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Winter Fun Guide | Art takes the floor

Take in all the art and culture the Strand has to offer this winter - because there sure is plenty to choose from. Galleries have wide-ranging and interesting topics, such as Coastal Carolina University's Project 25 video exhibit and the bevy of galleries that offer local artists' work for viewing.

Art & Soul, an Artisan Gallery, 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in the Rainbow Harbor plaza, works by such local artists as Giuseppi Chillico, Kim Clayton, Dina Hall, Carl Kerridge, Alex Powers, Robert Sadlemire and Ed Streeter. 839-2727.

Brookgreen Gardens , U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Special exhibit "Bunce Island: A British Slave Castle in Sierra Leone," noon-4:30 p.m. through Feb. 28 in Wall Lowcountry Center, free with admission, which lasts seven days: $12 ages 13-64, $10 ages 65 and older, and $6 ages 4-12. 235-6000 or

Cheryl Newby Gallery, 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, in The Shops at Oak Lea. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free admission. 979-0149 or

Coastal Carolina University Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, Conway. "Project 35" video exhibit through March 4; and "Fire and Earth" opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 10, continuing through April 8. Gallery open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Free. 349-2040 or arts .

Collector's Cafe, 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Winter Art Show through May, with 25 artists and more than 150 works. 449-9370.

Conway Glass Center , 2416 Main St., Conway, glass-blowing demonstrations 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 5 and March 5. Free. 248-3558 or

Ebb and Flow Art Co-op , 4763 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. Live music 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. 651-2386 or www .

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B, Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. "Serendipity: Raku" pottery by Steven Forbes-deSoule, through March 20; "Robert Courtright: Collages, Collage Construction, and Masks, 1953-2008," through April 28; "Preserving a Cultural Heritage: The Coffee Paintings of Reynier Llanes," Feb. 27-April 23; 10th annual Horry/Georgetown High Schools Juried Art Exhibition, opening reception 1-3 p.m. March 27 and continuing through April 23. Museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays; free. 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeach art museum .org.

Franklin Square Gallery , 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. Reopens Feb. 28 with annual Spring Art Show - paintings and pottery by regional artists and the Associated Artists of Southport. - through March 27, with awards reception 5-7 p.m. March 5. Gallery hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-278-7560 or www.franklinsquaregallery .com .

Island Art Gallery, on U.S. 17 in Litchfield Beach. 455-0336 or 455-9007, or

Jeffcoat Pottery , 284B Koolabrew Drive, Calabash, N.C. 910-579-2400 or

The Loft at the Howard Gallery , 532 W. Broadway St., Myrtle Beach, paintings by Carol Belcher, Elaine Bigelow, Sue Coley, Judy O'Brien and Jan Wurst, with collage, origami and ceramics by Millie Doud, photos by Suzanne Gaff, and photos and jewelry by Kelly Mezzapelle. 626-3118 or or

Motherduck Art , nonjuried, co-op gallery for artists of all ages and styles with changing exhibits; meeting and potluck 7 p.m. Thursdays in Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach. Free. 568-1747.

Renaissance Art Gallery , 207 Chartwell Court, Socastee, off S.C. 544, behind BB&T Bank. 997-0177.

The Rice Museum , 633 Front St., Georgetown. Winyah Bay Heritage Festival Judged Art Exhibition through Feb. 5. 546-7423 or

Seacoast Art Guild , gallery open 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily at Applewood Pancake House, Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach. 357-2626 or www.seacoastartistguild .com .

Silver Coast Winery , 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., painting exhibit through March 15 by Harald Josef Graffinger, a native Austrian who also lived in lived in Germany, Switzerland, France and Britain before immigrating to the United States. Noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and noon-6 p.m. Fridays through February; then 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays in March. 910-287-2800 or

Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-575-5999 or