The Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach will present the photography exhibit Wish You Were Here from January 15 – February 26, 2012. Wish You Were Here, created by artists Cynthia Farnell and Dan Powell, examines a small motel in Myrtle Beach, SC from a variety of angles. A public panel discussion about community and place in Myrtle Beach will take place on February 26, 2011 at the museum. SC Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant in August 2011.
Wish You Were Here is a series of photographs of the owners, guests, and architecture of Waikiki Village, a small family-owned motel in Myrtle Beach. 25 color prints will be on display at the Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, and a color catalog with an essay by photography historian Elizabeth Howie will also be available. An opening reception with artists Cynthia Farnell and Dan Powell will take place on Sunday, January 15, 2012 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the museum.
Additionally, a panel discussion focusing on ideas of place as they relate to Myrtle Beach in particular and the coastal Southeastern United States generally will take place on February 26, 2012 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the museum. The dialogue, titled “Images and Community in Myrtle Beach,” will include artist and educator Dan Powell, artist and curator Cynthia Farnell (Director of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Galleries at Georgia State University), art historian Dr. Elizabeth Howie (Assistant Professor of Art History at Coastal Carolina University), and historian Dr. Tammy Ingram (James T. and Ella Rather Kirk Visiting Scholar at the College of Charleston).
The exhibit and panel discussion are free and open to the public; however, donations to the Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum are strongly encouraged. Learn more about the museum here: http://www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org/. For more information about the exhibit, contact curator Cynthia Farnell at 843-503-1100.
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Image: Pool (Wish You Were Here), digital pigment print on paper, 11" x 14", (c) Farnell & Powell, 2011