FINDING THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR PRIZED PIECES

If a company has Fine Art Installation in its name, it better be good or it’s overstating its reputation. 

Axis, based in Atlanta with clients and an office on Hilton Head, is good and its portfolio of visually striking art hanging here and there proves it. 

“It might be a two-story foyer, vaulted ceiling and a great room or if the art hangs on a stacked stone wall over a fireplace or marble tile, anything like that,” Derek Smith said. “And a lot of people hire us for convenience too. 

CHART-TOPPING EDWIN MCCAIN WILL PERFORM IN THE LOWCOUNTRY 

When you ask Edwin McCain about his career, he doesn’t talk about himself. He tells of “the glory days of music on Hilton Head.” 

It takes effort to pull him from the memory and awe of the scene and singers/songwriters who lit his still-burning fire and, eventually, handed him a mic. 

COLLINS GROUP REALTY DONATES TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Collins Group Realty continues to give back to the community. 

Its philanthropy program, 200th Home Sale for Charity, recently rewarded five nonprofit organizations, with Volunteers in Medicine Clinic Hilton Head Island earning the grand prize of $5,000. 

This month, Monthly puts a spotlight on local men who make a difference. From business, medicine, real estate, dining and development, these profiles showcase their success stories. The men discuss their background, motivation, and the distinct approaches they’ve taken to thrive. Their influence is valued and has made a positive impact in our communities. They are the leading men of the Lowcountry. 

1. HILTON HEAD REGIONAL HEALTHCARE NAMES NEW MARKET CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 

Joel Taylor has been named Market Chief Executive Officer at Hilton Head Regional Healthcare. He assumed his role effective Sept. 30. Taylor will be responsible for overseeing all strategic, operational and clinical activities for the system. Taylor joined Hilton Head Regional Healthcare in 2016 and has been with the system’s parent company, Tenet Healthcare, for 10 years.

VICTORIA SMALLS LEADS GULLAH GEECHEE CULTURAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR COMMISSION

“I’m so proud to be Gullah Geechee,” beams Victoria Smalls, newly appointed executive director of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

Established as a National Heritage Area in 2006 by the U.S. Congress, the Corridor recognizes and preserves the cultural treasures of the Gullah Geechee people, direct descendants of enslaved individuals brought to work on plantations. 

THE WORK OF DAVID RANDALL COMES ALIVE IN VIBRANT COLORS

Simultaneously representational and impressionistic, David Randall’s artwork comes alive with swaths of vibrant colors that converge, merge and blend to form quintessential Lowcountry natural elements like Spanish moss-clad live oak trees.

“Live oak trees are awesome,” Randall said. “As are other trees like palmetto trees and palm trees. People have responded to trees for centuries, maybe even a millennia.” 

PROVIDENCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EMERGES STRONGER DURING PANDEMIC

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world anything, it is how to think outside of the box. Providence Presbyterian Church is one of many churches that have done that successfully.

In March 2020, the Hilton Head Island church closed its sanctuary and began livestreaming its services. Three months later the church reopened its in-person service with a maximum of 75 worshippers, continued to stream the service online and added an outdoor service in the church’s shaded fellowship park. Church members met on Zoom for Bible studies.

1. ROTARY CLUB OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND NAMES NEW PRESIDENT

Mary Briggs has assumed the role of President of the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island. She has been a member of the Club since 2001, an officer of the Board since 2018 and has chaired numerous committees. Briggs has served as a school principal and assistant superintendent of schools for the Beaufort Country School District and as the president and CEO of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra since she moved to the area in 1997. She currently serves as Vice President of the Lean Ensemble Theater Board of Directors.