USC naturalist to discuss elements in McKissick exhibit
Join Rudy Mancke, University of South Carolina naturalist-in-residence, for a discussion about the McKissick Museum exhibit, “Walter Anderson: Everything I See Is New and Strange,” Thursday, March 24, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s South Gallery.
Titled “Rudy and Walter: Exploring the Nature of Walter Anderson’s World,” the event is free and open to the public.
Anderson’s distinctive works of the plants, animals and people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast have placed him among the finest American painters of the 20th century. The McKissick exhibit celebrates Anderson’s perspective as an artist, naturalist and environmentalist and his devotion to exploring the wonders of nature.
Mancke was born in Spartanburg and spent his childhood roaming the woods and meadows of the Piedmont observing the natural world. When he was not exploring the outdoors, he was in the library researching what he saw while seeking new ways to gain knowledge about nature. Mancke has a keen interest in coastal retention and barrier islands, similar to Horn Island, where Anderson frequently visited.