The Rice Museum, known locally as The Town Clock, is located in the Old Market Building and is a prominent symbol of Georgetown County. Through dioramas, maps, artifacts and other exhibits, visitors to the Museum are enlightened to the history of a society dependent on the rice crop. In 1750, George Town became the center of rice production in the South Carolina colony. By 1840, the Georgetown District (later County) produced nearly one-half of the total rice crop of the United States. The 1850s proved to be the most profitable decade for the rice planters. The Rice Museum chronicles this most important American time line and its impact on not only South Carolina, but internationally as well.
The Prevost Museum Gallery is located next door to the Town Clock in the Kaminski Hardware Building. The upstairs museum contains maritime and colonial artifacts from the rice production era. The downstairs gallery and gift shop is filled with high end antiques and locally made decorator items. In addition the downstairs gallery walls regularly sponsor low-country art exhibits and judged art shows . It is a major center for art and culture in the community.
This month I entered an acrylic on watercolor paper scene of an egret into the Prevost Gallery's Brushstrokes Exhibit.. While it and exhibit, not a judged show, there were some serious per-requisites for entry. I was pleased just to be accepted into the exhibit.
Many of our friends and neighbors showed up for the reception
( above: Jim Sullivan and Noreen Sneed. Below: Noreen Sneed and the Blades)
My artwork drew a lot of positive comments during the receptions and I felt honored to be in such good company.