Apron Chronicles Exhibit in Myrtle Beach

The exhibit Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollection examines the apron as a cultural symbol that prompts storytelling about the history and culture of family life in America. The exhibit will be on display at the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach from January 10 – March 19, 2010. Exhibit curator EllynAnne Geisel will travel to South Carolina to present two public programs: a gallery talk on January 17, 2010 and a creative writing workshop on January 19, 2010. SC Humanities supported the public programs through a Mini Grant in September 2009.

Apron Chronicles is comprised of photographs, text in story form, and 155 vintage aprons, components which can be easily enjoyed and understood by people of all ages and backgrounds.

"Apron Currator" EllynAnne Geisel will give a Gallery Talk during the exhibit opening on January 17, 2010 that will be free and open to the public. Her workshop "Harriet Nelson May Have Died But She Isn't Dead" will invite participants to use the apron as a memory trigger for their family stories. The workshop will be a ticketed event.

For more information about the exhibit and the accompanying programs, please visit the Web site of the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum: http://www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org/.

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