Last Call for Items for 300th Anniversary Exhibit

Published 8:53 pm Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Beaufort County Arts Council is making its final appeal for items to include in its September exhibit celebrating Beaufort County’s tricentennial anniversary. The exhibit will run Sept. 6 – Oct. 18 in the Washington Civic Center.
The arts council is seeking to borrow items that represent events, people and artifacts that reflect life in Beaufort County throughout its history. Any items used in the exhibit will be considered on loan to the arts council, and will be returned to the owners at the close of the exhibit.
Ideally, items for the exhibit should be two-dimensional, or items that can be displayed and/or hung on the walls of the Civic Center. Three-dimensional items should be able to fit in the Civic Center’s glass cases. Suggested items may be photographs, paintings/portraits, newspaper articles, posters, signage, keepsakes and collectibles.  BCAC would be open to considering anything that will work for the exhibit. If an item is historical but seems challenging to display, BCAC encourages potential lenders to call the arts council — there may be a way to include it in the exhibit.
According to BCAC executive director Joey Toler, many interesting items have already been offered for the exhibit.
“The gallery at the Civic Center is a large space, so we’re going to be surprised if we can fill it,” said Toler.
But the arts council already has a back-up plan.
“Depending on what we get from the public for the historical exhibit, BCAC plans to supplement any space with art work from the arts council’s permanent collection.”
Toler went on to say that the arts council has many works of art that have been donated to the organization through the years that have not been displayed in public for years.
“This will be a good opportunity to bring these works back into the light of day for everyone to enjoy,” said Toler.
Anyone who would like to donate an item for the historical exhibit should call the arts council. Items should be delivered to BCAC at 108 Gladden Street the week of August 27-31. In the meantime, if you need more information or have questions about an item that you think would work for the exhibit, call the arts council at 25-946-2504 or email