We strive to offer creative, stimulating events to complement our exhibitions. There might be a gallery talk by an exhibiting artist, our curator or a docent; or a workshop in our art studio; perhaps an exhibition-related lecture, such as when we explored bonsai, ikebana, sushi and saki and the tea ceremony during a kimono exhibit; or when Gee’s Bend quilters performed gospel music, conducted quilting workshops and took the first stitches in a community quilt. See our Calendar for what’s on the schedule.
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
In this workshop we will create a handbuilt cup or bowl using paper templates and learn a transfer technique to customize the surface of your work with one-of-a-kind drawings. Please bring some drawings/sketches, your sketchbook, or a few printouts that you may want to use as inspiration.
SATURDAY, JULY 27 | 1-2:30PM | FREE
Art collector Dr. Hal Holmes of Conway, SC, will present us with a lecture on his collection of 105 19th-century paintings and drawings by Emily Esdaile Weston, now on view through September 1 in the Art Museum’s second-floor galleries. In addition to an overview of the collection and what is known about the artist Emily Weston, Holmes will talk about how he came to learn about the art work, how the collection was secured and its significance to our area.
© 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.