Gibbes’ Visiting Artist, Charles Williams

Charles Williams, a visiting artist at the Gibbes Museum of Art, will have his work on display May 26, 2017 - June 10, 2017.

During his two-week residency at the Gibbes, Williams invites the public to collaborate on a new series of paintings entitled Child's Play.

Open studio hours:

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 1 - 4pm
  • Wednesdays, 5 - 8pm
  • Saturdays, 10am - 12noon

The Gibbes strives to provide access to contemporary art through a vibrant Visiting Artist series. Complementing the museum’s exhibition program, the Visiting Artist series promotes creativity, introduces new art forms, provides perspective on larger community issues, encourages freedom of thought, and connects with the broadest possible audience.

About Charles Williams

Informed by social consciousness, Charles Williams creates landscapes and figurative works based on personal experience and his interest in human emotion and the natural world. Williams' recent works draw inspiration from historical photography of the Civil Rights movement, and through the use of color and gesture offer a contemporary response to social and political issues of the past and present.

Williams received his BFA from SCAD in 2006 and will earn his MFA from UNC-Greensboro this spring. Solo exhibitions of his work have been shown at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, and Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC. His paintings have also been included in numerous group exhibitions, including the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC, and the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC.

About the Visiting Artist Program

The Visiting Artist program features 6 – 8 contemporary artists annually, whose work contribute to a new understanding of art in the South. Invitations are extended to emerging and nationally recognized artists whose work align with the Museum’s Collection Profile; whose work is in the Collection; or who have been identified as a finalist or winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. A partnership with the College of Charleston School of the Arts also establishes a long-term residency for one teaching artist employed by the College during the school year.