Jef, Tom, Craig, Kim and Greg stay on their toes at ARTworks

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Tom & Jef: New Mime Theater: In this onstage world of New Mime Theater, a man encounters an amoebic character; another character’s mirror image takes over his life; and a student tries his hand at cheating on a test with cataclysmic results. Exciting and fun for all, Tom & Jef’s New Mime Theater challenges audiences and is a perfect experience for families — including audience members who might like to be involved onstage and as the source for ideas for improvisations. A free family workshop is right before the show, starting at 6:30 p.m. with the show Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.

The Song Emerging: Craig Bickhardt in Concert: Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.: In a world where everything is disposable from ink pens to diapers to electronics, songwriter Craig Bickhardt makes certain his music stands the test of time. Bickhardt crafted “Tender Mercies,” and his songs have also found their way onto platinum and Grammy winning albums by legends such as Ray Charles, B. B. King, Martina McBride, The Judds, and Dianne Schuur. Bickhardt explains: “Fulfillment is all about taking the path that leads you on this journey truthfully, because that’s how we find whatever success we’re destined to find. All we can do is try to stay passionate, honest, and determined while overcoming the resistance. All we can do is get in the right place and wait for the right time to find us. What I need in order to begin a good song is some irritant, some experience or feeling that gets lodged inside of me until I can’t be rid of it any other way. We need great patience to write great songs. We must trust to the currents and wait for the event that places in us the seed of a genuine pearl.”

For both shows, tickets are $17 per person, $12 for students (13+), $7 for children (12 and under) and $12 for groups of 10 or more. ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort SC 29902. www.artworksinbeaufort.org, 843-379-2787

Basketry Basics and Beyond: Encore Workshop with Kim Keats: For ages 12-Adult, Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore basketry basics through the creation of a woven work of art. Kim Keats will provide instruction and materials for a start-to-finish basket or sculpture using imported and harvested materials such as rattan, vine, cedar bark, palm roots and fronds. Participants will learn a variety of basketry techniques including lashing, rib work, simple and random weaving. The workshop is great for beginners as well as experienced basket makers. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring a bag lunch for an artist picnic. $55, contact Kim Keats, 843-384-2435 or keatskim@yahoo.com.

Sea Glass: A Glass Fusing workshop with Greg Rawls: Thursday, March 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.: “Sea Glass” is a technique developed by Greg Rawls that creates an open weave glass bowl that is reminiscent of sea glass and coral reefs. This is an introductory class on the basics of glass fusing. Choose from a variety of colors, a limited selection of shapes, and learn how to cut and assemble glass into a “Sea Glass” pattern that will be fused into a 10” round bowl to use at home. All students must wear closed toe shoes. Safety equipment and glass cutting tools will be supplied. Tuition includes all materials and kiln time, $75 payable to Gregorie Glass. Email greg.rawls@hargray.com to register. Greg Rawls is an accomplished glass artist whose work can be seen in fine art galleries throughout the Southeast.

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