MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (June 14, 2016) – Through the Mayor’s Office Art program, Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page and the Mount Pleasant Culture, Arts & Pride Commission continue to support the creative community of the town and promote the work of local artists.
For the first time in her artistic career, Vanessa Grebe will display her work publicly. Her coastal inspired piece, The Shell Collector, will delight citizens and visitors’ alike coming to the mayor’s office. The vibrant oil painting will be on display until August.
“The Shell Collector beautifully portrays the nostalgia and beauty of a Lowcountry summer,” said Mayor Page. “This season I am excited to enjoy this piece and, as always, invite the public to come enjoy it as well.”
Grebe, who began painting two years ago, is inspired by vintage photographs and strives to capture a story in each of her paintings. After hearing about the Mayor’s Office Art Program through the Mount Pleasant Artist Guild, Grebe decided to take a leap and apply.
“I love to see local artists involved with the Town of Mount Pleasant through events such as the Blessing of the Fleet and ArtFest,” says Grebe. “Art is really a great medium to celebrate the area and bring joy to residents.”
After many years as a school teacher, Grebe decided to revisit her passion for painting when she moved to Mount Pleasant several years ago. Her works can be viewed online at www.VanessaGrebeArt.com.
About the Art in the Mayor’s Office Program
The Town of Mount Pleasant and the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission invite artists to submit photos of completed artwork for display in the Mayor’s Office. The art will remain on display for two months. All entries will be juried by Town staff and the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission. To learn more about the program and future submittal dates contact Tourism and Marketing Assistant April Adams at AAdams@tompsc.com.