The Parks & Recreation Department is bringing more art to North Myrtle Beach. Artists Everywhere is a monthly art display at City Hall to showcase our local artist’s talent and provide beautiful public displays for our residents and visitors. We are working hard to put together a great line up of local artists varying from painters, to sculptors, to potters, and much more.
The Parks & Recreation Department is proud to present the art created by
Ocean Drive Elementary students
During the month of February, Ocean Drive Elementary students focus on African American artists for Black History Month. The students have created artwork inspired by famous author Maya Angelou to the Harlem Renaissance. Please enjoy this wonderful artwork from various students at Ocean Drive Elementary from grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Kindergartners focused on Faith Ringgold’s “Tar Beach” and created quilt squares practicing their pattern making and knot tying.
First graders discussed color theory and how colors make them feel different emotions through the works of Alma Thomas.
Second graders discussed works of Sam Gilliam and create their own canvas sculptures using paper and string.
Third graders gained knowledge on the Gee’s Bend Quilt Makers that are currently on display at the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC. Third grade created a memory quilt of their own where each quilt strip represents a student.
Fourth grade students discussed Maya Angelou’s poem “Caged Bird.” Students then created their own colorful bird and a cage that showed the caged bird being freed.
Fifth grade students created Harlem Renaissance instrument collages using different color schemes after discussing Harlem Renaissance in History.
If you are a local artist interested in displaying your artwork, sculptures, pottery, etc. in the North Myrtle Beach’s City Hall as a part of the Artists Everywhere program, please submit an application.