15th Annual Art Market at Historic Honey Horn Wraps Up for 2017

The 15th annual Art Market at Historic Honey Horn was held on April 29th and 30th. This year, 95 artists from 9 different states participated in the juried show. Judges awarded $5,000 in prizes to 14 different artists representing a variety of mediums. Local photographer, Paul Shatz, won best in show. Paul recently moved to Hilton Head Island from Charleston and has participated in hundreds of fine art festivals annually around the country. The judges for this year’s show were impressed with his spectacular images as well as his method of continuing the historic tradition of silver-gelatin photography.  According to Shatz, “My silver-gelatin original photographs are created by me, using traditional materials and techniques. I use 8x10 and 5x7 large format film and make silver prints one at a time using my hands, my head and my heart. They are selenium toned to achieve an archival quality. This traditional method of photography creates a depth and magic in the print that is unmatched.”

2017 Art Market awards:

Best in Show – Paul Shatz, Hilton Head Island, SC – Photography

2nd Place – James Herndon, Walterboro, SC – Wood

3rd Place – Murray Sease, Bluffton, SC- Oil / Acrylic

Awards of Merit:

Michele Blank, Mt. Pleasant, SC - Glass

JoAnn Graham, St. Helena Island, SC - Jewelry

Lyn Hise, Inverness, Fl – Mixed Media 2-D

Amanda McLenon, Daniel Island, SC – Oil/Acrylic

Eric Moore, Pomaria, SC - Sculpture

Diane Ness, Acworth, GA – Fiber

Blake Olsen, Orange Park, FL – Clay

Jody Rankin, Awendaw, SC – Oil/Acrylic

David Russell, Camden, SC – Glass

Michael Smalls & Dino Badger, Fiber (Sweetgrass Baskets) – Round O, SC

Valerie Thomas & Dana Shirley, Jewelry – Naples, FL

Twenty Five Years Behind the Seams

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The Palmetto Quilt Guild is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Guild. Twenty five years of creativity, camaraderie and community service. The Guild was founded in 1991 with the objective of promoting the art of quilting; educating the members in its intricacies and providing community and outreach services. The first quilt show was held in March of 1992 with a two day display of quilts at the First Presbyterian Church. The Guild has evolved from the original 50 members meeting 4 times a year to 150 members meeting every third Thursday of the month and hosting a nationally known speaker who then teaches a workshop on the following Friday. This March 11th through March 13th, the Guild will host its 13th Quilt Festival and fill the convention center at the Beach and Tennis Resort. The Guild has also continued the tradition of community and outreach programs. Recent activities resulted in over 300 quilts being distributed to local charities over the last three years; working with Veterans as well as many programs being provided to local groups such as Memory Matters and Programs for Exceptional People. Additionally, over the last 25 years, the Guild has provided a yearly scholarship to a high school senior pursuing an education in the visual arts. The Guild has awarded over $25,000 to 17 local students from Hilton Head and Bluffton schools. During this time, the Quilt Festival has also evolved. The current three day extravaganza includes a quilt competition judged by a nationally certified judge and the awarding of multiple ribbons across 14 categories; a display of 150 quilts; 13 vendors; a Gift Shop selling over 200 handcrafted items; a consignment shop selling quilts and quilt tops; and a silent auction. At the end of the show, we will pick the winner of the beautiful, queen-size quilt “Setting the Course”. The Festival’s hours are 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Admission for visitors 13 and over is $7 at the entrance to the show. For more information visit our website at www.PalmettoQuiltGuild.org or friend us on Facebook at Palmetto Quilt Guild. You can reach us at PalmettoQuiltGuild@gmail.com. 

Bring it On: The Musical is coming to Hilton Head Island High School’s stage March 9th-13th

Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, Bring It On: The Musical, inspired by the Bring it On film, takes the audience on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. The show tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. The musical comedy made its Broadway debut in August of 2012. The production earned Tony nominations for Best Musical and Best Choreography, and The New York Times called it, “Impossible to resist!”

The modern and explosive new musical comedy raises the stakes on over-the-top team rivalries. Set against the world of competitive cheerleading, this powerhouse new show hilariously proves that winning isn’t everything when it means losing something - or someone - you really care about. This musical comedy combines an exciting new sound, gravity-defying choreography, and a thrilling story to create a total theatrical event worth cheering for.

The cast is the largest that has been on the HHIHS stage in years and features two principal casts that will rotate performances. “We were so worried about the castability of this show and ended up having to whittle down over 120 audtionees to a cast of just over 70 talented students that reach our entire student body from athletes to theatre students and everyone in between,” said Theatre Teacher and production director - Harry Culpepper, Jr. The creative team includes Joshua Wall as the Music Director and Jamal Edwards as the Choreographer with Jenny Zmarzly and a team of parents assembling the costumes.

The production will open on Wednesday March 9th and run through Sunday March 13th. Performance Times are 7:00pm each evening with a matinee at 2pm on Saturday March 12th and Sunday March 13th. Tickets can be bought online at www.seahawktheatreguild.org or at the door. The Box Office will open one hour to curtain. Cash, Credit Cards and Checks accepted. Contact www.seahawktheatreguildhhi@gmail.com for information about tickets.

 For more information or questions please contact Harry Culpepper, Jr. at 843-689-4997 or email harry.culpepper@beaufort.k12.sc.us .

A Very Special Visitor to 2015 Hilton Head Motoring Festival

The 2015 edition of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance is now in the books. Record crowds enjoyed spectacular weather for all the Festival events. People from all over the US and abroad attend our event each year, but none so special as one that "finally made it" on Sunday. Her name is Heidi Hetzer from Berlin, Germany. What makes her so unique? She was here in the midst of DRIVING around the World in her 1930 Hudson Great Eight.

 Heidi Hetzer and the Concours Chief Judge Paul Ianaurio

Heidi Hetzer and the Concours Chief Judge Paul Ianaurio

Heidi left Berlin fourteen months ago and drove East, through Europe and Asia and then on to Australia and New Zealand. After arriving in Los Angeles she made her way East, via Detroit, the home of the legendary Hudson. We discovered her while she was in Raleigh and we hastily invited her to our Car Club Showcase. All was well until Thursday evening when we found out her trusty Hudson had a broken piston. A call to the Hudson Club of America located one but it did not arrive in time for the repair. Undaunted, she left her car in Wilmington, NC and headed to Hilton Head Island, arriving for our Sunday Concours d'Elegance. She headed back to Wilmington to rejoin her car and continue her travels. She is headed to Florida and then South America and over to South Africa for the final leg of her journey back to Berlin.

We are sorry we did not get to see her car but it was a rare treat to meet such a fearless traveler. We wish her well over the next six months as she completes this remarkable voyage.