By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (Jan. 22, 2016) - Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page and the Mount Pleasant Culture, Arts & Pride Commission continue to promote awareness of local artists and community pride through an innovative program called Art in the Mayor’s Office.
“Mount Pleasant has a rich cultural and artistic heritage and the Mayor’s Office is a natural place to display local art to visitors and residents,” said Mayor Page. “We have had some great art displayed in my office and I currently enjoy ‘Crabwalk’ a wonderful work by Tracy Gansrow. This is the first time “Crabwalk” has been publicly displayed.
Tracy expressed her excitement for the Mayor’s Office Art program. “A community that supports the arts is incredibly important. This program allows exposure for local artists and helps get their message out there. Also, it’s great for the public to see art and the creative expression.”
Originally from New York, Tracy has lived in Mount Pleasant for four years. Her art is inspired by nature. “The Lowcountry is so different than the NY landscape. In NY I painted mountains, trees and farm landscapes. Now the coast and the marsh are my inspiration.”
Her art can be found at the Spencer Art Gallery in downtown Charleston. She also regularly showcases her work at the Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival, ArtFest, and the North Charleston Arts Festival.
For more information about Art in the Mayor’s Office, visit us online at www.tompsc.com or view the photo gallery on Facebook @tompsc. For applications and guidelines, email Tourism and Marketing Assistant April Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.