Arts Notes

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• Hank D. Herring announces the acquisition of Salt Gallery located at 802 Bay Street in Beaufort. The gallery exhibits the art of more than 20 professional artists including work in ceramics, leather, jewelry, mixed media sculpture, books, along with oil and acrylic on canvas and wood. The gallery will be open until 8 p.m. during First Friday After Five on November 7, hosting the local nonprofit ABLE (The Disabilities Foundation of Beaufort County) during A Night of Giving. The 2014 ABLE starfish Christmas ornament will be available; proceeds help support Camp Treasure Chest, a summer camp for children with special needs. Herring serves on the board of directors of ABLE. He is a framer as well as an artist producing diverse mixed media collectible and functional items. He is known for his carved wood stamps including Adinkra symbols and customized initials or designs. He often creates from found materials, such as driftwood, discarded pallets, leather, glass, fabric and much more. He teaches and mentors beginning artists, exhibits, teaches and speaks nationwide in festivals, cultural events and galleries. View samples of his work or place orders at GreenHerringArtAndFraming.com. Regular Salt gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

• Margaret Bradham Thornton will be signing copies of her novel, “Charleston”, on Saturday, November 15 from 12 to 3 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shoppe on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort. “Charleston” is about a young woman who returns to her roots and her lost love in the city in which she grew up. This is a wonderful book for anyone who enjoys reading about the magic and history of Charleston.  843-524-1066.

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