Art Briefs

in Arts by

Volunteers needed for Beaufort International Film Festival

The Beaufort Film Society is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Beaufort International Film Festival taking place February 18-23.

Volunteers are needed to serve as ushers, ticket takers, food servers, bartenders, stage hands and many more. For a complete list of volunteer job assignment,s visit the SignUp Genius link on the festival website at beaufortfilmfestival.com.

As this festival has grown to be one of the top film festivals in the country, so has the need for more volunteers to help make it happen. For more information, contact Rebecca Tucker at filmbeaufort@gmail.com.

Mystic Osprey hosting gallery reception for artist

Mystic Osprey Fine Art Gallery, located in the Habersham Marketplace, will host a gallery reception for artist Kathy Crowther from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.      

Crowther’s detailed studies of nature painted in watercolor and outlined in ink uniquely render flora and fauna in their natural habitat. Brilliant color combinations bring joy and excitement to her works which are filled with the echoes and inter-relationships of pattern, shape and color.

Borders and painting onto the mat have become a trademark that adds to the instant recognition of her extraordinary style.

Her work has been featured in one-person shows at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, The Cleveland Play House, Holden Arboretum and The University of South Carolina, and private collections across the United States.

Her galleries include Squash Blossom, Old Colorado City, Colo.; Fare Bella Gallery, Manitou Springs, Colo.; Western Star Gallery, Lyons, Colo.; and Mystic Osprey Gallery, Habersham Marketplace, Beaufort.

Sarah Best to perform at Fripp Island

The fabulous mezzo-soprano, dancer and storyteller Sarah Best, accompanied by pianist Michelle Papenfuss, will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 in the Fripp Island Community Centre at 205 Tarpon Blvd.

After receiving a free pass at the security gate, admission at the door — cash or check only, no credit cards — for adults is $30; students and children are free through a grant from the Peg Gorham Memorial Fund.

Concert-goers are invited to the catered “Meet-the-Artists” reception that follows the performance. This concert is sponsored by the Fripp Island Friends of Music and the S.C. Arts Commission, and it helps sustain the FIFOM’s Music-in-the Schools Program. See the website frippfriendsofmusic.com for more information.