Dorothy Allston Rogers
February 2017
Featured Artist

Land, Sea and Sky

On exhibit from February 1 – February  28
Dorothy Allston Rogers grew up on the Intercoastal Waterway near Charleston. Her father was a farmer and property caretaker for many extensive properties including Botany Bay Plantation. The youngest of ten children, Dorothy was often told to “go on outside!” where she loved being near saltwater and experiencing land, sea and sky! Her formation as an artist is powerfully connected to her upbringing.  Dorothy states, “I am thankful that God put me in a family who has lived in the Charleston area since the 1650’s and that the traditions of a saltwater and farming lifestyle have continued. The awareness of my artist-ancestor, Washington Allston, (1779-1843) has inspired me since childhood with considering art as a viable activity, and as a way to revel in the splendor of God’s creation! To me, art should portray a sense of glory that gives the viewer ‘hope’ beyond circumstances. This endless task of looking for such scenes and compositions renews my own hope and peace that God is sovereign and good remains if we stop to look and ponder. One may think this lofty attempt to portray such sensations as ‘hope’, ‘peace’ and ‘joy’ with mere paint is ridiculous. And it really is, I suppose.  However, the process of this attempt always rejuvenates my soul!”
Please join us for the opening reception (which is free to the public)
Friday, February 3, 2017
5pm until 8pm
at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery
160 East Bay Street
Charleston, S.C.

More information about Dorothy can be found on her website:                                           www.dorothyallstonrogers.com.

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