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

Beaufort History Museum Celebrates the History of Women’s Hats

The Beaufort History Museum’s Third Annual Spring Tea is titled “Crowning Glory – Celebrating the Role of Women’s Hats in Southern Culture”.   Patrons are invited to wear their favorite hat and to “Strut their Hattitude” as they savor delicious traditional delicacies, sip tea, learn about the fascinating allure of fashionable hats from celebrity speakers, enjoy a Parade of Hats and bid at a silent auction featuring trips, dinners and other attractive items.

“Hats are really the stars this year,” says BHM Board President Carol Lauvray.
“We’ll take a look back at how meaningful church hats were and are, especially in the African American community, where they held a special significance.  We will also spotlight other occasions where hats play a key role, such as South Carolina’s legendary steeplechase thoroughbred horse races in Elloree, Aiken and Camden.  Southern women just know how to dress for a party! We are encouraging everyone to wear a beautiful hat and join in the festive spirit of the Tea.”

About the Tea

The tea is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, from 1-4 pm at the Dataw Island Club’s scenic Carolina Room. Reservations can be made at http://tea.beauforthistorymuseum.com.  Individual tickets are $60 and tables of 10 are available for $500 (see the website for restrictions and instructions to reserve a table.) Seating is limited. Proceeds benefit the projects of the Beaufort History Museum.

 

For the first time the museum is hosting a silent auction at the tea to include trips, dinners, cooking classes, tastings, luxury services and other attractive items available for bidding. A preview of the auction items will be posted on the Museum’s website with a “Buy it Now” option. Guests will also be able to view the items, choose the ones they like and then bid with cash or credit cards at the event.

Celebrity Designer

The principal speaker at the Tea is celebrity shoe designer and milliner Etu Evans, who will be coming to Beaufort from New York. His grandmother and mother, both of whom had extensive collections of church hats, jewels and shoes, influenced Evans’ path in the fashion industry.

 

An internationally prominent designer, he studied millinery at New York’s prestigious Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Footwear and Accessory Design.
Evans’ hats have been sold in his Harlem boutique and worn across Europe and Japan and have been featured in various national television shows and publications.  For a featured auction item he will offer one lucky bidder a consultation on the most flattering hat styles and correct size for the shape of her face and stature.

 

The famous Goorin Brothers Hat Company, founded in 1895, which has stores across the U.S. and in Canada with local shops in Savannah and Charleston, will also be a part of the program.  Hats and accessories will be on view along with advice on how to choose the perfect hat.

Event Sponsors

The Clark Troutman Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management is sponsor of the Third Annual Beaufort History Museum Tea along with Live Oak Builders and the Carolina Cup Racing Association. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available and may be arranged by contacting Lauvray by email clauvray@beauforthistorymuseum.com.

About the Museum

Beaufort History Museum, located in the historic Arsenal, has evolved to focus specifically on the history of the Beaufort District. It strives to manage and display artifacts and documents held by the City of Beaufort, telling the compelling stories of this area from the early 16th Century until modern times.  The Arsenal address is 713 Craven Street. BHM’s hours of operation are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Saturday.

Join the Museum

To join the Museum please visit the website at www.beauforthistorymuseum.com. To learn more about becoming a Volunteer Greeter or Docent please contact Lorrie Burleynoles at lburleynoles@beauforthistorymuseum.com.

 

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.

BEER, BACON and MUSIC Festival in Hilton Head

The Island Recreation Association  announces the Beer, Bacon & Music Festival! This festival will be at Shelter Cove Community Park in Hilton Head on May 6 , 2017, from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Beer, Bacon & Music Festival was developed by the Island Recreation Association to benefit The Carmines Family Recreation Scholarship Fund to ensure that no child is denied recreational activities. Last year, the Island Recreation Center raised over $260,00 for the scholarship fund through events like Beer, Bacon & Music!

This extraordinary culinary adventure will be all the fun of a bacon themed block party mixed with a full-scale festival experience. Many of the area’s top restaurants, several of the area’s top bands and hundreds of the area’s top food lovers gather to celebrate American traditions – Beer, Bacon & Music. This event will feature bacon sampling and full sized bacon cuisine, bacon confectionery delights, live music from top bands (who also love bacon), local breweries and full service bars with beer, liquor, wine and bacon themed cocktails.

Live music includes the music duos: Baby Gray & the Hippie, Pretty Darn, and Richmond Brothers; and bands: The Nice Guys, The Chiggers, and Naytiv.

For the love of bacon  join the fun on May 6 at Shelter Cove Community Park!

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.

Essential Oils Class at Hilton Head Island Senior Center

The Hilton Head Island Senior Center will host a class on Essential Oils on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 2:00 pm.  Liz Fair, Wellness Advocate, will instruct.  Learn about essential oils and the science behind Aromatherapy at this informative class.  Liz will discuss how to introduce natural healthcare into your home and how to manage stress naturally using essential oils.  The cost for the class is $5.00 per person.  Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 21st, 2017.   Please call the Senior Center at 843-785-6444 to reserve your spot.

This event will be at the Hilton Head Island Senior Center located at 70 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite L, Hilton Head Island, SC  29928.

 

For more information on this class or for information on becoming a member of the Senior Center, please call us at 843-785-6444 or visit www.islandreccenter.org.

Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light Hosts Closing Celebration

Seeing Spartanburg in a New light will hold a closing celebration on Tuesday April 25th, 2017 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Ceremonies will take place at several of the public art site locations across the city simultaneously. 
 
In 2015, the City of Spartanburg was selected as one of four temporary public art projects from across the United States to receive a grant award from the first-ever Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge. Seeing Spartanburg opened on October 4, 2016 and included nine temporary art installations in public spaces within ten neighborhoods throughout the city. The project is a partnership among the City of Spartanburg Police and Community Relations Departments, internationally renowned light and digital media artist Erwin Redl, the Chapman Cultural Center, and neighborhood associations. Seeing Spartanburg built on National Night Out, an annual event that promotes crime prevention efforts, police-community partnership, and neighborhood camaraderie. Planning and Design expanded sisteen months and culminating with opening on National Night Out October 4, 2016. Over the past seven months, the LED light and video installations transformed open spaces lending to more vibrant communities, inspiring local residents’ creativity, and lighting up Spartanburg on a national level. The closing celebration will feature live music across all nine sites, as well as comments from local residents, Mayor Junie White, Police Chief Alonzo Thompson and community leaders on the impact this project has had within their neighbourhoods and the City. Site Locations: 
 
  • “Video Village” Bethlehem Center | 397 Highland Avenue 29306 
  • “Under One Roof’ South Converse | 440 S. Converse St. 29306 
  • “Mobile Suspension” Downtown Denny’s Plaza | 203 E. Main St. 29306 
  • “Spartanburg Swing” Hampton Heights National Beta Headquarters | 267 S. Spring Street 29306 
  • “River Poetry” Cottonwood Trail | 1038 Woodburn Rd. 29302 
  • “Glow ” VCOM | 350 Howard St. 29303 
  • “Glow” Beaumont Village Smoke Stack | 401 Beaumonth Ave. 29303 
  • “Benchmark Spartanburg” Forest Park CC Woodson Center | 210 Bomar Ave 29306 
 
Jennifer Evins, President and CEO of Chapman Cultural Center says: “This has been a true public art process that has resulted in a transformational experience for our entire city including visitors to Spartanburg. The unique planning and design process with Artist Erwin Redl gave our residents and Spartanburg police officers the opportunity to be creative and explore the process of learning to trust one another and share positive experiences. Throughout the last eighteen months, Seeing Spartanburg truly shined a light of hope and community collaboration that all communities strive to achieve. I am extremely grateful to the hundreds of neighborhood residents, City Police and staff, and over sixty-five collaborative community partners that made the project a brilliant success.”
 
About Chapman Cultural Center
Chapman Cultural Center provides cultural leadership for Greater Spartanburg by developing, strengthening, and promoting the scope, excellence and educational role of the arts, humanities and sciences, and to further their significance in the life of our community and all of its citizens.
The Chapman Cultural Center is located on East Saint John St in downtown Spartanburg, SC. Please visit www.ChapmanCulturalCenter.org for more information.

 

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.

COLUMBUS SHIPS PINTA and NINA to LAND in BEAUFORT SC

The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Beaufort, SC Friday, April 21 .  The ships will be docked at the Downtown Marina, 1006 Bay Street until their departure early Wednesday morning, April 26.

The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools.  Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.”  In 2005, the Pinta, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and was the first ship to sight land in the New World.    Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.

Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced sailing museum for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus   and many early explorers to discover the world. Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse.

While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour.  Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $ 7.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students 5 – 16.   Children 4 and under are Free.  The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.    No reservations necessary.

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1 787 672 2152 or email columfnd1492@gmail.com .  Minimum of 15.  $5.00 per person.  No Maximum. Visit our website at www.ninapinta.org.