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An Evening at Bastille Café

Get your tickets for the next Society 1858 event on July 16 from 8-11pm. Celebrate Bastille Day at this fabulously French affair including les hors d’oeuvres and les boissons courtesy of Rue de Jean and jazz featuring Heddy Rae. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here or call (843) 722-2706, ext. 22.

Women’s Council Celebrates 60 Years

On April 22, the Women’s Council of the Carolina Art Association/Gibbes Museum of Art celebrated 60 years of supporting the museum. The Women’s Council, founded in 1950, celebrated the milestone by announcing a partnership with the Charleston Parks Conservancy to beautify the Gibbes Courtyard garden. Thank you to the Women’s Council for your incredible efforts over the past 60 years!

Angela Mack, Ginny Brush, and Elizabeth Bradham

Angela Mack, Ginny Brush, and Elizabeth Bradham

 

Kathy Nistad, Peggy Theoharous, and Lee Perry

Kathy Nistad, Peggy Theoharous, and Lee Perry

 

Susan Dickson, Glenna Greenslit, and Marlies Tindall

Susan Dickson, Glenna Greenslit, and Marlies Tindall

 

Past Presidents of the Women's Council

Past Presidents of the Women's Council

 

Photographs courtesy of Charleston Picture Company.

Take it to the Street Party

Here are a few photos from last month’s fabulous Take it to the Street Party that celebrated the opening of Modern Masters from the Ferguson Collection. For the festive affair the Gibbes shut down Meeting Street while guests enjoyed music, entertainment, and food by Charleston’s most celebrated chefs. Want to see more photos from the event? Click here to view the entire gallery of photographs by Charleston Picture Company.

Michael Doniger, Alice Wyatt, Janice Doniger, Hunter Higgison, and Lance Wyatt

Michael Doniger, Alice Wyatt, Janice Doniger, Hunter Higgison, and Lance Wyatt

 

Barbara Zimmerman and Janice Waring

Barbara Zimmerman and Janice Waring

 

Jim and Esther Ferguson with Mary and Sam Waters

Jim and Esther Ferguson with Mary and Sam Waters

 

Jane Anderson, Theresa and Roy Green, Dick Smartt

Jane Anderson, Theresa and Roy Green, Dick Smartt

Christo’s Visit to Charleston

The Gibbes is still abuzz from Christo’s visit to Charleston last month. The world-renowned artist gave an amazing lecture for a sold-out crowd of over 400 people at Memminger Auditorium on April 13. The evening before the lecture, event sponsors gathered at the home of Esther and James Ferguson for a cocktail party in celebration of Christo’s visit. The Gibbes is deeply appreciative of all of our sponsors, particularly Esther and James Ferguson, our lead sponsors who made this event possible.

Jim and Esther Ferguson with Christo

Jim and Esther Ferguson with Christo

 

Barbara Hearst, Carolyn Rivers, and Alice Wyatt

Barbara Hearst, Carolyn Rivers, and Alice Wyatt

 

Anton Vreede and Christo

Anton Vreede and Christo

 

Kevin Mauney, Helen Pratt-Thomas, Lucile Cogswell, Christo, and Michelle Mauney

Kevin Mooney, Helen Pratt-Thomas, Lucile Cogswell, Christo, and Michelle Mooney

 

Mickey Bakst and Esther Ferguson

Mickey Bakst and Esther Ferguson

 

Christo, Edith Howle, and Rick Throckmorton

Christo, Edith Howle, and Rick Throckmorton

 

Tippy Stern Brickman and Christo

Tippy Stern Brickman and Christo

 Photographs courtesy of Julia Lynn Photography.

Free Community Day Tomorrow

Join the Gibbes this Saturday, February 20, for our free Jr. League of Charleston Community Day from 10am to 1pm. Inspired by the current exhibition Lure of the Lowcountry in which artist John Folsom’s mixed media photographs are paired with early Lowcountry landscapes from the Gibbes collection, this Community Day will focus on nature. Families can enjoy nature inspired art-making activities throughout the morning. Scheduled happenings include a musical performance by students from Memminger Elementary at 10:30am and a book reading by author Christi Sanford from her Legare the Lizard series at 11:15am.

Cumberland Island Cemetery, 2009, by John Folsom

Cumberland Island Cemetery, 2009, by John Folsom

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

Teacher Appreciation Days

To thank teachers for all their hard work, the Gibbes is offering free teacher appreciation days on January 30 and 31. During this weekend, teachers who show school ID gain free admission during regular museum hours. 

Not able to attend teacher appreciation days? Use the Gibbes Educator’s Guide to bring the museum to your classroom. Download the guide by clicking here or receive a copy in the mail by contacting Rebecca Williams at rcwilliams@gibbesmuseum.org or (843) 722-2706, ext. 41.

Christo Tickets Now on Sale

Join the Gibbes on April 13, 2010 for a memorable evening with the world-renowned artist Christo. For over forty years, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have collaborated on large-scale art projects using fabric in both urban and rural environments. The evening will begin with a presentation focusing on the artists’ previous and upcoming works of art, followed by an open question and answer session and book signing. Don’t miss this opportunity—click here to purchase tickets.

 

CHRISTO – A Presentation and Dialogue

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 5:30pm

Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street

$25 members, $35 non-members, $15 student section (limited availability)

 

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83   © Christo 1983

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83 © Christo 1983

 

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

Upcoming Community Day

Mark your calendars for the next Jr. League of Charleston Community Day at the Gibbes on Saturday, December 12. This free day of family fun will help you get in the holiday spirit with hands-on activities for children, musical performances by Ashley Hall and Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, face painting, and much more! Admission is free from 10am-1pm, click here for more information.  We hope to see you at the Gibbes!

Children's activites

Children's activites

Musical performance from last December's Community Day

Musical performance during last December's Community Day

 

Community Day is made possible through the generous support of the Jr. League of Charleston.

Women in Art: Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

Photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and Elnora M. Brown, the granddaughter of Miss Bertha, pictured in the background.

Photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and Elnora M. Brown, the granddaughter of Miss Bertha, pictured in the background.

Another packed house enjoyed the final installment of the Women in Art lecture series, a phenomenal talk given by photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe. Jeanne captivated the audience with tales of her journeys to Daufuskie Island during the late 1970s and early 1980s, accompanied by her husband, the late tennis star Arthur Ashe. During her visits, Jeanne captured intimate images of island residents on film.

At the close of the lecture, several audience members shared recollections of their relatives who were included in Jeanne’s photographs. One woman, Carlette Geddis, recounted meeting Jeanne and Arthur on Daufuskie Island as an eleven-year-old girl. The stories were incredibly moving, and made for a special night for all of those in attendance.

Carlette M. Geddis with photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe.  Ms. Geddis is the cousin of the girl in the photograph.

Carlette M. Geddis with photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe. Ms. Geddis is the cousin of the girl in the photograph.

The crowd listens to Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

The crowd listens to Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

Book signing following the lecture

Book signing following the lecture

Daufuskie Island: Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe will be on view at the Gibbes through January 10, 2010.
 

Special thanks to the Center for Women and Duvall Catering & Event Design.

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