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Photography by Edith Wood

The SOBA Gallery is happy to once again host as our “Featured Artist of the Month”, Edith Wood. Her new show is called, “Just Birds”. Edith works patiently for the prescise moment to capture the birds while they are at their best in the wild. To do this a photographer must be practiced in the art of snapping the camera while the bird is in an artists’ composition, and also is in natural light and showing the characheristics of each species of bird.

Edith Wood studies nature, as she waits for the best moment to capture nature in all of its best display. Her love of the outdoors and the use of the natural light and artistic composition result in perfect moments captured in time.

Edith began her exploration of photography taking portraits for her family which she still enjoys today. She started with a DSLR camera in 2008 and has since discovered wildlife, landscape and Macro Photography. She’s learned from her many photographer friends, from research on the web, and from joining photography groups. However, she points out, “I’ve learned the most from my own mistakes and lots of practice.”

In her own words, “Photography made me look beyond the face of things. I’ve discovered that everything has a better side. Seeing and trying to bring out the best in everyone and everything is my challenge...to try and make something simple look great, capturing memories, emotions and moments...”. She says “It’s a lifetime adventure that I am very passionate about. I create images simply for the love of it!”. And it shows in her simply beautiful work!

Originally from a small French town in Ontario, she now calls Bluffton, South Carolina home. Her work is shown and sold at the Society of Bluffton Artist’s Gallery, The Complete Home, Coastal Exchange, Boat House in Bluffton, Atmosphere in Beaufort and the Caretta Coffee Shop of Hilton Head.
Edith’s numerous awards include Peoples’ Choice award at K. Hovnanian Homes community in Hampton Lake in the year 2015, also the SOBA member Judged Show 1st Place 2015, 2nd Place 2016, the Camera Club Awards and Nine photos chosen for the Memory Matters Book, “Meet Me Where I am”.

Please join us in welcoming award winning Edith Wood at her opening reception Sunday, February 12th 3 - 5 pm. The SOBA gallery showing will start on February 6th and end on March 5th. Also at the gallery is the monthly change of show displaying new work admitted from over 100 SOBA member artists. The opening reception includes refreshments and a chance to meet Edith Wood.

The SOBA gallery is open from 10 until 5 pm Monday - Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am - 3 pm and is located at the corner of Church and Calhoun Streets in Bluffton.

For more information visit sobagallery.com or call 843-757-6586.

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Join the Coastal Discovery Museum for a 2-hour exploration of Bluffton's May River aboard research vessel SPARTINA with Marine Biologist, Captain Amber Kuehn.  You will observe nature up close with a display of live organisms.  A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through this scenic river and salt marsh.  From microscopic animals to dolphins, the possibilities are endless.  Ask your technical questions and get educated answers.

Cost is $40 adult, $30 child (ages 6-12) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

Most Tuesdays and Thursdays in March, April and May

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The Bluffton Band Boosters will host its 4th annual Golf Tournament at Pinecrest Golf Course on March 4. Shotgun start at 9am. Entry fee is only $60, includes cart, lunch, and prizes. 

Special appearance by the Bluffton Bobcat Marching Band.

 To register: Please call Tyler, at Pinecrest (843) 757-8960
 
To sponsor, or donate toward the silent auction: Please call Nicole (843) 301-8096
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The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) welcomes featured artist Christy McEvilly — who will present “Coastal Colors” from March 6 through April 2 at the SoBA gallery. The Gallery Opening Reception with wine, cheese and art is from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 10 at the SoBA gallery, located at 6 Church Street in Old Town Bluffton. These events are free and open to the public.

Christy McEvilly is passionate about color. She finds the luminous transparency of watercolor to be an excellent vehicle for portraying vibrant color. A lifelong artist and art history enthusiast, McEvilly has spent the past 10 years exploring and experimenting with this challenging, fluid medium.

“I feel compelled to capture the radiant light, reflections, shadows, colors, forms, and ever changing atmosphere of the coastal areas where I live,” McEvilly said of the “Coastal Colors” show. “I am struck by awe-inspiring landscapes that surround me and those new ones I discover when hiking or traveling.”

McEvilly has studios in Bluffton and in Lewes, DE, her home state. Her work almost always begins outdoors where she pursues an endless variety of subjects, looking for interesting effects of light and form. She begins with photographs, sketches, studies of value and color, and many notes.

“Finding the heart and soul of a place or subject is what I strive to reflect in my work,” she said.

 She has studied with and been inspired by nationally known watercolorists and spent 5 years in the Brandywine Valley studio of her mentor, internationally known Sarah Yeoman, a signature member of the American Watercolor Society. She has also studied with American watercolorists Ken Hosmer, Julie Pollard, John Bayalis, and Susan Avis-Murphy.

 Her formal training in the arts included studio art classes at Centenary College, the University of Texas, the New York School of Interior Design, and the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. McEvilly has worked in many mediums including oils, acrylics, printmaking, and various drawing mediums.

 McEvilly’s work has been exhibited at juried shows and galleries throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania. She is a Signature member of the Delaware Watercolor Society as well as a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society, and the Georgia Watercolor Society. In South Carolina, Christy shows her work at the Society of Bluffton Artists, the Art League of Hilton Head, and the Art Association of Beaufort.

 

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SoBA is the flourishing art hub in Bluffton’s historic District at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions and more. Please visit www.sobagallery.com/ for a complete calendar of events and other information or call (843)-247-2868.

 

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This is a unique opportunity through the Coastal Discovery Museum to be on a 2-hour scientific research cruise to study acoustic communication between resident dolphins in the May River and their prey.  While USCB researchers from Dr. Montie's Lab visually identify and record dolphin vocalizations, marine biologist Captain Amber Kuehn will share what we have learned about these fascinating cetaceans and their prey.

Offered most Wednesdays during the Spring from 10 am.  Cost is $55 per person (for ages 10 and older, please) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Cassandra King, “the Queen of Southern storytelling,” is the author of six award winning six novels, numerous short stories, essays and articles. Her most recent book, Moonrise, is her literary homage to Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and has been described as “her finest book to date. Recently, King has lovingly penned the introduction to her late husband Pat Conroy’s collection of writings entitled A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life to be released October 25, 2016. The new volume gathers letters Conroy wrote about subjects ranging from favorite books to the deaths of friends. There are also interviews, speeches, magazine articles, and a handful of Conroy’s short nonfiction pieces, as well as tributes from Conroy’s many friends and a personal essay by King about their life together.

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Dance Boosters of Bluffton will host its annual gala for Dancers' Dreams. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, dancing, live music, a silent auction, and performances by our very own Bluffton School of Dance Company. Each year, this event is hosted to raise funds to support our company dancers dreams. Funds raised allow us to invite nationally known choreographers and instructors to our studio in hopes of fostering and supporting our company training.  Tickets are $20 each. For tickets, contact Bluffton School of Dance at 843.815.2619 or email danceboostersofbluffton@gmail.com.


DBB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

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Join us on Friday, March 31, 2017 for the annual Shuckin' and Shaggin' in Old Town Bluffton!

This event will begin at 4pm and conclude at 10pm. 

Shagging lessons and a contest will be held!

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Leo’s Legacy 3rd Annual Family Fun Day Festival and 5K will be held on Saturday, April 1 from 2-7pm at Oscar Frazier Park in Bluffton, SC. The event includes a 5k race, silent auction, jumpy houses, cornhole tournament, games, food, drinks, live entertainment from local bands and a Mac & Cheese Competition. This family-friendly event raises money for local scholarships and other charities.

Leo’s Legacy was created in honor of Leo Vannoni. Leo was 7 years old and had just started second grade at Bluffton Elementary School when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012. After a long, strong fight, Leo lost his battle to this disease in February of 2014. Leo’s Legacy was created to give back to the community by raising funds for scholarships to Beaufort County graduating seniors, as well as for youth recreational sports scholarships.

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Monday, March 6, 2017 - Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) welcomes featured artist Christy McEvilly — who will present “Coastal Colors” from March 6 through April 2 at the S...