Emerging Art on an Island

Emerging Art on an Island: Charles Fraser & Walter Greer

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A 60 minute lecture/slide show presentation on how Charles Fraser helped to define the art community early in Hilton Head Island's history. Artifacts from the life and art of Walter Greer will also be on display.

In 1960 Walter M Greer (1920-2016) built his first home and studio in Sea Pines and became Hilton Head Island's first permanent resident artist. Greer went on to become Hilton Head Island's first art gallery director and was a founding member of the historic "Round Table" of artists that included Joe Bowler, Coby Whitmore, Ralph Ballantine Joe DeMers, George Plante and Ray Ellis, among others and was a also founding member of the Hilton Head Art League.

In this lecture, Greer's friend and former agent, Jack Morris, will talk about the life and work of Greer and also the impact of Charles Fraser's ideals of developing an accessible art colony on Cordillo Parkway.

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