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‘Changing Tides’ an ode to Bluffton

Two Bluffton women have created something that will fit in perfectly next to the jar of seashells and sandstone coasters on your coffee table.

It’s a book of stunning photographs, complete with stories and quotes about Bluffton, titled “Changing Tides.” The 136-page treasure is photographed by Marge Agin and edited by Charlene Gardner, owner of Four Corners Art Gallery and Framing in Bluffton. The Bluffton residents met shortly after Gardner opened her gallery seven years ago. It is their first collaboration together.

A book release party and signing is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery. Many of Bluffton’s longtime residents instrumental in the town’s history, whose stories are chronicled in the book, plan to be in at the event.

Gardner and her husband, Michael, have lived in Bluffton for more than 25 years, relocating from upstate New York. Agin and her husband, Norm, moved to Palmetto Bluff six years ago from Santa Barbara, Calif., after living in Vail, Colo., for a short time.

Original Article posted on islandpacket.com by Hilary Kraus. June 4, 2012.