For Baldeck, finding her passion took a circuitous route: through years of musical study, then medical school, then practice as an internist and anesthesiologist. On medical trips to Haiti and Grenada, a camera and a stethoscope shared a bag. But in the early 1990′s she left the operating room for the darkroom, to work as a fine art photographer.
In conjunction with her current exhibit, Andrea Baldeck: Sea Treasures, Baldeck will give a talk about her work titled “Sea Treasures: Art, Science and the Curiosity Cabinet,” at 2pm on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. Admission to the talk is free but seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 843/238-2510.
Andrea Baldeck: Sea Treasures, comprising 25 black and white photographs, offers a dramatic look at gifts from the sea, a perfect complement to Myrtle Beach’s oceanfront art museum. The exhibit runs through Sept. 23, 2012.
The artist has exhibited widely in the US and abroad, and her images are found in museums and private collections as well as in published editions. Baldeck’s 2006 book, Closely Observed, will be available at the event for purchase and signing. The work contains over 150 fine art photographs exploring the infinite variety and beauty of the botanical world.
Andrea Baldeck: Sea Treasures appears concurrently with Kimono: Art, Fashion, and Society and At First Light: The Katagami Sculpture of Jennifer Falck Linssen.
The Art Museum is located at 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. Admission is free but donations are welcome.
For further information, call 843/238-2510 or visit (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org).