exhibit in the Gallery. To find out more, go to our website at www.beaufortartassociation.com or call (843)521-4444.