Welcome to Celebrate the Arts Festival weekend!
Following is a schedule of the activites happening this weekend. You are receiving this note because you have a reservation for the Jonathan Green Reception.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening!
Thank you for being a part of this festival, proudly supported by the University of South Carolina Beaufort, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the National Endowment For The Arts.

Schedule of Events –  Free & Open to The Public

Friday, March 4         Front Lawn of Historic Beaufort Campus
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Welcome and Kick-Off, Art Festival for Students and the Community
Emerging Artist Competition Artwork on Display
Juried High School Art Show & Awards
Art Displays and Vendors
Art Studio Tours and Demonstrations
Meet the USCB Art Faculty

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Reception in Honor of Celebrated Artist Mr. Jonathan Green (Free & open to the public)
7:00 p.m.  Jonathan Green – lecture in the auditorium at the Beaufort
 Center for the Arts Auditorium – Historic Beaufort campus

Saturday, March 5
11:00 – 3:00 p.m.       Art Festival – Day Two
Kids & Family Activities
Campus Tours of Art Facilities
Art Displays and Demonstrations
Music, Art, Food – 11am – 1pm, chalk art 12:30 pm, magic show 1pm

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.        Panel Discussion in the Auditorium (public warmly welcome)
Defining Art
Lisa V. Ciresi, USCB Faculty – moderator
Gordon Haist, USCB Faculty
Deanna Bowdish, Beaufort Artist
Carlos Colon, USCB Faculty
Brandon Gardner, Printmaker, University of Alabama Huntsville

"What is art? What is its function? How and for whom does it "work?"
The goal of this panel discussion is to address the problems of defining or determining what is "art," and further, to help our audience develop a critical voice in evaluating its success, based not on "beauty or physical perfection" alone, but rather on an artist's ability to create something timeless and evocative that never ceases to stimulate response and strike deeper chords than mere physical or visual pleasure from its audiences.