OPENS SUNDAY | 04.27
‘Wolfe Creek Crater’ exhibit
Myrtle Beach’s art museum will take a turn down under for the summer with “Track of the Rainbow Serpent: Australian Aboriginal Paintings of the Wolfe Creek Crater.”
This exhibit of 19 paintings on acrylic, open Sunday through Sept. 14 at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., is curated by Peggy Reeves Sanday from the University of Pennsylvania of Archaeology and Anthropology.
She first visited the crater nearly 3,000 feet in diameter in Australia’s Western Desert in 1999, which was identified as a meteorite creation in 1947 by Frank Reeves, her father and a geologist. Sanday learned the crater was part of the traditional territory of several aboriginal groups who, although they could not speak about their sacred knowledge of the site, shared their stories through collaborative paintings.
Other exhibits on the museum calendar are:
The museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, with free admission, although donations are appreciated. Details at 238-2510 or visit www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
SATURDAY | 04.26
Quad of local festivals
Horry and Georgetown counties each have major festivals on Saturday:
OPENING FRIDAY, SATURDAY | 04.25, 04.26
‘Bonnie & Clyde,’ ‘Boeing Boeing’
Two community theaters open new productions:www.theatreoftherepublic.com www.swampfoxplayers.com
SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 04.26-04.27
Dog show, ‘Kicks & Ties,’ ‘Rocky Horror,’ concerts
Special events never to seem to run short, including:www.stagelefttheatremb.com www.kicksandties.charityhappenings.org EASY ESCAPES www.myrtlebeachkennelclub.org www.unitymyrtlebeach.org firstname.lastname@example.org www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com
Also, these events at Coastal Carolina University’s main campus in Conway (349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts):www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery
OPENS FRIDAY | 04.25
EASY ESCAPES: ‘ArtFields’ lasts 10 days
The second annual “ArtFields,” a celebration of Southeastern art, opens Friday, continuing through May 4 in Lake City, off U.S. 378, about an hour west of Conway.
New events for 2014 include a Community Mandala led by Kirkland Smith, 2013 People’s Choice winner; a 2013 Winners’ Gallery; the worldwide photography exhibit “Inside Out” Project of portraits of 55 Lake City venue owners/operators; a live taping of the Emmy-winning ETV show “Making It Grow.”
The artists competing for $100,000 in cash prizes by the public’s vote, come from 12 states, as far as West Virginia and Louisiana, include six from Conway, three each from Georgetown and Murrells Inlet, two each from Little River and Longs, nine from Myrtle Beach, five from Pawleys Island, and one apiece from Holden Beach, N.C., and Surfside Beach. See the full list at www.artfieldssc.org/artists/list-of-artfields-2014-accepted-artists/.
Events include art workshops, public art, a portrait contest and concerts. Most activities are free, and ticketed events start at $15. See the full calendar at www.artfieldssc.org/attendees/events/. Get more details at 843-374-0180, or email email@example.com, and for art activities information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.