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The Gibbes Museum of Art Presents The Art of Design Spring Luncheon and Lecture with Charlotte Moss

Annual Spring Luncheon

(Charleston, South Carolina) – The Women’s Council of the Gibbes Museum of Art presents Art of Design, a lecture and luncheon benefitting the museum on Friday, March 7, 2014. The annual luncheon brings sought-after speakers to share their expertise on design. This year’s featured speaker will encourage guests to embrace a visual life. “We are thrilled to welcome Charlotte Moss to Charleston. Her wealth of knowledge about design and business acumen will inspire and inform our guests,” says Gibbes Museum Executive Director Angela Mack.

Ms. Moss’ designs reveal a global influence as well as an appreciation of history with a contemporary twist. Since opening her design business in 1985, she has designed private residences and executive suites all over the country. Ms. Moss lectures widely on the all the arts of living, and has written eight books including her most recent, A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages, and Inspiration. In addition to writing books, she contributes frequently to The Wall Street Journal, and was recently featured as “pop-up” guest editor in the November issue of House Beautiful. Focusing on “The Arts of Living,” with special sections on home fragrance, books, music, wine and more, she writes,

“As designers, we go far beyond how rooms look and feel: we create atmosphere and that means creating beauty that affects all of our senses. I’m focusing on the arts of living, being surrounded by beauty, enveloped in fragrance, listening to good music, reading good books, enjoying good food and wine with friends. Basically, what we DO at home, how we LIVE.”

Ms. Moss will offer a visual presentation during the three-course luncheon featuring a selection of seasonal favorites. A book signing will follow the luncheon.

Tickets and Sponsorships
Tickets for the luncheon are $125 and tables of ten are $1,250. Tickets must be purchased in advance at or by calling 843.722.2706 x21. Advance copies of books by Ms. Moss can also be purchased through the Gibbes Museum Store. All proceeds benefit education and outreach programs at the Gibbes Museum of Art.
Check-in for the seated gathering will begin at 11:00am and the luncheon and lecture will begin promptly at 12:00pm.

A limited number of $1,000 sponsorships are available by contacting Jena Clem at (843.722-2706 x25). Sponsorships include 2 tickets to the Art of Design luncheon, and an invitation to a private Sponsor Party with Ms. Moss on Thursday, March 6, as well as acknowledgement at the event. Flower Magazine is the media sponsor for the event.

The Women’s Council of the Carolina Art Association/Gibbes Museum of Art
Founded in 1950 as the Gibbes Art Gallery Auxiliary, the Women’s Council currently boasts 120 active members in addition to association, sustaining, affiliate, guest, and honorary members. For over sixty years, members of the Women’s Council have donated their time, talent, and financial support to the museum.

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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