JanSpencerSalt gallery hosts formal evening with Jan Spencer.


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.”

         “People have been asking for another CD with some of my new material. I plan to record one this fall once the funds are secured. This concert will help me achieve that goal,” Spencer said.

         Those who wish, may contribute to Spencer’s recording plans at the national website www.gofund.me/pvmljc.

         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.