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News Release

Town of Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Community Eco Art Project at Island Rec Center

Release Date: February 18, 2019

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618

Ecology, history and art will be blended together in a community art making project organized through a partnership between the Office of Cultural Affairs for the Town of Hilton Head Island and the Island Recreation Association.

Led by local artist Stella-lee Anderson, the project is designed to engage the community in an art project dedicated to endangered and extinct plant and animal life from the coastal waters of South Carolina. Sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, this project will feature lectures and art making classes that are free and open to the public. The final result will be a large-scale wall hanging that will be displayed in the new Carmines Recreation Building at the Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road, for all to enjoy.

The schedule of events is as follows:

  • Adult Batik Workshop with artist Hank Herring: 1 p.m., February 19 at the Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road. Herring is owner of the Green Herring Art and Framing Studio.
  • Endangered Marine Animals Lecture by marine biologist Carlos Chacon: 10:30 a.m., February 21 at the Coastal Discover Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive. Chacon is the manager of natural history at the Coastal Discovery Museum.
  • Adult Indigo Presentation and Tye-Dye Workshop with Margaret Pickett and Dawn Brut: 10:30 a.m., March 11 at the Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road. Pickett is an author, co-director of Pickett Educational Resources and a living history interpreter. Brut is a naturalist and curator of education at the Coastal Discovery Museum.
  • Lead Artist, Stella-lee Anderson will be working to assemble the final product from 2 - 4 p.m. each Monday between February 18 and March 4 at the Island Rec Center. The public is invited to stop by and watch or ask questions. 

All events are free but advance registration is required as space is limited. People can register to participate at CultureHHI.org. As part of this initiative, Memory Matters and the Island Rec Center's Discovery Club will host additional closed workshops for special audiences.

Interviews with the artist may be scheduled through the Office of Cultural Affairs. For more information, contact Jenn McEwen at 843-341-4703 or jennm@hiltonheadislandsc.gov.


The Town of Hilton Head Island Office of Cultural Affairs works to promote and support Hilton Head Island as a vibrant cultural destination that enriches our diverse community. We strive for the island to be recognized as a vibrant and distinctive destination known for its unique arts and culture assets that serve a diverse community and create a richer quality of life. For more information, visit www.culturehhi.org.

The Hilton Head Island Recreation Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people of all ages. The Association produces, provides and coordinates public recreation programs, "wellness" activities and community events. The Association commits itself to monitoring the recreation needs of the community and instituting change where appropriate. For more information, visit www.islandreccenter.org.