Artist provides perspective on pieces

Myrtle Beach-raised but internationally known artist Sigmund Abeles gave a rare guided tour Wednesday of his retrospective exhibit "From Whence I've Come: Drawings, Paintings and Sculptures" at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach.

About 20 people, local residents and tourists, listened to the narratives and inside stories from some of the artist's most famous artworks. Living and painting in New York City, Abeles described the exhibit in Myrtle Beach as one of his favorites.

"This is a special show for me," he said as he introduced himself to the viewers. "It's a real hometown boy show."

The show lasts through Sept. 2.