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Artists Vie for Honors in Arts and Crafts Guild Competition

More than 40 artists from around the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, region will vie for top honors and more than $2000 in cash prizes in the 20th Annual Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition, opening Tuesday, May 2, at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum.

 

A reception (free and open to the public) will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with awards presentation beginning at 6:00. The exhibit continues through June 1, with gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. (Shortened hours may apply during some weekends in May. Call the Museum to verify open hours.)

 

Seventy-four two-dimensional and three-dimensional works were selected for jurying. Works selected for display include oil, watercolor, and mixed media paintings, photographs and 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 will also be available for purchase.

 

Judge and juror for this year’s competition is Linda Daly Baker of Charleston, SC.  Her watercolors capture the transformative effects of light and its ability to abstract the subject matter upon which it is cast.  Baker teaches workshops internationally and is a signature member of a number of guilds, including the American Watercolor Society, the International Society of Experimental Artists, the National Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

 

At the opening reception for this exhibition, Baker will provide insight on how the works were selected for inclusion in the exhibit and will participate in the awards ceremony.
Cash awards to be given include the $800 Rebecca R. Bryan Best in Show Award, as well as First, Second and Third Place awards of $500, $275 and $100 respectively. An additional 10 works will also be selected for Honorable Mentions.

 

Admission to the Museum is free but donations are welcome. For further information, call 843-238-2510 or visit www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org

The Friends of Brookgreen Sponsor Fine Art Auction

The works of internationally recognized sculptor Glenna Goodacre will the centerpiece of a Fine Art Auction hosted by The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens May 5, 2017.

Brookgreen was selected to receive 15 of Goodacre’s works, including figures from her largest piece Irish Memorial, created in 2002 for Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia.  In October of 2016, Goodacre announced her complete retirement from sculpting and casting bronzes. She began destroying her foundry molds, so there will be no new castings of her work.

 

Three etchings and one lithograph by Alfred Hutty, considered one of the leading artists of the Charleston Renaissance, will also be part of this auction; as well as works from noted artists such as Linda St. Clair, Stephen Scott Young, Jonathan Green, Bobby Bagley, and many more.

 

Beginning April 28 and running through May 10, Brookgreen Gardens will have these works displayed in a Curator’s Auction Exhibit of Work in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion.

 

Asked to describe her feelings about having her works as part of the Friends Fine Art Auction, Goodacre said “Brookgreen is very important to me. It is heaven for a sculptor, and there is much for an artist to learn there. I am proud to have had my work shown in exhibitions at Brookgreen, but I never dreamed one of my large works would be included in the permanent collection like Pledge Allegiance. Now, I am thrilled to participate along with collectors and Red Piano Gallery in The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens benefit auction to raise funds for my all-time favorite sculpture garden.”

 

Morris & Whiteside Auctions will provide several options for bidding, including live in-auction bids; telephone bids; absentee bids and bids via a live streaming webcam.  An online catalogue is available at their website https://morriswhitesideauctions.com/

 

Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and non-profit organization, is located on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and is open to the public daily. For more information, visit www.brookgreen.org or call 843-235-6000.

Military Appreciation Days in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach’s Military Appreciation Days is a month-long celebration in May of our military men and women, and the city celebrates with a jam-packed schedule of events.  The celebration includes the Military Appreciation Days parade, to be held on Saturday, May 27, on Farrow Parkway at Grand Park. The Military Appreciation Committee is returning the parade and picnic to the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at The Market Common.  Come meet Grand Marshal Alek Skarlatos that Saturday and enjoy the Big Family Picnic, various exhibits and a live performance by the Andrew Thielen Big Band.  

Second annual Horry County JR ROTC Drill Meet, 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 6 – A competition among local high school ROTC drill teams, at the Pelicans’ stadium.  Free.

Military Family Members Event (Blue Star Mothers), 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 6 – Event follows the JR ROTC Drill Meet in the Picnic Area at the Pelicans’ stadium.  New and prospective military families are encouraged to attend to learn from current and former military members and their families.  Free.

Military Appreciation Days Dinner Dance, 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 25 –The event features delicious food and a live band in the Ballroom at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel.  Tickets are $30 per person and are available at City Hall or from one of Horry County’s veterans groups, especially Vietnam Veterans of America.  (You do not have to be a veteran to attend.)  Come dine and dance with us!

Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ Military Appreciation baseball game, 7:05 p.m., Saturday, May 13 The game honors military veterans (gates open at 5:00 p.m.), at TicketReturn.Com Field.

M.O.A.A. Grand Strand Golf Tournament, Thursday, May 25 – Registration and lunch begin at 12:00 p.m.  The tournament kicks off with a shotgun start at 2:00 p.m. at Heritage Golf Course.

Military Appreciation Days Parade, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 27 – Parade takes place along Farrow Parkway at The Market Common and features Alek Skarlatos as Grand Marshal.  Free.

Big Family Picnic, Alek Skarlatos, Music, Exhibits and more, 12:00 p.m., Saturday, 27 – Immediately after the parade, the picnic event begins in Valor Memorial Garden and features exhibits, live music from the Andrew Thielen Big Band.  The Omar Chef Shriners provide the picnic fare.  Free.

Memorial Day Veterans’ March, 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 29 – Veterans come together to march side by side along Ocean Boulevard, from 16thAvenue North to Ninth Avenue North.

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 29 – The ceremony is sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach’s Military Appreciation Days Committee and takes place at the Convention Center Plaza.  Music begins at 10:30.  Free and open to the public.

Memorial Day Tribute Film, 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 29 – The annual film is shown at Grand 14 Cinemas, located at The Market Common.

Marsh Discovery Walk

The Museum of Coastal Carolina will lead a marsh discovery walk, rain or shine, on April 22 at 11 am. Museum volunteer Roy Revis will lead an exploration of our salt marsh-tidal creek ecosystem. This coastal wetland occurs between upland areas where fresh and salt water mix. Participants will meet at the museum where everyone will be given a field guide book to keep. We will then drive to Sunset Beach and walk along the causeway from the bridge to the island – Roy will be identifying animals, plants, and how the ecosystem works. Remember to wear waterproof shoes, hats, sunscreen, and bring water to drink!

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

 

Star Party April 22 at Ingram Planetarium

It’s a Star Party! Ingram Planetarium will host a free telescope observing session at 7 pm on April 22 in association with the North Carolina Science Festival’s 5th Annual Statewide Star Party.

Learn about the endless wonders of the April cosmos during a live star show inside the planetarium’s dome theater, then step outside and discover these celestial sights for yourself using the planetarium’s telescopes. Trained staff will be available to show you how the telescopes work and direct you to the more interesting astronomical sights.

As part of the evening’s free events, we will feature a special showing of the planetarium’s newest program, “From Earth to the Universe,” at 7 pm. The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience, yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience “From Earth to the Universe!”

The guided tour of the night sky and brief explanation of the telescopes on hand for observation will begin at 7 pm in the Ingram Planetarium’s full-dome theater. After sunset, everyone is welcome to step outside and gaze at a selection of the night sky’s offerings through a variety of our telescopes. Outdoor observing is estimated to begin at approximately 8 pm.

As this is an outdoor activity, outdoor observing is dependent upon the weather. Please call Ingram Planetarium at 910-575-0033 or visit our Facebook page on the afternoon of the event to ensure that it will be taking place.

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. The April 22 star party is free; donations will be gladly accepted. Planetarium seated is limited so arrive early to guarantee admission. For more information, call 910-575-0033 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

The 12th Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival is set for Wednesday through Saturday, April 19-22, at Grand 14 Movie Theater at The Market Common. 

The exciting event features films and filmmakers from around the world, many presenting their film as world premieres. 

For tickets, visit www.myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com or call 843-497-0220.  All ticket sales occur by MBIFF staff in the lobby, online or by-phone.  All-access passes (include all films and events) are $50 per person.  Individual tickets are $10 per person for each two-hour block of time. 

Visit http://myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com/assets/mbiff12.bookletpamphlet.pdf to see a full list of movies titles, times and descriptions.

Myrtle Beach Fireworks!

Thursday, April 13, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Saturday, April 15, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, April 15, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Monday, May 1, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Saturday, May 6, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Saturday, May 13, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Saturday, June 3, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, June 6, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, June 10, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, June 13, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, June 14, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Tuesday, June 20, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, June 22, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, June 23, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, June 24, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Sunday, June 25, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, June 27, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, June 28, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, June 30, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, July 4, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, July 4, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, July 4, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, July 6, after the game Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, July 7, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, July 11, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, July 12, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, July 13, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, July 14, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, July 15, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, July 18, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, July 20, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, July 21, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, July 22, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Sunday, July 23, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, July 25, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, July 26, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, July 28, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, August 1, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 2, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, August 3, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, August 4, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, August 5, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Sunday, August 6, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, August 8, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 9, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, August 11, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, August 12, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, August 15, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, August 18, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, August 22, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 23, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Saturday, August 26, after the game – Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, August 29, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, September 2, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Sunday, September 3, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, October 31, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, November 25, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, December 2, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Sunday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Golf author Pete Hoyer to speak at Sunset River Marketplace April 13

J. Peter (Pete) Hoyer is scheduled to speak at Sunset River Marketplace on Thursday, April 6 from 10 – 11 a.m. as part of the gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series. Characters On the Green: Everyday Golfers are the Real Character of the Game is Hoyer’s first book. Inspiration came after more than 40 years of golfing with zany personalities and their unique situations. Undoubtedly, readers have met some of these characters whether on the course or elsewhere. It is intentionally lighthearted and fun, much like the game of golf is supposed to be for amateurs.

 

Hoyer is a retired military veteran, honored as a Distinguished Member of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps Regiments and for continued service with the Dept. of the Army. During his years of combined military and civilian service, he has mentored and taught logistics and transportation to soldiers of every rank. He commanded an Army transportation truck company and was executive officer of a logistics battalion, among many other assignments. He holds a B.A. degree from the Citadel and a Masters from Webster University, as well as a second Masters from Troy State University.

 

He has been involved in several professional tournaments. He was a marshal at the 2013 and 2014 PGA tournaments and the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. For 17 consecutive years he directed an annual amateur tournament on Veterans’ Day. When he’s not on the course, he volunteers to coach youth baseball and golf teams. He currently resides in North Carolina with his golf-weary wife, Carol.

 

The event at Sunset River Marketplace is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to hold your spot.

 

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of art work in virtually every genre. Custom from, painting and pottery classes, and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has supported not only the visual arts, but literary and performing arts as well. It has become a popular community center and art hub from both NC’s Brunswick County and nearby Horry County, SC.

 

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10  a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 910.575.5999 or visit the website: www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com. For daily updates, “like” the gallery on Facebook .

 

 

RoadTrip to ArtFields

ArtFields is a unique 10-day (April 21 – 29, 2017) Southern art fest in the historic community of Lake City, SC.  Over 400 masterpieces will be displayed in locally-owned venues, from renovated warehouses from the 1920s to Smithsonian-qualified art galleries to upscale restaurants and start-up boutiques, in a mutual celebration of art and community.

Jocelyn Chateauvert, Invasive Species (detail), mixed media, artist-made paper, 2016 Peoples Choice Winner 3D

Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is taking a road trip to ArtFields. Contact 843.238.2510 | MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org

A Gershwin Celebration

Philip Powell, pianist

Maestro Charles Jones Evans will lead the Long Bay Symphony (LBS) in a performance featuring music by one of the twentieth century’s most influential composers and the creator of “Symphonic Jazz”, George Gershwin. The concert takes place on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 4 pm at the Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center. 

Amanda Horton, soprano


This concert is a salute to the great American musical icon, George Gershwin, one of the twentieth century’s most influential composers and the creator of “Symphonic Jazz”. Featured are two of his greatest orchestral works, American in Paris and Cuban Overture; both the beloved Rhapsody in Blue and the Second Rhapsody (“Rhapsody in Rivets); and several of Gershwin’s greatest hit songs, making for a truly wonderful celebration!

Tickets range from $25 to $50.  Student tickets (21 & under with student ID) are $10. For tickets call the box office 843-448-8379, purchase online at www.LongBaySymphony.com or visit us at 1107 48th Avenue N., Suite 310-E, Myrtle Beach.