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Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Offers Spring Tour of Homes – Mar. 7, 2015

February 28, 2015

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Six unique Myrtle Beach, SC, homes in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary will open their doors on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015, for the 15th Annual Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum Spring Tour of Homes.

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Tour hours are from 10am- 4pm. Tickets for the event are $40 in advance, $45 the day of the tour. A buffet luncheon at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club accompanies the tour. Tickets for the luncheon, served from 11:30am-3pm are $18 per person (for Tour ticketholders only.) Reservations are required and can be made through the Art Museum, call 843/238-2510.

Besides displaying lots of eye-popping design details – some of which are sure to provide inspiration for visitors’ own homes – the tour serves as the Art Museum’s major fundraiser. This year’s tour includes:

The Cline Home, 26 Center Drive, Briarcliffe
“Southern Elegance” sums up this contemporary home, in which despite some 6,000 square feet under roof, still manages to feel cozy and intimate. Maybe it’s the rich hues of the coffered ceilings, the dark-stained bamboo hardwood floors, the large collection of Lowcountry art or the comfy screened patio with massive stone fireplace — one of four in the home. Don’t miss the luxurious master bedroom and bath, tiled in gorgeous Travertine marble, and the temperature-controlled wine cellar — complete with wine-themed art.

The Nardslico Home, 7900 Beach Drive
It’s hard to believe that this spacious beachfront beauty was once a plain-Jane 1970s block-style house. While keeping its original footprint (five bedrooms, six baths and 3,800 square feet), the owners raised the roofline to dramatically change the interior space, adding Travertine tile floors and whitewashed ceiling planks to create a light and airy feeling. Closets were removed to become shower “rooms.” Note the custom cabinetry, made from both new and old wood; the staircase with dramatic octopus sculpture by local artist Robert Sadlemire; the hand-painted wall and ceiling murals; the huge upstairs rec room (with pool table), and the pool area at rear complete with spa, hammocks — and an ocean view that goes on forever.

The Pegram Home, 322 Wildwood Dunes Trail, The Dunes Club
This one-story ranch was extensively remodeled in 2014 to reflect its owners’ lifestyles; its approximately 5,500 square feet include a main house for an older couple and a separate suite for their adult daughter. Its eclectic style incorporates contemporary and traditional furnishings, antiques and family heirlooms. Animal prints on chairs and throw pillows echo a prized zebra-skin rug in the living room; Chinese sculptures, screens and wall panels recall the owners’ foreign travel. Don’t miss the antique Oriental rugs, including an authentic Persian Heris rug; the two Audubon prints and the Chinese silk panels in the dining room.

The Stewart Home, 36 Chapin Circle, The Dunes Club
The owners’ extensive collection of antiques seems right at home in this stately Colonial, built in 1987 but modeled on a historic house the couple happened to see — and fall on love with — while passing through Winnsboro, SC. Many of the pieces are not only historic but family heirlooms, including several exquisitely decorated secretary desks in near-immaculate condition, an authentic Persian rug in the dining room and a Japenese-made grandfather clock with mother-of-pearl inlays. But don’t miss such modern comforts as the dining room chandelier of Murano (Italy) glass; the stained-glass window in the master bathroom; the cozy dark-shuttered study and the inviting sunporch with its soothing woodsy view.

The Shane Home, 7846 San Marcello, Grande Dunes
La dolce vita! This elegant Italian Mediterranean has what it takes to indulge every mood, from its spacious interior — with 10 to 13-foot ceilings, four bedrooms and four baths in 4,500 heated square-feet — to the luxurious backyard pool area, with covered lanai, cookout cabana and outdoor shower. The state of the art kitchen includes its own wine pantry. And when it’s time to relax, head for the custom-built “theater room” with massive flat-screen TV.

The Serena Drive Home, 1563 Serena Drive, Grande Dunes
Soothing waters entice throughout this luxurious 4,500- square-feet Italian villa overlooking a shimmering golf-course water feature. Whether it’s the splashing tiered fountain in the driveway, the azure pool and spa beckoning beyond arched windows, the circular garden tub in the marbled master bath or the spacious pond views, this home whispers, “Water.” Rich woods abound in the tray ceilings, arched doors, exquisite cabinetry, detailed master closet and elaborate furnishings — the four-poster beds covered in brocades are fit for royalty! Be sure to take in the elegant chandeliers and lighting throughout, and note the extras in the second kitchen for outdoor dining, including a dishwasher and wine cooler.

Patron Sponsors are State Farm/Bobby Kelly, Agent; Supporting Sponsors are B. Graham Interiors, Babb Custom Homes, Living Beach and Swift Services Heating & Cooling; and Media Sponsors are EASY 105.9, Grand Strand Magazine, The Sun News and WBTW News 13.

Tickets are available by calling the Art Museum at 843/238-2510, and at locations around the Grand Strand.

Ticket Locations:
Myrtle Beach:
Four Seasons Interiors, 7730 N. Kings Highway
Knotting Hill Interiors, 7753 N. Kings Highway
Studio 77, 5001 N. Kings Highway

Calabash:
Sunset River Market Place, 10283 Beach Dr.
Victoria’s Ragpatch, 10164 Beach Dr.

Conway:
Bodega, 301 Main St.
Hucks & Washington Furniture, 1506 Main St.

North Myrtle Beach:
Hope Taylor & Company, 312 Main St.

Pawleys Island:
Cheryl Newby Gallery, The Shops at Oak Lea

For more information call 843/238-2510 or visit (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org).

Burroughs-Chapin in Myrtle Beach, SC, Offer Sculptor Binh Pho for Woodturning Demonstration – Dec. 7, 2014

November 22, 2014

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Visitors to the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, will have just such an opportunity on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, when they will be able to view not only the exhibit, “Shadow of The Turning: The Art of Binh Pho,” but also to watch a demonstration by the artist of how he creates his work.

Pho will give a woodturning demonstration on the ground floor of the Art Museum from noon – 3pm, Dec. 7, 2014. The artist will demonstrate turning, piercing and airbrushing a thin bowl.  Members of the Wilmington Area Woodturners Association will demonstrate other turning projects such as a bowl, goblet, spinning top and pen.

Woodturning is defined as creating wooden objects on a lathe. The craft differs from other forms of woodworking in that the wood is moving while a stationary tool is used to cut and shape it. Many intricate shapes and designs can be made by turning wood.

Woodturning is one of multiple media the artist uses to create his sculptures, which also include art glass and painting. Shadow of the Turning is presented as a fictional, myth-like story which is “illustrated” through Pho’s sculptures and paintings. Each work is a complex creation of delicate shapes and textures and intense colors, often multilayered, with a different view of the sculptures from every angle. Many open or turn to reveal a secret interior space or objects within, creating a sense of mystery in each object.

“I put a soul into every piece I create,” Pho writes in his artist statement. “I don’t make objects; I create characters. . . . Creating figurative and abstract imagery on delicately pierced wood vessels opens the doors for me to share my life and interests. There was a period of time that I looked through the window and asked myself the question, ‘What is it like on the other side of that window?’ I then just let my imagination go.”

Pho’s works are represented in museums and collections around the United States, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the White House Collection of American Crafts, as well as the Musée Art du Bois in Breville, France. His work has been included in dozens of exhibitions, including juried exhibitions, around the country; and he is a frequent lecturer in the art of woodturning in both the United States and Canada.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is a wholly nonprofit institution located across from Springmaid Pier at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach.  Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 4pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.  Components of Museum programs are funded in part by support from the City of Myrtle Beach, the Horry County Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For further information call 843/238-2510 or visit (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org).

Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Offers 10th Anniversary Benefit Luncheon and Designer Handbag Auction – Nov. 10, 2014

October 8, 2014

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The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, is now taking reservations for its Tenth Annual Bag Ladies Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, from 11am to 1pm, at the beautiful Grande Dunes Members Club.

The popular event offers attendees a stimulating two hours with a gourmet plated luncheon, a silent hand-bag auction; a strolling fashion show by The Pink Cabana; a trunk show by noted celebrity bag designer Mehera Blum, a Myrtle Beach native who has gained notoriety on the West Coast for her unique, high-end purses and a drawing for a Louis Vuitton handbag.

The trunk show featuring all of Blum’s bag and jewelry lines will directly follow the luncheon with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Art Museum.

Tickets for the event are $50. Space is limited and advance reservations (required) should be made no later than Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

The Bag Ladies Luncheon raises funds for the non-profit Museum’s operating budget and helps to provide free admission to all visitors year-round as well as to support numerous education and outreach programs.

The Bag Ladies Luncheon Presenting Sponsor this year is Myrtle Beach Travel Park. The Supporting Sponsors are Grande Dunes OBGYN & Facial Aesthetics, HUB International, The Market Common, The Pink Cabana, and WebsterRogers.

Tickets are available at the Art Museum, 3100 N. Ocean Blvd., on line at (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org), or by calling 843/238-2510.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is a wholly nonprofit institution located across from Springmaid Pier at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 4pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.  Components of Museum programs are funded in part by support from the City of Myrtle Beach, the Horry County Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Offer Lecture on Ansel Adams Exhibit – Aug. 6, 2014

August 5, 2014

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The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, will offer the lecture, “The Alchemy of Ansel Adams’ Darkroom” with Easton Selby, Visual Arts Associate Professor at Coastal Carolina University, on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, beginning at 2pm.

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“Moon and Half Dome,” by Ansel Adams

Selby teaches traditional black-and-white photography, as well as digital techniques and other technical photography subjects. He has been in numerous exhibitions and has images in several institutional collections.

Lectures are open to the public at no charge. Seating is limited. Reservations are required.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is located at 3100 South Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, SC.

For further info or to make a reservation call the Museum at 843/238-2510 or visit (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org).

Docent Tour Offered of Ansel Adams Exhibit at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC

June 20, 2014

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The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, is offering the public a series of free docent tours of “Classic Images: Photography by Ansel Adams”. The docent tours will be offered throughout the summer beginning this Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 2pm. The first tour is given by “The Sun News of Myrtle Beach” photojournalist, Janet Blackmon-Morgan.

Blackmon-Morgan has been a photojournalist with “The Sun News of Myrtle Beach” since 1997. A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in mass communications, she has worked for six different newspapers as both a photographer and reporter, has won hundreds of press awards in photography and writing throughout the Carolinas and traveled with the Marines to cover conflict areas and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Her love for the works of Ansel Adams was at first sight. “Like all photographers, I’ve been a fan of Ansel Adams since the first time I saw the moon over the cemetery photograph. I fell deeper with the shots of the field workers at Manzanar and deeper still with the Aspen trees in New Mexico.”

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“Moon and Half Dome”, Photograph by Ansel Adams. Collection Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

A touring exhibition from the Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences of Peoria, Illinois in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, “Classic Images” includes 72 photographs, all black and white that Adams personally printed for his daughter. It is one of his Museum Sets, a portfolio he conceived in the 1970s as the best images from his career. Landscapes dominate the group, complemented by some close-up nature works, portraits and architectural subjects. This exhibit runs through Sept. 21, 2014.

Docent tours will be offered at 2pm on four Sundays and a Thursday during the exhibit’s run. Dates for the tours are Sundays, June 22, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The tours are free and open to the public; reservations are not required.

To further enhance Museum guests’ understanding and appreciating of Ansel Adams and the world of photography, a series of lectures have been scheduled to complement the exhibit. This series, “Ansel Adams: The Legacy”, features scholars, naturalists and photographers discussing such topics as the dark room, the age of digital photography and more. All are free and open to the public but require advance reservations. Check schedule below for details.

Lectures:

Wed., July 23, 2pm – Dr. Jack Thompson, photographer: Lecture, “Classic Images of Myrtle Beach”

Wed., Aug. 6, 2pm – Easton Selby, Associate Professor, Visual Arts, Coastal Carolina University: Lecture/Demonstration, “The Alchemy of Ansel Adams’ Darkroom”

Wed., Aug. 20, 2pm – Andrea Baldeck, fine art photographer: Lecture, “Ansel Adams and Contemporaries: The Intrepid Ones”

Wed., Sept. 3, 2pm – Donald Withers, photographer/master naturalist: Lecture, “Close to Home: Finding the Grand Landscape in Horry and Georgetown Counties”

Wed., Sept. 10, 2pm – Douglas Haller, archivist/curator/historian: Lecture, “Ansel Adams’ Photography as Conservation Advocacy”

Sun., Sept. 21, 2pm – Kyle Waters, photographer/wildlife scientist: Lecture, “Far From Home: Wild Photography in a New Age”

Docent Tours:

Sun. June 22, 2pm – Janet Blackmon-Morgan, Staff Photographer, “The Sun News of Myrtle Beach”

Sun. July 13, 2pm – Janet Blackmon-Morgan, Staff Photographer, “The Sun News of Myrtle Beach”

Sun. Aug. 10, 2pm – Dr. Elizabeth Howie, Assistant Professor, Visual Arts, Coastal Carolina University

Thurs. Sept. 11, 2pm – Douglas Haller, Former Curator of Photographs, California Historical Society

Sun. Sept. 14, 2pm – Janet Blackmon-Morgan, Staff Photographer, “The Sun News of Myrtle Beach”

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is a wholly nonprofit institution located across from Springmaid Pier at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 4pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. Components of Museum programs are funded in part by support from the City of Myrtle Beach, the Horry County Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, call 843/238-2510 or visit (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org).

Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild in Myrtle Beach, SC, Offers Annual Art in the Park Show – June 21 & 22, 2014

June 17, 2014

Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild in Myrtle Beach, SC, offers the “42nd Annual Art in the Park – Show & Sale”, held at Chapin Park, located at 1400 Kings Hwy. and 16th Ave. N., in Myrtle Beach, SC, on June 21 & 22, 2014, from 10am to 4pm both days.

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The show will feature over 60 artists from the East Coast, as far away as FL and MD, with about 21 of those artists from our local area. Typical art will include paintings, woodworking, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery, leather and stone.  The event is free admission and is kid friendly.

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The Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild is a non-profit, state-chartered organization. Sixteen artists and crafts people who wished to encourage and promote fine arts in the community organized it in 1969. Membership is open to professional, non-professional and student artists and crafts persons as well as associate members interested in the arts.

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A Board of Directors oversees the operations of the Guild. The calendar of events for the year includes: Monthly program meetings from September to May on the third Thursday of the month. A variety of programs are offered including demonstrations, slide presentations, social gatherings with exhibitions of recent works by members, and panel discussions on subjects of interest to artists such as framing and making slides of your art, etc. Guests are always welcome at no charge; Two art shows, at least one of which has been ongoing for 33 years; Three Art in the Park shows are held in Chapin Park each year giving artists an opportunity to display and sell their work; and an annual Student Show held at The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach.

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Members are kept informed of events of interest by periodic newsletters and postcards.

Our next shows take place at the Park, Oct. 11 & 12 and Nov. 1 & 2, 2014. Make plans to attend one now.

For info call JoAnne Utterback, 843/446-3830 or visit (www.artsyparksy.com).

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Announce Winners of “17th Annual Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition”

May 7, 2014

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Over fifty artists from around the region vied for top honors and over $2000 in cash prizes in the “17th Annual Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition,” on exhibit through May 22, 2014, at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Over 70 two-dimensional and three-dimensional works were selected for jurying. Works selected for display include oil, watercolor, and mixed media paintings; photographs; clay sculpture; blown glass and craft items such as fiber arts. With creations from artists throughout the Carolinas, the show is a perennially popular event with locals and visitors. A large percentage of the works on display are also available for purchase.

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“Treasure Map” by Dian Hammett

Judge and juror for this year’s competition is Terry Jarrar-Dimond. A native South Carolinian who resides in Clemson, SC, Jarrar-Dimond earned her BA from Winthrop University and an MFA from Clemson University. She worked more than 15 years as a sculptor and taught at several colleges and university as well as The South Carolina’s Governor’s School of Arts. Her work is represented in collections such as The State Museum of South Carolina and Furman University.

Awards given included the $800 Rebecca R. Bryan Best in Show Award, won by Michael Craig Smith for his oil painting “No Wake Zone”, as well as First, Second and Third Place awards of $500, $275 and $100 respectively. These awards were won by Kate Lagaly for “To The Point”, Elaine Goodman for “Cyber Date” and Karen Wiled for “When A Woman Dreams”.

An additional nine works were also selected for Honorable Mentions including: Suzanne Gaff for “Lazy Afternoon At The Lily Pond”, Pat Mariano for “Winding Ways Revisited”, Maurita Adler for “Melrose Avenue”, Kathy Aparicio for “Southwest N.Y. Beauty”, Cindy Blanchard for “For Your Eyes Only”, Patricia Givens for “Soft Shell Crab Season”, Dian Hammett for “Treasure Map”, and Sharon P. Turner for “Preparation”.

Visitors to the Museum may also view the exhibit, “Track of the Rainbow Serpent: Australian Aboriginal Paintings of the Wolfe Creek Crater”, which is on display through September 14, 2014.

Admission to the Museum is free but donations are welcome.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is a wholly nonprofit institution located across from Springmaid Pier in Myrtle Beach. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.  Components of Museum programs are funded in part by support from the City of Myrtle Beach, the Horry County Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For further information, call 843/238-2510 or visit (www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org).

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Receives Valuable French Paintings from Longtime Patron

April 16, 2014

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The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, has received a gift of four early-19th-century oil paintings from longtime Museum friend and supporter Harold Hartshorne, Jr., who passed away in October 2013 at age 95.

The four donated works were all completed by artists associated with the Barbizon School of painting. The Barbizon School was made up of a group of French painters, who all resided and worked in the village of Barbizon as well as the Forest of Fontainebleau, just outside of Paris, from the early 1830s to the 1870s. Breaking away from the conventions of their contemporaries, Barbizon artists typically painted humble, realistic landscapes and pastoral scenes free of gallantry and idealism. The group is considered the first generation of French landscape painters to focus truly on nature. In technique, their brushstrokes tend to be painterly and rough, and their color schemes favor earth tones.

The paintings include a seascape by Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), considered one of the leaders of the Barbizon School; two pastoral landscapes by prominent Barbizon artists Constant Troyon (1810-1865) and Émile Van Marcke (1827-1890); and a fourth described as in the “manner of John Constable” (1776-1837), an English artist credited with inspiring the movement.

The Barbizon paintings were purchased about 1905 by Simeon B. Chapin, one of the Art Museum’s namesakes. Hartshorne inherited them from Chapin, his grandfather, and subsequently bequeathed them to the Museum.

Hartshorne was a longtime resident of Lake Geneva, WI. The son of Marietta Chapin and Harold Hartshorne, Sr., Harry was born in New York City in 1918. Following graduation from Princeton University and a brief stint on the NY Stock Exchange, he was drafted into the Army in 1941. At his father’s urging, he transferred into the Air Force and became a pilot. Fluent in French, he was tapped to train French cadets to fly. In recognition of his work, he was awarded a pair of honorary French Wings by President Charles DeGaulle after the war.

Simeon B. Chapin, son of a prominent Chicago merchant was himself a highly successful New York stock broker and real estate investor. Chapin joined with the Burroughs brothers to form the Myrtle Beach Farms Company, the predecessor to the Burroughs & Chapin Co. Hartshorne was a director of the company from 1948 to 1998; during that time he is said to have rarely missed a board meeting.

A lifelong patron of the arts, Hartshorne supported numerous arts organizations in Wisconsin and in Myrtle Beach, among them the Art Museum.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is a wholly nonprofit institution located across from Springmaid Pier at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm, and Sundays, 1 – 4pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. Components of Museum programs are funded in part by support from the City of Myrtle Beach, the Horry County Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For further information, call 843/238-2510, or visit (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org).

Fifteen Area High School Students Received Cash Prizes at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC

April 8, 2014

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High School students win cash awards at the Horry-Georgetown County (SC) High School’s “13th Annual Juried Art Exhibition,” sponsored by Carolina Radiology Associates, LLC, on view at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC.

The 77 pieces of student artwork chosen for display from more than 350 entries will remain on view at the Museum through Apr. 20, 2014.

Victoria Locklear, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, garnered a Best in Show for her Folk Art inspired piece, “The Babel.First,” second and third-place prizes in two-dimensional works went to Caroline Silverman, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Thomas Hickman, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology and Anna-Maria Riley, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology.

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Caroline Silverman with her work

First, second and third-place prizes in three-dimensional work went to Nichelle Dowell, St. James High School, Alexis Powell, St. James High School and Carmen Arias, St. James High School.

Honorable Mentions, two-dimensional, were awarded to Erin Ryan, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Catherine Meeks, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Aurora Downey, North Myrtle Beach High School and Ethan Johnson, St. James High School.

Honorable Mentions, three-dimensional, went to Tori Prough, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Daniel Pieterse, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Gabrielle Moore, Myrtle Beach High School and Gal Koretzky, Myrtle Beach High School.

This year two additional Honorable Mentions were added thanks to the support of the Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild.

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Nichelle Dowell with her work

This year’s judge was Reynier Llanes (b. 1985, Pinar del Rio, Cuba). Llanes developed his remarkable talent as a visual artist in Cuba despite government-imposed restrictions on art expression and the resulting constraints on making a living as a professional artist. In 2007, Llanes relocated to the United States. Settling in Naples, Florida, he immediately immersed himself in educational opportunities to learn English and began the process of establishing his US citizenship. For two years, he worked alongside world-renowned artist Jonathan Green at Green’s studio. In 2009, he was offered the position of Artist in Residence at Jonathan Green Studios. Shortly thereafter, he moved with Green and his staff to Green’s new studio in Charleston, SC, where he currently resides and works. In 2011, Llanes exhibited his work at the Art Museum in a solo exhibition, “Preserving a Cultural Heritage: The Coffee Paintings of Reynier Llanes”. In addition to painting, Llanes is learning art management methods and is representing fine art created by professional artists who continue to live and work in Cuba.

Gallery hours at the Museum are 10am to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 4pm on Sundays. Admission to the Museum is free but donations are welcome.

For further information, call 843/238-2510 or visit (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org).

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Celebrates Year of the Horse – Feb. 8, 2014

January 21, 2014

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Years of the Horse – 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

According to Chinese tradition, people born in the year of the horse are energetic, independent and impatient. They are also avid travelers, great communicators, clever and kind to others. Celebrities in the year of the horse include, Selma Hayek, Sandra Day O’Connor, Harrison Ford, Gordon Ramsey, the late Nelson Mandela and Shel Silverstein.        ~ from The Chinese Zodiac

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In Chinese astrology, the spirit of the horse symbolizes warmheartedness, energy, intelligence and cheer.  These traits will come in handy on Feb. 8, 2014, from 11am – 3pm, when visitors at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum ring in The Year of the Horse with a Free Family Day celebration of Chinese New Year.

As always, this year’s celebration will kick off with a traditional Dragon Parade and Lion Dance, followed by storytelling, Chinese dance, chopstick lessons and a wide range of games, lectures, demonstrations and family art workshops.

The real star of this Year of the Horse celebration, however, could well be a lotus-the delightful Charlotte, NC-based Little Lotus Dance Troupe, returning for its sixth year at this event. Consisting of over a dozen girls of Chinese heritage, ranging in age from five to 13, the group is known for its renditions of traditional and contemporary dance performed in authentic costumes to Chinese music or songs.

Other activities will include talks on Tai Chi, Chi Gong and acupuncture.  There will also be an ice sculpture demonstration and martial arts demonstrations.

Participants at the event can learn to eat with chopsticks and watch vegetable carvers at work.  Children will make chopstick scrolls, masks, fans and lanterns as well as kites (weather permitting). Guests will also be able to leave their mark in a dragon hallway display. They can play Chinese-originated games such as mah jong, dominoes or Chinese checkers; watch traditional Chinese paper cutting or have their names written in Chinese calligraphy.

Youngsters can enjoy storytelling and face painting, explore Chinese children’s literature or watch a video of “Sesame Street’s Big Bird in China”. There will be two other films, geared towards adults, for viewing throughout the day. The first, titled “Guonian,” depicts New Year’s traditions as they are observed in China. The second, titled “The Films of Deben Bhattacharya: Chinese Opera,” features the music and dance, religion and social customs related to the everyday life of people in several countries of Asia and Eastern Europe.

Chinese Tea Time with Myra – a special tea tasting at 11am will take place and will require registration.  Call the Art Museum at 843/238-2510 to sign up.

While attending the event, visitors are encouraged to browse the Museum’s current exhibits.

Admission to all events is free.

All Day Events

KidsArt Workshops to create masks, chopstick scrolls and lanterns
Kites (weather permitting)
Chinese Literature for Children
Face Painting with Big Bird in China Video
Mah Jong
Dominoes and Chinese Checkers
Chinese Opera Video
Guonian Video
Tea and Fortune Cookies
Chinese Market
Chopstick Lessons
Paper Folding and Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese New Year Cake Samples

Scheduled Events

11am – Dragon Parade with Mint Hill Kung Fu School

11:15am – New Year Lion “wakes up” with Mint Hill

11:15am – Chinese Tea Ceremony with Myra Rahenkamp

11:45am – ChineseStorytelling with Joan Leotta

12:15pm – Tai Chi and Chi Gong Demonstration and Lecture with Fred Christie

12:30pm – Vegetable Carving with Nan Black and Eric Wagner

1:30pm – Ice Sculpture Demonstration with Eric Wagner

2:15pm – Chinese medicine talk with Susanne Swearengen

2:30pm – Martial Arts Demonstrations with Mint Hill

to be announced – Little Lotus Dance Troupe

3pm – Lion Goes to Sleep with Mint Hill

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is a wholly nonprofit institution located across from Springmaid Pier at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sundays, 1pm to 4pm. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.  Components of Museum programs are funded in part by support from the City of Myrtle Beach, the Horry County Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For further information call the Museum at 843/238-2510 or visit (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org).


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