Upcoming workshops and events at ARTworks
• Beginning photography: how to use your camera and take better pictures with Paul Nurnberg at ARTworks. Five Wednesdays beginning January 11 plus an optional photo field trip, $200 per student. Do you want to know what all those symbols and dials do on your digital camera? Do you want to learn how to make your images better than simple snapshots? Then this is the class for you. Register with Paul at 912-429-0189 and email@example.com.
• Open casting call at ARTworks January 11 and 12, 7 p.m. Actors of all experience levels needed for two readings and two staged productions, materials provided. The readings are ‘The Pillowman’,” produced by The Palmetto Theater Xperiment and directed by Matthew Donnelly, and ‘The Exonerated,” produced by Misspent Youth Productions, both performed in February. Misspent Youth is also casting for a fully staged production of “Catholic School Girls,” performed in March. The Xperiment is casting for a fully staged production of “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” written by Steve Martin and performed in June. 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center, www.artworksinbeaufort.org, 843-379-2787.
• Basketry Combinations & Innovations with Kim Keats. Explore new approaches for creating both utilitarian and sculptural forms. Instructor will provide imported and locally collected indigenous materials, basketry and dye techniques, and a ceramic hand-building session led by guest artist, Jada Gray. Great for beginners and advancers to develop original styles through exploration of combination weaving techniques and materials. Tuesdays January 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21, 28, 6 to 8 p.m. $80, contact Kim Keats, 843-384-2435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Clay on Thursdays and ARTworks with Trevor Foster. Learn basic techniques or refine your skills and explore new techniques. January 5-February 9: handbuilding 10 a.m.-noon, and wheelthrown from 1:15 to 3:15, or 6 to 8 p.m. Glazes and firing are included: $125 plus $25 per 25 lbs of clay. email@example.com, 803-707-5961, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.
Upcoming events at USCB Performing Arts
• “I AM” a documentary will be shown Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. It’s directed by Tom Shadyac and stars David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lynne McTaggart, Ray Anderson, John Francis, Coleman Barks, and Marc Ian Barasch. “I AM” is an engaging and entertaining film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? In “I AM,” Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount how a cycling accident that left him incapacitated gave him with a new sense of purpose in life. Determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed, and armed with nothing but his curiosity and a small film crew, Shadyac embarks on a 21st century quest for enlightenment. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Student $6.
• The opera “Faust” will play Saturday, Dec. 10, at 12:55 p.m. “Faust” with Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod’s classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn’t be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season. Adults: $20,
Olli Members: $16.
• As part of the USCB Festival Series Edward Arron will be joined by Soprano Hyunah Yu, this season’s only vocalist, as well as violinist Jesse Mills, pianist and composer John Novacek on Sunday, December 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Come hear pieces by Schumann, Mozart, Shostakovich, Richard Strauss and John Novacek. Tickets start at $40 and are available by calling 843-208-8246, M-F 8:30 – 4:30. Tickets are also available at the door. For more information, visit us at www.uscb.edu/festivalseries.