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


Gibbes on the Street: The Year of the Gibbes
Thursday, May 12, 7:30 - 10pm
$150 Members | $175 Non-Members
All guests must be 21 years of age. Event will be held rain or shine.
Location: 135 Meeting Street in front of the Gibbes Museum (Rain venue: Charleston Bus Shed)

  • Imagine walking through gleaming golden gates into the heart of the Forbidden City, a place rich in culture and history. Sounds of drums beat, vibrant visuals of reds and yellows surround, and floating lanterns light up the night sky on the street in front of the newly renovated Gibbes Museum! Enjoy savories and sweets from The Atlantic Room, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Circa 1886, Cypress, Drawing Room, Edmund's Oast, Fat Hen, FIG, Fish, Cafe Framboise, The Grocery, Halls Chophouse, Hank's, Indaco, The MacIntosh, McCrady's, Oak Steakhouse, The Obstinate Daughter, Ocean Room, The Ordinary, 167 Raw, Slightly North of Broad, Wild Olive and WildFlour Pastry.

  • PURCHASE A MEMBER TICKET

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  • Tickets will be mailed prior to the event.

  • Interested in becoming a Street Party Sponsor? Please contact Jena Clem at 843-722-2706 ext 225 or jclem@gibbesmuseum.org

Museum Members Preview
Friday, May 27, 3-6pm
Free for Gibbes Museum members

  • All Gibbes Museum members are invited to tour the newly renovated building and exhibitions before the museum opens to the public on May 28!

  • Please contact Amanda Breen at 843-722-2706 ext 221 or abreen@gibbesmuseum.org with any questions.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Reopening
Saturday, May 28, 10am
Free for Members. Included with Museum Admission for Non-Members.

  • All are welcome to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand reopening of the Gibbes Museum! Join the Gibbes Board of Directors, elected officials, and distinguished guests on the front plaza for the first official day that the newly renovation museum is open to the public.

  • Please contact Amanda Breen at 843-722-2706 ext 221 or abreen@gibbesmuseum.org with any questions.

Pluck and Grow: Artist Talk and Workshop
Wednesday, June 1, 6pm
$5

  • Gibbes Museum of Art visiting artist, Sonya Clark, is installing Pluck and Grow—a collaborative work with Museum visitors. Using hair as a metaphor for what connects us as humans, separates us into racial groups, and makes us individuals, the artist invites people to contribute their hair stories to this ever-changing artwork. On June 1, Clark will give an artist talk followed by a workshop where participants can share and exchange stories.

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Art of Healing: Porgy and Bess, Behind the Curtain
Wednesday, June 22, 6pm
$20 Members | $30 Non-Members

  • Set in Charleston, George Gershwin's iconic opera Porgy and Bess (1935) is based on the novel Porgy (1925) by DuBose Heyward. Although the opera debuted in 1935, it was not performed in Charleston until 1970 due to the unwillingness of African-American actors to perform in front of a segregated audience. Join Dr. Jeb Hallett for a conversation with historian and author Harlan Greene and gospel singer Ann Caldwell to discuss how the story has served as a vehicle for dialogue about race in the South for almost a century.

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CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS


Watercolor Made Easy with Peggy Ellis, Ages 14 & Up
Tuesdays, June 14, 21, 28, 1:30pm-3:30pm
$100 Members, $120 Non-members
Location: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting Street

  • From how to begin a painting to fixing mistakes along the way, this class will encourage experimenting with “wet on wet” and dry brush techniques. Landscapes and still life painted with simple shapes and limited color schemes will have you come away with a finished painting and more.

  • Supplies: Several sheets of 140lb cold press watercolor paper, spray bottle, large water jar, masking tape, ruler, sketch pad, graphite crayon, #6B pencil, gum eraser, watercolor palette, size 38 brush, size 6 round, size 12 round, 1” flat brush, ˝ “ flat brush, eraser brush, Paint: yellow ochre, raw sienna, cadmium red, sap green, burnt sienna, burnt umber, cobalt blue, cerulean blue, alizarin crimson, sepia, van dyke brown

  • 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)

Drawing at Your Own Level with Lese Corrigan, Ages 14 & Up
Wednesdays, June 15, 22, and 29, 6:30pm-8:00pm
$80 Member, $90 Non-Members
Location: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting Street

  • Whether developing basic drawing skills or advancing existing skills, the class is adapted to the level of each individual. Learn to see what is in front of you and translate that into line drawings.

  • Supplies: 9x12 inch 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)

Palette Knife Techniques in Oil Painting with Peggy Ellis, Ages 14 & Up
Thursdays, June 16, 23, 30, 1:30pm-3:30pm
$100 Members, $120 Non-members
Location: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting Street

  • Using palette knives to achieve unique textures, students will learn about mixing colors both on and off the canvas. Focus will be on starting with a strong composition in both landscapes and still life.

  • Supplies: Graphite crayon, 6B pencil, gum eraser, large sketch pad, Che Son palette knives 832, 808, Richeson 899, Blick 27, linseed oil, Turpenoid, 2 16x20 stretched canvases, palette with disposable sheets, Oil Paint: yellow ochre, raw sienna, cadmium yellow, burnt umber, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, sap green, permalba white

  • 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)

Pastel Color in the Landscape with Tammy Papa
Tuesdays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, and 9, 9:30am-12:30pm
$240 Members, $300 Non-members
Location: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting Street

  • Learn how to interpret and express the beauty of our landscapes. In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light. Students will focus on the landscape and think beyond blues and greens. For beginner and intermediate painters.

  • Supplies: Pastel 72-78 Stick Set, Sanded Paper or Canson Paper Pad - 8 x10 or 9 x12, Towels, Rags/ Wipes, Bristle brush, Small sketch book, Pencils 2B and 4B, Kneaded eraser, Landscape 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)

Beginning Acrylic and Oil Painting with Stephen Herchak, Ages 14 & up
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 1:30pm-3:30pm
$130 Members, $160 Non-members
Location: Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting Street

  • Introductory level class covering the basics of composition, color theory, color mixing, blending and finishing details. You choose oil or acrylic! Instruction will be from still life, but you may bring a photograph for reference.

  • Supplies: Choice of oil or acrylic basic set of paint in tubes, variety of medium soft round and stiff flat brushes, palette or mixing tray, blending/extender medium for acrylic or turpentine/paint thinner and linseed oils for oil, stretched and primed canvas, board or paper for media selected and soft pencil or charcoal for sketching, rags, wide mouth jar with tight sealing lid

  • 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


Paper and Paint with Sally Collins, K-5th grade
Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2016, 4:00-5:30pm
$100 Museum Members, $120 Non-Members
Location: Hazel Parker Community Center, 70 East Bay St.

  • Students will use acrylic, watercolor and gesso paints to cut, weave and paste creative designs. Embellishments, cloth, and natural materials will be added to finish the creations.

  • 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)

Summer Art Camp for Children Ages 4 – 7 and 8 – 12
June and July 2016

  • This year, our Summer Camp offerings sold out quickly due to an enormous response. If you would like to be added to a wait list, or to learn about other class offerings for children, please call 843.722.2706 x237.

  • Camp Brochure Form PDF

SOCIETY 1858 EVENTS


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.