MYRTLE BEACH, SC.-
Regular visitors to the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Museum
know the facility for its revolving exhibits of artists in a variety of styles and media. But many do not know that the Museum is also an emerging collector of fine art, with works from many artists widely recognized throughout the state and region.
The Art Museums extensive collection will star in A Sense of Time; A Sense of Place, to be displayed April 25 thru September 26, 2010. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
The Art Museum currently possesses four distinct collections: the Bishop Maps and Prints Collection, a 1999 gift in memory of George Bishop, a local entrepreneur; the Museums newest acquisition, the Barbara Burgess and John Dinkelspiel Collection of Southern Art; the Museums Permanent Collection, acquired through purchases or through gifts from donors or from artists who have exhibited at the Art Museum; and the Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Collection, representing over a decade of acquisitions from the Guilds annual juried exhibitions.
More than 40 pieces created by 32 artists from three of these collections will comprise the exhibit, A Sense of Time; A Sense of Place. Works exhibited cover three decades and a range of media from paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor to prints and drawings, lithographs, sculpture, ceramics and collage. A Sense of Time; A Sense of Place recognizes an artists unique ability to convey the essence of a time or place even though the viewer may not have experienced either. Locations and eras, whether familiar or strange, when depicted through an artists eyes become common ground for common good. What makes a particular place or time special is the response one senses, often without knowing why.
Appearing concurrently at the Museum is the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition, on exhibit April 29 through May 27 and A Survey of Gees Bend Quilts: With Linda Day Clarks Photographs of Gees Bend, on exhibit June 8 through October 3.