By Lanier Laney
If you want to view the work of some of our best local women artists, then be sure and drop by the galleries at USCB (in front of the theater) and see the wonderful exhibit which just opened there. Each artist has her own distinctive style and medium: Rebecca Davenport in oils, Jo Dye in collage, Linda Sheppard in pastels, Donna Varner in photography, and sculptures by Caroll Williams. The exhibit will run through mid-December, Monday-Friday, 9 to 5.
Finally, you can go to see a Woody Allen film in Beaufort
University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts (CFA) — Wait a minute, does that mean that they have added even more letters to their name?! Is it now gonna be USCBCFA?? Lord! — Anyway, the good news is that they are joining the Emerging Pictures network to bring you a whole year of critically acclaimed first run independent movies, foreign films and documentaries to Beaufort, all in crystal-clear High Definition on their big theater screen.
First up is a documentary perfect for kids, wildlife lovers and all of you who have volunteered or donated so much to area sea turtle rescue organizations. It’s called “TURTLE: The Incredible Journey,” the real life odyssey of a female Loggerhead turtle, and will be played on Monday, Oct. 17.
This offering is followed on Oct. 24, by the recent art house hit by Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris.” Which I’ve heard is one of his best.
All films begin at 7 p.m. For additional information about all the many great upcoming films, log on http://www.emergingcinemas.com/series/now-playing-coming-soon. All ticket prices are: Adults, $8; Seniors and Military, $7; and Students, $6. Call the box office at 843-521-4145 or stop by Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door.
USCB/CFA will also feature two ballets from the famed Bolshoi Ballet: “Swan Lake” on Oct. 30, at 3 p.m., and “Coppelia” on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
Who says we ain’t got kulture in Beaufort now!