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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Summertime on Hilton Head Island means the beach, family vacations and the annual tradition of HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. The festival kicks off Tuesday, June 18 with the first night of weekly fireworks at dusk.
At the core of the nightly summer festival is family entertainer Shannon Tanner, who’s performed at Shelter Cove Harbour for 25 years. Tanner, known for his kid-friendly songs and beanie hat complete with propeller, performs Monday through Friday at 6:30 and 8 p.m. through Labor Day, Sept 2.
Arts and crafts booths, food vendors and children’s activities will also be on site, including Cappy the Clown. Cappy will entertain children Monday-Friday from 6-9 p.m. with magic, arts and crafts, face painting and a variety of interactive games and activities.
One of the most anticipated traditions are the nightly fireworks, which light up the sky at dusk on most Tuesdays. This year’s dates are: Tuesdays June 18 and 25; Wednesday, July 4th (extended show); Tuesdays July 9, 16, 23 and 30; and Tuesdays Aug. 6 and 13.
All HarbourFest events are free and open to the public. Events are weather permitting and subject to change. For more information, call (843) 686-9098 or visit palmettodunes.com.
Activities offered in conjunction with HarbourFest include Outside Hilton Head’s special “fireworks paddle” guided kayak tour, as well as a fireworks cruise to view the light show from the water. For more information, cost or reservations, visit OutsideHiltonHead.com.
Tanner also offers other activities associated with HarbourFest that give families an up close and personal experience with the beloved entertainer. They include the Most Excellent Pirate Expedition that lets kids become pirates, complete with tattoo, sword and eyepatch. For more information, cost or reservations call (843) 442-0757 or visit piratekidzofhiltonhead.com.
About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort!
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 2,000-acre resort destination located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C., bounded by 3 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a sheltered Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. The resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, an 11-mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing, and Hilton Head Outfitters for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing and much more. The Mediterranean-style Shelter Cove Harbour deep-water marina, located right across from Palmetto Dunes, features waterfront shopping and dining and a wide variety of charters, including nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. For information about activities or reservations, please call (877) 567-6513 or visit palmettodunes.com.
About Greenwood Communities & Resorts!
Based in Greenwood, S.C., Greenwood Communities & Resorts has been a leader in the creation and management of award-winning residential and resort communities in the southeastern United States since 1978. Beginning with the award-winning Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., and now including communities like The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Big Canoe near Atlanta and The Ponds in Charleston, Greenwood’s mission has always been to create memorable places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives. For more information, please call (843) 785-1106 or visit greenwoodcr.com.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.—Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is introducing a new restaurant concept to the Hilton Head area just in time for the summer season. Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers and Pizzaopened last week at the Robert Trent Jones course clubhouse, offering a relaxed dining option for families, golfers and Hilton Head residents and visitors alike.
Big Jim’s is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving signature Southern dishes, including barbeque, gourmet burgers and grilled pizza, as well as soups, salads, seafood, steaks and ribs. It also offers a kid’s menu, as well as a wine and beer menu. The restaurant has big screen TVs, expanded outdoor seating overlooking the Jones course, Happy Hour specials from 4-7 p.m. daily and live entertainment Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6-9 p.m. Take out and catering are also available by calling 843-785-1165.
Big Jim’s, named for Jim Self, a visionary who acquired Palmetto Dunes in 1979, is situated in the heart of the resort, close to the beach, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center and the Palmetto Dunes General Store. It overlooks Palmetto Dunes’ award-winning Robert Trent Jones golf course, known for its 10th hole, one of only two oceanfront holes on the island.
“Big Jim,” the name Self’s grandchildren affectionately called him, was a successful entrepreneur and an avid sportsman who also loved to cook. He swore by a recipe for Tennessee coleslaw he found while scouting a potential acquisition and perfected his own special barbeque sauce, both of which are featured on the menu.
“Drawing on the success of our beachfront Dunes House, we’re sure Big Jim’s is going to become a popular dining destination with its broad, affordable menu combined with a spectacular view of the Jones course,” says Bret Martin, vice president of resort operations for Palmetto Dunes. “We’ve listened to what our guests have asked for and are responding by providing a family friendly restaurant that is a short walk or bike ride from any location in the resort. It also offers a great view from our outdoor dining patio of the weekly HarbourFest fireworks starting June 19 over at Shelter Cove Harbour.”
Other dining options within Palmetto Dunes include the Dunes House, which is located on the beach and is open to guests of the resort, as well as Arthur’s Grille at the Arthur Hills golf course and the Fazio Grille at the George Fazio golf course. Alexander’s is located at the front of the resort and is open for dinner, and the hotels on the property offer several restaurants, including HH Prime and the XO Lounge.
About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort!
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is a 2,000-acre resort destination located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, S.C., bounded by 3 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on one side and a sheltered Intracoastal Waterway marina on the other. The resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, an 11-mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing, and Hilton Head Outfitters for bike rentals, canoes, kayaks, fishing and much more. The Mediterranean-style Shelter Cove Harbour deep-water marina, located right across from Palmetto Dunes, features waterfront shopping and dining and a wide variety of charters, including nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. For information about activities or reservations, please call 877-567-6513 or visit palmettodunes.com.
About Greenwood Communities & Resorts!
Based in Greenwood, S.C., Greenwood Communities & Resorts has been a leader in the creation and management of award-winning residential and resort communities in the southeastern United States since 1978. Beginning with the award-winning Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., and now including communities like The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Big Canoe near Atlanta and The Ponds in Charleston, Greenwood’s mission has always been to create memorable places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives. For more information, please call 843-785-1106 or visit greenwoodcr.com.
Coastal Discovery Museum – June 28th, 2012 through September 10th, 2012.
Anchored in a respect for the strength of their people, the Gullah-Geechee people carry forward their centuries-old traditions in the arts and crafts, language and culture of today. The artwork in this exhibition honors the hallmarks of the Gullah-Geechee culture and preserves the richness of this unique way of life. Amiri Farris’ vibrant and colorful canvases and installations are accompanied by Judy Mooney’s bronze and clay sculptures.
Amiri Geuka Farris: This new work is a series of large paintings and installations celebrating the traditions of the Gullah-Geechee culture and its historical impact on the Sea Islands.
Amiri’s new work displays a greater focus on what he calls “a celebration of history.” You will see elements like dance and rejoicing with references to important cultural elements like the land, storytelling and artistic traditions. According to Amiri, he “tried to illustrate what life would be like on an island consisting of just Gullah- Geechee, sea island people.”
In the paintings and installations you will see a layering of objects. These design elements Adinkra symbols, paint drips and paint embellishments represent the passing of time and the movement into the future. Amiri makes reference to specific Gullah traditions and historic elements while blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation.
Biography: Amiri Geuka Farris received his Masters of Fine Art in Painting, with his B.F.A in Illustration and graphic design, from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Amiri’s academic appointments include Professor of Fine Arts Foundations and Graphic Design at Georgia Southern University, at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, and Professor of Fine Arts, at Savannah State University. He is currently a professor at The University of South Carolina – Beaufort where he teaches studio and fine arts. Amiri’s works are full of exuberant color and intimate personal experiences. His deep and engaging layers invite you to look deeper into the painting, where images and colors dance across the canvas in an energetic display of expression. Amiri’s work has been featured in more than 50 one-person gallery shows and juried museum exhibitions across the United States, including the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C and the York W. Bailey Museum at Historic Penn Center National Historic Landmark on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. He was named the 2008 Artist-of-the-Year at the Penn Center. He has steadily created a diverse and inspired body of work that is eagerly sought after by in private collectors throughout the world.
Judy Mooney: Judy’s work is about celebrating the Gullah-Geechee people of today, who are keeping their culture alive, and remembering the people in the stories, who are part of their history. During the creation of each sculpture, the story leads the way. Whether finished in bronze or clay, each sculpture has a distinctive character which brings the story to life for the observer.
Though Judy’s creations always start with clay, the process to produce the final bronze or ceramic sculpture is different. With clay sculptures, the finish may just be naked clay or take on a different look with stains, paper and glazes giving texture and depth. With the bronze sculptures, the finish is in the patina which gives the final brilliance to the piece.
Regardless of the material or the process, each sculpture is about moving forward without losing sight of history.
Biography: Born in Louisiana, Judy Mooney’s life and work is a rich gumbo of experiences spiced with her admiration of all people and the love of sculpting.
At the end of her career as vice president of community development, Judy returned to the university to study art, began sculpting and found a latent artist within herself. She also found, within the clay in her hands, people with stories to tell.
Today Judy is a studio artist in Savannah, Georgia. She works in ceramics and bronze. Her work can be seen in shows throughout the low country, at her website www.judymooney.com or at Friedman’s Fine Art in Savannah, Georgia and at Gallery Chuma – Market Hall in Charleston, South Carolina. The work is a part of the collections at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort and the York W. Bailey Museum at Historic Penn Center National Historic Landmark on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. Her work can also be found in homes of collectors from the northeast to the coastal towns of the low country.
Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr., Hilton Head Island SC 29926
(843) 689-6767 ext 224 or Fax: (843) 689-3035
(Hilton Head Island, SC) The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, is celebrating summer with a Summer Fun Series of special programs and activities held each day at the Sandbox. Summer programs include Pottery classes, Cupcake Decorating, Crafty Kids, Summer Fun Craft Activity, Interactive Art Classes led by local artist Veronica Martini, Parents night Out, Imagination Hour, and Coastal Critters by Coastal Discovery Museum.
The Crafty Kids Program includes sand art, tie dye shirts, and oyster shell art. The Interactive art classes include Picture Frame Art, Sand-Hand Mosaic, and a Go Green Gator made from repurposed products.
The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum with region related exhibits, activities and programs for children’s ages 9 years and under. There’s a toddler area perfect for the little ones who are crawling and sitting up to 3. The museum hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m./
The Sandbox is located at 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church. For more information, please contact Caroline Rinehart, Operations Director at 843.842.7645 or log on to thesandbox.org for information, including date and time, on these programs and other upcoming events and activities.
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