What's Happening
at the Gibbes


ART LECTURES, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

SOCIETY 1858 EVENTS

WOMEN'S COUNCIL PROGRAMS



ART LECTURES, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS


Art with a Twist: The Secret Language of Cloth with Susan Hull Walker
Wednesday, October 21, 6pm
$20 Members, $30 Non Members
Location: Ibu, 183 King Street

  • Textiles have many symbols and stories woven into their warp and weft, revealing the imaginations of women who crafted them over many centuries and continents. Delve into these stories from India, the Middle East, Central Asia, and South America to learn the codices of cloth with Ibu Creative Director Susan Hull Walker. The event will be held at the Ibu showroom where our speaker has a treasure trove of textiles with which to demonstrate and explore.

  • PURCHASE A MEMBER TICKET

  • PURCHASE A NON-MEMBER TICKET

Insider Art: Behind the Gavel, Art at Auction with Andrew Brunk
Wednesday, October 28, 6pm
$20 Members, $30 Non-Members
Location: Lance Hall at Circular Congregational Church (150 Meeting Street)

  • Based in Asheville, NC, Brunk Auctions has grown from a small regional auction house to a national auction service with an international clientele. Formerly the head of the American furniture department at Christie’s, New York, Andrew Brunk joined his father Robert in 2005, bringing additional focus on research and connoisseurship. Brunk will share his insights into the art auction market and will examine several local works of art during the discussion.

  • PURCHASE A MEMBER TICKET

  • PURCHASE A NON-MEMBER TICKET

Art of Healing: Hate Won't Win
Tuesday, November 10, 6-8pm
Free and open to the public
Please RSVP to Amanda Breen at 843-722-2706 x221 or abreen@gibbesmuseum.org
Location: Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay Street

  • In collaboration with the exhibition, Artists for Emanuel, Dr. Jeb Hallett will lead a conversation with contributing artists about their artistic response to the tragic shootings at Mother Emanuel AME Church.

Art of Healing: Unlock the Artist Block
Thursday, November 12, 5:30-7:30pm
$35 Museum Members, $45 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • Led by Hallie Buchanan and Lyn Tally, founders of Charleston Wellness Group and The Deliberate Method

  • Ever have an artist block? Whether you are an artist by trade or someone whose day job is more left brain dominant, we can all experience feeling blocked--the kind of experience that makes us feel stumped, stagnant, unclear, and out of sync. Unlocking the block is learning to experience life with deliberate wholeness. Join the creators of The Deliberate Method as they help you identify where your blocks lie and simple exercises to open you up to the flow of creation by reconnecting you to your mind, body, and spirit.

  • PURCHASE A MEMBER TICKET

  • PURCHASE A NON-MEMBER TICKET

Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Philippe de Montebello
Wednesday, November 18, 6pm
$50 Members, $60 Non-Members
Location: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street

  • Founded with the generous support of Gibbes Board member and philanthropist Esther Ferguson, The Distinguished Lecture Series brings outstanding, world-renowned artists, architects, art collectors, museum leaders, philanthropists, and art historians to Charleston to stimulate public discussion about the visual arts and creativity.

  • In 2008, Philippe de Montebello retired after 31 years as the longest-serving director in the Metropolitan Museum’s 140-year-long history. Following his retirement, Mr. de Montebello became the first scholar in residence at the Prado Museum in Madrid, and he launched a new academic career as the first Fiske Kimball Professor in the History and Culture of Museums at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. In 2003 President G.W. Bush awarded Mr. de Montebello the National Medal of Arts and in 2009 President Barack Obama awarded him the National Humanities Medal. He is only the fourth person to have received both these awards. Mr. de Montebello will sign copies of his book, Rendez-Vous With Art, following the lecture.

  • PURCHASE A MEMBER TICKET

  • PURCHASE A NON-MEMBER TICKET

Art with a Twist: Antique Stroll
Wednesday, December 2, 6pm
$20 Members, $30 Non Members
Location: Tour departs from 134 King Street

CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS


Still Life in Pastel with Tammy Papa
Mondays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:15am-12:30pm
$320 Members, $400 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • This class will focus on the brilliant color and expressive nature of pastel, while exploring the beauty of still life. We will work from life, as well as from reference photos. The class is for beginners to intermediate, but all levels welcome. No prior experience in pastel is needed. Come join us and see the color possibilities for yourself! Taught by Artist Tammy Papa.

  • Supplies: Pastel 72-78 Stick Set, Sanded Paper, Canson Paper Pad - 8 x10 or 9 x12, Towels, Rags/ Wipes, Bristle brush, Small sketch book, Pencils 2B and 4B, Kneaded eraser, Landscape or still life photos, Rice Flour or Rice in tupperware (optional), Prismacolor (or Pantone) Markers (optional).

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Becca Hiester at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Becca at rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x237.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Art History: Early Byzantine Art
Tuesdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 12-1:30pm
$200 Gibbes and CLS Members (per 8-class session), $250 Non- Members (per 8-class session)
Location: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St

  • In collaboration with the Charleston Library Society and the Gibbes, Dr. Steve Gavel will offer an in-depth 8 week course that examines artifacts and techniques employed by craftsmen. This survey will look at Etruscan art and the stylistic evolution of ancient Roman art and architecture, with a focus on key monuments and works. High quality digital images will be used to illustrate and inform the discussion.

  • Dr. Gavel holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Virginia. He has lectured widely and has taught numerous courses at the University of Virginia and the College of Charleston.

  • Supplies: Pen/pencil and paper for note taking (optional)

  • To register contact Meg Stokenberry at the Library Society at 843-723-9912 or mstokenberry@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Drawing at Your Own Level with Lese Corrigan, Ages 14 & up
Tuesdays, October 6, 13 and 20, 6:30-8:00pm
$80 Member, $90 Non-Members
Location: Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St.

  • Students will learn to improve their drawing skills, whether they are undeveloped or advanced. Instruction will be adjusted for each individual student in this intimate class. Refresh your drawing skills and move beyond the line to value drawing. Taught by Artist Lese Corrigan.

  • Supplies: 9x12 inch spiral bound newsprint pad, 9x12 inch spiral bound pad of drawing paper, #2B, 6B and 4H pencils, and kneadable eraser

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Becca Hiester at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Becca at rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x237.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Photography Sampler with Joyce Weir, Ages 14 & up
Saturday, October 10, 9am-12pm or 2pm-5pm
$55 Member, $65 Non-Member
Location: Meet at the Gibbes Museum entrance (The museum will be closed for renovations; restrooms available as we go)

  • Are you intimidated by shutter speeds, composition, and lighting? This photography outing is for those who seek more intensive instruction as you travel the streets of downtown. Taught by Joyce Weir, Photographer and Licensed Tour Guide.

  • Supplies: Your personal digital camera and any lenses you have

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Becca Hiester at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Becca at rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x237.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Watercolor with Mary Lou Bloise, MFA
Thursdays and Tuesdays, October 15, 20, 27 and 29, 9:30-11:30am
$130 Member, $160 Non-Members
Location: Artist’s Studio, Downtown Charleston

  • With watercolors, brushes, and watercolor pencils, students will discover adding color to their everyday life. They will explore recording the essence of a subject with small watercolor impressions. Class size is small allowing for individual assistance. Taught by Artist Mary Lou Bloise, MFA.

  • Supplies: Prang oval 8 color semi moist watercolor set, Derwent 12 watercolor pencils, 9x12 watercolor pad, 6x9 or larger watercolor paper/journal, round #4, #6, #8 brushes (firm tip), Micron 05/black ink pen, F or 2B sketching pencil, pink eraser, 12” T Square, 2 small glass jars, clean rags

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Becca Hiester at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Becca at rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x237.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Introduction to Color Pencil with Stephen Herchak, Ages 14 & up
Mondays, November 2, 9, 16 and 23, 5:30-7:30pm
$130 Museum Members, $160 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • Learn to create beautiful compositions with this versatile and convenient media as well as in combination with other dry media. Emphasis will be on blending and achieving subtle effects. Previous drawing or painting experience is not necessary but will be helpful. Taught by Stephen Herchak.

  • Supplies: basic 24 pencil set of "soft-blending" color pencils such as Prismacolor Premiers, X-acto knife with sharp blades, art gum eraser and kneeded eraser, heavy smooth drawing paper (or kid finish bristol) approximately 9x12 inches, drafting whisk brush or large size hair brush (soft to medium, not stiff bristle) recommended but not required

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Becca Hiester at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Becca at rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x237.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Oil Painting with Mary Lou Bloise, MFA
Tuesday, November 3, 8:30-11:30am
$80 Museum Members, $90 Non-Members
Location: Artist's Studio, Downtown Charleston

  • Students will learn to mix colors and how to use a palette knife in this one day class. Taught by Artist Mary Lou Bloise, MFA.

  • A supply list is available upon request.

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Becca Hiester at the Gibbes Museum.If you have further questions, please contact Becca at rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x237.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES


Art 4 Ways with Sally Collins, Grades 1st-6th
Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 4-5:30pm
$100 Museum Members, $120 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • Children will create different projects incorporating painting, printing, wood sculpture and mosaics. Taught by Artist Sally Collins.

  • All supplies included.

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Becca Hiester at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Becca at rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x237.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Hands on History Workshop: Indigo
Thursday, October 22, 3:30-5pm
$20 Gibbes and The Charleston Museum Members, $30 Non-Members
Location: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St

  • Experiment with indigo just like Eliza Lucas Pinckney. Children will learn about the history of indigo and create multiple patterns on fabric using indigo and the shibori technique (Japanese tie-dye). Program will be led by local textile artist Kristy Bishop.

  • For ages 8 and up

  • To register please contact The Charleston Museum at 843-722-2996 x264 or charlestonmuseum.org

Hands on History Workshop: Creative Colors
Thursday, November 5, 3:30-5pm
$20 Gibbes and The Charleston Museum Members, $30 Non-Members
Location: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St

  • Explore the world of natural dyes with local artist Kristy Bishop. Make a color wheel using a variety of dyes including indigo, goldenrod, marigold, walnut, weld, madder root, and more. Students will learn a bit of history, art, and science.

  • Ages 8 and up

  • To register please contact The Charleston Museum at 843-722-2996 x264 or www.charlestonmuseum.org

SOCIETY 1858 EVENTS


1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art Unveiling Party
Thursday, September 17, 6pm
$25 Society 1858 Members, $35 Non-Members
Location: The Drawing Room at The Vendue, 19 Vendue Range

1858 Prize Dinner
Thursday, September 17, 7:30pm
$100 Society 1858 Members, $135 Non-Members
Location: The Gallery at The Vendue, 26 Vendue Range

Vernacular Art with Scott Blackwell and Ann Marshall
Tuesday, October 13, 6pm
$20 Society 1858 Members, $30 Non-Society 1858 Members
Location: Private Downtown Residence

Annual Sponsors

WOMEN'S COUNCIL PROGRAMS


Quarterly Lectures/Events
The Women's Council schedules special member events quarterly
For information and/or to reserve your place, contact Joanne Harth at (843) 696-7717.

  • The Women's Council of the Gibbes Museum of Art presents quarterly programs that are open to the public by reservation through a Women's Council member. These programs are free for prospective members of the Women's Council and the Gibbes Museum of Art.