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Rice in the Lowcountry: The Art of Jonathan Green and Alice Ravenel Huger Smith

Rice Plantation by Jonathan Green

Rice Plantation by Jonathan Green

Though the building may be closed, the Gibbes Museum of Art remains as open as ever. This fall we have a stellar lineup of programs and events, including the next installment of our Insider Art Series, Rice in the Lowcountry: The Art of Jonathan Green and Alice Ravenel Huger Smith. Scheduled for Thursday, October 30, this one-night event will feature a display of 21 works by two of Charleston’s most beloved artists, both of whom created paintings focused on rice cultivation.

Mending a Break in a Rice-Field Bank, from the series A Carolina Rice Plantation of the Fifties

Mending a Break in a Rice-Field Bank, by Alice R. H. Smith

Alice Smith has long captured the imagination of museum visitors, and her Rice Plantation series is one of the main reasons why. These beautifully-rendered watercolors were created circa 1935 to illustrate the publication A Carolina Rice Plantation of the Fifties. A selection of ten paintings from the series will be on view, paired with eleven paintings from Jonathan Green’s rice series. Together, the works explore the history of rice cultivation and the people and agricultural processes behind the rice industry.

The evening of October 30th will also feature a silent auction of four paintings from Green’s rice series. This is a rare opportunity to view and purchase one of Green’s works for your personal collection. And you can learn more about the paintings directly from the artist himself. Green will be in attendance, which is sure to make the evening a memorable one. So mark your calendar and be sure to join us for this wonderful Insider Art Series event!

Pam Wall, Curator of Exhibitions

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.gibbesmuseum.org/events or call (843) 722-2706 x21.

Published October 17, 2014

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