Beaufort Art Association inspires warm thoughts with 49th Annual Spring Show

baa-tommytonerThe Beaufort Art Association announces its 49th Annual Spring Show and Exhibit, opening Friday March 19 and continuing through Sunday March 28 at the Charles “Lind” Brown Center at the corner of Greene and Hamar Streets, in downtown Beaufort.  Exhibit hours are 11 am to 6 pm weekdays, and 12 noon to 4 pm on Sundays.  One of Beaufort’s favorite spring events, the show is open to all area artists.baa-donnaireton

Guest show judge Edie Brown will select this year’s winners, who will be vying for over $2000 in awards. Edie Brown was born and raised in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. She received a degree in Fine Arts and Psychology from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Edie connected her love of art and of people while studying Art Therapy in London. She furthered her education in New York City where she completed a Masters Degree in Education for Counseling in Colleges and Community Agencies at New York University. Edie has taught and led creative workshops and art classes, done murals and paintings for private clients, and shown her work in galleries in Boston, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. baa-eddiebrownEdie currently lives in Marcellus, New York with her husband and three children. Edie’s passion lies in discovering the truth of process in creating art. She works to provide useful and practical tools to others that they may gain this understanding and, in turn, reach new levels of creativity in their baa-joantemplerartistic endeavors. She believes art is a powerful means of communication, evoking and invoking an emotional, spiritual, and/or inspired dialogue with the artist and the viewer. Edie believes art is a calling and a gift to both experience and share. There is no greater gift than to overcome fears, blocks and/or training to embrace the form of art that uniquely expresses the heart of an individual artist.

baa-chriskirkAll area artists are invited to enter. Please call the Beaufort Gallery offices at 379-2222 for more information