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ART LECTURES, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

SOCIETY 1858 EVENTS

WOMEN'S COUNCIL PROGRAMS



ART LECTURES, PERFORMANCES & EVENTS


Rice in the Lowcountry: The Art of Jonathan Green and Alice Ravenel Huger Smith
Thursday, October 30, 6pm Fellows, 7pm General Admission
Free for Fellows, $15 Members, $35 Non-Members
Location: Franke Building Atrium, 171 Church Street

  • Organized by the Gibbes Museum in partnership with Jonathan Green, this special exhibition brings together for the first time the beloved works from Alice Ravenel Huger Smith's renowned series, Carolina Rice Plantation of the Fifties and Jonathan Green's exciting new paintings and sketches that speak to the rice culture heritage of the Lowcountry.

  • A silent auction will feature four of Jonathan Green's original works. View details of the works for sale in advance of the event (PDF).

Art of Healing: Architecture and Healing
Tuesday, November 4, 6pm
$20 Members, $30 Non Members
Location: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street

  • Join us for a panel discussion on the healing properties of architecture. Renowned experts including The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Senior Director of Properties and Hay House Director and author, Jonathan Poston, and Director of the Clemson Architecture Center Ray Huff, will join moderator Roper Hospital Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Jeb Hallett for this discussion.

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Art with a Twist: Unexpected Treasures, Re-Designing Artful Artifacts with Jeffrey McKinnon & Randall Grussing
Thursday, November 13, 6pm
$20 Members, $30 Non Members
Location: Circe and Architectural Antiques & Design, 903-C and 1011-A St. Andrew's Blvd.

  • Jeff McKinnon and Randy Grussing are the proprietors of Circe and Architectural Antiques & Design. They will share their design philosophy featured in the master bedroom of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Leagues's 2014 Designer Showcase.

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Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Tod Williams and Billie Tsien
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6pm
$50 Members, $60 Non-Members, $1000 Premium Ticket, includes 2 tickets to exclusive, intimate lunch with speakers and 2 preferred seating tickets to evening lecture
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.

  • Tod Williams and Billie Tsien founded Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in 1986. Their studio, located in New York City, focuses on work for institutions - museums, schools and non-profits; organizations that value issues of aspiration and meaning, timelessness and beauty. Their buildings are carefully made and useful in ways that speak to both efficiency and the spirit. A sense of rootedness, light, texture, detail, and most of all experience are at the heart of what they build.

  • Tickets for this event will be mailed in October.

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Art with a Twist: Antique Walk, A Stroll in Search of the Perfect Treasure
Wednesday, December 3, 6pm
$20 Members, $30 Non Members
Location: Meet at the Gibbes Museum entrance, 135 Meeting Street

Art of Healing: Flower Power
Wednesday, December 10, 6pm
$20 Members, $30 Non Members
Location: Thomas Bennett House, 69 Barre Street

  • Join floral design experts Gretchen Cuddy of Gretchen Cuddy Floral Designs and Clara Varga-Gonzales of Tiger Lily Florists, and moderator Dr. Jeb Hallett for a discussion on how horticulture enhances health and healing.

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CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS


Beginning Watercolor
November 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 9am-11am
$130 Members, $160 Non-Members
Location: Artist's downtown studio (address will be provided after registration)

  • 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 Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Drawing at Your Own Level and Beyond (Ages 14 and up)
Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18, 6:30pm-8pm
$80 Members, $90 Non-Members
Location: Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen Street

  • 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. Learn to see what is in front of you and translate that to line drawings. Taught by artist Lese Corrigan.

  • Supplies: Medium size paper pad of medium quality paper (no smaller than 11x14), newsprint pad of the same size, 6b drawing pencil, and kneaded eraser.

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Mixing Colors in Oil
Thursday, December 11, 8:30am-12pm
$70 Members, $85 Non-Members
Location: Artist's downtown studio (address will be provided after registration)

  • Using a palette knife, learn how colors change when mixed with other colors. This intense one day workshop taught by artist Mary Lou Bloise, MFA, includes color theory and painting techniques.

  • Supplies: Colors- titanium white, cadmium yellow, cadmium red medium, terre vert, burnt umber, raw umber, viridian green, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, raw sienna, cerulean blue, yellow ochre, 12” T square, 2 painting knives (one arched/round and one flat), odorless mineral spirits, refined linseed oil, 14” or larger wood or glass palette, 3 16" or smaller canvases, 2 small glass jars, clean rags.

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Oil and Advanced Composition
Tuesdays, January 13, 27, February 10, 24, 8:30-11am
$125 Member, $145 Non-Members
Location: Artist’s Studio Downtown

  • This series is for students who have taken the instructor’s introduction to oil class. Continue learning how colors change when mixed with other colors, color theory and painting techniques. Taught by Artist Mary Lou Bloise, MFA.


  • Supplies: Colors- titanium white, cadmium yellow, cadmium red medium, terre vert, burnt umber, raw umber, viridian green, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, raw sienna, cerulean blue, yellow ochre, 12” T square, 2 painting knives (one arched/round and one flat), odorless mineral spirits, refined linseed oil, 14” or larger wood palette, 3 canvases, 2 small glass jars, clean rags

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)



Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 6-8:00pm
$135 Member, $170 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • Using water based and fast drying acrylic paint, this introductory level class will cover basic composition, color theory, color mixing, blending and finishing details. Taught by Artist Stephen Herchak.

  • Supplies: Basic set of acrylic paint in tubes, bottle of blending/extender medium, assortment of brushes, palette or plastic trays for mixing, stretched and primed canvas, prepared canvas board OR paper intended for acrylic, soft pencil or charcoal, cloth rags, wide mouth jar, table top/floor easel (optional).

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Art History: Late Hellenistic through the fall of Rome
Tuesdays, January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 12-1:30pm
$200 Gibbes and CLS Member s (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 employ a global approach when discussing artifacts and the techniques developed by craftsmen and artisans. 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 and Beyond (Ages 14 and up)
Tuesdays, February 3, 10, 17, 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. Learn to see what is in front of you and translate that to line drawings. Taught by Artist Lese Corrigan.

  • Supplies: Medium size paper pad of medium quality paper (no smaller than 11x14), newsprint pad of the same size, 6b drawing pencil, and kneaded eraser

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Still Life in Pastel
Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 10:30am-12:30pm
$320 Member, $400 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • Participants will explore the brilliance and beauty of the pastel medium to create expressive and poetic still life paintings. Pastel techniques as well as value, composition, and color will be covered. The class is for beginners to intermediate, but all levels welcome. 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, Prismacolor ( or Pantone ) Markers – optional, Kneaded eraser, Landscape or still life photos, Rice Flour or Rice in tupperware - optional.

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Watercolor Continues
Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 9- 11:00am
$110 Member, $130 Non-Members
Location: Artist’s Studio Downtown

  • This series continues for students who have taken the beginning watercolor series. 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 Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Beginning Stained Glass (Ages 14 and up)
Tuesdays, March 10, 17 and 24, 6-8:00pm
$125 Members, $150 Non-Members
Location: Blue Heron Glass, 1714 Old Towne Road, West Ashley

  • Do you love the beautiful stained glass dome in the Gibbes Rotunda? Now you can learn about stained glass and start making your own beautiful works of art. Over the course of three weeks, you will learn how to cut glass, grind the pieces to fit and solder a finished product. This is a great introduction to art glass and the copper foil technique, a method pioneered by Louis Comfort Tiffany. All patterns, materials and use of tools are included. See the website for more information about the studio at Blue Heron Glass.

  • Contact Blue Heron Glass to register at 843-769-7299.

Photography Sampler (Ages 14 and up)
Saturday, March 21, 10am – 1pm (Rain date March 28)
$55 Member, $65 Non-Member
Location: Meet at the Gibbes Museum entrance

  • If you are puzzled by your DSLR camera, learn the meaning behind the buttons. Take your photography to the next level while enjoying this historic city and all the glorious details that surround it. Participants will receive a matted photograph to take home. Taught by Joyce Weir, Photographer and Licensed Tour Guide

  • Supplies: Your personal digital camera

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES


Holiday Craft Classes for 5-12 year olds
Saturdays, November 29 or December 13, 10am-12pm
$35 Members, $45 Non-Members per one day class
Location: Circular Congregational Church Wingard Room, 150 Meeting St.

  • Children will be able to choose from a variety of projects (or choose them all!). The class will focus on bringing nature into the projects to celebrate the season!

  • Taught by mother daughter artist duo Sally Collins and KC Collins

  • Register for both days and get $5 off total

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

Children’s Watercolor, 6-12 years old
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, from 4-5:30pm
$80 Member, $100 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 E. Bay St.

  • Students will learn basic watercolor techniques, special effects, mixing colors and painting with a purpose. Landscapes, animals and people will be explored. Supplies included. Taught by Artist Sally Collins.

  • To register, please download the Class Registration Form below and return to Rebecca Sailor at the Gibbes Museum. If you have further questions, please contact Rebecca at rsailor@gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706 x41.

  • Class Registration Form (PDF)

SOCIETY 1858 EVENTS


Annual Sponsors

AWAKE with Society 1858: An Evening with John Duckworth
Wednesday, November 12, 6-8pm
Location: City Gallery at Waterfront Park 34 Prioleau Street

$25 1858 Members, $35 Non-Members. Limited Availability

  • Join us for this special opportunity to experience this sound-accompanied, guided show through the transformed City Gallery space. The solo exhibition of John Duckworth’s work includes familiar abstract photography works as well as never-seen-before film, installation, screen-printing, and paintings featuring spiritual and cross-cultural influences.

  • Artist John Duckworth will be in attendance to share insight and answer questions about the exhibition, the evolution of his work, and the connections between his meditative and creative practices. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience this immersive gallery experience along side the artist himself.

  • Read more about the exhibition in The ArtMag.

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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.