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On the Street with Summer Intern Laura Kovalsky

Laura Kovalsky, Gibbes Museum summer intern, en route to distribute museum rack cards.

Laura Kovalsky, Gibbes Museum summer intern, en route to distribute museum rack cards.

My name is Laura Kovalsky, and I am a summer communications intern at the Gibbes Museum of Art. I am a rising senior at the University of Alabama, but I’m enjoying living and working in Charleston for the summer. At the Gibbes—aside from my daily responsibilities of organizing press clippings, updating information for the communications department, and attending meetings—one of the most unique things that I have been able to do is a form of grassroots marketing. The museum distributes rack cards, which are flyers describing the year’s exhibitions, to local art galleries for them to display to promote current and upcoming exhibitions. For the Gibbes, rack cards are an important communication tool because they are an easily accessible way for visitors to get information about the museum.

While walking around town to different galleries, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with gallery owners and view a wide variety of artwork. I learned about the art community in Charleston and the connection many artists feel to the beautiful landscape and the people of this city. Because I am new to the Charleston area, I enjoyed finding some of the more hidden galleries and going to places that I probably would not have known about otherwise. It was a unique way to tour the city through its art. During this process of spreading the word about the Gibbes, I was actually able to learn about local artists and the city.

Download the Gibbes College Internship application (PDF).

Petite Protocol

Last week the ladies from Southern Protocol taught etiquette to 4-7 year old children in the museum’s Welcome Gallery. The children learned how to set the table, politely get someone’s attention, use please and thank you, and many other lessons. To celebrate their accomplishments, the class held a reception and certificate presentation ceremony on Friday afternoon. Petite Protocol continues this week with a session for 8-12 year old children.

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Eli Barker receiving his certificate from Mrs. Lizz

Eli Barker receiving his certificate from Mrs. Lizz

Petite Protocol—A Few Spots Remain

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.

A Few Spots Remain for Summer Art Camp

Camper Kimberly McCurdy

Camper Kimberly McCurdy

Join the Gibbes Museum of Art for a great summer of creative fun at our 2010 Summer Art Camp. Work with practicing artists and museum teachers, explore the museum’s galleries for inspiration, and create your own fantastic artwork! This summer, artists can choose from three themes: In the Forest, Go Global, and Art Story. Classes will be held across from the museum at the Circular Congregational Church. Campers will meet at the Gibbes each morning.

Teachers are Mrs. Sally Collins and Mrs. Martha Criscuolo. Mrs. Collins holds a Commercial Art Degree, Bachelor of Social Science Degree, and Master in Teaching (MIT) Degree. She has previously taught Art, English, and 4th grade at the First Baptist School in Mt. Pleasant as well as 1st and 3rd grade at Midland Park Elementary in Charleston County. Most recently, Mrs. Collins teaches Art at Trident Academy in Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Criscuolo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and has completed graduate work toward a Masters in Art Education. She was an Art teacher in New Haven, CT and currently serves as a Gibbes Museum of Art Museum Educator and Teaching Artist. We are happy to have these wonderful teachers lead our summer camp!

Summer Art Camp for Children Ages 4 – 7 and 8 – 12
June 7 – July 23, 9am – 12noon
$175/wk for museum members, $200/wk for non-members

To register contact Rebecca Sailor at (843) 722-2706, ext. 41

Budding artist Gray Willits

Budding artist Gray Willits

Painting the Masters, Part II

To celebrate a successful Painting the Masters class, students held an art show on October 27th to share their work with family and friends.  Organized by teacher Janet Hopkins, the event included refreshments and big smiles from all of the proud artists! 

Selie Feldman and her father

Selie Feldman and her father

Cameron King and her parents

Cameron King and her parents

Julia Wall and her beautiful paintings

Julia Wall and her beautiful paintings

Painting the Masters

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Student Isabel Sonka

Over the past six weeks, children grades 1-4 have enjoyed the popular after school class Painting the Masters. Taught by Janet Hopkins, this art history-based studio class teaches students the basics of painting while using the Gibbes collection as a tool for learning. Students also have the opportunity to venture outdoors in search of artistic inspiration.

It’s not too late to join the fun—the next session of Painting the Masters begins October 27th.  For more information and to register for the class, click here or contact Rebecca Williams at (843) 722-2706 x41, rcwilliams@gibbesmuseum.org. All classes are held at the Hazel Parker Community Center at 70 East Bay Street.

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