MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Charles Williams will give three guided tours on February 21st at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum of his work that came from his life altering experience.
Williams is an African-American survivor of a near drowning experience. He was not surprised to learn that the majority of accidental drowning victims in America are African American male teenagers. However, Williams found inspiration in this experience by creating a series of paintings aimed at confronting his own deeply held fears.
‘Swim' is an artistic exploration documenting Mr. Williams' past and fears associated with the ocean. His images merge the conflicting emotions from the ocean, as well his physical inability to swim and the paralysis caused by his fear.
On Saturday, February 21, the tours will begin at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The tour is free and open to the public, and Williams will answer questions about his work.Regularly gallery hours at the Art Museum are from 10am – 4pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1pm – 4pm on Sundays. Admission to the Art Museum is at no cost but donations are always welcomed.