Blue Bicycle Books Author Luncheon Series
Osteria La Bottiglia
420 King Street
Charleston, South Carolina
Tuesday, December 11 Noon
Featuring renowned local artist Mary Whyte
Ms. Whyte will be discussing her new book Down Bohicket Road. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet this gracious and talented artist and hear her talk about how a group of Gullah women from Johns Island influenced her life and art in astonishing and unexpected ways.
About the book
Including two decades worth of watercolors, continues the story of Whyte’s relationship with a group of 15 women on Johns Island, following the passing of Alfreda LaBoard, against the backdrop of the ongoing commercial development of Johns Island. For Whyte, the heart of this community remains in the simple homes clustered along Bohicket Road, in the island’s winding tidal creeks, and in a small church where eighteen hardscrabble women gather in fellowship each week. In her book Whyte illustrates that both watercolors and friendships can be the unpredictable results of an abundance of blessings.
About the author
Mary Whyte is a teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned national recognition. Her portraits are included in numerous corporate, private, and university collections, as well as in the permanent collections of South Carolina’s Greenville County Museum of Art and the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston. Whyte’s work has been featured in International Artist, Artist, American Artist, Watercolor, American Art Collector, L’Art de l’Aquarelle, and numerous other publications. Whyte is the author of Working South: Paintings and Sketches, Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor, and Watercolor for the Serious Beginner. Her work can be found at Coleman Fine Art in Charleston.
For more information call 843.722.2666.
Purchase tickets by calling the bookstore or buy online here.
All royalties from the sale of Down Bohicket Road benefit the Hebron Saint Francis Senior Center on Johns Island.