Kathryn Mapes Turner believes in painting what she knows. And as someone who was born and raised in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Turner knows the wildlife of the Grand Teton National Park. As is her habit, Turner rose on a December morning and was out in the park at daybreak photographing and drawing 40 moose as they grazed. That kind of authenticity is clear in Turner’s paintings of wild horses, bears, … Read More
Sponsored by: Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission On any given day, you'll see people lined up on Mount Pleasant Pier, their fishing lines dangling from the sides, waiting for a tug from "the big one." Fishing requires a minimal investment, explains Chris Pounder, manager at Mount Pleasant Pier, which is run by the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission. Anybody can fish, he says, so you don’t have to … Read More
Even a first-time visitor to Charleston can take a look around and see the city has deep maritime roots. The area's first inhabitants arrived via ship and settled into this southern city by the sea.The Cooper and Ashley Rivers, plus the nearby Atlantic Ocean turned Charleston into a wealthy seaport, exporting rice, indigo and cotton. By 1750, Charleston was a bustling trade center for the southern colonies and quite a … Read More
As a Charleston area local, when was the last time you played tourist in your own town? Is it only when family comes to visit that you stroll on the beach, take in a show or dine at one of the area's culinary gems?It's time you remember exactly what drew you to the Lowcountry in the first place. So, block off a weekend or take a couple days off work … Read More
There's more to life in Charleston carriage tours and beaches. This time of year, the crowds start bearing down on you and traffic begins to make your blood boil. Don't you wish that there was a way to get away from the rush? A way to experience a slower, more relaxed side of the Lowcountry?It's more than a dream - it's actually a reality. Just a few miles north of … Read More
It's unlikely you eat every morsel from your plate every time you dine at a restaurant. Sure, you might take some of it home, but not if the leftovers amount to a few bites. But a few bites left on every plate adds up to plenty of food waste.Food is what Americans throw away the most, accounting for 21 percent (35.2 million tons) of the nation's waste in 2013, according … Read More
Imagine life aboard a Tall Ship - the billowing sails, the creaking of timber, and the slap of the rigging as the magnificent vessel plows through the waves. Imagine the excitement of the crew when the words "Whales!" or "Land ho!" are shouted from the crow's nest by the lookout.Well, you don't have to just imagine. Experience it for yourself at the Tall Ships Festival where you can board nine … Read More
Technically the calendar hasn't turned to spring yet, but that doesn't matter here in the Lowcountry where sunshine and blue skies beckon residents to enjoy the natural beauty of the South Carolina coast. If your New Year's resolutions included exercise and fresh air or if you're just looking for a new spot to get in a hike or jog, you're in luck. Here are four spectacular places to get fit … Read More
The blistering sun and thick humid air hung over the sea island cotton fields as Pompey worked through the back breaking and tedious process of cultivating crops. The physical discomfort did little to discourage him. For the first time he was growing his own cotton, on his own land. People like Pompey Dawson, who became one of the leading cultivators of sea island cotton on James Island, and Isabella Pinckney, … Read More
Crowds pack Brittlebank Park, craning their necks to see how far the dogs will jump in the DockDogs competition. It's one of the must-do events at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. People of all ages cheer on the dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds - the ones who fly high and the ones who put on the brakes when they hit the edge of the pool.Deb Feller’s yellow Labrador mix … Read More
Wildlife art takes center stage at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Feb. 17-19 in Charleston. Collectors, admirers and wildlife lovers will be captivated by the incredible creations from artists around the globe. From sculpture and oil painting to watercolors and pastels, the variety of artwork comes to life at SEWE. These four artists featured at SEWE this year have completely different artistic styles but come together in their love of wildlife artwork.
As a 6-year-old child, Ezra Tucker would sit for hours watching the goldfish swim in his aquarium. In fact, he’d sit for so long, his parents started to get concerned. But Tucker was captivated by the fish, imprinting their shapes and colors into his memory so he could then paint and draw them later.
If you have been to the South Carolina Aquarium, you know that its exhibits and galleries are designed to take you on a journey from the mountains to the sea, exploring our state’s rich biodiversity and distinct geographical landscape. The Aquarium’s dedication to the species of South Carolina also includes the education of the people that populate, and visit, this state.
Living the Lowcountry life may mean something a little different to everyone, but just about everybody can agree it involves water, food and history. Now how you choose to experience those aspects varies from kayaking on the creek to taking a Summerville history tour or gathering with friends for a casual backyard barbecue.