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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (June 12, 2015) – 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 second time this year, Ann Merrill will display her Lowcountry artwork for citizens and visitors coming to the mayor’s office. The oil painting Palms in Misty Light will be displayed until the end of August.
“We are so happy to have Mrs. Merrill’s art return to Town Hall,” said Mayor Page. “I thoroughly enjoyed her first piece Morning on the River and look forward to exhibiting Palms in Misty Light which captures the beauty of Mount Pleasant’s flora and fauna.”
Merrill is a notable artist and has experimented extensively with oil painting since she moved to Mount Pleasant with her husband in 1994.
After noticing a beautiful pocket of trees at Palmetto Island County Park, Merrill was inspired. “I just sat my easel down there one day and began to paint. It was a challenge because the light was changing so quickly. I am fascinated by the effect that light has on color. The transparency, the translucence.”
Palms in Misty Light won 1st place at the Mount Pleasant Artist Guild Award Show in 2013. Merrill’s works include coastal landscapes, architecture, figures, and slice of life images, with detailed backdrops and a brilliant palette. She also utilizes watercolors and weaves fibers.
Merrill holds a B.F.A. degree from Wayne State University, and a Master’s Degree from Siena College. An art educator for 30 years, she has taught at all educational levels. Her works can be viewed online at www.AnnLeeMerrill.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.