Imagination Unlimited exhibit: Imagination Unlimited, works by Hank Herring, will have its opening reception Friday, February 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at ARTworks Gallery, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. A solo show of works by local artist Hank Herring. Using mainly found materials, Herring creates vibrant works of figurative art which are inspired by African symbolism, as well as personal friends and mentors over the years. For more information, visit www.beaufortcountyarts.com or call 379-2787.
USCB Festival Series Chamber Music Concert: USCB’s Festival Series continues on Sunday, February 9, at 5 p.m. at the Center for the Arts. Artistic Director Edward Arron has planned a rich, varied program of some of the finest chamber music featuring works by Mozart, Brahms, Turina, and Schumann. Joining Arron on the USCB Center for the Arts stage will be pianist Benjamin Hochman, violist Max Mandel, and violinist Arnaud Sussmann. For advance tickets, call Staci Breton at 843-208-8246, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are also available at the door and start at $40.
The Indie Film Corner: Oscar-nominated Live Action Short Films: USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., will showing the 2014 Oscar-nominated Live Action Short Films on Monday, February 10 at 7 p.m.
• “Helium” (Danish, 23 min.) A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called HELIUM, told to him by the hospital janitor.
• “The Voorman Problem” (UK/English, 13 min.) A psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate named Voorman, who is convinced he is a god.
• “Avant Que De Tout Perdre /Just Before Losing Everything” (French, 30 min.) Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works.
• “Aquel No Era Yo/That Wasn’t Me” (Spanish, 24 min.) Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney.
• “Do I Have to Take Care of Everything” (Finnish, 7 min.) Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts.
Tickets for adults are $7, seniors $6, students $5. Call USCB Center for the Arts box office at 843-521-4145 or purchase day of performance. Box office opens one hour prior to show time.
Winthrop Choirs to perform in Beaufort: The Winthrop University Chorale and Chamber Singers will perform a free concert at the Parish Church of St. Helena’s at 505 Church St., Beaufort, on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. Also featured will be Beaufort High School’s Voices under the direction of choral director Jordan Norris. This choir has earned numerous awards in festival competitions and will feature music by Gawthrop, Hogan, and Aguiar.
Beaufort International Film Festival: Tickets are available now for the 8th annual Beaufort International Film Festival scheduled February 12 -16. Purchase tickets online at www.beaufortfilmfestival.com or at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 713 Craven St., Beaufort or at the Beaufort Film Society office located at 708 Carteret St., Beaufort. The full schedule of events and screening times are also located on the website. Ron Tucker, president of the Beaufort Film Society, said nearly 8,000 people participated in last year’s festival and he expects as many this year. “We will present 28 screenings to include feature films, shorts, documentaries, animated films and student productions. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the film Forrest Gump. We have many special events planned to pay tribute to the film to include a special screening of the film on Friday evening, February 14, at 7 p.m.” The Opening Night Reception takes place on Wednesday, February 12 at Old Bay Marketplace in Beaufort. The awards ceremony is Saturday, February 15 at USCB Center for the Arts.
Frederick Douglass, Making of a Man:
This play will be on stage February 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at ARTworks Theatre, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. After escaping from slavery, Frederick Douglass became a leader of the abolitionist movement and great orator. Watch as performer Hank Herring brings this dynamic man to life on stage. Tickets $17, $12 students, $7 children under 12. For more details, visit www.beaufortcountyarts.com or call 379-2787.
‘Artscapade’ Fundraiser: “Artscapade,” an evening of art auctions, wine tastings, fun and friendship, will raise money to be shared with public school teachers across northern Beaufort County. The Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation’s event will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center on Boundary Street. “We have an amazing selection of artwork for sale, including works by regional artists and by our Beaufort County students,” said Laura Eggers, vice-chair of the foundation. “The money we raise helps support grants to teachers in public and charter schools across northern Beaufort County.” Admission is $20 per person and includes wine tastings provided by Southern Wine & Spirits and Bills Liquors and Fine Wines. For more information, visit www.beaufortteacherfund.com.
Beaufort Celtic Festival 2014: This festival will take place Saturday, February 22, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort. A full day event celebrating Irish and Scottish culture and music. Daytime events include various music and dance groups, vendors and a sing along. Evening events are a concert by the Carroll Brown Celtic Band and after party at Rosie O’Grady’s Pub. Tickets: $17 for day events, $17 for the evening concert only. Or $30 all day pass.
www.beaufortcountyarts.com or 379-2787.