Blue Bicycle Books Author’s Luncheon Series
Mary Whyte: Working South
Blue Bicycle Books Author’s Luncheon Series continues this spring with a special appearance from renowned watercolorist Mary Whyte, Friday, Apr. 8, 12 – 2 pm.
Whyte will be discussing and signing her newest book, Working South, sketches and portraits of vanishing blue-collar professions from across the South. Portraying her subjects with sensitivity and reverence, she depicts a textile mill worker, a tobacco farmer, a shoeshine man, a hat maker, an oysterman, a shrimper, a ferryman, a funeral band, a sponge diver, elevator operator, and others.
Working South, 128 pp, 61 color illustrations, published by University of South Carolina Press, 2011, hb., $49.95, pb., $29.95.
About the artist:
Mary Whyte’s portraits are in the permanent collections of Greenville County Museum of Art, the Gibbes Museum, and numerous corporate, private and university collections. Whyte is the author of Alfreda’s World, a compilation of her Gullah paintings, as well as An Artist’s Way of Seeing and Watercolor for the Serious Beginner. Her work can be found at Coleman Fine Art in Charleston. She lives on Johns Island, South Carolina.
The talk and lunch will be at the new Osteria La Bottiglia restaurant, 420 King St., downtown Charleston, Friday, Apr. 8, 12 – 2 pm. A champagne and dessert book signing will immediately follow at Blue Bicycle Books.
Advance reservations required. Tickets are $30. This event will benefit Crisis Ministries. For tickets please call 843.722.2666 or buy online here!
Click here to watch Mary Whyte on CBS News Sunday Morning