October 14, 6:30p
This year, guests are in for a treat as the impressionistic artwork from artist George C. “Chip” Hemingway will be showcased at not just one, but two homes. Kelly & Fred Frohbose, with their c. 1871 Captain John Hill House, will be paired with their neighbors Marie & Guy Arcuri, in their new stunning home, to provide an awesome waterfront backdrop for this year’s Fall Party. The party will take place October 14th at 6:30 pm overlooking Gallants Channel down a Private Lane at 110 Ann Street in Beaufort. Attendees of the party will enjoy waterfront views, artwork and live music while savoring delicious food provided by The Boat House at Front Street Village as well as The Renaissance Hotel in Raleigh which is part of the Concord Hospitality Group. This will be the first showcase of things to come in Beaufort, as this is the group that is currently working on the construction of the new inn and bistro at The Boat House at Front Street Village.
Not only will there be delicious food, but the artwork will be amazing as well with featured artist, Chip Hemingway. Hemingway is an architect, but he finds time to escape and paint in his studio that he calls “the barn” and is always prepared with paint and canvas in his car to capture scenes. He explains that with painting there are these fleeting windows of time where you can capture light and absorb that moment. Hemingway prefers painting en plein air, which is a French expression which means “in the open air,” and then refines the piece in his studio.
A perfect complement to Hemingway’s loose, impressionistic style is the light, melodious sound of the band Blue Moon Jazz. Local musicians from Jacksonville, Emerald Isle, and the New Bern area create the quartet. The group has been performing jazz standards and modern jazz for the past 14 years, although individually, the group’s experience extends decades. The combination of the music, artwork, views and the delicious menu are sure to make the Fall Party a night to remember.
Tickets are $100 and may be purchased in advance at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center at 130 Turner Street, or CLICK HERE to purchase online. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the preservation, restoration and education programs of the Beaufort Historic Site.