Community mural, more on tap in arts world

The Beaufort Arts Council has several programs in the works.

They include:

Community mural

Through a partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry and the Beaufort Arts Council, a group of artists will be creating a community mural inside the Technical College of the Lowcountry tunnel underneath Ribaut Road.

The theme of the mural project is community and combining Beaufort’s rich and diverse history to create an indelible memorial.

The history of the Beaufort community will be highlighted, including the Mather School for Girls (which is the origin of the tunnel), and African-American/Gullah, European, Native-American and Spanish history included in the unity theme.

The group is open to ideas and it is asking for people’s stories and memories of the community to create the visuals they will need. Students will also be included in the project.

For additional information, visit the Beaufort Arts Council’s Facebook page.

Art experience

The close historical ties between Europe and the United States will be showcased on the local level from Sunday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, Feb. 26, in Beaufort.

Internationally recognized French artists will be joined by popular Lowcountry artists in a curated exhibit that will explore life and landscape of coastal France and South Carolina.

This one-of-a-kind art experience will be held at Tabby Place on Port Republic Road in historic downtown Beaufort. The show will be open from noon to 7 p.m. daily.

There will also be a lecture series, Art for Lunch, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. The public is invited to bring a bag lunch and join a conversation led by experts in contemporary art, French regional culture and local history.

Visit www.andersonkenney.com for more information.

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