Artist Hank Herring, owner of Salt gallery, plans to invigorate the arts in downtown Beaufort with a formal evening of jazz, blues, R&B and original music performed by popular local singer Jan Spencer. The event takes place at Salt, 802 Bay Street, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Herring said he not only wants to bring people downtown to enjoy the performance and the artwork on exhibit; he also wants to help Spencer raise money to record a new CD of her music. “Art should stir the soul and ignite the imagination. Our goal is to do just that and help an amazing local artist who deserves a break. This will be an opportunity to dress up, mingle with the artists who show at the gallery and enjoy one of the finest singers I’ve ever heard.”
Spencer has a large following of local fans. She invites them to come to the show and soak up the sounds and the visual art. “Music is what art sounds like. I have a chance to embrace that stirring connection by performing in a gallery where I will be surrounded by the work of Hank D. Herring, Terry Brennan, Amiri Farris, Hampton Olfus, William Voisard and other wonderful painters, sculptors and jewelers. I know the audience will feel it, too.” Gourmet hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Chef Ian Ramsey and wine will be served. Ramsey’s mother, Peggy Carvell, is a jewelry designer who displays her work at Salt.
Formal attire is requested. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. They may be made by calling the gallery at (843) 379-7258. A donation of $20 per person is suggested.