Arts events

Chris Kirk Photography exhibit: The USCB Center for the Arts will exhibit the Lowcountry Photography of Chris Kirk in its Main Gallery. This exhibit will run through Tuesday, April 1. Chris’ photographic works include landscapes, nature, wildlife, and coastal scenes. USCB Center for the Arts is located at 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Admission is free; gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about the USCB Center for the Arts, call 843-521-4145 or visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com. For more information about Chris Kirk’s Lowcountry Photography, please visit www.chriskirkphotography.net.


Under the Spell of the Lowcountry: Rose Harrison Bowman will be the Beaufort Art Association Featured Artist with her exhibit “Under the Spell of the Lowcountry” at the gallery on Bay Street through March 29. The majority of the paintings in this show are watercolors based on views seen from St. Helena, Dataw and Hunting islands.


Jazz Concert at USCB Center for the Arts: This special jazz concert at USCB Center for the Arts on Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. celebrates “The Ladies of Jazz” with Bob Masteller’s All-Star Quintet, and opening act Vic Varner and Friends showcasing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Vic Varner will do a set of “bossa nova” which literally means “new style.” Bossa is Brazilian jazz. “The Girl from Ipanema” helped bring attention to this style of jazz in the 1960’s. Bob’s band will feature a set based on the great female jazz singers, featuring an extraordinary performer, Gina Rene who will sing songs recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, etc. Tickets are $25. You can  purchase tickets online  at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com or by calling the box office at 843-521-4145.


Books Sandwiched In Finale: Monday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., will be the “Grand Finale” of the Books Sandwiched In 2014 season. After a year of outstanding presenters and books, the season will close out with an evening presentation by local chef and author Debbi Covington and her cookbook “Celebrate Everything!” as well as an appearance by photographer Paul Nurnberg. Presentation begins at 5:30 followed by wine and Debbi’s appetizers! No admission. No reservations. Just donations for the Friends of the Beaufort Library.

Monday Night is Indie Film Night “The Invisible Woman”: Directed by Ralph Fiennes, and starring Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones amd Kristin Scott Thomas, “The Invisible Woman” was at Telluride Film Festival 2013, Toronto International Film Festival 2013 and New York Film Festival 2013. Ralph Fiennes shines as novelist Charles Dickens, who had a secret affair with 18-year-old actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones). Dickens was 45 and at the top of his fame when he met the beautiful young actress. Her mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) encouraged Nelly to welcome the interest of such a famous man, even if she can never become his wife. They embark on an affair, lasting 13 years until his death, that must always remain secret, forcing Nelly to hide her deepest feelings in “invisibility.” The film will be at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, on Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m.

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