Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St., Charleston, SC
Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:30am – 12pm
“G is for Gibbes: A Museum ABC Book Celebration
February 15; 10:30am – 12:00pm
Join the author, illustrator and collaborators of the Gibbes’ newest work of at G is for Gibbes: A Museum ABC Book. The festivities will begin with a reading the in Campbell Rotunda and will include a range of hands-on activities. A book signing with author Cathy Jenrette and illustrator Erin Banks will follow the reading.
Price: Free for Members| Included with admission for Non-Members
She Persisted: Women of Letters and the American South
January 29; 1:00-2:00pm
Works of art and literature have long inspired one another. Whether the Bloomsbury Group, the Aesthetic Movement, or Black Mountain College, their evolution is often contemporaneous. Inspired by Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection, and in partnership with woman-owned bookstore Itinerant Literate, join us in conversation with Professor and Director of Southern Studies at the College of Charleston, Julia Eichelberger, recipient of the National Book Award for Poetry, Nikky Finney, and author of the Charleston-based novel The Cigar Factory, Michele Moore, as we consider the literary traditions and social landscape that gave rise to voices like Eudora Welty, Zora Neale Hurston, and Harper Lee, and that continue to inspire women writers and artists across the south.
Price: Members: $15 | Non-Members: $25
Micromosaic Jewelry Workshop with Olivia Ruxton and Redux
February 19; 6:00-8:30pm at the Gibbes Museum of Art
February 29; 6:00-8:30pm at the Redux Contemporary Art Center
In this workshop we will explore the exhibition A Return to the Grand Tour on view at the Gibbes Museum with a private tour of Elizabeth Locke’s collection where we will learn about jewelry history and fabrication techniques of micromosaics. Then students will take that knowledge and create wearable micromosaics of their own! Each student will choose their subject matter, draft a design, and craft their own mosaic from stained glass in a sterling silver pendant.
Price: Members: $150 | Non-Members $165
Story Time with the Gibbes
February 20; 10:30-11:00am
Join us for story time in the galleries in collaboration with the Charleston County Public Library. Families will enjoy stories and songs inspired by temporary exhibitions and works in the permanent collection.
Price: This event is free and open to the public.
Oil Painting with Sally Smith
February 24, 25,26; 10:00am-4:00pm
Join artist Sally Smith in this three-day oil painting workshop where she will guide each student closer to their goals in painting. Learn the basics of mixing colors to blocking out a composition and the tools of painting: supplies, palette layout, colors, design, composition, perspective, values, focal points, hard and soft edges, texture, and many other components.
Price: Members: $350 | Non-Members: $450
Curator-led Tour of Central to Their Lives
February 27; 2:30-3:30pm
Explore the exhibition Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection with Gibbes Museum curator, Amanda Breen.
Price: This event is free for members and included with Museum admission for Non-Members
Mantras and Mandalas: A Yoga & Art Workshop for Adults
February 29; 10:00am-1:00pm
Learn to connect art, movement and sound with, Amy Kopen Kassis. Participants are guided through the Chakras in this introductory workshop. Colors, yoga poses, mantras as well as connections to real life such as stress, communication and love will be explored while creating a self-portrait of Mandalas. This studio course will conclude with a yoga flow and meditation connecting their mind, body and spirit. This is not a physically advanced yoga course and is open to all levels of ability. All art materials are included, but please bring a yoga mat and water.
Price: Members: $60 | Non-Members: $70″
Event Type: Arts and Culture, Other
More info: www.gibbesmuseum.org