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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Mayor’s Office Art Program Features Ginny Versteegen

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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (December 11, 2017) – Local artist Ginny Versteegen’s Shem Creek Glow is currently on display in the Mount Pleasant mayor’s office as part of Culture, Arts & Pride Commission Mayor’s Office Art Program, which is dedicated to supporting the work of local artists.

Shem Creek Glow is a beautiful oil on linen featuring boat views against a Shem Creek sunset, which previously was featured in her show, “Sunrise…Sunset” at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery.

Everyday surroundings are Versteegen’s primary inspiration and though she has worked with many media, oil on linen is what she currently enjoys working with most.

 “Art has a spiritual connection for me; each painting is a prayer of Thanksgiving for the beauty in God’s world,” said Versteegen. “I am honored to have been chosen to display my work in my home town of Mount Pleasant for this program!”

Versteegen has a degree in Art Education and through the years, she has painted and taught art in the United States and Europe. 

Versteegen’s work is also currently on display at Perspective Gallery at 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant as well as The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery at 160 East Bay Street in Charleston. More information on her work can be found at ginnyversteegen.com.

“I believe the arts unite a community in many ways,” said Versteegen. “The arts reflect the health and well-being of the entire spectrum of residents in the community.”

About the Mayor’s Office Art Program

The Town of Mount Pleasant and the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission invites artists to submit photos of completed artwork for a three-month display in the mayor’s office. All entries are juried by Town staff and the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission. To learn more about the program and how to apply by the Jan. 8 deadline for 2018 exhibits, visit www.tompsc.com or contact Special Events Manager Nicole Harvey at events@tompsc.com.

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