Archive for June, 2010

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

Summer Art Camp

Gibbes Summer Art Camp is wrapping up its third week of creative fun. The campers have been busy studying and making art from around the globe including Africa, New Zealand, and other faraway lands. Pictured are campers making clay necklaces with their teacher Mrs. Sally Collins.

Spots are still available in the Art Story sessions scheduled for July 12-16 (ages 4-7) and July 19-23 (ages 8-12). To register, contact Rebecca Sailor at 843.722.2706 x41.

Olivia Jones

Olivia Jones

 

Gray Willits

Gray Willits

Shep Richards

Shep Richards

 

Gray and Shep discuss the day's work

Gray and Shep discuss the day's work

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.

Face Lift exhibition

The Gibbes is hard at work on a great lineup of fall exhibitions including the highly-anticipated show Face Lift. By juxtaposing historic and contemporary portraits, this exhibition sequel will examine trends in American portraiture from the eighteenth century through today. Featuring both idiosyncratic and more traditional portrait pairings, Face Lift will challenge viewers to contemplate the power of portraiture through comparisons of iconography, pose, attire, props, medium, subject, and style.

Face Lift will be on view September 3 – December 5, 2010 in the Main Gallery. Be sure to mark your calendar for the Member Preview Party on Thursday, September 2. This event is for museum members only, click here to join the Gibbes.

Ms. Johnson (Estelle), 1972, by Barkley Hendricks (American, b. 1945), oil and acrylic on linen canvas, museum purchase with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts Living Artist Fund, 1974.006

Ms. Johnson (Estelle), 1972, by Barkley Hendricks (American, b. 1945), oil and acrylic on linen canvas, museum purchase with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts Living Artist Fund, 1974.006

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.

Society 1858 Launch Party

On May 21st the Gibbes launched Society 1858, a new museum support group geared toward up and coming arts patrons. The next Society 1858 event is scheduled for Friday, July 16 at 8pm. Event details will be posted on the Gibbes website soon!

Mary Ramsay and Leize Gaillard

Mary Ramsay and Leize Gaillard

 

Mary Scott McLaurin, Andrew Smock, and Helen Pratt-Thomas

Mary Scott McLaurin, Andrew Smock, and Helen Pratt-Thomas

 

Claire Slover, Jennifer Burns, Helen Rutledge, and Francis Parker

Claire Slover, Jennifer Burns, Helen Rutledge, and Francis Parker

 

Cindy Hayes, Mary Scott McLaurin, and Anja Urbanski

Cindy Hayes, Mary Scott McLaurin, and Anja Urbanski

 

Phil Lynch, Winslow Hastie, and Amber Lynch

Phil Lynch, Winslow Hastie, and Amber Lynch

To view more photos, click here.

Photographs courtesy of Carolina Photosmith.

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