For Immediate Release


Contact: Amy Mercer
Marketing and Communications Manager
843-722-2706 ext. 38
amercer@gibbesmuseum.org

 

13th Annual Kiawah Island Art and House Tour

Benefits the Gibbes Museum of Art


January 25, 2013 – For Immediate Release
High res images for each home available upon request

13th Annual Kiawah Island Art and House Tour on April 5
Benefits the Gibbes Museum of Art


(Charleston, South Carolina) – The thirteenth annual Kiawah Island Art and House Tour, sponsored by the member auxiliary group Gibbes, etc., will take place on Friday, April 5, 2013, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. This year, five stunning Kiawah Island homes in the private gated community will be opened for public viewing. Proceeds from the event benefit education, exhibition, and outreach programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art. “We are so thankful to the women of Gibbes, etc. who have supported the museum for over a decade. The Art and House Tour provides participants the rare opportunity to tour some of the finest homes on Kiawah Island,” says Executive Director Angela Mack. Through its annual tour, Gibbes, etc. has presented the Museum with over 1.25 million dollars in support of our scheduled exhibitions and outreach.

Descriptions of the Five Kiawah Island Homes:

House 1 - 495 Old Dock Road
A sweeping staircase welcomes visitors to this home with expansive views of the Kiawah River and marsh. Upon entering, viewers will find a grand piano, imported glass chandeliers, and lighting from Italy. On one of the walls there is a magnificent collage of glass that resembles the art of renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. The elevator shaft contains a hand-painted mural and the media room resembles a turn of the century movie theater. Male visitors will be drawn to the club room with its fur topped barstools and a spectacular array of television sets. Finally, a fully stocked gaming room is certain to please family members of all ages.

House 2 - 46 LeMoyne Lane
Overlooking the 15th hole at the Cassique golf course is 46 LeMoyne Lane. This beautiful Shingle style home is inspired by the English Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. The open interior is decorated in a classic contemporary style with soft, soothing colors. Over the three-car garage is a separate two bedroom guest house with a living room and kitchen. A collection of sculptures, created by the owner’s mother, add a unique quality to this island home.

House 3 - 48 Kiawah Island Club Drive
The footprint of this home follows a 180 degree arced shoreline of a lagoon, which appealed to the homeowners’ desire for curving design elements throughout the house. Situated in the Settlement neighborhood, the home has spectacular views of the twelfth green and thirteenth tee of Kiawah’s River Course. Sweeping radial lines are found throughout and set the theme for many of the interior rooms. A neutral color palette prevails, creating a warm and inviting setting. An elevated hot tub and pool overlook maritime forests and the rolling landscape of the River Course.

House 4 - 158 Grey Fox Den
Standing on a small peninsula with 250 degree views of marshland and the Kiawah River is a gorgeous zinc-roofed shingle style home. The façade is highlighted by a large contemporary window, which is inspired by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and exposes light filled interiors. The open floor design is casual, but sophisticated using all natural elements and colors – wood, iron, and linen meant to complement the views of the outdoors. A beautiful open-air living room overlooks a view of the infinity pool, kayak dock, and fire pit. Inside, enjoy a carefully curated contemporary art collection that adds depth and color to the neutral palate interior. Each room looks out upon vast marsh and river views providing a tranquil retreat for all.

House 5 – 270 Woodland Garden Lane
Influenced by the British Arts and Crafts movement of the early twentieth century is a lovely stucco cottage at the Cassique golf resort on Kiawah Island. A central garden courtyard graced by a fountain with sculptured herons greets visitors as they approach the home. An English cottage ambience is carried throughout the interior of the home with a decorative theme of blue and white, and a beautiful collection of chinoiserie. The owner’s art and antique doorstop collections are just two of the highlights of this elegant and welcoming home.

Tickets:
Tickets are $55 per person and include the five-house tour, light refreshments throughout the afternoon at one of the homes, and an admission pass to the Gibbes Museum of Art valid through December 30, 2013. Tickets may be purchased at the Gibbes Museum Store at 135 Meeting Street, online at www.gibbesmuseum.org/events at Kiawah Island Real Estate locations at the Kiawah Main Gate, the Sanctuary or Freshfields Village, or by calling 843-722-2706 (x21). For more information about the house tour, visit www.gibbesetc.org.

Gibbes, etc.
Gibbes, etc., an auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum of Art, is comprised of Kiawah Island women dedicated to the support of the museum. Since its inception in 2001, and through the Kiawah Island Art and House Tour, Gibbes, etc. has presented the Gibbes with more than $1,000,000 to date to fund traveling exhibitions and art education projects in the community. In 2011, Gibbes, etc. was honored with the James S. Gibbes Philanthropy Award.

Gibbes Museum of Art * 135 Meeting Street * Charleston, SC * 29401 * www.gibbesmuseum.org
#####

GIBBES MUSEUM OF ART
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
www.gibbesmuseum.org