For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Mercer
Marketing and Communications Manager
843-722-2706 ext. 38


The Gibbes Museum of Art Names Shari S. Knight-Gillum as Rental Events Coordinator

(June 14, 2011 - Charleston, S.C.) – The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Shari S. Knight-Gillum has recently joined the museum as Rental Events Coordinator. Prior to joining the Gibbes, Knight-Gillum worked as a freelance event manager coordinating weddings, conferences, and fundraisers. Knight-Gillum also serves as a part-time assistant at Soiree by Tara Guerard.

As Rental Events Coordinator for the Gibbes, Knight-Gillum will promote the museum as a premier rental venue in the Charleston area. According to Ms. Knight-Gillum, “The museum building and courtyard offer a unique and versatile setting for those planning a special event in the downtown historic district. I am excited to promote this beautiful space to locals, visitors, and brides.” Knight-Gillum will also be coordinating several internal events for the Gibbes in conjunction with the museum’s auxiliary groups.

Shari S. Knight-Gillum received her B.A. in Media Communications in 1999 from the College of Charleston. She is involved in many community events including the MUSC Children’s Hospital fundraiser, the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction, and Charleston Fashion Week. She also serves as a House Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. 

Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works with a Charleston or Southern connection and presents special exhibitions annually. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives.

As the aesthetic heart of the Lowcountry, the Gibbes serves the community by stimulating creative expression, increasing economic vitality through tourism, and improving the region’s superb quality of life.

135 Meeting Street * Charleston, SC * 29401