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Christo Kickoff

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. 

Angela Mack and Kathleen Rivers

Angela Mack and Kathleen Rivers

Kate Nevin, Mimi Van Wyck, Carl Mabry, Linann Harder, and Ham Morrison

Kate Nevin, Mimi Van Wyck, Carl Mabry, Linann Harder, and Ham Morrison

Angela Mack, Laura Gates, Alice Wyatt, John Dunnan, and Marnie Chardon

Angela Mack, Laura Gates, Alice Wyatt, John Dunnan, and Marnie Chardon

Artist John Dunnan's installation on Meeting Street

Artist John Dunnan's installation on Meeting Street

Esther and Jim Ferguson, Laura Gates, and Angela Mack

Esther and Jim Ferguson, Laura Gates, and Angela Mack

Elizabeth and Julia Santen

Elizabeth and Julia Santen

Jeb Hallet and Ned and Susan Payne

Jeb Hallet and Ned and Susan Payne

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 edemerell@gibbesmuseum.org.

Photographs courtesy of Charleston Picture Company.

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