Art Museum of Myrtle Beach Upcoming Exhibitions for 2012

. December 25, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum of Myrtle Beach announces upcoming exhibitions for 2012.

January 8 – March 18, 2012
Bishop Map and Prints Collection
Gifted to the Art Museum in 1999 by the George J. Bishop Family of Myrtle Beach, this 30-piece map and print collection dates from 1606 to 1863. It includes historic gems such as a map of Horry District (1825) by Robert Mills who is regarded as the United States’ first architect, a hand-drawn map of Chalreston Harbor (1851) during the Civil War and the map Mark Catesby included in his celebrated Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahamas Islands (1731).

January 14- February 26, 2012
Wish You Were Here
A Photographic Documentary by Farnell & Powell
Wish You Were Here documents motel architecture, owners and guests as well as explores issues of economic sustain ability and the meaning of place. This exhibit consist of 25 photographs enriched with contextual information provided by scholars in humanities and business. These images have the potential to deepen the understanding of the tourist industry that has driven the regional economy and shaped the local culture in the Myrtle Beach area since the mid 20th-Century.

January 15 – April 26, 2012
From Tree to Treasure: An International Invitational Exhibition of Turned or Sculpted Wood
This exhibit features the work of more than 30 artists from across the country and around the world. Many members of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) will be represented. The craft of woodturning has experienced phenomenal growth since the founding of AAW. The exhibit will showcase a wide variety of style and presentation, from pedestal and tabletop pieces to wall hangings.

January 15- April 26, 2012
William Jameson: Woodland Textures
Oil Paintings
Born in 1944 in Honea Patch, South Carolina, William Jameson always felt strong ties to his native region. Today, he and his wife, Anne, also a painter, reside and paint in Saluda, North Carolina. Bill credits growing-up surrounded by the beauty and rich history of South Carolina with inspiring his childhood ambition of becoming an artist.

Bill’s passion for nature allows him to create introspective landscapes embodying the full range of local color and timeless contrast whether the setting captures the brilliant warm or cool colors heralding the arrival of each season in the North Carolina mountains. Rejecting the term “scene” on reference to these works, Bill defines his landscapes as “explorations.” This approach to his subject matter enables Jameson to create compositions that go beyond mere depiction of the surface beauty offered by the environs. He explores subject matter in detail, in the process revealing the mystery and profound power of nature. The effect is a literal and sentimental interpretation of nature; each painting is a reflection of the relationship between man and nature; painter and observer.

March 13 – April 22, 2012
I can Make a Difference: Illustrations by Barry Moser from the book by Marian Wright Edelman
Marian Wright Edelman, born in Bennettsville, South Carolina, is an internationall-known figure. As the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), she has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans her entire professional life. Edelman has received many honorary degrees and awards and in April of 2012, will be inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors (SCAA).

Barry Moser is one of the most sought after children’s book illustrators today. Moser has illustrated more than 200 books for children and adults. Eighteen original paintings from the Book I Can Make a Difference will be on display in the Reception Room.

March 25 – April 22, 2012
11th Annual Horry-Georgetown County High School Juried Art Exhibition
2012 marks the 11th anniversary of this annual two-county wide juried high school exhibition, which provides area students an opportunity to submit their works to professional judges for possible exhibition in the Art Museum and also fosters several goals. These goals are: promote high school student art locally; promote self-esteem among area students; demonstarte to students onew way artists earn money through their art; promote professionalism in student artists and promote the Art Museum within the schools and communities. Exhibition works are judges and cash awards are given through the generous support of First Federal Bank.

April 28 – September 16, 2012
At First Light: The Katagami Sculpture of Jennifer Flack Linssen
Utilizing the ancient Japanese paper carving technique of katagami, Colorado based artist Jennifer Falck Linssen creates three-dimensioanl sculptures that explore the beauty of line and the delicacy of nature. Since 2003, Jennifer has been shaping katagami stencils into three-dimensional vessessls and sculptures, combining the katagami paper carving with more traditional metal-smithing and basketry ytechniques to create contemporary sculptures that transform the humble, two-dimensional stencil into a unique three-dimensional art form.

May 3 – May 24, 2012
Waccamaw Arts and Craft Guild 15th Annual Juried Exhibtion
various artists and media
Always popular with area residents and visitors alike, the 15th annual WACG Juried Exhibition combines works of professional and amateur regional artists. The springtime favorite offers a diverse display of oils, watercolors, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, etc. Over $2,500 in prize monies is awarded.

May 11 – May 24, 2012
Winyah River Keepers Foundation Photo Contest Winners
The mission of the Winyah River Keepers Foundation is to protect, preserve, monitor and revitalize the health of the lands and waters of the greater Winyah Bay watershed. They are a grassroots organization of people from both North and South Carolina who are convinces that the preservation of our local rivers and their watersheds would best be served by hiring advocates to guard these waters from further harm. Now in its 5th year, the Winyah River Keepers Foundation annual photos contest is growing. The winning photographs from the contest will be on display in the Reception Room . The categories are wildlife, Scenic and Youth. The Horry Independent, Alternatives and Waccamaw Outdoors support the photograph contest.

June 7 – September 23, 2012
Kimono: Art, Fashion and Society
An exhibition from The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
The kimono, the national costume of Japan, is a symbol of feminine beauty, artistic refinement and cultural identity. Kimono: Art, Fashion and Society explores the multifaceted and meaningful aspects of the kimono as a work of art, a statement of fashion – public marker of manners and class distinction – and its place in society as an emblem of nationalism and cultural homogeny.

Presented in this exhibition are an array of kimono and fashionable accoutrements made for young girls, unmarried women, brides and married women. The garments are displayed alongside various woodblock prints and paintings reflecting a broad range of kimono fashions and time periods.

June 7 – September 23, 2012
Andrea Baldeck: Sea Treasures
Approximately 25 black and white photographs of Sea Treasures will be on display on the Art Museum’s Reception Room. Andrea was born in a rural village in Western New York and began photographing with a simple box camera at the age of eight. Her interest in photography pervaded years of musical study at Vassar, medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and her practice as an internist and anesthesiology. On medical trips in Haiti and Grenada, a camera and stethoscope occupied the same bag. Sea Treasures is a dramatic look at the myriad gifts from the sea.

September 25 – December 30, 2012
L.I.N.T Textiles from the Ladies in New Textiles
Fifteen years ago a talented group of 13 women from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina formed L.I.N.T to promote their interest in the art, quilt and surface design movements. This exhibition, designed especially for the Art Museum’s 15th Anniversary, will include to-to-three works from each artist.

October 4, 2012- January 6, 2013
An Artist’s Eye: A Journey through Modern and Contemporary Art with Sigmund Abeles
works from the Columbia Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection
Sigmund Abeles, a native in Myrtle Beach, brings a fresh eye and different perspective to the Columbia Museum of Art’s collection of modern and contemporary art, which he developed over a 50-year career.

October 4, 2012- January 6, 2013
Figuratively Speaking: The Art of Sigmund Abeles
Myrtle Beach-bred, New York Artists Sigmund Abeles was profoundly influenced by his mentors and muses in the Grand Strand area. After being formally trained in Fine Arts at the University of South Carolina, the Art Students League of New York and the Skowhegan School in Maine. Abeles went on to teach at the Art Students League in new York, The National Academy School, University of New Hampshire, Boston University, Wellesley College and Swain School of Design. Abeles is a figurative artist, but not in a straight representational way. According to Abeles, his work has an expressionist quality with psychological overtones, which might be called “expressive realism” or ” psychological realism.” “When I look at a figure, I don’t see just form – I see who the person is and what the person is feeling,” Abeles writes.

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org

Category: Fine Art

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