Museum Musings
A Message from Our Chairwoman
2017 is off to a fast start at the Art Museum.  In January Susan Walker King and Brad King hosted the very successful  Whiskey and Jazz party at their home.  Guests sampled the best whiskeys and bourbons and enjoyed scrumptious food while listening to the coolest jazz, provided by Ann Caldwell of Charleston.  The weather was chilly, but the party was hot! In February, Board member Grace Sandoz and her team put on another successful  Collectors' Event at Tommy Davis' Collector's Cafe and Gallery.  If you haven't experienced the  Collectors' Event , plan to join us next year.  Every ticket holder goes home with a wonderful piece of art. 
In February, our Museum family kicked off the Year of the Rooster at our Chinese New Year celebration. And of course, on Saturday, March 11, we had our 17th Annual Spring Tour of Homes, featuring six of the area's most eclectic and stylish homes. 
Back at the Museum, Gee's Bend: From Quilts to Prints and Stitchin' and Pullin'-Painted Illustrations by Cozbi Cabrera are delighting visitors.  The unique quilts created by the African American women of Gee's Bend, AL, are exhibited next to the fine art etchings produced by the quilt makers.  In our second-floor galleries are the original illustrations from the children's book Stitchin' and Pullin' -- A Gee's Bend Quilt.  To complement the Gee's Bend quilts, we are exhibiting art from our permanent collection that references fabric as a medium, subject matter and style.  I encourage you to visit, and experience these exhibits.
The Board of the Art Museum is very pleased to welcome our newest member Brett Yates.  Brett is a financial adviser  with The Mattingly-Yates Group of Merrill Lynch.   He and his wife, Pam, and their two daughters live in the Carolina Forest area.  Brett and his family are enthusiastic Museum visitors. 
Another piece of good news: I would like to thank Board member Sharon Clayton for helping the Museum receive a generous grant from the Newman's Own Foundation.  This is the fifth year the Foundation has donated to the Museum, and the funds will be used to support the Art Museum's operating expenses.
I hope you'll make the Art Museum a part of your spring plans. As always, it's a great time to be part of the Museum.

Nancy Cave
Chair, Museum Board of Trustees

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