Mary Whyte: A Portrait of Us

Kellogg Gallery
January 12-February 19, 2016

Exhibition: Mary Whyte: A Portrait of Us – January 12-February 19, 2016.

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“Everything an artist creates is done in a solitary way except when painting another human being. Then there are two people involved. One who changes the model forever, and one who forever changes the artist.” – Whyte

Mary Whyte is a teacher and author whose figurative watercolor paintings have earned international recognition.  A resident of Johns Island, South Carolina, Whyte garners much of her inspiration from the Gullah descendants of coastal Carolina slaves who number among her most prominent subjects.

Whyte was one of ten watercolor artists of the world invited to the China and Foreign Countries International Watercolour Summit at the Nanning Art Gallery in Nanning China, October 2013.  Simultaneously, The Butler Institute of American Art showcased twenty of Whyte’s major works in a solo exhibition named after her recently released biography titled, More Than A Likeness, The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte, written by Martha R. Severens and published by University of South Carolina Press.

Whyte continues to travel the world, to paint, to teach and to touch, and be touched by, the lives of the people and places she encounters.

In January 2016, she will travel to Bradenton, Florida, an area sometimes referred to as the “Watercolor Coast”, to exhibit a selection of her work at ArtCenter Manatee, the premier visual arts center in Manatee County Florida. While there, Whyte will teach an intensive two-day workshop for students of all levels: Portrait and Still Life in Watercolor with Mary Whyte.

It will be a rare opportunity to explore the artistic wisdom of a watercolor master who has made it her work to share her unique and ever-so-human perspective and experience with others.

Reception: An Intimate Evening with Mary Whyte – Join us as we welcome internationally known watercolor artist, Mary Whyte, to our galleries for an intimate evening. Great art, great conversation, complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. A unique opportunity to view the exhibit and talk with Mary. January 13, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Workshop Attendees $55, ACM members $75, Non-members $100.

Workshop: FULL, please call to be put on a waiting list, 941-746-2862.

All events are at ArtCenter Manatee, 209 9th Street West, Bradenton, Florida 34205. 941-746-2862