By Lanier Laney
Beaufort County celebrated World Oceans Day at a great festival this past weekend at ARTworks and in the parking lot at Beaufort Town Center. People collected debris and
recyclables and came to help noted assemblage artist Terry Brennan build the large-scale
“Locomocean” sculpture which created an imaginative whale with a long tail out of the discarded junk. Terry and wife
Wendy are new residents of Cat Island and his works can be seen at Deanna Bowdish’s gallery downtown. Rick Hubbard, aka the Kazoo Guy, kept the kids entertained under the new gazebo as did storyteller Cora Newcomb. The Rose Family Band kept toes tappin’. Booths were set up by organizations focusing on topics to raise awareness of ocean ecosystems.
Sponsors included ARTworks, Beaufort County Public Works, Beaufort County School District, Beaufort County Library System, Beaufort Kayak Tours, Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District, Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, Coastal Discovery Museum, Friends of Hunting Island, Port Royal Sound Foundation, SC Sea Grant Consortium, Town of Bluffton, Town of Hilton Head Island and Yoga Chandra Center.