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Charleston’s Place in the History of Memorial Day

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Day Five. Island, a painting.

7″x 5″ oil on masnite panel. $125. free shipping, no tax. Here’s to the light!

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Day Four. Hutchinson House, a painting.

7″ x 5″ oil on Masonite panel. $125, free shipping, no tax. This is from photograph, for Life Magazine, in the 1940s by the great photographer Walter Sanders.

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Day Two. Blue House, a painting.

7″x5″ oil on masonite panel. $125. free shipping no tax! Here’s to the light!

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Day One. Moonlight on Edingsville Beach, a painting.

$125. free shipping, no tax. 7″ x 5″ oil on panel. First dibs. Charlotte Hutson Wrenn, Artist, my public business page on Facebook is the easiest way to bid. Cheers! Here’s to the light!

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Myths about Slavery

Excellent writing today, click here: wapo.st/3bj6C6z “No, the Civil War didn’t end slavery, and the first Africans didn’t arrive in America in 1619. Only 8 percent of high school seniors can identify slavery as a central cause of the Civil

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Hutchinson House

This is a lovely video update on the restoration of the historic African American house on Edisto Island, South Carolina built by the Hutchinson Family. youtu.be/lWLAktLZm-4

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Magic, a painting

“We live our short lives in the vortex of a miracle, and while we may not be the center of that vortex, it is magic to be anywhere in there”. – Robert Genn 40″x30″ – available….

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Nat Fuller, Charleston’s first top chef

Tonight is the celebratory feast! This is from David Shields, food scholar and historian. Thank you David! “150 years ago Nat Fuller, Charleston’s great chef, held a banquet to mark the end of the Civil War and the beginning of

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Brick House Ruins, Edisto Island, South Carolina

This grand estate on Russell Creek has been the private land of the Jenkins family since 1798. The house, built around 1725, burned in 1929. Here she is in all her beauty.

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What’s this?

Welcome to my blog about the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a place proud with beauty, history and art. Sometimes we feel a call, to be, to go, to do. I was called to be an artist, and as an old midwife from Alabama said, “If the good Lord wants you to do something, you won’t have no good luck until you do it.”

So here I am writing about what I know, about the 'under glimmer' as the poet Basho, says, the way I have learned to see, to notice. I am inspired by, and talking about the history and art and culture of this place that has called me to herself. By the ancestors.

My background includes a degree in fine arts from a small private college in Florida, and before that, four years of all girls' boarding school in Asheville. I worked as a professional photographer, helped my children grow up, and now and I love seasoned things, good food, better conversation, beauty, my beloved and beautiful Italian Greyhound, Beau. Moved by the sacred places and stories of this beautiful historic land called the Lowcountry, I am here in spirit and I hope to infect you with my love of this place.

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