My daughter-in-law Dorothy and I set out on an adventure last week. We hopped in the car and headed for a reception for an exhibit of original Gullah art. "Arts Of We People" is an exhibit showcasing art in many different forms at the Walter Greer Gallery at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The works are a part of the monthlong Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration that will be available for purchase through February.
The gallery was packed with lots of art enthusiasts who were chatting with some of the artists and purchasing some of the pieces. There are some lovely works in the exhibit you might love to see and maybe take home with you. We saw Lynne and Amos Hummell and the Treadaway girls. I met the charming Kathy Bateson, president and CEO of the arts center, the dynamic and beautiful Charlie Clark of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and the charming Linda Bloom, who is the new senior director of development at the arts center. I also got to see lots of friends I had not seen in a while.
The lights were dimmed at 8 p.m. to let us know it was time to head into the theater for a special opening night performance of the delightful play "Don't Dress For Dinner." We were in the fourth row so it was almost like being on stage with the actors.
The play takes place in the 1960s in the French countryside. The story involves a husband and wife, a mistress, a Cordon Bleu-trained chef, a best friend and lots of nonstop fun. There are many mistaken identities setting the stage for a wacky weekend in the country. This was the first time in years I had been to a play there, and Dorothy and I had a great time. The play runs through Feb. 23.
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Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.