New work by Heyward at Charles Street Gallery
From December 9 through the 31, the Charles Street Gallery offers a show of new work by Cabell Heyward, a contemporary oil painter of amazing realism crossed flagrant surrealism, balanced by humor and skill. Based in Beaufort, Heyward’s work has been exhibited in the Atlanta Biennial at the Nexus Contemporary Art Center; the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens; the Peninsula Fine Art Center in Newport News, Virginia; at the Circular Congregational Church in Charleston, and regularly in private collections and in the Charles Street Gallery. His newest works, built with oil paints and found objects, in both 2D and 3D, casts shadows that are deliberately manipulated and wonderfully sneaky, revealing what does and should exist. Meet the artist and enjoy the reception on Friday, December 9, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at 914 Charles Street in Beaufort. 843-521-9054, thecharlesstreetgallery.com.
Photographers celebrate roots of American music
Celebrate the roots of American Music with the Photography Club of Beaufort. The club’s 2011 annual exhibit begins Friday, December 2, in the Second Floor Gallery of the Beaufort Library. This year the library asked the club to coordinate their year long project with the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “New Harmonies: American Roots Music” which will be coming to the Beaufort branch in mid December. Club members spent the past year photographing every aspect of American Music from blues to jazz; from porches to street corners. The exhibit will include over 40 photographs. The exhibit: “Celebrating American Music” will be on display through January 30, 2012, weekdays, during library business hours.