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:
Reina Abruzzo, a 20-year-old student of Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina, has been an aspiring artist since her early youth. North Myrtle Beach has been her second home since she was nine years old where she spent several weekends and summers at the beach and pool. North Myrtle Beach has inspired many of her pieces.
She never limits her art to any kind of medium and style. Although Reina is concentrating in painting, she also sculpts, draws, participates in graphic design, and explores mix media in her work. Her time at Barton College has introduced her to Gallery work and has created another opportunity in the art field as a gallery intern. Reina is also an intern at the Whirligig Park in Wilson, North Carolina. Her work has been displayed at the Barton Art Gallery, Arts Council in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Richlands Museum as well as here, at the North Myrtle Beach: Artists Everywhere. This is her fourth exhibition at Artists Everywhere.
Several of the work currently displayed are completed studies as a college student in the past two years. As a current junior, she looks forward to creating new pieces and exploring new materials and methods. A few pieces are her earlier works but have not been displayed in North Myrtle Beach. A few notes about a couple of pieces: Woman with a Parasol by Monet was completed by creating ink markings which were cut into small mosaic tiles. The tiles were placed to resemble the painting and with little manipulation only using non-traditional tools, created the piece Woman with a Parasol. The Espresso Pot and Demitasse was created out of cardboard and hot glue; it was later painted to give a realistic touch. The espresso pot’s lid opens and one can take apart the piece as one would be able to with a real espresso pot.
The work displayed demonstrates growth and learning in each piece.
Be sure to stop by City Hall and view her gorgeous work!
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.