Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.
By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (January 8, 2015) – Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page and the Mount Pleasant Culture, Arts & Pride Commission yesterday welcomed returning artist Becky Taylor to the Art in the Mayor’s Office Exhibit – a program spearheaded by the mayor to promote awareness of local artists and foster community pride.
“Mount Pleasant has a rich cultural and artistic heritage and the Mayor’s Office is a natural place to display local art to visitors and residents,” said Mayor Page. “I invite all artists to submit their art for consideration.”
Becky Taylor is a watercolorist, current president of the Mount Pleasant Artists Guild and former president of the Watercolor Society in Indiana and Michigan Water Color Society member.
She was the first artist to have her art displayed in the mayor's office. Her watercolor painting, titled Beach Boys, referenced her home on Lake Michigan and the slow pace and childhood memories of summer.
Taylor is now exhibiting a watercolor of the iconic Shem Creek Park. "Everyone loves Shem Creek,” she said. “My husband and I often boat on the creek at different times of the day. It is remarkable to see the change of colors and lighting illuminating Shem Creek. It is our favorite place to visit.”
Taylor began with oils and acrylic but has since pursued her love for watercolor. "Watercolor is my passion,” she said. “It is 80 percent thinking and 20 percent painting.”
About Becky Taylor
Taylor’s work is represented at Mount Pleasant Town Hall, Miriam Brown Center, ArtFest and the Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival, as well as Carolina Eye Care on Hwy 17.
Her professional memberships include the following: Cardinal Fellow/WSI; Indiana Artist Club-Signature Member and past board member; Hoosier Salon-Award Winner; Michigan Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of Indiana-Signature member, past President (2 terms), Treasurer and Executive Vice-President.
She offers painting classes at Becky Taylor Fine Art and River’s Reach Studio on Tuesdays and Fridays. You can visit her online at BeckyTaylorArtist.blogspot.com or call her at (231) 869-4855.
About the Art in the Mayor’s Office Program
The Town of Mount Pleasant and the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission is accepting submissions for its 2015 Mayor’s Office Art Program until January 31. To apply, Mount Pleasant artists must submit photos of their artwork along with the completed application. All entries will be juried by Town staff and the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission. To submit an application and artwork, contact April Adams at email@example.com.