Letters to the Editor

Museum mini golf a fun, educational time

I would like to thank Burroughs & Chapin art museum for a wonderful morning with my 10-year-old grandson. And thanks to all the fine residents of our community who made sure the old Springmaid Villa was transported to its present location and turned into such a fantastic haven for art. There have been many fine exhibits at the museum through the years, but one of the most enjoyable is presently going on beneath the structure on a breezy area of concrete. It is Art for Fun Mini Golf.

I know there are many miniature golf courses in our area, but this nine-hole masterpiece is special. Each golf hole is designed to look like a famous painting from a well known artist. What fun it was to roll our golf balls under Monet's bridge and by his Waterlilies and try to knock the same balls through the open mouth of Edvard Munch's Scream.

Picasso's Owl was represented as well as Matisse's Icarus. And how beautiful was Van Gogh's Starry Night. But while playing this nine holes was fun, it was also educational, for by each hole was a sign giving information on the artist and his painting. Two human beings, one old and one young, participated together in a morning of pleasure and learning. Our lives were enriched and our spirits lifted. Let us hope that art in Myrtle Beach, Horry County and South Carolina continues to be supported by individuals as well as by our government.

The writer lives in Murrells Inlet.