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Chapin Art Trail
A Community Art Project

4 Seasons

Sandra Oliver

Installed September 2021

4 Seasons
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Artist's Statement 

We are fortunate in South Carolina that we can experience all four seasons. Each season brings a variety of colors from the smallest flowers on the ground to the colors of the trees or tall plants.

My design highlights the four seasons, each depicted on one of the four sides. Summer shines brightly with a variety of zinnias and sunflowers. Fall has pumpkins and falling maple leaves. Winter, not to be outdone, has holly bushes, pansies, and an occasional emerging crocus. Spring is ushered in with daffodils and dogwood trees. In addition, there is an insect or bird representing each season. Fittingly, the name of the sailboat is 4 Seasons.

About the Artwork

"4 Seasons" is a 4 foot tall artistic trail marker with a sailboat on top. The metal form was created by Steven Reed and Shelly Fugua. The artistry on the marker was done by Sandra Oliver.

Installed September 2021

About the Artist

A member of Crooked Creek Art League since 2014, I have served as co-chair of the Juried Art Exhibition, the workshop coordinator, and am the past president of the League.

My primary medium is watercolor, although I have worked in acrylics both in 2D paintings as well as the Sail into Chapin Community Project. I have been juried into the South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Amateur Division, every year since 2011 and have exhibited paintings in Crooked Creek Juried Art Exhibition, Still Hopes Juried Show, Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show, North Charleston Juried Art Show, Old Santee Canal Juried Art Show (Moncks Corner), and Art Flow (Allendale). I have paintings in both The Gallery and Handcrafted Artists Emporium in Newberry. My collage and watercolor work, “Orchid,” won the Post Card Award in the Crooked Creek Juried Art Exhibition in 2017.

Scavenger Hunt Clue: 

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A Partnership Project by the Crooked Creek Art League and the Town of Chapin

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This organization is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support in this grant comes from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of The Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.

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This project was supported by a Connected Communities grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation.

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