BEAUFORT ARTS COUNCIL
Since its founding in 1991, the mission of the Beaufort Arts Council has been to expand the presence of art in the daily experiences of residents and visitors, and to provide exposure to the local heritage, rich artistic legacy, and cultural uniqueness of our community.
Our theme of course is community, and combining our rich and diverse history to create an indelible memorial, uniting us and bringing us together. It was decided we call the project, The Community Mural Project which is
Co-sponsored by The College of the Lowcountry and the Beaufort Arts Council.
The location of the mural is the tunnel at The Technical College of The Lowcountry, whose origins was The Mather School for girls which will of course be included in the focus; however the entire history of our community will also be highlighted, with African American/Gullah, European, Native American, and Spanish, history included in the unity theme (and anyone I forgot). Highlights of significant historical events could be used. We are open to ideas and asking for people’s stories and remembrances of our community to create the visuals we will need. Students will also be included in the project.
There will be a communal area where all will be painting; however there are also individual small panels that will be assigned to artists to make their own personal individual statements...spoken word/poetry is also welcomed to be written on the wall.
Fundraisers will be needed to supply paints, scaffolds, brushes, etc., therefore we are hoping to attract volunteers with those skills to help out.
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OUR ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY
"I just had the most wonderful and enjoyable weekend! The Painting class was so much fun! Cant wait to do it again on my next trip to Beaufort!"
-Mary Schlegel McCarthy
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LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
We are always looking for input on how to improve and expand our programs.