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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 in historic Charleston, S.C. The Gibbes houses one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present. The Gibbes is currently undergoing major renovations and will reopen in the spring of 2016. The renovated museum will properly showcase its extensive collections and will feature an admission-free ground floor, providing a place to watch artists at work in studios and stroll through a world-class garden.

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