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Part Time Clam Farmer - Full Time Artist Morris Johnson (a.k.a. "MoJo") Features in Art Exhibit Beginning December 3 at Elizabeth Carlton Studio

CHARLESTON, SC – November 16, 2004 — Clam farmer by day, artist by night, Morris Johnson, a.k.a. “MoJo”, is well-known for his distinctive coastal folk art in the form of paintings, papers, fabrics, wood and other miscellaneous found objects. His technique is to use all different kinds of everyday objects to create whimsical, lively mixed-media designs. This includes using parts of old fishing boats, fishing equipment, plastic buckets, old parts and more. MoJo, who resides in St. Petersburg, Florida, can typically be found sailing, fishing, tending his clams, building boats on most days. “My love of the sea and all its creatures is reflected in the work and I recreate my life experiences into my artwork.”

Beginning Friday, December 3, MoJo’s work with be available for purchase at the newly opened Elizabeth Carlton Studio on 85 Wentworth Street. MoJo will be in Charleston for the opening reception (on Friday) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. which will feature wine and hors d’oeuvres and is free and open to the public. “We are thrilled to have MoJo featured in the studio, as his work compliments my ceramic pieces so nicely,” stated Elizabeth Carlton. “Our intention is to showcase artists throughout the year that enhance the products currently available.”

Hours of operation of the Elizabeth Carlton Studio are: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To learn more about Elizabeth Carlton, call (843) 853.2421.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Digital images are available of MoJo’s work. An advance interview can be arranged by contacting Angel Postell at (843) 225-8333 or angel@hometeamcommunications.com.