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Gibbes Museum of Art Exhibits South Carolina Doodle 4 Google 2012 Finalists

Doodles to be displayed in special exhibition throughout July

(June 20, 2012 - Charleston, SC) – The Gibbes Museum of Art today announced that it will exhibit the South Carolina Doodle 4 Google 2012 finalists from July 3 - 31. Entries from kindergarten through high school students were submitted from across South Carolina and these ten finalists represent the top submissions in each age group. The finalists are students in Bluffton, Conway, Johnsonville, Pickens, Rock Hill, Simpsonville, Mount Pleasant, and North Charleston. The ten works will be on view in a special exhibition in the museum’s Welcome Gallery. The Welcome Gallery can be accessed without paying museum admission.

“We are delighted to partner with Google on the Doodle 4 Google program. It’s a terrific initiative that promotes the visual arts to students of all ages. We invite everyone to come see how the Google logo has been interpreted by these very talented finalists” said Gibbes Executive Director Angela Mack.

Doodle 4 Google is one of several efforts by Google to encourage and celebrate the creativity of young people by asking students to create their own Google doodle. The theme this year was “If I could travel in time, I’d visit...” Doodle 4 Google gives students a blank canvas to harness their curiosity and imagine the past, present, and/or future anywhere in the world. The doodles were judged by a team of Googlers and then guest judges—such as Katy Perry, Phineas and Ferb creator and executive producer Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, and recording artist Jordin Sparks—helped choose the top doodles.

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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