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Future Plans for the Gibbes

In case you missed Adam Parker’s article in Sunday’s Post and Courier, click here to read about renovation plans for the Gibbes Museum of Art, including renderings of new exhibition and education spaces in our historic building.  Exciting plans are in the works, so stay tuned!

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Radcliffe Bailey Wins 2010 Factor Prize for Southern Art

Congratulations are in order for mixed media artist Radcliffe Bailey who was named the 2010 winner of the Factor Prize for Southern Art and received the $10,000 cash prize that accompanies the award. Awarded annually by the Gibbes, the Factor Prize acknowledges an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South. Bailey was selected from a group of six finalists that also included Aldwyth, Willie Birch, William Christenberry, Sally Mann, and Joyce Scott. To view work by these artists and to learn more about the Factor Prize, click here.

Windward Coast, 2009 (detail), by Radcliffe Bailey, piano keys, plaster bust, glitter, dimensions variable, courtesy of Solomon Projects

Windward Coast, 2009 (detail), by Radcliffe Bailey, piano keys, plaster bust, glitter, dimensions variable, courtesy of Solomon Projects

Petite Protocol for Children

This summer the Gibbes is teaming up with Southern Protocol to offer etiquette lessons for children ages 4-7 and 8-12. The modern manners experts at Southern Protocol will teach children all the basics of proper etiquette including introductions, thank you notes, phone manners, table manners, museum etiquette, and other important lessons. Classes will be held in the museum’s Welcome Gallery and students can bring a bagged lunch to enjoy in the Gibbes Courtyard. 

Petite Protocol
June 21-25, Ages 4-7
June 28-July 2, Ages 8-12
12-2pm
$60 per week 

For more information or to register, please contact Rebecca Sailor at (843) 722-2706, ext. 41.

Free Community Day this Saturday!

Join us at the Gibbes this Saturday, April 17, for our Jr. League of Charleston Community Day.  This day of family fun includes hands-on art activites, demonstrations, and free admission from 10am to 1pm.  We hope to see you at the Gibbes!

Mt. Pleasant Art Festival

This Saturday, the Gibbes participated in the Mt. Pleasant Art Festival at the Towne Centre. It was a fun-filled day of visual art activities and special performances including hula hoopers, jugglers, and a ballet group. The event was well attended and the weather was perfect!

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Several Spots Available for Upcoming Classes

To register, contact Rebecca Williams at 843.722.2706 x41 or rcwilliams@gibbesmuseum.org ASAP! 

 

Portrait Painting Workshop with Robert Maniscalco
March 15-19, 2010, 10:00am-1:00pm
$325 for members, $350 for non-members

Working from a live model, the focus of this 5 day course will be value-based painting and drawing methods to create expressive, professional level portraits. Students will paint two finished portraits over the day sessions along with several drawing and painting exercises. Taught in the artist’s studio at 5 Penn Ave, Charleston, SC. 

 

Charleston Photo Tour with the Gibbes
March 20 (rain date is April 10)

Session I: 9am-12pm or Session II: 1pm-4pm
$55 for members, $65 for non-members

This 3 hour private walking tour on the first day of spring will teach you how to better operate your camera and how to compose a photograph to best enhance its impact. Joyce Aungst, your licensed tour guide, will show you hidden alleyways and superb photo spots of magnificent Charleston while reviewing the history of significant landmarks. The class will explore photographing window reflections, shadows cast by iron gates, flowers, architectural details, antebellum mansions, and more!

Christo Event on April 13

This event is now sold out!  For over forty years, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have collaborated on large-scale art projects using fabric in both urban and rural environments. This memorable evening will begin with Christo’s presentation focusing on the artists’ previous and upcoming temporary works of art, followed by an open question and answer session and book signing.  The event will take place at Memminger Auditorium (56 Beaufain Street) and tickets are $25 for members, $35 for non-members, and $15 for students.  For more information and to purchase tickets call (843) 722-2706, ext. 22.

Christo: The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1996, Collage in two parts, pencil, fabric, pastel, charcoal, wax crayon, and aerial photograph, © Christo 1996

Christo: The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1996, Collage in two parts, pencil, fabric, pastel, charcoal, wax crayon, and aerial photograph, © Christo 1996

See this work by Christo in the upcoming Gibbes exhibition Modern Masters from the Ferguson Collection, on view April 30 – August 22, 2010.

Lure of the Lowcountry and Whistler’s Travels: Preview and Opening Reception

Last month, members enjoyed a preview of the Gibbes’ current exhibitions, Lure of the Lowcountry, mixed-media photographs by John Folsom, and Whistler’s Travels, etchings and lithographs by James McNeill Whistler.

With artist John Folsom in attendance for the preview and reception, it was an exciting evening full of socialization and appreciation for the inspiring new works on view.

Special thanks to the Women’s Council for hosting the opening reception along with the contributions from Bar Belles and In Good Taste. Exhibition previews and openings are only for members of the Gibbes. If you are interested in joining, please click here.

Featured artist John Folsom and Jack Alterman

Featured artist John Folsom and Jack Alterman

 

Laura Gates, Alice Wyatt, Marnie Chardon, and Harriet Smartt

Laura Gates, Alice Wyatt, Marnie Chardon, and Harriet Smartt

 

Executive Director Angela Mack and Rebekah Jacob

Executive Director Angela Mack and Rebekah Jacob

 

Diane De Angelis and John Folsom

Diane De Angelis and John Folsom

 

John and Jeannette Alexander with Ginny and Ted Brush

John and Jeannette Alexander with Ginny and Ted Brush

 

Jill and John Chalsty

Jill and John Chalsty

 

Coco Matola, Steve Matola, Paul Kohlheim, and Marilyn Colen

Coco Matola, Steve Matola, Paul Kohlheim, and Marilyn Colen

Toddler Tuesdays

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Join the Gibbes and the Charleston Library Society each week for Toddler Tuesdays.  Designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years, this program includes story time and art-making activities.  Toddler Tuesdays are free of charge and available exclusively for members of the Gibbes and the Charleston Library Society.  Click here to join the Gibbes. 

Toddler Tuesdays

10:15 – 11:00am

Held at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street

No reservations required

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Barbara Guggenheim Event

Join the Gibbes for another great program on February 4 as author and art consultant Barbara Guggenheim presents a lecture titled How the Art World Works: New Twists on the World’s Oldest Profession.  The lecture begins at 6pm and will be followed by a reception at 7pm. 

Guggenheim is a partner in the national firm of art consultants, Guggenheim, Asher Associates. She holds a doctorate in Art History, has taught on the university level, was head lecturer at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and has worked at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Through her consulting company, Guggenheim has advised corporations such as Coca-Cola and Sony, and individuals, including celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Barbara Guggenheim

Barbara Guggenheim

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