Seeing the Sea Turtle

June 2014
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Julie Bostian

North Myrtle Beach exhibit highlights one of the Grand Strand’s most beloved creatures

One of the most mysterious and beautiful creatures of our oceans, the sea turtle, will be featured in its own exhibit at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, coinciding with the start of nesting season. Sea Turtles: Captured in Art and Photography includes the work of photographer Julie Bostian of Splash Studios, whose photos show views of the Loggerhead sea turtle along our coast. This threatened species can be seen nesting, hatching and struggling for survival through Bostian’s lens. She also captures the moving battle of the hatchlings as they journey from cozy nest over treacherous sand and finally to safety and a life in the ocean.

Other regional artists will be highlighted in the exhibit, including Jill Moore, Betty Henderson, Linda Scherzer, Rebecca Zdyble, Vic Gillespie and Lola Jackson.

A special event, Picture This: Sea Turtles, will be held on Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. and will feature a presentation from Bostian. The evening will also include talks from Kelly Throvalson, Sea Turtle Rescue Program Manager for the SC Aquarium, and Samantha Mills, Aquarium Development Officer. The two will share information on their hospital program and its extension plans.

Sea Turtles: Captured in Art and Photography
North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, 799 2nd Ave. N.
(843) 427-7668
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, through June 14, $5