Beaufort High Juried Art Show: The Beaufort High School Visual Arts Department would like to announce the opening reception for the first annual BHS Juried Art Show. The reception will be held at the Arts Center Gallery on the BHS campus on Thursday, May 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The judges for the show were Deanna Bowdish of the Gallery on Bay Street and Lisa Rentz of the Beaufort County Arts Council. There were more than 30 pieces of art selected and only 18 pieces were accepted for the show. The selected pieces represent the best quality artwork from Beaufort High students working in studio art classes.
BAA Artist of the Month: Artist Wendy Goller loves detailing the bountiful and beautiful local marine life of Beaufort County. She enjoys working in a variety of mediums and loves the endless choice of subject matter that living in the South Carolina Lowcountry provides. “Hooked on Fishing” is about capturing the fun and mystery in the art of fishing. This show features anglers of all ages and types. The Beaufort Art Association’s reception will be held at the BAA Gallery on Friday, May 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Book signing with Jonathan Green: Lowcountry artist Jonathan Green will be at the Red Piano Too Art Gallery on St. Helena Island signing the newly released book “Seeking” on Friday, May 17, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Seeking” is a compilation of poetry and praise inspired by the art of Jonathan Green. Twenty-nine different authors and poets were inspired to write about paintings by Green. Edited by Kwame Dawes and Majory Wentworth, this collection features 16 color paintings by Green in addition to a preface on the history of the project, information on the painting “Seeking”, and an artist’s statement. The signing is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-838-2241 or email Redpianotoo@islc.net.
Clay on Thursdays with Trevor Foster: Clay on Thursdays begins May 23 at ARTworks. Learn basic techniques or refine your skills and 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. to 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.
Art/Story marketing workshop: Wednesday, June 5, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at ARTworks. $30; $20 for ARTworks resident artists The know-how you need to simplify and strengthen your arts marketing plan: learn more about strategies through examples and discussion with ARTworks’ transmedia publicity leader Lisa Annelouise Rentz. She has 14 years experience in promoting the arts in South Carolina, including the Piccolo Fiction Open in Spoleto, ARTworks in Beaufort, Natalie Daise, and The Charles Street Gallery. Art is a wonderful subject, let’s keep people talking about it: 843-525-6911.
Classes at Carolina Stamper: Iris Folding Card Class, Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; $22; Call Carolina Stamper to register 843-522-9966.
Easel Card Class, Saturday, June 1, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; $22. Call Carolina Stamper to register 843-522-9966. Photo of class project at www.facebook.com/carolinastamper. Carolina Stamper is located at 203 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC 29902.
Book signing: Elizabeth Bishop Later and her father, Sonny Bishop, have written a book called “A Place Called Home.” It is a collection of pictures and stories about the Yard Farm on St. Helena which was part of the original Fuller Plantation. The signing will be held at McIntosh Book Shoppe on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 30. For more information, call 843-524-1119.
The Lowcountry Community Concert Band performs: On Sunday, May 26, at 3 p.m., there will be a Memorial Day Concert. The Lowcountry Community Concert Band, which is supported by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USCB, is partnering with St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort SC 29907, to perform.
USCB professor to teach printmaking workshop: Digital intaglio printing is a revolutionary process and is gaining popularity in the printmaking world. With support from USCB and the city of Beaufort, Professor Jon Goebel will be leading USCB’s first nationally promoted printmaking workshop this July. The workshop, called DIGITAGLIO! will combine the traditional intaglio printmaking process with digital color production. Artists of all levels from all over the country and abroad have registered for the workshop. Registration is still open and will continue until May 31. For more information about DIGITAGLIO!, please visit uscb.edu/art.