By Casey Church
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum of Myrtle Beach is offering the public a free docent tour through Brimming Tide: Paintings and Drawings by Brian Rutenberg. The docent tour, offered Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m., will be given by the former Art History professor at Coastal Carolina University, Bobbie Lawson.
The exhibition, sponsored by The Bellamy Law Firm, comprises 30 oil paintings and drawings representing a span of work from 1998 to 2011.
As a young and aspiring painter, Rutenberg sought to capture a unique representation of the landscape through abstraction. Drawn from his childhood growing up along the South Carolina coast, his early memories continue to be a presence in his painting. Inspired by artists like Gregory Amenoff, Joan Mitchell and Hans Hofmann, Rutenberg executes paintings that embrace spirituality, fascination with color and an obvious love of paint. Although nature continues to be the major theme in his paintings, each of his works presents a fresh a brand new approach and vision.
Rutenberg’s self titled book is available in the Museum Shop. A must-have for the coffee table and a great holiday gift, the book dazzles with over 100 pages of his vibrant works.
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is a wholly nonprofit institution located across from Springmaid Pier at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. Components of Museum programs are funded in part by support from the City of Myrtle Beach, the Horry County Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, call 843-238-2510 or visit www.Myrtle-BeachArtMuseum.org.