Thursday Doors

A couple of friends and I visited The Chapin last week. Officially, it is the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and I’d highly recommend it.

It’s my kind of place – art plus environmental statements.

When we pulled up and saw a octopus made out of tubes stuffed with recycling, I knew I was in a good place.

The stairsΒ  to the entrance also made me feel right at home, and that was before I even saw ‘The Power of She.’

The current exhibit is about women – women of all races and stations in life.

It was quite moving to not only view the art but read the descriptions written by the artists. Yes, it’s okay to smile that this is the one I picked out to share with you. πŸ™‚

And, like all smart women, we ended our adventure with good coffee, sweets, and lively conversation.

Happy Thursday and have a great weekend. I’m off to my Master Gardener Symposium tomorrow. See you on Monday with hopefully some good takeaways. πŸ™‚

Like doors? Check out Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, February 6, 2020.πŸšͺ

About Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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41 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I love it when entire buildings are involved in the message. These are great images, Judy. I like the last one you shared – why not, indeed. Women, artists, the planet, all among the things we so often take for granted.

    There’s a weekend coming up, I hope you enjoy it. You’re missing a little light freezing rain (if NH is like CT) and all those candidates – oh my, you’re going to miss that too πŸ˜‰

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    • It really was an interesting visit with various important messages to be absorbed. Yes – once we’re retired ‘why not.’ πŸ™‚ We’re getting rain, but it is very warm, and you can keep all those candidates up there. Although, we’ve been getting our share of calls and texts on our cell phones. Since we’ve been down here, I’ve seen two candidates visiting this area. πŸ™‚

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      • Dan Antion says:

        I doubt we’ll ever see any in CT. Our primary is late and we just aren’t big enough to matter. We have ice covering everything right now. I got some nice pictures (from the yard) but I’m not going out to get any better ones.

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  2. Oddment says:

    I do love the “why not?” Why not indeed? And not just drink wine! Although I wouldn’t trade motherhood and grandmotherhood for anything, I salute “why not?” at this point. I also salute all the good things you are doing for mind and spirit! Thanks for taking us along!

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  3. Why not, indeed! I love that! And yes, I can relate being in my sixth decade! What a fun way to spend a day with friends.

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  4. Murphy's Law says:

    “Why not?” is right on! Love the accompanying photo. Everything you’ve shown is terrific. Someone went to a great deal of time and thought to put this display together, and what a success it is.

    The “power of she” silhouette is outstanding.

    Enjoy the Symposium….like there’s a chance you wouldn’t!!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  5. Sounds like this place is right in my wheelhouse. Planet or plastic? The Power of She? What a great place and exhibit. A finest kind of day.

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  6. Joyce says:

    Lovely place! Both inside and out! And I am as moved by “why not?” just as you were – thanks for sharing that! I have no regrets over giving and giving and giving to make my family flourish, but I am genuinely enjoying these years in my early 70s that allow us to put ourselves first for once in a lifetime! Hubby and I live simple, yet fulfilling lives and it’s the best! Only occasional travel, but lots of time for reading, hobbies, eating out, sleeping in, and day trips to places that don’t need to be entertaining for kids! We babysit, too, to remind us we’re never really done helping out if we enjoy the blessing of a family unit. I love seeing you and Dennis experiencing the same lifestyle – although you are a fireball of activity compared to me! πŸ™‚

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    • There is absolutely nothing like being part of a loving family unit and having the privilege of babysitting those grands. If I lived closer, I’d gladly be your ‘sub.’ πŸ™‚ But, as you said, it is nice to also carve out some ‘me’ time for you and hubby and have no regrets over the enjoyment you experience. You would have so loved the art and the stories behind them – you’d probably have had to spend way more time than I did.


  7. I love to visit galleries and art centers and anywhere there is public art. These are lovely that you’ve shared. I especially am drawn to the beautiful woman’s portrait with the palms. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. That’s a lovely collection. Thanks for sharing


  9. Eliza Waters says:

    Sounds like a great exhibit. Looking forward to reading about your symposium. The next event for us here is the Orchid Society exhibit in a couple weeks – always worth the visit!

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  10. Ally Bean says:

    What a great place to visit. The exhibit you saw looks like it’s informative and inspiring. That’s a win-win for sure.

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  11. Norm 2.0 says:

    Something tells me I’d enjoy a visit to this place too. Lovely post πŸ™‚

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  12. Why not indeed! I’ll raise my glass to that! 🍷 I hope you have a lovely time at the Gardner Symposium.

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  13. Looks like an enjoyable place to visit and I’d be happy to raise a glass (dry red, please) in solidarity.


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  14. I love the sentiments in that description. Growing older is not all doom and gloom.

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  15. slfinnell says:

    Museums are great destinations in my opinion. Enjoyed your choice very much! Wine not ?

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  16. Joanne Sisco says:

    Why not drink wine indeed!! … or in my case, since it is morning and I just got up, it’s a large hot coffee being enjoyed in the rising sunshine 😊

    Hope you have a lovely weekend, and greetings from Dublin!

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  17. I enjoyed your tour of the exhibition (Sometimes a glass of wine is just the best!)and it looks as if you will be busy again this weekend with the Master Gardens Symposium … I hope you enjoy it & have plenty of gardening tips for us next week.

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  18. Lovely photos. That’s my kind of place to visit. Now I’m off to pour myself a glass of wine – because I can, I’m an older woman πŸ™‚

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  19. Karen says:

    What an interesting exhibit and yes…”why not”. It seems that if there is something interesting going on in your area, you are going to enjoy it. 😘

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