“Born to be Wild” by Julie Jones

Native Hilton Head Islander Julie Jones will be showing her work in “Come Sea Me,” an exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings at Art League this month.

Jones is well-known for her exuberant and colorful paintings of Lowcountry wildlife and scenery, most notably her expressionistic depictions of oysters. She placed first in Society of Bluffton Artists’ 2019 annual juried show. In 2017, she was named Artist of the Year by the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

“Jones’ work is iconic of the Lowcountry,” said Kristen McIntosh, Art League general manager. “It celebrates our unique environment in a bold, playful way. We’re excited to showcase such a talented local from our own backyard.”

“Come Sea Me” runs through Oct. 30 at Art League Gallery, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6.

Jones will hold two Artist Talks, on Oct. 9 and Oct. 20 at 11a.m. The events are free and open to the public. RSVP for the reception and talks at gallery@artleaguehhi.org to prevent overcrowding.

Art League Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 90 minutes before every Arts Center performance. The gallery is located at 14 Shelter Cove Lane.

Art League of Hilton Head is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island with a synergistic art gallery and teaching Academy.

Art League Academy welcomes artists and students in all media at all skill levels, including true beginners. Taught by professional art educators, students can choose from many art classes and workshops that change monthly.