Tickle your creativity and remember the last time you built a fort or spent time in a treehouse. The Gibbes brought in Patrick Dougherty to create an installation over the course of 3 weeks. His medium of stick sculptures are like playhouses for adults. I enjoyed so many elements of his process and completed creation. Check it out!
Art + Design @ The Gibbes! The Art of Design Luncheon Presented by the Women's Council featured speaker Vern Yip. Known for his TLC's Trading Spaces, NBC's Home Intervention and HGTV's most recognizable designer, Vern shared his background, travel experiences and personal style. My personal favorite tidbit were the measurements that translate to ease of living. His linens and patterns graced the tables of the luncheon.
Duvall Catering | Sperry Tents | Jane & Gretchen Floral
Fun-raising! Shaking it up! Low Country Harley Davidson put on the First Annual Horse Power Heal’s poker run in support of LEAP (Lowcountry Equine Assisted Psychotherapy). Tattooed Moose on Johns Island hosted the after party with bbq, drinks, music and raffles. Keep your eyes open for next year’s low key, fun-raiser that supports local individuals on their wellness journey.
PS. Yes, there is a slight bias. We are extra invested as our horse, Harmony, is one of the four-legged team members! She along with her human helpers (aka therapists and equine specialist) do really big work.
The Gibbes Museum is more than a building, and the Gibbes renovation was more than a facelift. With the ‘Art is the Reason’ theme at the core, the museum’s team created spaces within the space. The layout and art leads you from room to room, each room containing a mini-experience. Classrooms bring a strong focus to creative, experiential learning for adults and children alike. Bold colored walls, and exceptional lighting, give a new depth to familiar pieces. As wedding photographers, we are excited to photograph our first couple in the dome room (and in the gardens at sunset!). There are so many details high, low, left and right that make the renovated space extra special. Go see for yourself!
Society 1858 of the Gibbes Museum created another event to enjoy art and creativity in a 1940’s nightclub cabaret atmosphere at No. 5 Faber Street. The evening included Charleston’s local CherryShine Whiskey, caberet performances, photo-booth and nibbles by Hamby’s. The highlight of the evening was the drawing and announcement for original works of art by local artists. All proceeds benefit the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art.
The 2016 Art of Design, hosted by the Gibbes Museum's Women's Council, provided a wealth of information and sparkle with jewelry historian and designer, Andrew Prince. His tales shared not only the history of the jewelry itself but also the significance of jewelry within art. Similar to Jane Austen’s style of creating a family’s financial picture by telling us how many sheep, cows, goats and horses, the jewelry told it’s own tale of wealth and social standing. Mr. Prince hosted a trunk show of his jewelry and displayed several of the original jewels worn by the ladies of Downton Abbey.
images © MCG Photography / 'You Make Me Smile' by Ernie Halter