Ancestry and Innovation Preview and Opening Reception

Marla Loftus, Nick Smith, Cheryl Washer, Sara Arnold, and Zinnia Willits

Marla Loftus, Nick Smith, Cheryl Washer, Sara Arnold, and Zinnia Willits

The summer heat was at its height in Charleston, but it was a refreshing, colorful evening at the Gibbes for the preview and opening reception of Ancestry and Innovation. Hosted by the Women’s Council, the reception proved to be an enlightening and fun-filled gathering for members, fellows, artists, and students. While the brilliantly displayed works on view took center stage at the reception, the other crowd pleasers could be found on the first floor of the museum.

The ladies of the Women’s Council created a stir among guests with their sought after recipes. The hit of the evening was a Bombay Cheese Dip, a tradition for the Women’s Council in years past.

Always guaranteed to be an evening filled with interesting discussion and familiar faces within the Charleston community, an opening reception at the Gibbes is an event not to be missed.

Mary Pat and David Blanton

Mary Pat and David Blanton

Walter Boags, Dick and Harriet Smartt, Theresa and Roy Green, Ralph Blakely, Ted and Ginny Brush

Walter Boags, Dick and Harriet Smartt, Theresa and Roy Green, Ralph Blakely, Ted and Ginny Brush

Marnie Chardon and Barbara Hearst

Marnie Chardon and Barbara Hearst

Photographs courtesy of Charleston Picture Company.

Special thanks to In Good Taste and Bar Belles.

Save the date for the opening reception for Brian Rutenberg: Tidesong and Daufuskie Island: Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe on October 22, 2009 hosted by Gibbes, etc.  This reception is for members only—click here to join the Gibbes.

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