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Hilton Head People
THE WORK OF DAVID RANDALL COMES ALIVE IN VIBRANT COLORS
Simultaneously representational and impressionistic, David Randall’s artwork comes alive with swaths of vibrant colors that converge, merge and blend to form quintessential Lowcountry natural elements like Spanish moss-clad live oak trees.
“Live oak trees are awesome,” Randall said. “As are other trees like palmetto trees and palm trees. People have responded to trees for centuries, maybe even a millennia.”
PROVIDENCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EMERGES STRONGER DURING PANDEMIC
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world anything, it is how to think outside of the box. Providence Presbyterian Church is one of many churches that have done that successfully.
In March 2020, the Hilton Head Island church closed its sanctuary and began livestreaming its services. Three months later the church reopened its in-person service with a maximum of 75 worshippers, continued to stream the service online and added an outdoor service in the church’s shaded fellowship park. Church members met on Zoom for Bible studies.
1. ROTARY CLUB OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
Mary Briggs has assumed the role of President of the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island. She has been a member of the Club since 2001, an officer of the Board since 2018 and has chaired numerous committees. Briggs has served as a school principal and assistant superintendent of schools for the Beaufort Country School District and as the president and CEO of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra since she moved to the area in 1997. She currently serves as Vice President of the Lean Ensemble Theater Board of Directors.
ARTIST ALEX GENTEMANN PAINTS THE COLORS OF MUSIC
For Alex Gentemann, a Hilton Head native and recent graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, sound is not merely heard — it is also seen. And in an array of colors that correspond to the tonality of the sound.
“I see dark colors for the base notes, mid-range colors for the mid-tones, and for high notes like the sopranos, I practically see white,” Gentemann said.
ARTIST DEBBY BLOOM THRIVES ON POSITIVITY AND OPTIMISM
Artist Debby Bloom is a woman who has learned to say “yes” when challenged.
Whether it’s painting new subjects or moving across the country during a pandemic to open her first studio/ gallery in Palmetto Dunes Resort, she relies on creativity and optimism to guide her.
It’s a process she’s been fine-tuning since childhood.
KEN FAGUT IS ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD
There’s a rite of passage each of us encounters in our lives, and for some reason we usually encounter this seminal moment at the age of 13. It’s when we discover the one thing we love; the one passion that will dictate every moment from then on out.
For Ken Fagut, that rite of passage came the first time he mounted his bicycle, started pedaling, and didn’t stop until he’d put 100 miles of road beneath his wheels.
1. STONEWORKS NAMES SALES MANAGER
Shannon Baltzegar has been promoted to sales manager at StoneWorks. She is the daughter of founder John Baltzegar III and one of the company’s owners. She has worked in the business officially for more than 23 years. Baltzegar is a member of Professional Women in Building Council of Hilton Head Area HBA.