Visiting Artists at The Gibbes

The Gibbes Museum of Art announces their visiting artists.

Visiting Artists Session I: February 20 – April 2, 2023
Austin Norvell refers to himself as a custodian of stuff. Wandering flea markets, thrift stores and storage units, he finds seemingly unimportant stuff and preserves its heritage and safeguards its legacy. Currently, Norvell is developing several series of glass sculptures and installations dealing with the concept of nostalgia in objects. For more information, click here.

Reuben Bloom has been exploring fine art photography for more than 12 years. Following a residency program, Reuben’s longtime practice of street photography led him to a sculpture and found-object-based studio practice that explores themes, materials and motifs generated by his images. For more information, click here.

-Submitted by The Gibbes Museum

(Image credit: The Gibbes Museum)

New Shows at Charleston Music Hall

New Shows

Tye Tribbett: All Things New Tour

Tye Tribbett has had a legendary career. Five #1 albums, two #1 radio singles, four #1 digital song sale singles, and eight top 10 songs. In his career, he’s had over 317 million global streams with over 1.3 million albums sold. On YouTube, he has eclipsed 56 million views. And he’s rocked national TV performances such as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The BET Awards. He’s currently one of the most inspirational voices online. His 1.8 million social media followers often go to him for a positive voice during rough times. In fact, one of his posts about self-worth went viral with everyone from Justin Bieber and Rev Run to Diddy and Nicki Minaj reposting.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$35 – $65

Click here for more information and tickets.


Showcasing “Ideas Worth Spreading” with talks and performances from members of our local community, TEDxCharleston continues its ten-year tradition of inspiring and entertaining the Lowcountry. Tickets include entry into the TEDxCharleston After Party, featuring great local F&B and music.

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023
Doors: 12:00 pm/ Show: 12:30 pm
$45 – $55

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The Wallflowers

Rock ‘n’ roll is often hard to define, or even to find, in these fractured musical times. But to paraphrase an old saying, you know it when you hear it.

And you always hear it with the Wallflowers. For the past 30 years, the Jakob Dylan-led act has stood as one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands – a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack. That signature style has been present through the decades, baked into the grooves of smash hits like 1996’s ​Bringing Down the Horse as well as more recent and exploratory fare like 2012’s ​Glad All Over.​

Monday, April 17, 2023
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$45 – $65

Click here for more information and tickets.

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(Image credit: Charleston Music Hall)

SIAG Hosts February Demonstration Artist Peggy Howe

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) welcomes Peggy Howe
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
1:30 – 4:00 pm
The Lake House
Live Oak Hall

Born in New Rochelle, New York, Peggy spent an idyllic childhood in the nature surrounding the York River in Virginia. Before her senior year of high school, the family moved to northern Virginia. There she discovered The National Gallery of Art and began her first art classes. Peggy attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, majoring in studio art and art history. Professor Julien Binford introduced Peggy to drawing from life. The love of drawing from life has been her essential work ever since.

She earned her BA in 1968 and promptly started making a living teaching art in public schools. After teaching five years, she decided to “make the jump” and practice art full time. Peggy moved to Charleston in 1976. She was drawn to the city’s beauty, history, and size. The city had an encouraging portfolio of successful female artists and the oldest city art museum in our country, The Gibbes Museum of Art. There she taught classes for years. She rented an apartment on Chalmers Street in Charleston to serve as her home and studio and turned one room into a gallery of her work.

This exhibit space allowed Peggy to establish herself by displaying her figure drawings and paintings as well as watercolors of Charleston.

In 1980, she found a large historic warehouse on Hayne Street. There Peggy opened studio space for herself and other artists and remained there until 1989 when Hurricane Hugo destroyed the building. Seeking another studio space, she became a founding board member for Print Studio South, Inc. This allowed a place for a shared fine art printmaking studio and classes. The space eventually became Redux Contemporary Art Center on King Street.

Because of the hurricane she was able to secure an SBA disaster loan allowing her to build a studio wing onto her Mt. Pleasant residence.  Peggy continues to draw, paint, teach, and host biweekly figure painting sessions in this remarkable studio.

Her beautiful work is included in many private, corporate and public collections. Some of the places where one can see her work is The Gibbes Museum of Art, The SC Arts Commission, the South Carolina State Museum, Hugo Museum, The City of Charleston, The City of North Charleston, and South Carolina Medical University.

Visitors are welcome to her studio at 1600 Home Farm Road, Mt. Pleasant, by appointment.

She can also be viewed during Charleston’s annual Spoleto Festival held in Marian Square at the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition, May 26-June 11, 2023.

For more information on the Guild’s events, workshops, and membership, visit

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Peggy Howe)

SI Photo Club Feb Meeting: Portraits Matter by Matthew Greene

Thursday, February 16, 2023
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Refreshments at 6:30 pm, presentation 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Live Oak Hall at The Lake Hous
This meeting is free to SI Photo Club members. For guests and non-members, we request a $10 donation (which can be applied to an annual Photo Club membership).

The Photo Club is thrilled to host Matthew Greene as our February 16 speaker. Matthew is a professional photographer with areas of focus in commercial photography, portraiture, and nature. (You may also have seen Matthew’s work on Nextdoor). Matthew’s talk will focus on his portraiture. He will be discussing how he aims to capture the essence and beauty in people through his portrait photography.

Matthew resides in Ohio but he and his family have been coming to Charleston for over 30 years, and Seabrook specifically, for the last ten. He is a member of ASMP, the premier trade association for the world’s most respected photographers.

Having lost many family members and friends, Matthew views each day as a gift. His seascapes and portraits convey his love of life. More information on Matthew’s work can be found at his website

-Submitted by Maureen Healy, Seabrook Island Photography Club

(Image credit: SI Photography Club)

Kiawah Arts Council February Events

The Kiawah Arts & Cultural Events Council has a wonderful lineup of events for February 2023. The February lineup include

  • Tom Rush with Special Guest Matt Nakoa performs on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 7:30 pm at the West Beach Conference Center. Tickets are now on sale. Tom Rush’s distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences worldwide. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.
  • Art Film Series – Frida on Friday, February 10, 2023, from 3:00-5:00 pm at The Sandcastle. No tickets are required and there is no charge. This is the true story of Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera, the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history.
  • Piano Bar – Misha Pekar performs on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 pm at The Sandcastle. No tickets are required and there is no charge. Not meant to be concerts, Piano Bars are to enjoy with friends and offer an opportunity to meet neighbors outside your circle for some island socializing.  Bring your beverage of choice and a snack to “tide” you over.
  • Quentin E. Baxter Presents…Geoff Keezer Trio performs on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at 4:00 pm at Turtle Point Clubhouse. Tickets are now on sale by clicking here. Quentin Baxter’s second concert in his three-part jazz series will feature pianist Geoffrey Keezer. Accompanying the concert will be bassist Rodney Jordan and drummer Quentin E. Baxter.
  • California Guitar Trio performs on Friday, February 24, 2023, at 7:30 pm at Turtle Point Clubhouse. Ticket sales start February 10 for Kiawah and February 13 for the public at 9:00 am. Celebrating their 30th Anniversary, California Guitar Trio is labeled as “winning, energetic and highly accessible…” by The Los Angeles Times.

The Town of Kiawah Arts and Cultural Events Council works to enhance community appreciation and involvement in the performing arts within the Town of Kiawah Island and its environs by providing a diversity of planned programs.

For more information about the performances above, click here.

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CSO: Art Moves Jazz February 9

Art Moves Jazz
February 9, 2023
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Gaillard Center

Multi-talented musician, composer, educator, producer, Charlestonian, and Grammy award-winning Quentin Baxter joins the CSO for an evening of jazzy sounds inspired by various art forms. Along with Baxter, several other special guests will perform.

Click here for more information and tickets.

The concert will feature music from a recent recording project of the Quentin Baxter Quintet, “Art Moves Jazz.” Charleston’s musical talent will certainly shine with Ravel’s Bolero, Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Fantasia on an Ellington Theme (featuring drum solos), and feisty tangos by Astor Piazzolla. 

-Submitted by Charleston Symphony Orchestra

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February at the Charleston Museum

There are a number of interesting workshops and tours on the calendar this month at the Charleston Museum. The museum also includes two historic homes, the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House. Tours for both historic houses are on the half-hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm Sunday. The last tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm. The calendar of special events this month includes the following:

February 2 – At the Sign of the Pine Tree: Gunsmithing, Urban Slavery, and Archaeological Legacies at 87 Church Street Lecture with Dr. Sarah Platt of the College of Charleston

February 3 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

February 4* – Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop with Local Artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond

February 9* – Fall in Love with The Charleston Museum: A Special After-Hours Valentine’s Event

February 10 – Conversations with a Curator: Sea Grass Baskets with Curator of Archaeology Martha Zierden and Curator of History Chad Stewart

February 10 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

February 11* – Valentine’s Candle Making with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

February 16* – Homeschool History Day: 250th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibit

February 17 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

February 20 – Presidents’ Day: Museum and historic houses OPEN

February 24 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

*Reservations Required

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

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CSO Masterworks: Daphnis and Chloe

Join the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO)for their upcoming Masterworks: Daphnis and Chloe.

February 3 and February 4 at 7:30 pm

Gaillard Center

Click here for information and tickets.

Emmy-award winner and Grammy nominee Miguel Harth-Bedoya will conduct the CSO in a program featuring two works by Maurice Ravel. Harth-Bedoya is the Music Director Laureate of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He currently has several appointments directing higher education orchestral studies programs, and, as a sought-after conductor, has appeared with many major international and American orchestras throughout his career.

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February at The Gibbes

The Gibbes Museum of Art offers a new special exhibition, exhibition-related programming and other events in February. See below for more information on happenings at the museum.

New exhibition

Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art, February 3 – April 16, 2023
Wildlife images from the last two decades dynamically confront categorizations and speak to the significance of wildlife in art in unconventional ways. Organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art considers the diverse ways contemporary artists use animal imagery to address humanity’s interconnectedness with the natural world, exploring themes of tradition, politics, science and aesthetics to investigate the ways we use this imagery to tackle human concerns. For images, click here.   


Literary Gibbes Book Club | An Immense World, February 4, 2023, 10:30 am – 12 noon
Join the Gibbes Literary Book Club in person or virtually for a discussion of the novel An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Younginspired by the works featured in Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art. The book examines senses and how every kind of animal, including humans, is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of our immense world. Participants should register in advance by clicking here.
Price: Free and open to the public

Curator-led Tour, February 8, 2023, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Join the Gibbes’ director of curatorial affairs, Sara Arnold, for a special tour of the exhibition Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art. 
Price: Members: Free | Non-members: Included with admission

Family Lit | Intergenerational Book Club Discussion, February 11, 2023, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Gibbes is excited to announce a new series of intergenerational book discussions inspired by the popular Literary Gibbes group. Each young adult title will be selected to reflect themes in current exhibitions. This program is designed to foster communication around art and reading for all ages eight and above. An adult must accompany any child under the age of 18, and hopefully join in the conversation. Inspired by the current Greek Geometric exhibition, From Chaos to Order, this meeting will discuss the young adult novel Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Participants should register in advance by clicking here
Price: Free and open to the public

Animal Adventures Family Day, February 25, 2023, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Gibbes invites guests for a fun-filled day of animal pose yoga, art making, a photo booth, bunny cuddles and more fun for the whole family. From story time in the galleries to meeting animals in the garden, there will be something for everyone. For a detailed schedule of events, click here.
Price: Free and open to the public.

Gibbes Film in Focus | FernGully, February 25, 2023, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Gibbes Film in Focus returns with a suite of films that examine man’s relationship to and impact on our natural environment. From award-winning anime to speculative futures, join the Gibbes to unpack the effects of deforestation and pollution through the lens of great film making. The first film in the series will be FernGully: The Last Rainforest, following the magical inhabitants of a rainforest fighting to save their home that is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus. For more information and to register, click here.  
Price: Free and open to the public

Other events

Illustration Workshop Ages 8-10, February 4, 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
In this creative workshop, author, illustrator and educator Clare Pernice shares a behind the scenes look at visual storytelling. Students will explore the world of book art and design, discover different illustration styles and practice drawing in a variety of mediums. Taking a classic or favorite story, they will sketch scenes with characters, perspective, setting and atmosphere using their imagination and individual style before completing a final original narrative illustration. For more information and to register, click here
Price: Members: $75 | Non-members: $85

Amy P. Coy Forum, February 10, 2023, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Join Society 1858 for an elevated lunch and learn to honor the 2022 winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, Raheleh Filsoofi. Tennessee-based Filsoofi examines issues of land, ownership and immigration, utilizing the ancient art of ceramic and contemporary technology. For more information and to register, click here.
Price: Members: $45 | Non-members: $55

Society 1858 Winter Party, February 11, 2023, 8:00 – 11:00 pm
The Winter Party returns to honor this year’s 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art winner, Raheleh Filsoofi. Guests are invited to don their festive black-tie attire for light bites, bubbly and dancing for the annual fundraiser integral to sustaining the 1858 Prize. For more information and to purchase tickets in support of the 2023 prize, click here.  
Price: Society1858 Members: $125 | Non-Society 1858 Members: $150

Ongoing special exhibitions

From Chaos to Order: Greek Geometric Art from the Sol Rabin CollectionOctober 14, 2022 – March 5, 2023
The first exhibition of its kind, From Chaos to Order: Greek Geometric Art from the Sol Rabin Collection focuses on the aesthetics of Greek Geometric art. The exhibition, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, features 57 objects from the Sol Rabin Collection, considered the most important Geometric Greek collection in private hands. This collection and exhibition reexamine the contributions and innovations of art during the Geometric period and its enduring legacy throughout classical antiquity. For images, click here.

-Submitted by The Gibbes Museum

SIAG February Artist of the Month Patrick Connelly

Patrick Connelly was raised in northern New Jersey, graduated from Bucknell and Northeastern Universities, and lived in the Boston area for 34 years before moving to South Carolina in 2010.  He has been happily married to Lora Connelly for 46 years and is the proud father of two sons, and grandfather of five grandchildren.  In 2018 Connelly retired from his 41-year career as a professional civil engineer and chief operating officer of an engineering consulting firm.

Although he consistently enjoyed perusing art galleries and talking with artists, Patrick began painting only upon his retirement after being encouraged to paint by a talented artist.  Connelly never looked back and continues to enjoy the thrill of learning the challenging process of observation, mixing paints to create colors, and applying paint to canvas to try to express the beauty of God’s creation.

After joining the Seabrook Island Artist Guild in 2018 he was elected to serve as President of the Guild in 2020.  He enjoys painting in both oils and acrylics, and is grateful to collaborate with so many talented artists.

During the pandemic, Patrick often painted online with his granddaughter Ailyn.  His goals during these Zoom sessions were to enjoy interacting with his 7-year-old granddaughter and help her learn to paint.  He affectionately signed these quick, small paintings as “Papoo”, his granddad name and has included a number of the paintings from those precious online sessions as part of his Artist of the Month exhibit at the Lake House.

There will be reception for Patrick on Thursday, February 2 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at The Lake House. We hope you will come out, talk with Patrick and enjoy viewing his works of art.

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Patrick Connelly)

Brookgreen Gardens to Display Works of Rodin

Brookgreen Gardens will display Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams – Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections from January 29 – April 23, 2023, in Brookgreen’s Rosen Galleries. Featuring 45 works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, this exhibition brings world renowned sculptures to America’s first sculpture garden.

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was a pivotal figure and is to this day celebrated as the greatest sculptor of the 19th century. Most well-known for his sculpture The Thinker, housed in the Rodin Museum in Paris, Rodin created many iconic works that altered the way traditional sculpture was perceived and set the stage for many modern sculptors to come.

For more information about this exhibit, visit For images, click here.  

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(Image credit: Brookgreen Gardens)

SI Photo Club Announces Susan Culler Soden as Quarterly Featured Photographer

Artist’s Reception
Monday, January 16 4:30-6:00 pm
Lake House (by Photo wall)

Susan’s work will be posted on the Featured Photographer Wall at the Lake House. The wall is located in the hallway just before the library. Please join us for an artist’s reception on Monday, January 16 from 4:30-6:00 pm at the Lake House (by the Photo Wall).

Photographer’s Statement:

My interest in photography began in the mid 1950’s when, as an elementary student, I accompanied my dad as he photographed weddings. I was his assistant, handing him one tray of film at a time for his Speed Graphic camera, as he hurried to change the individual flash bulb and prepare for the next shot.

Perhaps the most challenging photography of my life came in a five-year period of volunteering for the Hospice Unit of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. As the volunteer photographer for the unit, I was called on short notice to photograph infants who often passed away hours after I photographed them. I was determined that the families would have professional pictures that documented the details of their child.

We visited Seabrook for 22 years before buying in 2020 and I would spend most of my vacation photographing the nature and wildlife on our beautiful island as well as documenting our children and grandchildren at Seabrook.

Living here and being able to photograph on an almost daily basis is a dream come true for me! I am totally in love with our island and have a special place in my heart for the dolphins. As a volunteer for Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network, I spend countless hours watching these beautiful creatures. I have met so many wonderful residents and visitors at the inlet and made many new friends.

The Seabrook Island Photography Club has given me a group of fellow photographers to learn with and further develop my passion for photography. Come join us!

-Submitted by Maureen Healy, Seabrook Island Photography Club

(Image credit: Susan Culler Soden)