by Amada Torruella, Visiones Co-Curator
In 2016, I identified a need for artistically challenging activities in Myrtle Beach. As in many southern cities, there is a burgeoning art scene fighting to break ground, and I believe that given the nutrients of opportunity and resources, art can thrive.
This past weekend, I went to Myrtle Beach along with our designer, Savannah Taylor to host an image-making workshop on Myrtle Beach’s Main Street. William H. Miller Studios generously donated their space for us to use, and over the course of the day, we facilitated an image making workshop where locals created and prepped illustrations for screen printing. Artists worked directly onto transparency sheets, and these transparencies will be transformed into one-of-a-kind, colorful screen prints for this year’s art program. From line drawings, to bold illustrations and typographic poetry, artists expressed their stories, opinions, and Visiones.