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Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Announces Results of Horry-Georgetown High Schools 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

March 30, 2012

Thirteen area High School artists received cash prizes and one received a $2,000 college scholarship Sunday, March 27, 2012, at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum’s Horry-Georgetown High Schools 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, sponsored by Carolina Radiology Associates, LLC.

The 81 pieces of student artwork chosen for display from 257 entries will remain on view at the Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, through Apr. 22, 2012.

Kate Parris, Socastee High School, received the scholarship for her full portfolio. The award provides tuition assistance for four years of higher education in the arts.

Alyssa Scirocco, St. James High School, Best in Show, Invisible Children

Alyssa Scirocco, St. James High School, garnered a Best in Show for her mixed media piece, Invisible Children.

Breanna Williams, Myrtle Beach High School, First Place 2-D, Shout it Out

First, second and third-place prizes in two-dimensional works went to Breanna Williams, Myrtle Beach High School, Kelly Lu, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology and Katherine Hall, Socastee High School.

Honorable Mentions, two-dimensional, were awarded to Maria Finkenbiner, Carolina Forest High School, Austin Lane, Socastee High School and Michelle Lefevre, St. James High School.

Luke Horowitz, Socastee High School, First Place 3-D, Breaking Down

First, second and third-place prizes in three-dimensional work went to Luke Horowitz, Socastee High School, Rachel Berkey, Myrtle Beach High School and Gonzalo Chan, Myrtle Beach High School.

Honorable Mentions, three-dimensional, went to Leanna Devan, North Myrtle Beach High School, Jessica Hughes, St. James High School and Kelly Roden, St. James High SChool.

This year’s judge was award-winning children’s book illustrator E. B. Lewis.  Lewis’s work was on display at the Art Museum in 2009 in an exhibit entitled E. B. Lewis: Story Painter.

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Charleston County Public Library Systems Presents E.B. Lewis – Feb. 9, 2011

February 2, 2011

Award-winning artist E.B. Lewis, known for his rich watercolors and lush detailed illustrations in more than 50 children’s books, is the guest speaker Wednesday, February 9 at 6:15 p.m. as part of the Dart After Dark series at the Dart Branch Library, 1067 King Street in Charleston, SC.

A self-described class clown, the 54-year-old Lewis realized as a sixth grader that he needed to straighten up if he was going to make something of himself. With a talent for drawing, Lewis found inspiration from two uncles who were successful artists, and he began taking art more seriously. Ultimately, upon the completion of high school, he enrolled at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art.

In the Dart After Dark presentation, Lewis will share his story of inspiration and sacrifice, explaining how a class clown can turn himself into a serious artist and winner of both the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Talkin’ about Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman and the Caldecott Honor Award for Coming on Home Soon.

Initially, Lewis focused on paintings that sold in galleries around the country and included in distinguished collections such as the Pew Charitable Trust. It wasn’t until 1993 that Lewis turned his interests to children’s book illustrations, where he immediately found a niche and began drawing praise from publications like Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal and Booklist. School Library Journal praised his art, saying he captured “the warmth and simplicity of the tale through his beautiful watercolor paintings. They bring the story to life, complementing the emotion, expression, and character of the printed words.”

Other books illustrated by Lewis include: Margot Theis Raven’s Circle Unbroken: The Story of a Basket and Its People, Nikki Grimes’ Danitra Brown, Class Clown; Angela Johnson’s Lily Brown’s Paintings, Clifton L. Taulbert’s Little Cliff’s First Day of School, Natasha Anastasia Tarpley’s I Love My Hair!,
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley’s Bippity Bop Barbershop, Jacqueline Woodson’s The Other Side and Earl B. Lewis’s This Little Light of Mine.

Dart After Dark is a monthly series of programs being offered by Charleston County Public Library at the John L. Dart Library Branch, 1067 King Street. The programs are held after the branch’s normal 6pm closing time in hopes of bringing the community together and offering them quality programming during the evenings.

For further information contact Jamie Thomas, Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Charleston County Public Library by calling 843/805-6817 or visit (