BJ's Juke Joint: Cassandra Gillens' 8th Annual Holiday Sale @ ARTworks

A party with the artist for collectors of all levels, 4 to 8pm on Saturday, November 24, 2012~ one day only!  In her Lowcountry career, Cassandra Gillens has exhibited her work in Taipei, China, her paintings have been featured in Southern Living Magazine, and included in the movie Nights of Rodanthe. So, at the end of each year the grateful artist throws a party for collectors big and small, as a way of giving thanks and starting the new year right. For 2012, the theme of her party, and of her latest series of paintings, is "BJ's Juke Joint." "The theme keeps with the season," Gillens said, "shimmy shimmy! It's a celebration. When people gather, they say, What can we do tonight? And the juke joints around Beaufort are there for them. My annual show celebrates this tradition and this festive time of the year." For one day only, Saturday November 24, ARTworks will be shakin' with Gillens' distinctive work, performers will be shimmying around in costume like sultry Shug Avery did, and collectors will have a chance at having a good time and finding new, original paintings in many sizes and a wide price range. This reception is free and open to the public.  ARTworks is the community arts center of Beaufort, the coolest arts council in the Carolinas, and applies the many creative tools of The Arts to strengthen artists, and enrich audiences, collectors, and visitors through high quality arts experiences and arts education programs 365 days a year. 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center, 29902:, 843-379-2787, @artseensc. 

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