Mary Whyte, a renowned watercolorist and former Seabrook Island resident, will be honored at a reception on November 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Seabrook Island Club in recognition of her contributions to the community and in celebration of veterans through her paintings. Veterans from all branches of the military are expected to attend the reception. Mary’s newest project, entitled We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America, depicts current day American veterans, one from each of the fifty states. This exhibition will be on display at the City Gallery from October 25 through December 22, 2019.
At the Island Club event, the Mayor will present a Proclamation of Town Council naming November 1, 2019 Mary Whyte Day. The Proclamation recognizes both her relationship with people of Johns Island and her generous contributions in support of Seabrook Island organizations, declaring in part:
“ . . . Ms. Whyte’s paintings have featured contemporary portraits of the Gullah women of Johns Island, South Carolina, with whom she has enjoyed an enduring fellowship through the Johns Island Senior Center, as well as other individuals who are representative of the South Carolina lowcountry; and
“. . . while a resident of the Town of Seabrook Island, Ms. Whyte generously donated her time, efforts and watercolors to assist many of our community’s charitable and non-profit organizations’ fundraising efforts”
The Town is pleased to affirm its recognition of Mary’s role in enriching the lives of Seabrook Island’s residents and her exemplary engagement with the greater Johns Island community.
-Submitted by John Gregg
(Image Credit: marywhyte.com)