Posts Tagged ‘Pawleys Island SC’

The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, Presents “An Evening Under the Palmettos” – May 3, 2014

April 8, 2014

brookgreenlogo

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 5:30 – 8:30pm, The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, will host “An Evening Under the Palmettos,” an elegant black-tie event in the stately Palmetto Garden. The party will include cocktails, Lowcountry tapas, a variety of entertainment, and a very select silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and art that will add another layer of excitement to the evening.

brookgreen-diana

Artists participating in the silent auction are: Bruce Chandler, Dr, Reggie Daves, Sudie Daves, Karen Edgar, Ray Ellis, Gaye Sanders Fisher, Dorothy Herron, Danny McLaughlin, Pat Puckett, and Weldon Smith.

Tickets are $175 per person and space is limited. Please call The Friends of Brookgreen office at 843/235-6018 to purchase tickets or for more information.

Susan Polack, President of The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens, promises an evening to remember. “The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens is a uniquely talented group of men and women. Featuring the background of our beautiful Palmetto Garden, we will hang the moon for our party goers! “An Evening Under the Palmettos” will be unlike any other social occasion that has been experienced on the Grand Strand.  Join us for a fantastic evening!”.

The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens was created to raise funds in support of the mission of the gardens and has a well-deserved reputation for their exceptional fundraising events. Proceeds from “An Evening Under the Palmettos” will go to help create the “Waterfowl: Wings of Migration” exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens’ Lowcountry Zoo. Over the past 20 years, The Friends have raised over $2.4 million for Brookgreen Gardens projects through its fundraising events.

Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and non-profit organization, is located on US Hwy. 17 between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, SC, and is open to the public daily.

For more information, consult our web site at (www.brookgreen.org) or call 843/235-6000.

Pawleys Island (SC) Festival of Music and Art Announces Call for Entries for Poster Competition – Deadline Mar. 17, 2014

February 6, 2014

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art is now accepting entries until Mar. 17, 2014, for its poster design competition to advertise their 24th annual event. The winning design will be used in promotional materials, including a poster and tee shirts that will be sold during the festival. The winning designer will take home $300.

214pawleys-Island-poster

Only original artwork submitted by the artist or artist’s representative will be accepted for this competition. Artists can submit two entries, but artwork must not have been previously exhibited in any Horry or Georgetown County or City program. Artists can submit in one of three categories: 8th Grade and below, 9th – 12th Grades and Adult.  Artists can choose from paint, markers, photography, digital art, crayons, and chalk.

A panel of arts professionals will make the final selection based on specifications, design and marketability. The winning image will be produced as the cover for the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art’s program books and will also be produced as the festival poster. The winning image, an original signed by the artist, will be auctioned at the 15th Annual Pawleys Island Wine Gala, with all proceeds going to the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art.

In addition to the $300 cash prize, the winning artist will receive two all access passes to the festival, 10 posters and national recognition via publicity surrounding the 24th annual event.

For contest details and additional information, please visit (www.pawleysmusic.com) or call 843/626-8911.

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, features two weeks of cultural entertainment and musical performances as well as the Culinary Symphony and Pawleys Island Wine Gala that serve as fundraisers for the event.

For more information on the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, visit them online at (http://www.pawleysmusic.com).

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawley’s Island, SC, Holds Annual Fall Festival – Oct. 12 & 13, 2013

October 3, 2013

brookgreenlogo

Brookgreen’s annual fall festival, Harvest Home Weekend Festival is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 & 13, 2013, from 9:30am-4:30pm, and is filled with outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy. We’ll have favorite activities such as scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, hayrides, live entertainment, plus some exciting new events such as characters from the Enchanted Storybook Forest and a Not So Spooky boat ride. Admission to the festival is included in garden admission which is good for seven days. Here is a list of the activities and entertainment.

Kids Craft Tent (pinecone bird feeders, god’s eyes)

Sidewalk Chalking and Kids Tattoos
Wool Spinning Activity/Demonstration

Pumpkin Patch Painting Activity – we supply the paint and brushes – you purchase the pumpkins – small pumpkins-$5 large pumpkins-$10

Scarecrow Building Activity- we supply the hay, poles, and twine and you bring your old clothes or use some of ours!

Wagon Hay Rides – 10am to 4pm, depart on the hour and half-hour – $4 per person.

Featured Entertainer – Roger Day Performs “Marsh Mud Madness” – From his first job as a camp counselor to his current continent-crisscrossing family concert and recording schedule, Roger Day, has been writing and performing smart, interactive music that encourages kids to SING LOUD, JUMP HIGH and DREAM BIG! A multiple Parents’ Choice Award recipient and approved Dove Family Foundation artist, Roger plays over 200 concerts every year from major festival stages and performing arts halls to little tiny rural schools and libraries and he loves it all. In “Marsh Mud Madness,” Roger will introduce families and kids to some very colorful characters who live in and around the coastal islands and the important role each of these play in maintaining a healthy coastal ecosystem. Performances are at 11am, 12:30pm. & 2pm.

Susana and Timmy Abell Performances – Timmy Abell is a nationally recognized children’s songwriter, touring and recording artist. Recipient of the prestigious North Carolina Arts Council’s Fellowship for Songwriting, he is best known for his highly entertaining family concerts and educational programs, and over the past decade his recordings have been enjoyed by tens of thousands of families around the country. Timmy and his wife Susana have joined forces to create a program that combines music, storytelling, puppetry and poetry. They combine their unique talents to offer dynamic and highly engaging performances centered around a repertoire of unforgettable original songs and stories. Performances are at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm & 2:30pm.

Enchanted Storybook Forest Character Performances – Characters from the stories associated with the Storybook houses will read and retell their stories in full costume and be available for photo opportunities at 11am, 12:30pm. & 2pm.

Special Excursions on the Creek: The Not so Spooky Swamp Adventure With Lowcountry Ghost Stories and Animal Tales – Creep on board for our Not So Spooky Swamp Adventure! Listen to spellbinding stories of Lowcountry ghosts and their connections to Brookgreen Gardens as we float down the mysterious Brookgreen creeks. Be enthralled by animal tales of the fascinating creatures that make their homes in the eerie Lowcountry swamps. Who knows what we might see as we meander past ancient, twisted trees dripping with Spanish moss. Purchase at Lowcountry Center at least 10 minutes prior to excursion time. Limited availability. Creek cruises are at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm. Adults $7, Children $4 (no regular program creek excursion offered either day).

NOTE: Performers and performances subject to change without notice.

Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and non-profit organization, is located on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and is open to the public daily.

For more information, visit our web site at (www.brookgreen.org) or call 843/235-6000.

The Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, Receives Accreditation

September 11, 2013

brookgreenlogo

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo, in Pawleys Island, SC, was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.

“By meeting Association of Zoos and Aquariums Accreditation Standards, Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo sets itself apart as one of the top zoos in the world,” said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy. “Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo is a leader in the care and conservation of wildlife, and in educating people about the natural world.”

To be accredited, Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo underwent a thorough review to ensure it has and will continue to meet rising standards, which include animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous accreditation process every five years in order to be members of the Association.

The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous on-site inspection by a team of trained zoo and aquarium professionals. The inspecting team observes all aspects of the institution’s operation, including animal care; keeper training; safety for visitors, staff and animals; educational programs; conservation efforts; veterinary programs; financial stability; risk management; visitor services; and other areas.  Finally, top officials are interviewed at a formal hearing of AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission, after which accreditation is granted, tabled, or denied.  Any institution that is denied may reapply one year after the Commission’s decision is made.

Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting an institution dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information, please visit (www.aza.org).

Contact Helen Benso at Brookgreen Gardens at 843/235-6019 for additional information about the facility, including special events and activities for visitors and its ongoing commitment to wildlife conservation and science education.

Pawleys Island (SC) Festival of Music and Art Announces Poster Competition – Deadline Mar. 15, 2013

January 31, 2013

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art is now accepting entries until March 15th for its poster design competition to advertise their 23rd annual event. The winning design will be used in promotional materials, including a poster and tee shirts that will be sold during the festival taking place in Pawleys Island, SC. The winning designer will take home $300.

113pawleys-island-poster
Last year’s poster

Only original artwork submitted by the artist or artist’s representative will be accepted for this competition. Artists can submit two entries, but artwork must not have been previously exhibited in any Horry or Georgetown County or City program. Artists can submit in one of three categories: 8th Grade and below, 9th – 12th Grades and Adult.  Artists can choose from paint, markers, photography, digital art, crayons, and chalk.

A panel of arts professionals will make the final selection based on specifications, design and marketability. The winning image will be produced as the cover for the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art’s program books and will also be produced as the festival poster. The winning image, an original signed by the artist, will be auctioned at the 14th Annual Pawleys Island Wine Gala, with all proceeds going to the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art.

In addition to the $300 cash prize, the winning artist will receive two all access passes to the festival, 10 posters and national recognition via publicity surrounding the 23rd annual event.

For contest details and additional information, please visit (www.pawleysmusic.com) or call 843/626-8911.

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, features two weeks of cultural entertainment and musical performances as well as the Culinary Symphony and Pawleys Island Wine Gala that serve as fundraisers for the event.

For more information on the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, visit them online at (http://www.pawleysmusic.com).

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, Offers 81st Anniversary Lecture – July 14, 2012

July 13, 2012

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, will present its 81st Anniversary Lecture, A Brookgreen Potpourri, will be held in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium on Saturday, July 14, at 3pm. Robin Salmon, Brookgreen’s Vice President of Art and Historical Collections and Curator of Sculpture, will present a variety of topics including behind-the-scenes stories pertaining to the artists and sculpture in the collection, and interesting tidbits about the lives of people connected to the Brookgreen property, as seen through the lens of her 37 years on the staff. The lecture will conclude with a screening of excerpts from home movies made by the Huntingtons of Atalaya and Brookgreen Gardens in the 1930s. Don’t miss this unusual opportunity to celebrate Brookgreen’s birthday. Free with garden admission.


Images of a young Bette Davis said to have been the model for “Diana of the Chase” by Anna Hyatt Huntington.


“Diana of the Chase” by Anna Hyatt Huntington

Brookgreen Gardens, a non-profit National Historic Landmark, accredited out-door museum and zoo, is located on US Hwy. 17 between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, South Carolina. It is open daily to the public.

For further information call the Gardens at 843/235-6019 or visit (www.brookgreen.org).

Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island, SC, Announces Winners of Art Exhibit

June 14, 2012

The Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island, SC, held the first of a series of Art Shows, “Coastal Creations”, on Sunday, June 10, 2012. It will be on view until Sat., June 16, 2012.

The Gallery was celebrating the talent of the several local artists including: Sarah Mishoe, Barbara Keller, Jane Woodward, John Bickle, Barney Slice, Cindy Roy,  Marlene Askins, Janelle Feeney, Wayne Herndon, Denny Stevenson, and Felix  Barabal.

The Show was judged by South Carolina’s own, renowned artist, William McCullough. McCullough, a native of South Carolina, studied at the National Academy of Art and Design in New York City. His mentors include Daniel Greene, Eric Eisenberger, John Koch, and Robert Brachman. Over 200 of William McCullough’s realist oil paintings are in significant private, corporate and museum collections throughout the United States. McCullough’s current paintings are still lifes and landscapes exploring the everyday life and culture of the American South. He lives on a family farm outside of Kingstree, SC, and also in the South of France.


South Carolina Artist, William McCullough judging show at Island Art Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC

First place was won by local artist, Denny Stevenson, for his work ” Fun In The Sun”, 14″ x 12″,  oil on canvas. Stevenson graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Coker College. In 1979, he studied at the Maryland institute of art for a year on a grant for painting from the Greenshields Foundation. In1983, he graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from University of South Carolina. Stevenson worked for 6 years for Marvel, as an artist in the field of comics. In 1995, he returned to painting and teaching fine art. Stevenson was awarded $150 in cash.

Honorable Mention award was given to local artist Sarah Mishoe for her work, “Afternoon on the Ashley”. Local artist, John Bickle, also received a Honorable Mention award for his work, “Georgetown Park”.

Island Art Gallery will be hosting the next art show in October so get out your paint brushes! Subject matter will be Artists Choice, so let your creativity guide you. Work needs to be newly created and approximately 12″ x 12″ in size before framing. Artwork will need to be framed or finished edge Gallery Wrap. Updated information on this series of shows as well as other gallery events can be found at (www.Pawleysislandart.com).

The Gallery is located in the Village Shops at 10744M Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, SC. Hours are M-F, 9-5pm.

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, Offers Lecture on Birds in Art – Feb. 25, 2012

February 21, 2012

On Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, Brookgreen Garden’s Vice-President of Collections and Curator of Sculpture, Robin Salmon, will present a talk at 3pm in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium, entitled “Curator’s Chat Birds in Art”.  In her talk, art enthusiasts will gain insight into Birds in Art, the highly acclaimed traveling exhibition of paintings and sculpture mounted by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau, Wisconsin. The exhibit includes works by internationally renowned artists. The exhibit and Curator’s Chat is free with garden admission.


Bird Watcher by Robert Bateman – one of the paintings in Birds in Art exhibit

Brookgreen Gardens presents one of the largest collections of outdoor sculpture in America. This preeminent collection of American representational sculpture includes – 560 works by 240 artists – representing such well-known artists as Charles Parks, Daniel Chester French, Carl Milles, August Saint-Gaudens and Anna Hyatt Huntington.

For further information call Brookgreen Gardens at 843/235 6019 or visit (www.brookgreen.org).

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, Offers Lecture About the National Sculpture Society – Sept. 2, 2011

August 31, 2011

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year is offering a Curator’s Chat by Robin Salmon, Vice-President of Collections and Curator of Sculpture, with the topic of the National Sculpture Society and it’s 78th Annual Awards Exhibition Highlights on view at Brookgreen Gardens on Sept. 2, 2011, at 2pm, in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium.

The chat is included in Garden Admission.

For further information call the Gardens at 843/235-6000 or visit (www.brookgreen.org).

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, Offers Spring Garden Festival – Mar. 26, 2011

March 3, 2011

On Saturday, Mar. 26, 2011, just in time for spring, Diggin It, Brookgreen Gardens’ spring garden festival, offers a day filled with valuable gardening ideas and outstanding topics from guest speakers Peal Fryar, Bryce Lane, and Brookgreen’s own expert horticultural staff. Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and non-profit organization, is located on US 17 between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, SC, and is opened 9:30am-5pm daily. The spring garden festival is included in garden admission. Here’s a link to the complete schedule (http://www.brookgreen.org/DigginItGardenFestival.cfm).

Since the early 1980s, Pearl Fryar has created topiary at his garden in Bishopville, SC. Many of the plants in Pearl’s garden were rescued from the compost pile at local nurseries. With Pearl’s patience and skilled hands, these “throw aways” have thrived and have been transformed into wonderful abstract shapes. Pearl Fryar and his garden are now internationally recognized and have been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, television shows, and a documentary, A Man Named Pearl. His presentations are always very entertaining and inspirational.

“I like to let people see what they want to in my plants. The creativity comes in making a shape that speaks to me in one way but may say something else to everyone else,” said Pearl Fryar.

Bryce Lane, host of the Emmy Award winning television show In the Garden and instructor in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University, will give a talk entitled For the Love of Gardening: The Power to Change Your Point of View and Gardening on the Edge: Latest Trends in Gardening. In his 27 years of teaching at NCSU, Bryce’s accolades as an award-winning instructor and undergraduate teaching coordinator are impressive and well deserved. He truly has the unique ability to communicate his love for plants with contagious enthusiasm.

For more information, visit our web site at (www.brookgreen.org) or call 843/235-6000.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 617 other followers