• Clay on Thursdays begins January 10 at ARTworks with Trevor Foster. Learn basic techniques or refine your skills & explore new techniques. Trevor Foster is a master potter, well known for his large-scale urns and raku firing sessions. The handbuilding session is 10 a.m.-noon, and wheelthrown classes are 1:15 to 3:15, or 6 to 8 p.m. Glazes and firing are included: $125 plus $25 per 25 lbs of clay. To register: firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-707-5961, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org. ARTworks is located in Beaufort Town Center, at 2127 Boundary Street, 29902.
• Calligraphy I Introduction with Natasha Lawrence on Saturday, January 26, noon to 3 p.m. at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. $50 includes all materials. Learn the practical art of calligraphy to address wedding invitations or greeting cards, write in journals, make gift tags and personal correspondence. All materials are included. Natasha Lawrence is a professional calligrapher to the Historic Charleston Foundation and instructor at the Charleston Museum. 843-379-2787, 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort, www.artworksinbeaufort.org.
• Roles are available for five male and four female actors for Michael Frayn’s award-winning farce, “Noises Off!” Auditions will be held at the USCB Center for the Arts on January 10 at 7 p.m. The production, which will be directed by Gail Westerfield, will run April 5 -7 and 12-14. All levels of acting experience are encouraged to audition, but you must be able to execute fairly intense physical comedy and a passable British standard accent. Two roles also require a Cockney accent. Please bring a current photo and an acting resume, if you have one. For more information, call 843 521-4145 or e-mail email@example.com.
• Gloria Dalvini will be Beaufort Art Association Gallery’s featured artist through February 16. A reception to meet the artist will be Friday evening, January 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery 913 Bay Street. Gloria’s new series of paintings “Southern Scenes,” captures homes and other subjects that convey the feeling of the Lowcountry.
• Author and award-winning mentor, Rhonda G. Mincey, will sign copies of her book, “A Girl’s Guide to Becoming Great,” on Saturday, January 12, 3 p.m., at the Beaufort Boys & Girls Club. “A Girl’s Guide to Becoming Great” is for girls ages 11-19. The book signing event, “An Afternoon of Inspiration, Information, and Entertainment” will highlight the talents of young poets, praise dancers, and musicians, including the Beaufort Symphony. The event is free. RSVP by calling the 843 986-5437.
• Books Sandwiched In Series presents “In the Garden of the Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson and reviewed by Gerald Schulze. Gerald H. (Jerry) Schulze is a veteran healthcare executive with U.S. and International experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer medicinals. In his career, Jerry held positions of responsibility in executive management, strategic planning, business development, marketing research and sales.
Jerry obtained his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College. As President & CEO of Medeva Americas Inc, a NYSE listed, London-based pharmaceutical company, Jerry accomplished a major corporate reorganization and, ultimate acquisition by another British company.
Jerry was born in Germany and emigrated to the U.S. at age 8. He has been married to Kathryn (Missy) for the past 41 years, moving with her to Beaufort 14 years ago from Lima, Ohio. Jerry is currently a Trustee of Beaufort Memorial Hospital, a member of Sea Island Rotary Club, and graduate of Leadership Beaufort, 2001.
The series is held at the USCB Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase it at the Outtakes Cafe Take-out Table. Visit www.BeaufortCountyLibrary.org.
• Family storytelling with Judy Sima
Storytelling is a deeply fun tradition, and the only art form that should claim “anyone can do it.” The tools are built in: your imagination and your voice. Body language is also a good idea, wave those hands and make those faces! Between now and the BIG Story Fest & Liars Competition in April, ARTworks is bringing plenty of storytelling — out loud, musical, visual, folksy, contemporary — to the listeners of Beaufort. On Friday, January 18, storyteller Judy Sima will perform at ARTworks. Judy is a frequent presenter at the National Storytelling Conference, the American Association of School Librarians, and her career includes many accolades, publications, and belly laughs. While in Beaufort, she will also lead workshops in storytelling for kids.
“Storytelling enhances vocabulary, and helps children write by getting them to use their imagination,” Sima explained. “It sets the story in their mind, use the five senses before working on paper. It helps them find details and edit. When children start with storytelling, they can put their in their own words and improve their education.”
Her public performance is in ARTworks’ theater, which is surrounded by gallery exhibitions, workshops, and artists working in their studios.
“I love to do family performances, get parents and kids involved. The kids get to act out the story with me, with nose masks, so bring a camera to get lots of good pictures,” Judy advised. “There’s a lot of audience participation. I tell stories that are based on folktales and picture books. It’s important for kids and families to use their imagination together, and to talk about the stories. In storytelling, you can interact with live performers, unlike in a movie or TV show, and talk about that after the performance. It brings families together and they have a good time.”
Tickets are $17 per person, $12 for students, $7 for children (12 and under) and $12 for groups of 10 or more, at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street 29902. www.artworksinbeaufort.org, 379-2787.