Arts and Culture 2011

Amy Holtcamp

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

Museum of the Week - The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

Posted 4/22/2010 3:18:00 PM

This is the first of a weekly series about interesting pieces in South Carolina’s museums

This painting, Beach Ball by Jonathan Green, is one of 39 works by 27 artists that will be featured in The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit A Sense of Time, A Sense of Place: Selections from the Art Museum Permanent Collections running April 25-Sept. 26.

Green, a native of Garden Corner, has developed an international reputation for his vibrant and colorful images, steeped in the Gullah heritage of the South Carolina lowcountry. Beach Ball is characteristic of his work, which features powerful African American figures, cloaked in billowy dresses and large hats set against a brightly hued coastal setting.

Viewing a painting like Beach Ball, inspired by the S.C. coastline, is a special experience at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. Located steps from the beach, its excellent rotating exhibits lead you to the museum’s tearoom. Pour yourself a cup of tea, take a seat and enjoy the sea grass and ocean view. You can easily imagine Green’s women dancing out there in the sand.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is located at 3100 S. Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. It is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free, although donations are gladly accepted to help support this great little gem of a museum. Visit www.myrtlebeachmuseum.org for more information. You can learn more about Jonathan Green and see more of his work at www.jonathangreenstudios.com.