'Artist Showcase' in downtown Beaufort to offer live music


Live entertainment by recording artist Mahoganee is a new feature of the Artist Showcase event in Beaufort on Friday and Saturday, May 25 to 26. The art will include original dolls, gourds, jewelry, clay, books, fabric, stamps, graphics, oil and acrylic paintings and more in the exhibits by almost two dozen local and regional artists. 

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will present the tenth annual event at Sea Island Best Western in historic downtown Beaufort.  The showcase is free and open to the public Friday, May 25, from noon to 8 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. when artists will be introduced and Mahoganee will entertain.  The showcase will continue on Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Exhibitors include: Hank D. Herring, Claudette Humphrey, Patricia Wells, Marquita Willis, Rose Willis, Marie D. Lewis, Mary Anderson, Gwen Williams, Bridget Murray, Geraldine Smith, Patrice Cole, Patricia Bee, Saundra Renee Smith, Serena G. Hall, Charles Coleman and Richard White.

Mahoganee is a singer and songwriter with extensive performance and collaboration history who is described by the sound of Lauren Hill with a twist of Minnie Ripperton and a cup of Janis Joplin. Her name means rich in strength which she strives for as an artist using her music in a special program to provide positive outlets for women and girls to achieve dreams.

For additional information and artist details follow and connect at bcbcc.org, on Twitter @BeaufortBlack and the Facebook page Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce.

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