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Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Presents Gibbes on the Street: East Meets West Fundraiser – May 1, 2014

March 5, 2014

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The Gibbes Museum of art’s biggest bash of the year is officially on the calendar for May 1, 2014, in Charleston, SC. The 5th Annual Gibbes on the Street Party will transform Meeting Street into a multi-cultural bazaar with culinary delights! Imagine a marketplace perfumed with the scents and spices of delicious treats, and bejeweled with richly dyed textiles and glittering lights. Enjoy delicious food from Charleston’s top chefs, an open bar, and dancing under the stars.

“The Street Party is always an extraordinary event and this year promises to be even better than the last! Thanks to the hard work of Charleston Grill’s Mickey Bakst and Executive Chef Michelle Weaver, the fifth annual Street Party will feature savory dishes from twenty of Charleston’s finest restaurants. Join us for this remarkable event,” Says Gibbes Museum Executive Director Angela Mack.

Participating restaurants include: Butcher & Bee, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Circa 1886, Cypress, FIG, The Glass Onion, The Grocery, Halls Chophouse, Hank’s, Husk, Kitchen 208, The Macintosh, McCrady’s, Oak Steakhouse, Penninsula Grill, Slightly North of Broad, WildFlour pastry, and Wild Olive.

Guests will enjoy libations from Cîroc Ultra Premium, Bulleit Bourbon, and Canyon Road Winery. Cypress Executive Chef Craig Deihl has participated in the Street Party for 4 years. “I enjoy branching out of our kitchen. We get to create fun and crazy food that the museum patrons love. It’s a unique fundraiser for the Gibbes that I look forward to supporting each year,” says Deihl.

Gibbes on the Street is sponsored by US Trust, Carriage Properties, All Occasions, PDA, and Charleston Magazine.

Tickets are $125 for museum members and $150 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online at (www.gibbesmuseum.org/events) or by calling 843/722-2706 x21. Tickets must be purchased in advance and all ticket holders must be at least 21 years of age. The event will be held rain or shine.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection.  The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.

For further info about the Gibbes visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Presents The Art of Design Spring Luncheon and Lecture with Charlotte Moss – Mar. 7, 2014

February 19, 2014

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Charlotte Moss is a celebrated designer, author, speaker and philanthropist who has learned that the most ordinary of found objects can be elevated when artfully considered and arranged. “It is in our carefully curated environments that we share a specific point of view, a personal aesthetic, a vision, and a passion for life. In essence, creating a composition is about seeing. And sometimes, it’s seeing the beauty in ordinary, everyday found objects,” says Moss.

On Friday, Mar. 7, 2014, the Women’s Council of the Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to present “Art of Design”, a lecture and luncheon benefitting the museum. The annual luncheon brings sought-after speakers to share their expertise on design. “We are thrilled to welcome Charlotte Moss to Charleston. Her wealth of knowledge about design and business acumen will inspire and inform our guests,” says Gibbes Museum Executive Director Angela Mack.

Moss’ designs reveal a global influence as well as an appreciation of history with a contemporary twist. Since opening her design business in 1985, she has designed private residences and executive suites all over the country. Moss lectures widely on the all the arts of living, and has written eight books including her most recent, “A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages, and Inspiration”. In addition to writing books, she contributes frequently to “The Wall Street Journal”, and was recently featured as “pop-up” guest editor in the November issue of “House Beautiful”. Focusing on “The Arts of Living,” with special sections on home fragrance, books, music, wine and more, she writes,

“As designers, we go far beyond how rooms look and feel: we create atmosphere and that means creating beauty that affects all of our senses. I’m focusing on the arts of living, being surrounded by beauty, enveloped in fragrance, listening to good music, reading good books, enjoying good food and wine with friends. Basically, what we DO at home, how we LIVE,” says Moss.

Moss will offer a visual presentation during the three-course luncheon featuring a selection of seasonal favorites. A book signing will follow the luncheon. Advance copies of “A Visual Life and Charlotte Moss Decorates” by Moss can be purchased through the Gibbes Museum Store. To purchase a book please contact Wendi Ammons at 843/722-2706 x22 or e-mail to (wammons@gibbesmuseum.org).

A limited number of $1,000 sponsorships are available by contacting Jena Clem by e-mail at (jclem@gibbesmuseum.org) or calling 843/722-2706 x25. Sponsorships include 2 tickets to the “Art of Design” luncheon, and an invitation to a private Sponsor Party with Moss on Thursday, Mar. 6, as well as acknowledgement at the event. “Flower Magazine” is the media sponsor for the event. All proceeds benefit education and outreach programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art.

Founded in 1950 as the Gibbes Art Gallery Auxiliary, the Women’s Council currently boasts 120 active members in addition to association, sustaining, affiliate, guest, and honorary members. For over sixty years, members of the Women’s Council have donated their time, talent, and financial support to the museum.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection.  The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.

For further info visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

14th Annual Kiawah Island (SC) Art and House Tour on April 11, 2014, Benefits the Gibbes Museum of Art

January 17, 2014

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The fourteenth annual Kiawah Island Art and House Tour, sponsored by the member auxiliary group Gibbes, etc., will take place on Friday, Apr. 11, 2014, from 1-5pm. This year, five stunning Kiawah Island homes in the private gated community will be opened for public viewing. Proceeds from the event benefit education, exhibition, and outreach programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art.

“We are so thankful to the women of Gibbes, etc. who have supported the museum for over a decade. The Art and House Tour provides participants the rare opportunity to tour some of the finest homes on Kiawah Island,” says Executive Director Angela Mack. Through its annual tour, Gibbes, etc. has presented the Museum with over 1.25 million dollars in support of our scheduled exhibitions and outreach.

Descriptions of the Five Kiawah Island Homes:

29 Surfsong – This recently-renovated Tuscan designed home features breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Once inside, there is a spacious floor plan designed in neutral palettes. Of particular note are two large case pieces filled with Fortunata pottery. There is also a 16th-century sink acquired in Rome in the powder room. The kitchen features a custom cabinet designed by William Pritchard with ironwork features on the outside doors. The kitchen beams are two hundred year old and acquired from old barns in upstate New York. There are many unique features including a custom made large oval travertine sink in one of the guest suites and two custom hand-painted vanities in the Master bath.

95 Surfsong – This beautiful and spacious home was designed by the homeowners in conjunction with Mark Finlay P. Architects of Southport, Connecticut, and builder Jay Sifly of Charleston, SC. It is filled with treasures and furnishings they have collected over the years. It is a Georgian style design and it was inspired by The Historic Williams Gibbes House in the downtown Charleston area. The first floor opens into a media room with a beautiful collection of Kevin LePrince oil paintings of birds. The colors throughout the home are vibrant and there is rich walnut flooring throughout the house. The stunning house is filled with furnishings from Virginia, Delaware, and South Carolina.

21 Blue Heron Pond – This home is beautifully nestled in the Preserve section of the island and overlooks Blue Heron Pond, offering a unique sense of privacy. The neutral palettes throughout emphasize the natural beauty of the outdoors. As you approach the house, there is a courtyard green that is landscaped with olive trees and a separate guest cottage to the right. The artwork throughout the home is eclectic and includes a spectacular collection of paintings and lithographs. Please note the signage throughout to identify the variety of artists. There are originals by Picasso and Joan Miró, just to mention a few. The homeowners learned to appreciate art from their grandparents who were major collectors in the 1950′s and 60′s. Visitors will find a juxtaposition of modern art coupled with antiques throughout this beautiful home.

13 Summer Islands Lane – This traditional shingle-style home overlooks Cinder Creek and the ocean beyond. One of the interesting features to this home is the soaring entrance hall that opens to the second floor. A beautiful three-story circular staircase is situated in a tower and provides access to the other floors. This staircase also holds a magnificent double story chandelier. The all-white kitchen is two stories high, which provides a sense of spaciousness. Both the first and second floors have terraces, and there is a deck and pool that provide wonderful views of the creek.

14 Ocean Course Drive – Overlooking the 13th hole on the famed Ocean Course and the marsh to the ocean beyond is 14 Ocean Course Drive. This beautiful home is designed in the Dutch Gambrel style and is decorated in soft hues that bring outdoor elements inside. French doors open to a large patio and pool area with extensive outdoor eating areas and a fully equipped kitchen. There is a wonderful library with wormy chestnut wood walls, and ceiling beams that come from an old bank in Pennsylvania. There is a library with spectacular ocean views. The woodworking in the house is magnificent and there are unique lighting fixtures throughout.

Tickets are $55 per person and include the five-house tour, light refreshments throughout the afternoon at one of the homes, and an admission pass to the Gibbes Museum of Art valid through June 29, 2014. Tickets may be purchased at the Gibbes Museum Store at 135 Meeting Street, online at (www.gibbesmuseum.org/events), at Kiawah Island Real Estate locations at the Kiawah Main Gate, the Sanctuary or Freshfields Village, or by calling 843-722-2706 x21.

Gibbes, etc., an auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum of Art, is comprised of Kiawah Island women dedicated to the support of the museum.  Since its inception in 2001, and through the Kiawah Island Art and House Tour, Gibbes, etc. has presented the Gibbes with more than $1,000,000 to date to fund special exhibitions and art education projects in the community. In 2011, Gibbes, etc. was honored with the James S. Gibbes Philanthropy Award.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection. The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.

For more information about the house tour, visit (www.gibbesetc.org).

The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Offers The Art of Design Spring Luncheon and Lecture With Charlotte Moss – Mar. 7, 2014

January 5, 2014

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The Women’s Council of the Gibbes Museum of Art, in Charleston, SC, presents Art of Design, a lecture and luncheon benefitting the museum on Friday, Mar. 7, 2014. The annual luncheon brings sought-after speakers to share their expertise on design. This year’s featured speaker will encourage guests to embrace a visual life. “We are thrilled to welcome Charlotte Moss to Charleston. Her wealth of knowledge about design and business acumen will inspire and inform our guests,” says Gibbes Museum Executive Director Angela Mack.

Moss’ designs reveal a global influence as well as an appreciation of history with a contemporary twist. Since opening her design business in 1985, she has designed private residences and executive suites all over the country. Moss lectures widely on the all the arts of living, and has written eight books including her most recent, “A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages, and Inspiration”. In addition to writing books, she contributes frequently to “The Wall Street Journal”, and was recently featured as “pop-up” guest editor in the November issue of “House Beautiful”. Focusing on “The Arts of Living,” with special sections on home fragrance, books, music, wine and more, she writes,

“As designers, we go far beyond how rooms look and feel: we create atmosphere and that means creating beauty that affects all of our senses. I’m focusing on the arts of living, being surrounded by beauty, enveloped in fragrance, listening to good music, reading good books, enjoying good food and wine with friends. Basically, what we DO at home, how we LIVE.”

Moss will offer a visual presentation during the three-course luncheon featuring a selection of seasonal favorites. A book signing will follow the luncheon.

Tickets for the luncheon are $125 and tables of ten are $1,250. Tickets must be purchased in advance at (gibbesmuseum.org/events) or by calling 843/722-2706 x21. Advance copies of books by Moss can also be purchased through the Gibbes Museum Store. All proceeds benefit education and outreach programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art. Check-in for the seated gathering will begin at 11:00am and the luncheon and lecture will begin promptly at 12:00pm.

A limited number of $1,000 sponsorships are available by contacting Jena Clem at (jclem@gibbesmuseum.org) or call 843/722-2706 x25. Sponsorships include 2 tickets to the Art of Design luncheon, and an invitation to a private Sponsor Party with Moss on Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014, as well as acknowledgement at the event. “Flower Magazine” is the media sponsor for the event.

Founded in 1950 as the Gibbes Art Gallery Auxiliary, the Women’s Council currently boasts 120 active members in addition to association, sustaining, affiliate, guest, and honorary members. For over sixty years, members of the Women’s Council have donated their time, talent, and financial support to the museum.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection.  The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.

For further information call 843/722.2706 x38 or visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

The Gibbes Museum of Art and the Center for Women Present “The Art and Heart of Philanthropy” – Jan. 14, 2014 at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC

December 31, 2013

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The Gibbes Museum of Art and the Center for Women, in Charleston, SC, are pleased to announce “The Art and Heart of Philanthropy” discussion and luncheon on Jan. 14, 2014, at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC. Panelists Laura Gates, Carolyn Hunter, Susan Romaine, and Anita Zucker will talk with moderator Jane Perdue about the art of giving back.

“We are so thankful to the distinguished panelists and the moderator, Jane Perdue, for their participation in this important event. Nonprofits exist because of the generosity of philanthropic people and through collaboration that strengthens a community,” says Center for Women Executive Director Amy Brennan. “We are excited to work with the Gibbes Museum of Art and know that these women will be an inspiration for us all.”

Speaker Bios:

Laura Gates: Board President of the Carolina Art Association/Gibbes Museum of Art, Mrs. Gates is the former Vice President of the Field Museum of Natural History and Principal at McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Carolyn Hunter: President of C&A Unlimited, Ms. Hunter is the owner of three local McDonald’s franchises.

Susan Romaine: A nationally recognized artist, Ms. Romaine is represented by galleries in Charleston, SC, and Santa Fe, NM.

Anita Zucker: Chairperson and CEO for the InterTech Group, Mrs. Zucker is past Board Chair of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, The Coastal Community Foundation, Trident United Way, and Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston among others.

Jane Perdue: CEO/Principal of Braithwaite Innovation Group, Ms. Perdue is a leadership futurist who writes, speaks, and consults about challenging stereotypes and gender bias. Ms. Perdue is president of the Board of Directors for the Charleston, SC Center for Women.

Schedule of Events:

Coffee and registration will begin at 10:30am followed by a panel discussion at 11am. Continue the conversation over a delicious lunch at Jasmine’s Porch. The Wells Gallery will host a champagne social following lunch.

Registration:

$75 (includes presentation, luncheon, and a $50 tax-deductible contribution to the Gibbes Museum and the Center for Women). Registrations are accepted on the Center for Women website at (www.c4women.org), or please call 843/763-7333. Advance registration required.

Thank you to the following sponsors: JMC Charleston, Kiawah Fine Jewelry, RTW Charleston, Wells Gallery, and The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

The Center for Women is an educational resource and nonpartisan advocate for enhancing South Carolina women’s economic growth and personal development to encourage success – personally and professionally – every day, every way. Through programs, workshops and special events we assist over 6,000 people annually!

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection.  The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is Accepting Entries for the 2014 Mary Whyte Art Educator Award – Deadline Mar. 1, 2014

December 4, 2013

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The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is pleased to accept submissions for the annual Mary Whyte Art Educator Award. Established in 2007, this award is designed to highlight a high school visual arts teacher in South Carolina school districts who has demonstrated superior commitment to their students and to their craft. The award is accompanied by a cash prize of $2,500 and is administered and presented annually by the Gibbes Museum of Art.

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“The Gibbes Museum of Art is honored to be able to present the Mary Whyte Art Educator Award to a South Carolina high school visual arts teacher. With the support of renowned artist Mary Whyte, we have been able to recognize deserving teachers for the past six years and look forward to doing the same for many years to come,” says Rebecca Sailor, Gibbes Museum Curator of Education.

Entries for the annual award and $2,500 cash prize can be made exclusively online at (www.marywhyteaward.org) through Mar. 1, 2014. Artists who have applied previously for the Mary Whyte award must update their online entry form in order to remain eligible for the 2014 award. The award is being offered to educators throughout the state. The review panel will select the finalists in March, and the Gibbes Museum of Art will announce the winner at the museum’s Annual Meeting and Celebration in May, 2014.

Watercolor artist Mary Whyte is a teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned national recognition. A resident of Johns Island, SC, Whyte garners much of her inspiration from the Gullah descendants of coastal Carolina slaves who number among her most prominent subjects. Her portraits are included in numerous corporate, private, and university collections, as well as in the permanent collections of the Gibbes Museum of Art and the Greenville County Museum of Art. Her paintings have been featured in “International Artist”, “Artist”, “American Artist”, “Watercolor”, and “American Art Collector,” “L’Art de Aquarelle”, and numerous other publications. Whyte is the author of numerous books and her work can be found at Coleman Fine Art in Charleston, where her husband, Smith Coleman, manages the gallery and makes gilded and carved frames.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905.  Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region’s superb quality of life. Highlights of the Gibbes collection can now be viewed on Google Art Project at (www.googleartproject.com).

For further info visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Presents Leonard A. Lauder, Part of its Distinguished Lecture Series – Nov. 20, 2013

October 30, 2013

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The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, will present Leonard A. Lauder, as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at 6pm at Memminger Auditorium, located at 56 Beaufain Street. Admission is $35 for members, and $45 for non-members.

Founded with the generous support of Gibbes Board member and philanthropist Esther Ferguson, the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is launching The Distinguished Lecture Series to bring outstanding, world-renowned artists, art collectors, museum leaders, philanthropists, and art historians to Charleston to stimulate public discussion about the visual arts and creativity.

The inaugural speaker is philanthropist and cosmetic executive Leonard A. Lauder, who recently donated his collection of Cubist art to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This collection includes premier objects by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, and Fernand Léger and is considered one of the foremost collections of Cubism in the world. Lauder will share his illustrious experiences in the art world. “We are thrilled to bring Mr. Lauder to Charleston. His expertise as an art collector is unparalleled, and his role as a leader in American industry will inform and inspire the audience,” says Gibbes Executive Director Angela Mack. “You don’t grow if you don’t learn,” adds Esther Ferguson.

Learning has been a lifelong pursuit for Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Founded in 1946, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, with annual sales of $10 billion. Its products are sold in 150 countries and territories across 30 well-recognized brand names. In addition to his activities with The Estée Lauder Companies, Lauder is extremely involved in the arenas of education, art, politics and philanthropy. He became a trustee of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in 1977 and currently serves as its Chairman Emeritus. He is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a trustee of The Aspen Institute, Chairman of The Aspen Institute International Committee, and a member of the President’s Council of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital. Most recently, the Lauder Family received the esteemed 2011 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in recognition of their longstanding commitment to philanthropy and public service. Lauder’s lecture at Memminger auditorium is generously sponsored by US Trust.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905.  Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region’s superb quality of life. Highlights of the Gibbes collection can now be viewed on Google Art Project at (www.googleartproject.com).

For further info call the Gibbes at 843/722-2706 or visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is Pleased to Present The Art of Healing Series – “Photography and the American Civil War” – Nov. 12, 2013

October 30, 2013

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The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, has partnered with Roper St. Francis to create a series of events – including conversations, panel discussions, and workshops – that highlight the connection between art and healing. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at 6pm, the museum will host a conversation and reception with USAF Surgeon Dr. Darrin Clouse, historian Dr. Walter Edgar, and Gibbes Museum Curator of Exhibitions Pam Wall, moderated by Dr. Jeb Hallett, Roper St. Francis surgeon, around the “Photography and the American Civil War” exhibition.  “We are honored to welcome this panel of experts to our ongoing Art of Healing series. The discussion will highlight the captivating connections between art, history, and healing as seen through Photography and the American Civil War,” says Gibbes Museum Executive Director, Angela Mack. The panelists will include:

An enthusiastic interpreter of South Carolina and Southern history, culture, and life, Dr. Walter B. Edgar does so in a public forum in his weekly radio series on South Carolina ETV Radio: “Walter Edgar’s Journal”, and as a frequent speaker to many historical, civic, and other organizations in South Carolina, across the United States, and abroad.

Dr. Darrin Clouse is consultant-emeritus to the USAF Surgeon General for vascular and endovascular surgery. He is professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and the University of California, Davis in Sacramento, and is co-director for the David Grant USAF Medical Center (DGMC) Joint Heart, Lung and Vascular center, Travis AFB, CA.  Currently, he serves as the military program director and associate program director of the integrated vascular surgery residency and fellowship at UC Davis, DGMC, and VA Northern California. He has served two tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan as the theater consultant for vascular surgery.

Pam Wall is the Curator of Exhibitions at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to her tenure at the Gibbes, she worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. She holds a BA in Art History from Washington and Lee University and an MA in Art History from the University of South Carolina.

The panelists will discuss the exhibition Photography and the American Civil War and the evolving role of the camera in the nation’s bloodiest war.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905.  Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region’s superb quality of life. Highlights of the Gibbes collection can now be viewed on Google Art Project at (www.googleartproject.com).

For further information call the Gibbes at 843/722-2706 or visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org).

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Offers Art with a Twist – Nov. 16, 2013

October 22, 2013

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The Gibbes Museum of Art, in Charleston, SC, and Art with a Twist are pleased to announce a special showing of “The Little Match Girl” on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at 11am. A timeless classic, this performance will feature the professional student company of the Charleston Dance Institute, musicians of Chamber Music Charleston, choreographer Jonathan Tabbert, and composer Laura Ball. This world premiere youth ballet will feature original choreography and score. “The Little Match Girl is a story of a young girl with hope in her heart and determination in her bones, and through this touching tale the dancers and musicians will leave the audience entertained and inspired,” says choreographer Jonathan Tabbert.

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Art with a Twist offers a series of programs aimed at introducing the arts through new and varied experiences for all members of the community. From book signings with celebrity chefs to sweetgrass basket-making, the series features a wide variety of exciting educational opportunities including “The Little Match Girl”.

“Engaging families is an important role at the museum and Art with a Twist has helped create opportunities for a younger audience. ‘The Little Match Girl’ is an exciting event for all ages and will be a special experience for all who attend,” says Curator of Education Rebecca Sailor. Following the program, guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the performers and enjoy refreshments at the museum.

The program fee is: $5 children (12 and under), $10 adults (refreshments and museum admission included). The performance will be held across the street from the museum at the Circular Congregational Church. You must purchase tickets in advance.

To register please contact Rebecca Sailor by e-mail at (rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org) or call 843/722-2706 x41.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905.  Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region’s superb quality of life. Highlights of the Gibbes collection can now be viewed on Google Art Project at (www.googleartproject.com).

Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Announces Second-Annual Art on Paper Fair – Nov. 1 – 3, 2013

October 4, 2013

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The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is pleased to announce the second-annual Art on Paper Fair. The weekend event will be held at the museum and feature prints, watercolors, photographs, and drawings for sale by prominent American art dealers featuring works that celebrate the South. A “First Look” evening reception will be held on Friday evening from 8 – 10:30pm.

“An art fair is a wonderful way to experience art and add to your personal collection whether you are beginner or an experienced collector.  I purchased my first work of art at an art fair I attended as a college students and I have been hooked ever since.  We are delighted to again bring together a group of experienced, well-respected art dealers who specialize in works on paper for Charleston residents and visitors to enjoy and learn from,” says Gibbes Executive Director Angela Mack. Building on last year’s success, the museum will expand its offerings to include artist demonstrations, curator-led tours, and an artisan boutique.

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Participating dealers include: Charleston galleries, Corrigan Gallery, Coleman Fine Art, Dog & Horse Fine Art and Portraiture, Jonathan Green Studios, and The Cheryl Newby Gallery of Pawley’s Island, SC, David Allen Fine Arts of Arlington, VA, Claudia Heath Fine Art of Charlotte, NC, and the John K. Surovek Gallery of Palm Beach, FL.

Schedule of Events include:

Friday, Nov. 1, 8-10:30pm – See it early! Attend the First Look Preview Party and be the first to admire and acquire limited edition original works on paper priced for all budgets. Enjoy tasty treats from Macaroon Boutique and local food trucks including Roti Rolls, AutoBanh, and Cory’s Grilled Cheese.
$30 advance, $40 at the door.

Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3, 10am-5pm, Free Admission – Ask the Expert: in addition to the dealer booths, this year we are offering an “Ask the Expert” booth allowing visitors to talk with curators, appraisers, conservators, framers, and artists, including several from Redux Studios, will speak about a variety of topics related to works on paper.

Artisan Boutique: The Gibbes Museum store will feature locally-made, hand-crafted gifts for sale. Vendors, including Sarah Bandy, Sideshow Press, Barbara Onufer, Ink Meets Paper, and Alicia Colella, will be on hand at the specialty boutique, located in the Welcome Gallery next to the Museum Store.

Curator-led Tour of Art on Paper Fair, 2pm Saturday and Sunday: Join Gibbes curatorial staff on a tour of the dealer’s booths. View “curators’ picks” and learn more about the art of collecting.

The Gibbes partnered with Redux Studios to create a video about the art of printmaking. Produced by Marcus Amaker, the video can be seen here.

Exhibitions on View: Visitors will be able to view “Photography and the American Civil War,” installed in the Main and Rotunda Galleries. More than two hundred of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have been brought together for this landmark exhibition. Through examples drawn from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s celebrated holdings of this material, complemented by important loans from public and private collections, the exhibition will examine the evolving role of the camera during the nation’s bloodiest war.

Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the exhibition will be on view  in the Gibbes Museum through Jan. 5, 2014.

“The Fine Art of Printmaking” will also be opening on October 7. This exhibition displays examples of some of the best-known printmaking techniques such as woodcuts, etchings, drypoints, and lithographs.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905.  Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives that serve the community by stimulating creative expression and improving the region’s superb quality of life. Highlights of the Gibbes collection can now be viewed on Google Art Project at (www.googleartproject.com).

For a full schedule of events visit (www.gibbesmuseum.org/events) or call 842/722.2706 x 21.


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