Ocean Isle Beach, NC – July 9 th , at 6 pm, Join the Museum of Coastal Carolina as we host “A Life in Color” with Balazs Szabo.
Balazs Szabo was born in Hungary in 1943 and moved to the United States in 1956 as a political refugee. Balazs grew up studying art and literature. As a result of his passion for art he is now widely known as a fine artist heavily inspired by Viennese “Fantastic Realists” style. Many of Balzs’s portraits are large murals and surrealist works that can be found in museums in places such as Hawaii, North Carolina, and New Jersey. As well as creating art Balazs is also a highly respected author with his first published art book in 1985, “The Eye of Muse”, won the 1987 USA Print Design Excellence Award. Currently Balazs lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina, raising funds for The Balazs Artist DiscoveryMuseumNC.org which is set to be located in Hillsborough as well, right outside of Chapel Hill NC. During this program Balazs will talk about his autobiography “Knock in the Night” that exposes how he and his family lived while under communist Hungary as well as how he escaped and his journey to freedom. After highlighting his book Balazs will also talk about his colorful and eventful life, his love of art, and his country.
The Sandbar Lecture Series is sponsored in-part by OIB Surf and Java providing coffee to all who attend. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members, active duty military and disabled veterans plus up to one guest, must include military ID cardholder.
Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.