Appalachian Ballads exhibit opening in SC

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - An art exhibit celebrating the music of the Appalachian Mountains is going on display in Myrtle Beach.

The exhibit entitled Appalachian Ballads opens on Sunday at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum at the south end of Myrtle Beach's waterfront.

The exhibition runs through March 16 and features 15 large-scale paintings by British artist Julyan Davis.

The focus of the paintings is on Appalachian love songs and murder ballads. Davis has painted in the American South for two decades and currently lives in Asheville, N.C.

The opening of the exhibit at 1 p.m. on Sunday also features mountain music played by Gregor and Lucretia Speas.