Posts Tagged ‘Visiting Murrells Inlet SC’

Ebb & Flow Art Co-op in Murrells Inlet, SC, Offers Holiday Art Show Dec. 8, 2013

November 19, 2013

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Ebb & Flow Art Co-op in Murrells Inlet, SC, proudly presents its sixth annual Holiday Art Show & Sale on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 from 1-7pm. The Artists of Ebb & Flow invite you to join them for hors d’oeuvres, beverages & lots of local art as we celebrate the Holiday Season! During this exhibit, original work of more than 35 local artists can be viewed and purchased. There will also be unique handmade ornaments made by each artist, local honey,  & much more. Come view our new ART, sip some wine, & mingle with local Artists & fellow art lovers!

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Please support the arts and choose a unique gift for someone special on your gift list!

Ebb & Flow is located on Hwy 17 bypass in Murrells Inlet, SC, across from Thomas Supply, right before the Wachesaw Road intersection.

For further information call the gallery at 843/651-2386 or visit (www.ebbandflowgallery.com).

Brookgreen Gardens Murrells Inlet, SC, Extends Popular Holiday Event to Nine Nights

November 13, 2013

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Celebrate the season during Nights of a Thousand Candles, Dec. 5-7, 12-14, and 19-21, 2013, from 3-10pm, when Brookgreen Gardens Murrells Inlet, SC, comes to life with the glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights.

“Every year this event has grown and after last year’s record breaking number of visitors, we knew we needed to add more nights. This year, we are open Thursday nights all three weekends of the event,” said Bob Jewell, President and CEO. “We’ve also added new lights and decorations to keep the event fresh, but repeat visitors will see some of the favorite displays again – they have a timeless appeal.”

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Adult tickets are $16 and child tickets (ages 4-12) are $7 and children age three and under are free. For discount prices on group reservations of 15 guests or more, please call 800/849-1931 or 843/235-6021.

During the event, guests walk through the sculpture garden and view beautiful lighting displays. They will hear hand bells ringing, carolers singing and see candles drift quietly in the fountains. More than 50 acres of the gardens are open to the public.

Each night an extensive array of musical performances will be held throughout the gardens and the last weekend Bill Oberst, Jr. returns with his one man rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. All entertainment is included in admission. Dinner is available at an additional cost.

All ticket proceeds go to support Brookgreen Gardens, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and display American sculpture and regional plants, animals, and history.

Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark, is located on US 17 between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, SC.

For further info visit (www.brookgreen.org)

Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, Celebrates 82nd Birthday with a Lecture – Brookgreen and New York City: Connected by Sculpture – July 13, 2013

July 8, 2013

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On Saturday, July 13, 2013 (Brookgreen’s 82nd birthday), Robin Salmon, Vice-President of Art and Historical Collections and Curator of Sculpture will present a lecture entitled, “Brookgreen and New York City: Connected by Sculpture”. The talk is at 3pm in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with regular admission.

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“The connections between South Carolina’s Brookgreen Gardens and New York City are many – there are hundreds of individual sculptors having artworks common to both locations,” Salmon said about her talk. “Many of these connections are related to the vision and generosity of Brookgreen’s founders, Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington.”  This talk will present information about the Huntingtons, about some of the notable sculptors who lived and worked in New York City, and about their works that have become New York landmarks.

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

Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, Presents Cool Summer Evenings Through Aug. 9, 2013

June 20, 2013

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After a day at the beach, visit the gardens in the cool of the evening when Brookgreen Gardens remains open until 9pm! Enjoy outdoor theater, concerts, and special programs just for kids. Entertainment and programs are included in garden admission. Cruises down the creek are available all three evenings and new this year, on Thursday evenings, we will offer special pirate creek cruises.

Wednesday nights

‘This Wooden O’ – Shakespeare in the Garden

This Wooden O refers to Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London and is a high-energy, family-friendly entertainment featuring actors from Coastal Carolina University’s theatre program. The production features scenes, songs and sonnets from many of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and includes high comedy, chase scenes and a contemporary take on the Bard of Avon’s work, as well as audience participation. It is directed by John Woodson a talented actor and director with more than thirty years of professional experience. His New York productions include; Jason in the Broadway production of Medea, starring Dame Diana Rigg; Kent in King Lear with Hal Holbrook at The Roundabout Theatre (Gerald Freedman directing). John was also a founding company member at Signature Theatre Company. He is presently on faculty at Coastal Carolina University where he has directed productions of; Miss Julie, The Philadelphia Story, Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls and On the Verge.

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Thursday nights

5pm – Jerry Walls – Animal Program- former Naturalist for the City of Houston, professional bird guide and co-star of CBS television’s ‘Carolina Safari’, will present educational and interactive programs featuring his collection of live animals. Each week there will be a different animal focus. Programs will be held at the Campbell Center for American Sculpture outdoor patio (in the Brookgreen Zoo area), rain or shine and last about one hour. On June 13, the program is Snakes Alive!

6pm -  Live Performances in the Enchanted Storybook Forest. Each week, one of the storybook houses in our new interactive exhibit area beside the Whispering Wings Butterfly House will come alive! One of the characters from a classic story or nursery rhyme will be on hand to thrill kids of all ages. Costumed and ready to engage our audiences, actors from Conway’s Theatre of the Republic will share their versions of these tales.

6pm – Cooking with Kids. Join us for an hands-on demonstration when Chef Carlton Hennigan engages kids (and parents) in preparing dishes they will love while they learn about nutrition, food science, and kitchen safety. Our cooking demos have received rave reviews from past participants! $20 for adults and $10 for children (age 7 -12). Call for reservations, space is limited at 843/235-6016. Cooking with kids is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium.

6pm & 7pm – A Pirate’s Journey Along the Creek. Ahoy, mateys! Come aboard and journey back in time to the exciting days when colorful pirates traveled through these Carolina waterways. Discover how to be an adventurous pirate, and find out about famous Carolina pirates like Blackbeard and Anne Bonny. Travel down the Brookgreen Gardens creeks as you follow a treasure map to the hidden treasure. Arrrgh… don’t be a landlubber and miss the boat! See you on board! (Regular Creek Excursion tickets required)

Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and non-profit organization, is located on US 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 in Murrells Inlet, SC, Receives Medal of Honor in the Arts

April 30, 2013

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On April 12, 2013, Brookgreen Gardens was awarded The Winthrop University Medal of Honor in the Arts for its significant contribution to the arts and positive impact on the quality of the cultural life in communities across the Carolinas. Bob Jewell, President and CEO, received the award saying, “Brookgreen Gardens and Winthrop University share a common vision not only to improve the quality of life for Carolina’s residents, but to raise the standards of education and appreciation of art in our country.”

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First established in 2001, The Winthrop University Medal of Honor in the Arts honors those who have encouraged the arts and offered inspiration to others either through their distinguished achievements, artistic excellence, support, or patronage. The President of the University authorized the College of Visual and Performing Arts to award this important Medal of Honor “to individuals or groups who, in the President’s judgment, are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of the arts” at Winthrop University and across the state of South Carolina and beyond.

The President of the University selects the recipients of the Winthrop University Medal of Honor in the Arts. The Dean on the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Winthrop University Medal of Honor in the Arts Steering Committee annually assist with the selection process by soliciting nominations for the medal. These nominations are reviewed by the Steering Committee. A list of the most highly qualified candidates is then forwarded to the President for final consideration along with candidates of his own choosing. This celebration of the arts, culminating in an exclusive awards ceremony presentation, takes place in the college’s state-of-the-art main stage in Johnson Hall. The proceeds go to a scholarship fund to help support talented students who have an interest in pursuing careers in the visual arts, dance, music, or theatre at Winthrop University.

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 (www.brookgreen.org) or call 843/235-6000.

Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, Named One of the Top Ten Gardens in the US

April 20, 2013

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In April, National Garden Month, TripAdvisor® compiled its list of the Top Ten Public Gardens in the United States based on traveler’s reviews and opinions and Brookgreen Gardens was named as one of their choices. The list features gardens from coast to coast, so nature lovers across the country can enjoy an amazing botanical experience.

“We were delighted to be recognized by TripAdvisor® as one of the top public gardens in the country,” said Bob Jewell, Brookgreen Gardens President and CEO. “It is indicative of the garden’s long-standing commitment to excellence, in all that it does. For 83 years, Brookgreen Gardens has been an inspiration, refuge and retreat for our community. We hope residents and visitors will take pride in the fact that in their midst is one of America’s premier gardens and we pledge to keep it ever changing, simply amazing.”

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip with trusted advice from real travelers. TripAdvisor® branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors, and over 100 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide.

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Brookgreen Gardens, a non-profit organization located on U.S. 17 between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, South Carolina, is open daily to the public.

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

Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, Presents History Program ‘Faces of Clay, Echoes of Africa’ – Jan. 26, 2013

January 22, 2013

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On Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at 1pm, Mark Newell and April Hynes will present “Faces of Clay, Echoes of Africa’ which documents their research about the descendants of the Wanderer, the last slave ship to journey to America in 1868 with 400 enslaved captives from Congo. These enslaved Africans began producing face jug pottery whose mysterious origins were featured in the PBS History Detectives show. Their talk is free with garden admission.

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In THE FACE JUG documentary, Hynes and Newell tell the story of a Philadelphia housewife who, in the course of trying to learn the origins of a piece of inherited pottery, unearthed a long-forgotten bit of American history judged as important as that of the La’ Amistad —the 1858 illegal importation of more than 400 slaves aboard the slave ship Wanderer. In their efforts to find out who might have made the jug and how it ended up in Philadelphia, Hynes and Newell found themselves enthralled by the story of Wanderer survivors. They share their findings, entwining the remarkable event of the search with the information they discovered about many of these illegally smuggled slaves. What they experienced as freed men and women, how they endured, and how their descendants prospered and contributed, ultimately makes this a story of triumph.

Along the way, they have given some people back their forgotten African history, reunited long lost family members and have stepped back to see how this simple jug has touched the lives of so many.

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.

Seacoast Artists Guild of South Carolina Announces the Winners of the 9th Annual Fall Art Show and Sale

October 16, 2012

The Seacoast Artists Guild of South Carolina, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing excellence in the visual arts, opened its judged 9th Annual Fall Art Show & Sale with an elegant awards ceremony held at the Inlet Square Mall in Murrells Inlet, SC, on Wednesday evening, Oct. 10, 2012. Over 80 local artists participated in the show that was sponsored by Art & Frame Outlet, Harvest Commons, JerriBob’s Mail Service, MiddleChild Photography, Callas Florist and several in-memoriam donations.

The show culminated with Jackie Briggs winning BEST IN SHOW for her photograph “Slickers.” In the professional categories, 1st place ribbons went to Barnie Slice for his 2D watercolor on canvas “Road to the Sun” and to William McEvoy for his photograph “Autumn Submerged”. Doug Elder won 1st place for “Gorget” in the 3D category. In the non-professional categories, first place went to Fred Shenay for his oil on canvas “Rustic Mill” and to Su Kopil for her photograph “Big Sky”.

A full listing of all the winning artwork can be viewed at (www.seacoastartistsguild.com). The show and sale continues through Oct. 20, 2012, from 10am to 9pm, Mon.-Sat., and noon to 6pm on Sunday, located adjacent to Center Court (across from the Hallmark store) in the Inlet Square Mall in Murrells Inlet.

In addition to seeing a great Art Show, fall in love with the creative spirit of your local artists with a purchase. Each purchase will help develop and nurture our young artists-to-be! For every $100 spent by customers in art purchases, the Seacoast Artists Guild will donate $25 to its training and scholarship fund to support Training & Educational Art Programs at our local schools and help fund Scholarships to be awarded to gifted art students.

With over 200 highly skilled and talented members, the Guild provides workshops, seminars, special events and exhibits for its members, and in turn, members share their talents with local schools within the community. It is engaged in local charitable causes, recently painting ceramic bowls for the upcoming “Souper Bowl” for Habitat For Humanity’s annual fund raising event that will be held on January 26, 2013.

For membership information, go to (www.seacoastartistsguild.com).

Ebb and Flow Art Co-op in Murrells Inlet, SC, Offers Gallery Craw and Grand Opening of Sweet Violet Bakery – Sept. 18, 2011

September 6, 2011

Artists of Ebb & Flow invite you to join them for hors d’oeuvres, beverages, live music, and lots of local art on Sept. 18, 2011, from 2-8pm. During this exhibit, original work of more than 30 local artists can be viewed and purchased. There will be new pieces by Lee Arthur, Gaston Locklear, Keels Culberson Swinnie, Ted Watts, and Diane Brooks. Shoppers will also enjoy entertainment from local musicians Phyllis Tanner Frye and Steve Russell. Come view our new artworks, sip some wine, taste some delicious treats, and mingle with local artists and fellow art lovers!

The Gallery Crawl (3-6pm) will coincide with the grand opening of Sweet Violet Bakery inside Ebb & Flow. Kelly Shelton is an incredible pastry chef that previously baked for Collector Café in Myrtle Beach, SC, and Inlet Affairs in Murrells Inlet. She is opening Sweet Violet Bakery, named for her daughter Violet, and will feature baked goodies such as cakes, muffins, cupcakes, scones and pies. We will have old southern favorites as well as gluten-free and vegan options. With a farm to table concept, we will use seasonal produce from local organic farms such as Sugerfoot and indigo farms and some of our products will feature native stone-ground South Carolina heirloom grains from Anson Mills. Violet’s Bakery takes pride in the fact that all of our baked goods will be made from scratch and with love!

Ebb & Flow Art Co-op is a gallery in Murrells Inlet that boasts a hefty array of local talent. Artists include: Lee Arthur, Diane Brooks, Gaston Locklear, Keels Culberson Swinnie, Ted Watts and more that 30 others. The unique art and furniture is created by established artisans that have been working in the area for years as well as some fresh new talent. Members work in a wide variety of mediums and styles. These mediums include everything from traditional canvas, painted furniture, driftwood art, custom furniture, wood turnings, silverwork, beaded jewelry, blown glass, pottery, and many more.

The Gallery is also available for rent for private art shows, parties, or any other small gathering.

Ebb & Flow is located on Hwy 17 bypass in Murrells Inlet, across from Thomas Supply, right before the Wachesaw Road intersection.

For further info call the gallery at 843/651-2386 or visit (www.ebbandflowartco-op.com).

Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, Receives Henry Luce Foundation Grant

August 5, 2011

Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s American Art Renewal Fund to support the creation of a dedicated space for its library collection and historic archives. This project will establish a comprehensive institutional facility to preserve and maintain Brookgreen’s unique collection, originally begun by Archer Milton Huntington in the early 1930s.  Through the years, the collection has expanded to include books and other printed material on topics pertaining to the purposes of Brookgreen Gardens.

“We are extremely pleased to announce the Henry Luce Foundation grant award, which will allow us to advance an important element of our strategic plan by creating a central facility to house our collection in up-to-date, archivally-approved conditions,” said Bob Jewell, Brookgreen’s President and CEO. “We are most appreciative of the Henry Luce Foundation’s support over the years and of its most recent funding that will provide for the creation of this needed facility.” Previously, the Henry Luce Foundation provided grants that supported the restoration of many of the gates within Brookgreen Gardens and the national tour of the exhibition, American Masters: Sculpture from Brookgreen Gardens.

The American Art Renewal Fund was developed by the Henry Luce Foundation to respond to the economic downturn and the current need to strengthen American art activities in our nation’s museums. This short-term initiative, offered through the American Art Program, provides support for operating expenses related to American Art. The American Art Renewal Fund is a departure from the traditional focus on research and scholarship and is only in effect through 2011. Since its inception in 1982, the Henry Luce Foundation’s American Art Program has provided more than $130 million to support scholarly studies and awareness of American art at some 250 museums, universities, and service organizations across the country and internationally.

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 800/849-1931.


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