Grand Strand Arts News & Events This Week


Myrtle Beach area Arts News & Events for the week of February 18, 2013 – February 24, 2013


January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013

Grand Strand Arts and the Grand Strand Artist of the Month series exist to continually develop an environment that fosters an appreciation for the arts as well as generating opportunities to help local artists in the Grand Strand community. For the second year of this series, Grand Strand Arts continues to promote the arts and those creating art in the Myrtle Beach area by featuring local visual artists with the new addition of featuring local performing artists as well. Starting in January 2013 and running all year long, this series features a local Horry or Georgetown County visual artist as well as a local performing artist every month as the Grand Strand Artist of the Month. If you would like to be considered as a featured visual or performing artist for the 2013 Grand Strand Artist of the Month series or if you would like to nominate an artist, please send an email to [email protected] for more information.

January 2, 2013 – March 17, 2013

Icons and Idols: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Arts from 1960 to 1995 features the work of Jack Mitchell, containing 137 of Mitchell’s photographs. Gallery hours at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

January 3, 2013 – December 26, 2013

Brian Roessler, local Singer-Songwriter and January 2013 Grand Strand Performing Artist of the Month, hosts Open Mic Nite at Fresh Brewed Coffee House every Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. Musicians, Poets, Performance Artists, Comedians, Magicians, Improv Performers, share your talent at Myrtle Beach’s only true open stage. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, all are welcome to perform. Performers should arrive at 7:00 p.m. to sign up for a spot. Fresh Brewed Coffee House is located at 933 Broadway Street in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach.

January 12, 2013 – March 3, 2013

Brookgreen Gardens presents the Children’s Discovery Room on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. The exhibit features seven interactive stations for children ages 4 to 12 that afford opportunities to learn about the rich history, nature, and art at Brookgreen Gardens.

January 13, 2013 – April 25, 2013

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum presents Room with a View, featuring eight works from the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection. This exhibition begins on Sunday, January 13, 2013 and takes place in the Reception Room Gallery with doorways that open up to a view of the Atlantic Ocean. The theme of Room with a View reflects the atmosphere of the space in which it hangs, featuring works comprised of both still lifes and landscapes and are indicative of both interior and exterior spaces.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum presents Mullen: 2009-2012, featuring 45 of Philip Mullen‘s most recent works. Gallery hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

January 14, 2013 – February 21, 2013

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery presents Troy WingardPreciousness. The exhibition starts on Monday, January 14, 2013 and ends on Thursday, February 21, 2013. An opening reception with Troy Wingard takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

February 1, 2013 – February 28, 2013

Neva Campbell

The February 2013 Grand Strand Visual Artist of the Month is Neva Campbell. First taught by her father using circles and ovals to make a monkey, Neva Campbell soon moved onto illustrating unicorns and horses using chalk and paint. After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1994, she freelanced in graphic design for many years in the Southeast. After starting a family and returning to her hometown, Myrtle Beach, Neva picked up her brush again in 2011 and began painting in earnest.

Now and throughout the upcoming year, view and purchase local artwork created by the 2012 & 2013 Grand Strand Artists of the Month at the following participating venues: Castano’s Italian Steakhouse at Barefoot LandingCowork MYRFlying Fish Public Market & Grill at Barefoot LandingFresh Brewed Coffee House, and TBONZ Gill & Grill at Barefoot Landing.


The February 2013 Grand Strand Performing Artist of the Month is Fair. Fair is a Folk-Pop singer-songwriter duo comprised of sisters Liz Kelley and Cynthea Kelley. With blending voices and atmospheric harmonies, the two sisters have been singing together for as long as they can remember, but did not begin writing music together until recently. Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Liz and Cynthea currently reside in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

February 8, 2013 – February 24, 2013

Theatre of the Republic presents August: Osage County. Performances are scheduled for February 8, 9, 14-16, 21-23 at 8:00 p.m.; and February 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 at 3:00 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $18 and are available for purchase online at and at the Theatre of the Republic box office, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

February 20, 2013

Down by the Riverside and Other Spirituals is a new 50-minute program presented by Ron Daise at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 and is free with garden admission. For more information, visit the Brookgreen Gardens website here or call (843) 235-6000.

February 21, 2013 – March 3, 2013

Coastal Carolina University Department of Theatre presents On the Verge; or, The Geography of Yearning by Eric Overmyer. Performances take place at 79th Avenue Theatre at the Myrtle Beach Higher Education Center. Performance dates are February 21-23 & 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and March 1-3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. as well as March 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. Reserved Seating tickets are $15 per person. For CCU and HGTC students, tickets are $5 person with one ticket per valid ID. For CCU and HGTC faculty or staff, tickets are $10 person with two tickets per valid ID. For Alumni, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, or Senior Citizens ages 65 and over, tickets are $10. For Teens ages 11 to 17 and Children ages 10 and under, tickets are $5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Find more information about purchasing tickets here.

February 22, 2013

The Moveable Feast:

Anonymity by Janna McMahan at Austin’s Ocean One Restaurant

She’s not just a random homeless girl. Lorelei is street smart, elusive and manipulative. She’s a survivor, always on the move. Always one step ahead of the danger in her past. Emily’s a hard-partying bartender in downtown Austin with problems of her own. When she meets a handsome reporter looking for a photographer, Emily volunteers her camera skills. As she follows him into the sordid world of gutter punks, Emily finds an unexpected friendship that will redefine her life. Anonymity is a gritty, harrowing account of young people who live life on the edge when all they really want is a safe place to call home. “… an insightful and compelling novel of young people adrift on the streets of Austin. Janna McMahan’s new novel is her best yet and will no doubt find a wide and appreciative audience.” – Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Burning Bright, SIBA 2010 Book of the Year

The Moveable Feast luncheons are usually $25. Reservations may be made online at or by phone at (843) 235-9600.

Armon Means and Easton Selby return on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for a workshop showing the ins and out of a digital camera as a part of the Icons & Idols Lecture Series. Guests must provide their own digital camera and have 10 photographs on their camera. This workshop is limited to 12 participants. Member price is $20, and Non-Member price is $25. For reservations, call (843) 238-2510.

February 23, 2013

Natalie Daise presents her moving program, Becoming Harriet Tubman on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens. A one-woman performance about Harriet Tubman by Natalie E. Daise, this 60-minute production is the compelling story of the former slave-turned abolitionist, Union spy, and conductor of the Underground Railroad. The program takes place in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium at Brookgreen Gardens and is free with garden admission. Reservations are required by calling (843) 235-6016.

The Long Bay Symphony presents Broadway Rocks!, a 25th Season Celebration Event, on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at MBHS Music & Arts Center. An evening of upbeat contemporary Broadway hits with three Broadway veterans performing music from plays such as Dream Girls, Hairspray, Jersey Boys, and much more! This concert is a Myrtle Beach Rotary Club Benefit. Purchase tickets by phone at (843) 448-8379 or online here.

February 24, 2013

The Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors at Coastal Carolina University present Gospel Sing Out. A celebration of joyous and heartfelt music, the event features Gospel Choir the Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors and takes place from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Wheelwright Auditorium. This annual event, a community favorite, also showcases performances by other university choirs and groups from the region. Admission is free with ticket. For ticket information, please call the Wheelwright Box Office at (843) 349-2502.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum‘s second annual Collectors Event takes place at Collector’s Cafe on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The event begins with a preview from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Each ticket is $100 and allows each guest one piece of artwork. Food and cash bar are available. Find more information about purchasing tickets here or by calling the Myrtle Beach Art Museum at (843) 238-2510.

Theatre of the Republic presents Movies on Main Street, a series of classic films, at Main Street Theatre in historic Downtown Conway. Citizen Kane is showing on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Popcorn, soda, and candy are available for purchase, too.

To view more local arts events, be sure to visit Grand Strand Arts Events here.