Paintings by Leading Charleston Renaissance Artist Alice Ravenel Huger Smith to Appear in Film Where the Crawdads Sing
Edmondston-Alston House to display Alice Smith’s works through August 31, 2022
(Charleston, SC) Paintings by Charleston artist Alice Ravenel Huger Smith will be shown in the major motion picture Where the Crawdads Sing, opening in theaters on July 15, 2022. The film is a screen adaptation of the New York Times Best Seller by the same name. In connection with the film’s opening, Middleton Place Foundation is pleased to announce that the Edmondston-Alston House will celebrate Alice Smith with a special exhibit of some of her works from private collections through the summer.
Alice Smith was a leading artist in the movement that sparked economic revival and historic preservation in Charleston in the decades between the two world wars. TheLow Country’s natural environment was a strong pull for Smith, and the beauty of Low Country’s marshes and landscapes are reflected in many of her paintings. The producers of Where theCrawdads Singfelt Alice’s work captured the Lowcountry where the story takes place and approached Anne Tinker, co-author of the recently published book exploring the life of Alice Smith, about using some of the paintings from her family’s collection on the set in the film. Anne was excited to share Alice’s work. “Alicewas an extraordinary woman and artist, and I am honored that her work will be seen by people watching the movie all over the world.”
The Alice Smith exhibit will run through August 31, 2022 at the Edmondston-Alston House. The House museum is open Monday 1:00-4:00pm and Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm. Buy tickets here.