Art and memory join in McClellanville

“Maypop: Tales from a Lowcountry Village,” a newly released book from Charleston-based Home House Press, pairs May Morrison Brailsford’s memoir of growing up in McClellanville with the artwork of Brailsford’s granddaughter, Mary Ingalls Cote of Mount Pleasant.

An art exhibit, “Impressions of a Lowcountry Village,” will have its opening at the McClellanville Arts Council, 733 Pinckney Street, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6. The show will feature Brailsford’s oil paintings (she died in 1971), and the watercolors of Cote.

Cote will be present at the opening to sign copies of the book.

The show runs through March 1.

Amy Fleming unveils new Christian novel

Local author Amy Fleming unveils her new novel “A Little Irish Love Story” at a book launch party 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

Produced by Ambassador International, a Christian publishing house based in Greenville and Belfast, Northern Ireland, the book chronicles a family leaving battered London after World War II for their homeland in Adare, Ireland. It is a retelling of the Biblical story of Ruth.

The book launch is free and open to the public. Visit