Dana Ellis

Mark Huerkamp

Virginia Nieland

Secretary (Interim)
Katherine Williams


Auction, Artists’ Liaison
Pat Hiott-Mason

Auction, Teachers’ Liaison
Laura De La Maza

Meredith Poston 

Inez Brown Crouch 

Poetry at McLeod
Katherine Williams

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James Island Arts - Directory of Artists



Bill Aycock grew up in small-town NC and was never the same after he heard jazz music. A James Islander, he has played for over 30 years with the region's finest musicians, held it down at High Cotton with his trio, and now plays with Beaufort-based Vic Varner Sextet.

Lee Barbour earned his bachelor of arts degree in jazz performance from USC. Since settling in Charleston in 2001, he has taught guitar at the College of Charleston, and performed frequently around town in various jazz, Americana, and experimental groups.

David Bethany, a Charleston singer-songwriter, is the ex-frontman of The Killer Whales and has shared stages with Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, Johnny Winter, George Thorogood, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Molly Hatchet. His solo CD was made at Miley’s studio, where the Smoky Oak is now.

Frank Duvall leads the Frank Duvall Jazz Trio and performs throughout the Southeast with various ensembles. At the College of Charleston, he is the acoustic and electric bass jazz performance instructor, directs and arranges for an instrumental ensemble, and teaches a class covering the history of popular music in America. He lives on James Island.

Brad Henty’s band, Bradford Station, won the South Bay Blues Awards "Best New Band" and has played all over the southeast in concert and festival settings. After many years out west, James Island has been his home for some twenty years.

Elizabeth Scheld Glynn is a singer, mother, music teacher, and personal stylist who grew up on James Island and lives in Hickory, NC. She learned all she knows about jazz, melody and grace from her mother, James Islander Alice Scheld, who arranged and played piano on all the tunes on her CD, Where the Heart Is.

David Owens, who has spent most of his life on Folly, sums up that life in the lyrics from his original song, “Live Like This”: “I’ve traveled many a bumpy road and a dusty mile, and it’s a sight for these sore eyes to see that sweet southern smile.”

Graham Whorley, with the December 2011 release of his sixth independently produced album, Permission to Think, and a 30-minute documentary of the same name, produced by MPA Productions, now streaming on YouTube, is poised to make an indelible mark on the national scene. He lives on Folly.