The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) has been a part of the Charleston culture for almost 30 years. It promotes conservation and preservation of nature through educational outreach programs with a focus on the visual arts. This event attracts the world’s foremost experts in wildlife and nature art. Interdisciplinary approaches to learning are the hallmark of a liberal arts education. In this spirit, the Grice Marine Laboratory partnered with Michael Mitchell Art Gallery located at 438 King Street for a special 2011 SEWE event. The aquarium exhibit featured live animals from local estuaries in combination with the art work of select Lowcountry wildlife artists. The exhibit was open 11am-6pm from Wednesday, February 16 through Sunday, February 20, 2011. In addition, a Kickoff Party was held on Wednesday, February 16 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm where donations were collected. A portion of the proceeds from art work sold and donations collected will benefit the College of Charleston’s Graduate Program in Marine Biology (GPMB). Grice staff and GPMB students were present to assist with the event and answer questions about the animals.