On October 24th, the Gibbes held a kickoff party to build excitement and support to bring world renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Charleston next April. Hosted at the beautiful home of Steve and Laura Gates, the festivities included great food, lively conversation, and an eye-catching installation by artist John Dunnan. The excitement was palpable as guests donned pink fabric scarves (inspired by Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Surrounded Islands in Biscayne Bay) to show support for the upcoming event.
Save the date for Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s visit on April 13, 2010. The event will include a public lecture at Memminger Auditorium followed by a party at the Gibbes. Tickets go on sale December 1, 2009—click here for more information.
Interested in helping the Gibbes bring Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Charleston? Contact Elliott DeMerell, Director of Development, at (843) 722-2706, ext. 24 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photographs courtesy of Charleston Picture Company.