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Passion for Perfection
Written by Mark Shaffer
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 06:47
Phillip Greene's Wood Song Canoes
By Mark Shaffer Photos Courtesy of Phillip Greene
As a child growing up in the wilds of the Northern Adirondacks in upper New York state, Phillip Greene's first passion was fishing and a canoe was simply "a way to get to where the fish are; a mode of transportation." With time this opinion has evolved. Today Greene's meticulously handcrafted canoes and paddles are commissioned and collected as pieces of fine functional art.
By Margaret Evans, Editor Cover Photo by Eric Smith, Captured Moments Photography
My husband and I met over a mutual interest in Shakespeare. Yes, we are that geeky.
Jeff was living on Hilton Head at the time, having relocated from San Francisco, where he'd apprenticed as an actor with the Berkeley Shakespeare Company. I was living in Beaufort, the editor of the now-defunct Beaufort Magazine, serving on the board of the now-defunct SC Playwrights Festival. (Apparently, I'm a jinx.) Our board had contacted Jeff about producing a performance of staged Shakespeare readings as a fundraiser for the Festival. We met to discuss it over lunch at the old La Hacienda. Jeff was late and flustered – he'd had a flat tire – but also very cute, and the rest is history. We've been admitting impediments to this marriage of true minds ever since. (Sonnet 116, baby!)
Occasionally on a kayak tour, the dolphin are feeding elsewhere, the eagles are perched just out of sight, and the blue crabs refuse to let themselves be caught in the cast-net. So when these super-stars of the salt marsh are nowhere to be found, I start to look for some of the supporting actors - our marine worms.
Everything Sinatra and more will hit the USCB Center for the Arts stage when producer Terry Herron, who brought "Moon River," the Johnny Mercer tribute to Beaufort last year, brings the Swing and Jazz inspired production, "Fly Me to the Moon," to Beaufort on April 19.
During one of my periodic compulsive explorations, searching out every bit of information I can track down about some new area of horticulture I don't know enough about, I expended many gallons of gasoline and trekked many miles of asphalt and dirt roads around the southeastern U.S. coastal states in search of the then-elusive crinum.
The Beaufort Art Association is pleased to present "Wrapsody," a collaborative exhibition by two award winning Sun City artists, Linda Patalive and Mary Ann Putzier. The show runs through May 10 at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay Street.
The music on the April 27th's program of USCB's chamber music series comes from four distinct periods and three unique outlooks: Baroque-era rigor and craft from Johann Sebastian Bach; World War II-era intensity and pathos from Dmitri Shostakovich; Classical-era grace and balance coupled with Romantic-era passion and self-expression in the person of Felix Mendelssohn.