Myrtle Beach art exhibit looks at Kings Highway

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An art exhibit at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach titled “Steven Bleicher: The Kings Highway,” opens Jan. 11.

Bleicher, a Coastal Carolina University professor of visual arts, combines his viewpoint with this travels and observations along Kings Highway.

The exhibit runs through April 22.

The opening reception, featuring a gallery talk by the artist, will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Regular gallery hours will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

“His impressions are distilled into mixed-media compositions that combine photorealistic graphite renderings developed from site sketches and photographs with corresponding road maps and found objects,” according to  a press release from the museum.

Admission to the opening reception – and to the museum at all times – is free. For further information, call 843-238-2510 or visit www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org.

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Did You Know:
Kings Highway (now U.S. 17) was built in the 17th century by order of King Charles II of England to link Charleston to Boston.

About this exhibit:
Through about 40 works of art, The Kings Highway highlights the road’s rich history and the American obsession with exploration, expansion and travel. Bleicher’s exhibit focuses in particular on the southern portion of the road, which includes parts of Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina.

About Bleicher:
He has worked and taught at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, the State University of New York, Brooklyn College and Marian College, N.Y.

He served as a color specialist on Man and Nature in Rhapsody of Light, a permanent public art installation at the Water Cube in Beijing.

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