Over the years, its outreach has extended to activities for kids (
Forest, Children's Nature &
Sensory Trail), zoology (its Lowcountry Zoo), archaeology/history ( and Trail, Oaks Plantation) and
more. Lowcountry Center
Now Brookgreen is going green with a new touring art exhibit.
"Environmental Impact," opening Friday in its Rainey Sculpture Pavilion, consists of 75 artworks -- paintings, photographs, prints, installations, and sculptures -- that deal with such issues as the over-development of land, dangers of nuclear energy and the impact of global warming.
The exhibit, there through April 26, puts the spotlight on the degradation of diverse environments, as well as on contemporary artists whose creations focus on local and global environmental issues.
Bob Jewell, president and CEO of Brookgreen Gardens, puts it this way: “Traditional art generally depicts nature in all of its glory. The artworks in this exhibit present a variety of today’s environmental issues and call attention to the consequences of depleting our natural resources."
Viewing "Environmental Impact" is free to see when you pay regular Brookgreen admission: $14; $12 for 65 and older; $7 for ages 4-12. Admission is good for seven consecutive days; daily hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Image at the top of this post: "Green Amphorae,' by Karen Hackenburg, of Port
image below: "Gulf Life - Blue Marlin" by Guy Harvey, of Grand Cayman, British West Indies.