Hummell featured in first Art League exhibit since reopening

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"To be continued ..." by Amos Hummell

Through July 25, Art League of Hilton Head will host "Wall Flowers," an exhibit of paintings by Amos Hummell, longtime resident and iconic artist of Hilton Head Island.

The show is named in part for some of the canvases Hummell uses - including recycled cabinet doors and picture frames usually found on walls. "My instinct is to liven up these items," Hummell said. "I want to energize them with new life, to bring them out of the shadows of neglect."

Hummell has been creating art most of his life, and professionally since the early 1990s. A self-taught artist, his work is best described as "non-conventional." He is known primarily for his brightly colored palette that reflects the vibrant culture of the Lowcountry.

While sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic, he shared his work daily on an easel in his front yard, providing a bright spot of color to lift his neighbors' spirits as they took their daily walk or bike ride. Photos of the art were posted on social media as "Yard Art," and received rave reviews among fans from across the country.

Some of those new works are included in this exhibit.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, there will not be a traditional public opening reception for the exhibit.

Art League Gallery is dedicated to providing as safe an environment as possible. To that end, Art League is following all CDC and Town of Hilton Head guidelines, including available masks for patrons and mandatory masks for all employees, contactless and cashless service, frequent sanitization of the gallery, and a limit of 10 visitors in the gallery at any one time.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Art League Gallery is located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane on Hilton Head Island.

Art League of Hilton Head is the only nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island with a synergistic art gallery and teaching Academy.

For more information, visit artleaguehhi.org or call 843-681-5060.

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