Posts Tagged ‘Pawleys Island SC’

Brookgreen Gardens Near Pawley’s Island, SC, Opens New Indoor Gallery

January 7, 2017

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The new Naomi and Stanley Bleifeld Gallery recently opened to the public at Brookgreen Gardens. Located adjacent to the Mary Alice and Bennett Brown Sculpture Court, the gallery is open daily and showcases the work of historic and contemporary sculptors whose subjects are taken from the natural world.  Most prominent in the gallery are works of art by Stanley Bleifeld. Other artist works include Anna Hyatt Huntington, Sandy Scott, Walter Matia, Dan Ostermiller, Grainger McCoy, and numerous other important sculptors, past and present.

“The addition of the Bleifeld Gallery elevates Brookgreen’s status in the museum world and provides another indoor exhibit area to display some of our smaller and important pieces of art from our world class sculpture collection,” said Bob Jewell, President & CEO.  “Similar to the Offner Center, that opened several years ago, the Bleifeld Gallery was repurposed from an existing building that now has new life.”

The artwork of Stanley Bleifeld, given to Brookgreen Gardens by his widow, Naomi (“Nicky”), will be installed in the gallery by the end of January 2017.  Nicky Bleifeld also gave the lead gift to construct the gallery in his memory.  Although Stanley Bleifeld was renowned for his sculptures depicting the human figure, he was also known for his sculptures in the round and bas-reliefs depicting landscapes and ocean waves.  Brookgreen’s  Marine Relief on the exterior wall of the Jennewein Gallery is a prime example of Stanley’s genius in this subject matter.

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

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

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Brookgreen Gardens Near Pawley’s Island, SC, Offers Lecture by Joseph Opala – Jan. 21, 2017

January 7, 2017

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Historian and anthropologist Joseph Opala will kick-off the 2017 “The Reign of Rice Lecture Series” at Brookgreen Gardens near Pawley’s Island, SC. The theme for the three-monthly programs, which provide information about the complexity of Gullah Geechee heritage through the production of rice, is “Shared Cultural Elements of Rice Heritage.” In recognition of Native American shared cultural vestiges, Opala will present “The Black Seminoles:  Gullah Freedom Fighters and the African Frontier in North America” at 1pm in the Welcome Center Conference Room on Jan. 21, 2017. The program is free with garden admission. Seating must be reserved at 843/235-6049.

Opala, of Harrisonburg, VA, is known for his research on the “Gullah Connection.” He has spent 40 years using historical discoveries to bring Sierra Leoneans, Gullahs, and Black Seminoles together in a series of homecomings along the entire migration route, from West Africa to Mexico.  His talk will relay how some Gullahs used their rice farming skills to win their freedom.

Other events about Gullah heritage include an educational exhibit and two Wednesday programs.

“Shine On, Gullah. Shine On.”, an exhibit of Story Quilts, Fabric Collages, and Prints by Fabric Chronicler Dorothy Montgomery of Charleston, will be displayed at Learning Lab I of the Wall Lowcountry Center from 12-4:30 p.m. daily from Jan. 9 through Mar. 12, 2017. Her art reflects Gullah history and culture and her Gullah experiences, including language and traditions. Each quilt uses a variety of mediums including fabric and acrylic paints, ink, crayons, embroidery floss, dye sticks, and appliqués.

The Wednesday “Gullah Geechee Program Series” will feature two guest presenters. On Jan. 18, Montgomery will present a lecture about her exhibit. On Jan. 25, Gillian Richards-Greaves, Ph.D., will present “Connections with Gullah Geechee and Caribbean/West African Cultures,” identifying Africanisms/African retentions in both.  Richards-Greaves is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Geography and the Assistant Director for the Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies at Coastal Carolina University.  Each program will be at 1pm, in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission. Seating must be reserved at 843/235-6049.

Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and non-profit organization, is located on US 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.

Brookgreen Gardens Near Pawleys Island, SC, Offers Two-Day Art Festival – June 6 & 7, 2015

May 29, 2015

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On June 6 & 7, 2015, Brookgreen Gardens, located near Pawleys Island, SC, offers a two-day Art Festival, featuring a juried show of over 50 local and national artists who will exhibit and sell their works including some limited editions. The festival is from 9:30am to 4pm, both days and is included in garden admission.

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Held within the backdrop of the beautiful sculpture garden, guests will have a rare opportunity to meet more than 60 artists whose works are sold in Keepsakes and other fine galleries across the country. There will be demonstrations of pottery throwing, glass blowing, hand loom weaving, and a chance to learn the processes used in making much of the work on display.

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Whimsical items, new art for the gardens, hand-loomed fabrics, commissioned works of art, and exotic woodcrafts with nautical theme are just a few of the items available for sale.

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

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

Brookgreen Gardens Near Pawleys Island, SC, Offers Talk with Sculptor Grainger McKoy – May 30, 2015

May 23, 2015

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On Saturday, May 30, 2015,  Grainger McKoy, one of the artist featured in the current exhibit “Carolina Roots” will give a talk about his work at 10am and 2pm in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium, at Brookgreen Gardens, located near Pawleys Island, SC. The talk is free with garden admission but reservations are required by calling 843/235-6016.

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Grainger McKoy is a renowned sculptor living and working near Sumter, SC, who has a special relationship with Brookgreen Gardens. It has been a wellspring – a source of subjects and ideas for his unparalleled depictions of native birds. In 1999, his first major museum exhibition in South Carolina took place here. In 2012, he was instrumental in helping Brookgreen Gardens acquire a gift of his work from the collection of the late Earl Slick of Winston-Salem, NC. Containing several of McKoy’s landmark sculptures, such as “Covey Rise”, “Sandpipers”, and “Least Bittern”, the gift included 11 important wood and bronze pieces from the 1970s to the 1990s and several are shown in the exhibition. The sculpture was the gift of the Family of Earl Slick. On view with the sculpture will be rarely seen sketches and small scale models.

Brookgreen Gardens is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and display American sculpture and regional plants, animals, and history. It is located on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

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

2015 Pawleys Island (SC) Festival of Music and Art Poster Competition – Deadline Mar. 20, 2015

February 28, 2015

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art in Pawleys Island, SC, is accepting entries for its poster design competition to advertise the 25th annual event. We are looking for something spectacular this year as we celebrate our silver anniversary.

All graphic media is acceptable. 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 takes home $300.

Poster deadline is Mar. 20, 2015.

The poster image should reflect the concept and mission of the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art, depicting the Lowcountry, art, music and wine. It will be selected for its design qualities and marketability.

COMPETITION RULES and SPECIFICATIONS
Only original artwork submitted by the artist or the artist’s representative will be accepted. Limit two entries per artist. Artwork must not have been previously exhibited in any Horry or Georgetown County or City program. Size should not exceed 36” x 36”. Submit actual artwork; no slides accepted. We prefer that you do not include the words “Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art” on the image. Completed entry form must be secured to the back of the artwork. Artists will be divided into one of three categories: 8th Grade and below, 9-12th Grades, and Adult.
All graphic media is acceptable: Paint, markers, photography, digital art, crayons, and chalk.

The winning design will be used for our promotional materials, including a poster and tee shirts.

ADJUDICATION – A panel of arts professionals will make the final selection based, on applicant meeting specifications, design and marketability requirements.

POSTER COMPETITION TIME-LINE
Drop-off:  Friday March 20, 2015, between 9am – 5pm.  Entries must be delivered to Strand Media Group offices located at 3955 Hwy 17, Suite D, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.  Please call if you need directions: 843/626-8911.
Notification of winner: Selected artist will be contacted by telephone no later than Apr. 13, 2015.

AWARDS
Recognition as the official 2015 Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art poster artist. Winning image will be produced as the cover for the Festival program books (over 2500 distributed). Winning image will produced as the Festival poster, and winning artist will receive $300, two all access passes to the Festival and 10 posters. Winning image will be auctioned at the 16th Annual Pawleys Island Wine Gala. All proceeds will go to the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art retains possession and all legal rights to the artwork selected, including all reproduction and photographic rights, with credit for the artwork given to the artist in all marketing materials.  All copyright of the winning image will be assigned to the Festival.

A $100 cash award will be given to the first place category winner. A $50 cash award will be given to the second place category winner.

For further info and an entry form contact Susan Bryant
Sales and Marketing Director, Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art by e-mail at (sbryant01@strandmedia.com) or call 843/626-8911.

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

April 8, 2014

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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).