The Gibbes Museum may be closed for renovations, but that hasn't stopped them from planning one of Charleston's favorite parties. On May 7 from 7:30-10pm, the street in front of 135 Meeting Street will be transformed into a turn-of-the-century Parisian fête!
Gibbes on the Street: La Belle Époque, The Gibbes' sixth-annual Street Party will look back to La Belle Époque, —a “golden age” characterized by optimism and prosperity, where the arts flourished and many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition on a grand scale. The Gibbes Beaux-Arts building, completed during this period, will serve as the backdrop for this celebration under the stars.
Charleston's top chefs will serve delicacies inspired by Escoffier and the French culinary tradition.
Gibbes Museum Insider Art: Discover Contemporary Wildlife Artist Walton Ford Thursday, April 23, 6pm Free for Fellows, $15 Members, $25 Non Members Location: Circular Congregational Church 150 Meeting Street
Explore Walton Ford's satirical wildlife illustrations featuring six intaglio etchings from a New York collector. Join Judith Goldman, well-known curator of art including prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and managing editor of ARTnews, for commentary on Walton Ford's revolutionary approach to natural history painting To purchase tickets, visit gibbesmuseum.org/events. Reception to follow.
Charleston Harbor Tours is offering a Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise every Thursday, April - November. Climb aboard the Carolina Queen, a triple-decker paddlewheel river boat and cruise the Charleston Harbor. It's fun for the entire family!
Every Thursday*, enjoy a fabulous two-hour sunset cruise with LIVE BLUES from the SHRIMP CITY SLIM band (or invited guest band), mouth-watering BBQ BUFFET from FIERY RON'S HOME TEAM BBQ, and CASH BAR on board. If you haven't done this yet, you need to!
*Special Friday cruises available April 10, May 1, July 3, Aug 7, Sept 4 & Nov 6. Order tickets by phone at 843 722 1112 or on-line at www.charlestonharbortours.com.
Plevé jewelry is bending the rules to create a new diamond luxury.
Invented by master designer, Ron Rizzo, Plevé is a revolutionary patented technique that is best described as a free form, creative use of all possible shapes, sizes and colors of diamonds in a kaleidoscopic harmony. Artisans handcraft each piece to be a beautiful diamond mosaic.
Plevé recruits accomplished illustrators, sculptors, and ceramists as well as jewelry design graduates to bring their own unique esthetic sensibility to each handcrafted piece.
Every detail matters & every Plevé piece truly is an original work of art, sculpted by hand and one-of-a-kind.
Plevé jewelry is available at Paulo Geiss Jewelers, located at 116 East Bay in Charleston's French Quarter District. Call (843) 577-4497 for more information.
161 King Street was just listed for sale by Domicile Real Estate Brokerage. This showcase 3,898 sq. ft. retail building consists of two retail unites (one with two floors), one bedroom apartment, three parking spaces, and a lovely courtyard.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a fully restored and fully leased commercial building on King Street generating a 5% Cap.
The Savannah Bee Company was recently designated a Small Business Rock Star by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Developers Association.
To qualify, the companies nominated must have no more than 100 employees, demonstrate innovative marketing, and use assistance from multiple state and federal agencies. The Savannah Bee Company & TSAV came out on top out of the 54 companies nominated across the state.
"Ted Dennard, president of Savannah Bee, summed it up. 'There’s a ton of people that have helped us along the way. It takes a hive,' he quipped.
For instance, the maker of honey-based gourmet and beauty products has tapped the department as well as Savannah Tech, Georgia Tech, the Savannah Career Center, the Georgia Logistics Center of Innovation, Export Georgia and the Small Business Administration, among others.
'Everything’s been free: the way I like it,' Dennard said. 'All of these things have been underutilized by business in my opinion.' "
"Leaving the glamour of a successful advertising career in New York, Mills Taylor eagerly accepts a position as the director of an educational scholarship foundation in Alston Station, a town near Charleston, South Carolina--the opportunity for a simpler, less hectic life is just too appealing to turn down. But, she unwittingly steps into an unfamiliar world of family secrets, betrayal, supernatural tales, southern traditions, and money--lots of money. Her new boss, Cooper Heath, is as socially conscious as he is charming, but falls from favor when his beautiful wife goes missing. Fundraising work brings Mills in close contact with a community divided in loyalty to Heath--does she have to choose a side?"
The cover of The Cast Net features the painting "September Marsh" by Rick Reinert.
Don't miss the Gibbes Museum's next Insider Art Series Event on Thursday, April 23 at 6pm at the Circular Congregational Church (150 Meeting Street).
Explore Walton Ford’s satirical wildlife illustrations featuring six intaglio etchings from a New York collector. Join Judith Goldman, former curator of prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art and managing editor of ARTnews, for commentary on Walton Ford’s revolutionary approach to natural history painting. Reception to follow.
To purchase tickets to Insider Art: Discover Contemporary Wildlife Artist Walton Ford, visit gibbesmuseum.org/events.