The Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum Features an Assemblage of Work: Soul’s Journey: The Creative Process
On this occasion when I visited my good friend and publisher at his condo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I took the opportunity to visit the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum on Ocean Boulevard. Once again this little museum, on the northern edge of the old Springmaid Hotel property, with its back facing the blue of the Atlantic Ocean, exhibited another notable show featuring exotic furniture, textile screen prints and sculptors: glass, wood, fibers, ceramic, wood, and a variety of metals. The exhibit is entitled “Soul’s Journey:” The Creative Process. It began October 11, 2009 and will continue until January 8, 2010, with an opening reception October 15th .
This exhibit features southern artists representing states from Kentucky and Virginia to north, Florida to the south and Louisiana to the west. The artists participating in the exhibit, which originated from The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design of the University of North Carolina are: Elizabeth Brim, Curtis Buchanan, Hunt Clark, Cristina Cordova, Sam Corso, Susie Ganch, Hoss Haley, Mark Hewitt, Richard Jolley, Janice Kluge, Ellen Kochansky, Stoney Lamar, Dale Lewis, Mark Lindquist, Gwendolyn Magee, Patricia Mink, Gary Noffke, Richard Prisco, Joel Queen, Che Rhodes, Michael Sherrill and Jerydine Taylor. The exhibit is complemented by a documentary by David Hutto’s and Chanse Simpson’s, which details and explains the backgrounds, motivations and the methods of the artists creating this vast variety of work.
Michael Sherrill: Flourish Rhododendron is a painted metal sculpture that is welded into this shape. Mr. Sherrill is from Hendersonville, North Carolina.
The documentary is shown in the ocean side gallery that is adjacent, on one side, with the three separate rooms exhibiting the work, and on the opposite side of the room broadcasting the documentary, there is the ocean side glassed in porch where the museum, as a courtesy, provides a sitting space with an ocean view, where one may sip complementary hot tea, munch on cookies and reflect upon the exhibit.
The Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum offers this wonderful sitting space on the ocean side of the museum, where one may enjoy refreshment and ruminate on the art exhibited.
This body of work that is exhibited in these three adjoining rooms is of such a variety it must be seen, and then explained by the documentary to be truly appreciated and understood. Until you can sojourn to the Exhibit at the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum, I am supplying a few additional images of the artist work, within the exhibit, here below:
Mark Lindquist: Bird in Preflight is a polished stained wood sculpture of a round before launch. Mr. Lindquist is from Quincy, Florida.
Patricia Mink: #21 Revisited is a textile screen print. Ms. Mink is from Johnson City, Tennessee.
Dale Lewis: Artifishial (just below #21 Revisited) is an exotic furniture piece, more reminiscent of a dragonfly than a table. Mr. Lewis hails from Oneonta, Alabama.
Jerydine Taylor: The Elephant Ear is a lovely and most decorative basket made of sweet-grass, bulrush, pine straw and palmetto leaves. Ms. Taylor is from Walterboro, South Carolina.
Richard Jolley: Translating Substance Series #33: Above and below, is obviously a three dimensional glass sculpture. Mr. Jolley hails from Knoxville, Tennessee.
Christina Cordova: Ana y Su CuCu is a ceramic, fabric and metal sculpture. Ms. Cordova is from Penland, North Carolina.
Che Rhodes: Set of 3 glass sculpture. Mr. Rhodes is from Louisville, Kentucky.