Artist Michael B. Karas

It’s tempting when viewing a Michael B. Karas painting to insert yourself into the frame — so adept is he at nailing a moment, a mood and what a landscape feels like. Those of us who feel transfixed or more likely transported by Karas’…

Spartina Grass

Photo by Marge Agin "To describe our growing up in the low country of South Carolina, I would have to take you to the marsh on a spring day, flush the great blue heron from its silent occupation, scatter marsh hens as we sink to our knees…

Black & Blue Oysters

Inspired by Chef Matthew Roher Ingredients 2 dozen shucked fresh oysters 4 ounces small chunks of country ham scraps, chopped small 3 ounces blue cheese 1 tablespoon balsamic syrup (see note below) 4 ounces mild blackening seasoning 1 ounce…

The Lone Oysterman

The wilderness areas of our coastal terrain are spiritual sanctuaries and places of unparalleled beauty that evoke a sense of awe and reverence for our natural world. Through his photography, Andrew challenges us to take a closer look at the…

Beaufort, S.C.

There is a place abounding in wildlife and natural beauty, with rivers, streams, marshes and islands, where daily life revolves around the ebb and flow of the tides. Its a road less traveled into one of our country’s last unspoiled places,…

Celebrate the South

Often Sunday afternoons had to do with driving down dirt roads with sleeping dogs, houses painted blue to ward off evil spirits, natives picking vine ripened tomatoes in the vast fields of St. Helena Island and the sounds of Gullah hymns rising…

The Land of Shrimp, Collards & Grits

Welcome to the land of shrimp, collards and grits! Among the many islands of Beaufort County is one that bears the name Ladys. This is where Pleasant Point Plantation stretches along the twists and turns of the Beaufort River. It was 1971 when…

Artist Ray Ellis

From the time he was a young boy, Ray Ellis knew he wanted to be an artist. Painting became as essential to his life as drawing his next breath. Growing up in Philadelphia, Sunday afternoons were frequently spent visiting the Philadelphia Museum…