In just a few short years ocean plastic debris has become a topic of worldwide concern. Initially a few voices were raised, mainly grassroots in origin, and some of the most powerful were visual artists. Now the chorus is loud, and though the problem is massive, corrective strategies are being discussed and implemented in ever widening circles. This lecture series is designed to bring you voices of experience, some who have been in the forefront of ocean preservation for decades. Attendees will meet artists, authors, researchers, state and local activists, educators and filmmakers. Topics raised in the exhibition will be probed more deeply, and opportunities to become a solution (rather than a pollution) activist will be explored.
Lectures will now be held at the Art Museum located at 3100 S. Ocean Blvd Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
All lectures (unless otherwise noted) will begin at 2 p.m.
All lectures are $10 per person and reservations are necessary; please see reservation details at the end of this information.
Planet or Plastic? is generously sponsored by Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc. with additional support from The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
Director/Producer Booker will present and discuss her documentary film, an independent film festival favorite, winning awards at the Santa Cruz Film Festival and the Cayman International Film Festival. One Green Planet, a popular online site promoting planet-friendly choices, describes Straws as “one of the five documentaries that will make you rethink single-use plastic.”
© 2016 Franklin G. Burroughs • Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.