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Willis Whyte


07 Willis Whyte, Barista, heat mapped photography, 16″x20″

Juried into Artfield several times, Willis has had her photographic work as well as her writing recognized and published both the nationally and internationally. Her historical dramas have been staged throughout New England and New York, and are based on the lives of Clara Barton, Susan B. Anthony and members of the Rae County Spartans; and all girl company of spies, working for the Confederacy during the American Civil War. In addition, a full-length play (with music) “In the Footsteps of Moses; The Story of Harriet Tubman,” received outstanding reviews when published Off-Broadway in NYC. Twice named to “Who’s Who,” Willis recently attended the Fall Gathering, Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC, at which she presented a number of her short stories. A former Artist-In-Residence for the State of South Carolina (State Parks Commissions,) Willis has published several books of photography, including two in collaboration with poet Cheryl Traugott. Willis is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Manhattan, who now calls South Carolina home.


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.