Dec 17 2018

The Women of Womble Bond Dickinson (WOW) celebrated the accomplishments of women artists by hosting an evening of docent-led tours at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston.

The private tours, which were led by Gibbes’ Executive Director and Chief Curator Angela Mack, focused on some of the Gibbes’ most prominent women artists. Some of the featured artworks included:

“Henry Charlotte Chastaigner” by Henrietta de Beaulieu Dering Johnston - First professional female artist in America – 1711

“Maribou with Fish” – Anna Hyatt Huntington – Sculptress – 1934

“Deep South Untitled (Tree with Two Streaks)” by Sally Mann – photography technique – 1998

In addition, attendees at the Dec. 12 event enjoyed wine, appetizers and conversation. This event further showcased Womble’s commitment to diversity, and dedication to the promotion, retention, influence, and success of Womble’s women lawyers.

Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Ashley Kutz Kelley organized the WOW event, which was attended by attorneys, staff members, clients and guests. Laurel Blair, David Crawford, Bethany Edmondson, Alissa Fleming, Henry Grimball, Ashley Kutz Kelley, Dana Lang, Lisa Lindquist, Kathryn Mansfield, Cynthia Spieth Morton Beth Settle, Susan Smythe and Denise Swearington represented the firm at the event. Susan Smythe serves as Chair of the Board at the Gibbes.

The Gibbes Museum of Art is home to the foremost collection of American art that incorporates the story of Charleston. The museum, which opened in 1905, connects the city and region’s artistic past to a vibrant contemporary art scene.

WOW is a network of women lawyers dedicated to supporting the professional success of one another through intentional acts of mentorship, collaboration and sharing of opportunities.