Brookgreen Gardens (South Carolina)

In this edition of 27:Fifty, join host Rich Panter as he takes viewers around the historic Brookgreen Gardens, located just south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Brookgreen Gardens is America's first public sculpture garden. Water gardens have ancient Egyptian origins, and have recently increased in popularity in the U.S. Learn more about the history of water gardens, and some of the species of plants and animals commonly found in them. Mary Anna Richbourg, a local artist residing in Rock Hill, South Carolina, makes works of art, and jewelry, out of multi-colored pieces of glass, and trinkets. "The Artist And The Baseball Card" is a traveling art exhibit, where over one hundred and fifty artists have submitted paintings and drawings inspired by baseball cards, and their love of baseball, which is a celebrated American past-time. Bill Vertrees is a neon glass artist, who has been in the business of making neon signs since his start in the 1940's. Learn more about how these vintage signs are made!

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A Piece Of Paradise | 27:Fifty
A Piece Of Paradise | 27:Fifty

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Water gardens have been increasing in popularity here in the U.S. The water gardens we see today have origins going back to the days of the ancient Egyptians. Learn more about water gardens, and the...
Mary Anna Richbourg - Glass Artist | 27:Fifty
Mary Anna Richbourg - Glass Artist | 27:Fifty

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Mary Anna Richbourg is a local artist residing in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She makes art and jewelry out of multi-colored glass, and trinkets. She talks about her inspirations for creating these...
The Artist And The Baseball Card | 27:Fifty
The Artist And The Baseball Card | 27:Fifty

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The sport of baseball is a celebrated American past time. "The Artist And The Baseball Card" is a traveling art exhibit, where over one hundred and fifty various artists have submitted drawings and...
Bill Vertrees - Neon Glass Artist | 27:Fifty
Bill Vertrees - Neon Glass Artist | 27:Fifty

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Neon signs have been have a staple of business owners for decades; drawing in customers from near and afar. Meet Bill Vertrees, a neon glass artist who has been in the business of crafting neon signs...