Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, Offers Recycled Art-Themed Community Day (Free Admission) – Feb. 26, 2011

The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, is pleased to announce a recycled art-themed Community Day on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, with complimentary admission and family activities from 10am – 1pm.  Junior League of Charleston Community Days are held quarterly to offer visitors the opportunity to experience the Gibbes’ dynamic programming free of charge.  This “green” Community Day will include hands-on recyclable art activities for children, special performances, and an opportunity to view the two special exhibitions, Art of Our Time: Selections from the Ulrich Museum of Art and  J. Henry Fair: Industrial Scars.

Featured exhibition artist J. Henry Fair will be at the Gibbes at noon to sign copies of his new book The Day After Tomorrow: Images Of Our Earth In Crisis. The hardcover book showcases many of the arrestingly beautiful large-scale aerial photographs that are on view in the Gibbes exhibition. The striking photographs are, in actuality, the documentation of environmental degradation caused by industrial processes.

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.

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

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