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Meet the Authors of "Alice" w/ Book Signing

Dwight McInvaill with Anne Tinker and Caroline Tinker Palmer will be at the Gibbes Museum Store to sign copies of their latest project "Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist." Admission is free to attend. "Alice" may be purchased through the Museum Store for $60.00 the day of the event or in advance through the online store. Please use code LOCAL2020 with a note that you will pick up your book during the event when purchasing online.


About the Book

Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (1876-1958), a leader of the Charleston Renaissance, immortalized the beauty and history of the Carolina Lowcountry and helped propel the region into an important destination for cultural tourism. A lifelong Charleston resident, she helped spark the city’s historic preservation movement, depicted the waning days of rice planting, and captured the mystical spirit of the Lowcountry in luminous watercolors. This beautifully-illustrated volume is a personal account of the artist’s life and work that draws on unpublished papers, letters, and interviews. It includes over 200 paintings, prints, sketches, and photographs, many shared for the first time. The most comprehensive book ever made of Alice’s work, it is both an important contribution to Southern art scholarship and a gorgeous addition to the bookshelves of art lovers. Published by Evening Post Books in collaboration with the Middleton Place Foundation.

About the Authors

Dwight McInvaill directs the Georgetown County Library. His focus on innovation as apublic librarian in South Carolina has been recognized by The New York Times and CarnegieCorporation. He was a member of the steering committee to found the Digital Public Libraryof America and served on the board of the Lowcountry Rice Culture Project. He has a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has given many lectures on Alice Smith, a mentor and friend to his parents.

Anne Gaud Tinker, now retired, spent her professional career in international policy and programs, primarily focused on women’s and children’s health. A great-niece of Alice Smith, Anne attended Vassar College and received graduate degrees from Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities. She is a trustee of Middleton Place Foundation, on the board of the Gibbes Museum of Art, and a member of the Historic Charleston Foundation’s National Advisory Council. Anne lives in Charleston with her husband John. They divide their time between South Carolina and Massachusetts.

Caroline Palmer is a communications, marketing, and human resources professional. A great-great-niece of Alice Smith, she has a BA in art history from Duke University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Caroline is a trustee of Middleton Place Foundation and lives with her husband Kurt and two daughters, Claire and Alice, in Charleston, South Carolina.