We’re excited to announce that Alice Ravenel Huger Smith is the focus of Walter Edgar’s Journal on South Carolina Public Radio! Listen as Dwight McInvaill and internationally renowned artist Jonathan Green join Walter Edgar in conversation about Alice and her work. LISTEN HERE.
This radio interview celebrates the release of the book Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist which vividly documents the life and work of one of the most celebrated (and pioneering) Charleston artists of the early 20th century. Learn more about upcoming events and purchase a copy on our website.
Alice launched on March 1st! And now you have the opportunity to join any of our upcoming events, both LIVE and VIRTUAL! (Want to grab a copy for yourself first? CLICK HERE.)
Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artistis a hardcover art book that vividly documents the life and work of one of the most celebrated (and pioneering) Charleston artists of the early 20th century. We hope you delight in Alice’s beautiful artwork and fascinating story as much as we enjoyed producing this book!
If you missed the virtual book launch premiere on March 1st, here it is! For a list of upcoming events, view our calendar below and at https://aliceravenelhugersmith.com/events/ – We look forward to seeing you and sharing the legacy of Alice Ravenel Huger Smith.
March 1, 2021 – January 10, 2022 Art Exhibition: “Alice” at Middleton Place and Edmondston-Alston House Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston Middleton Place and the Edmondston-Alston House in downtown Charleston will jointly mount a special exhibition of works by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith in connection with the book launch. The special exhibits include almost 40 works of Alice Smith’s art featured in the book.
March 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Book Talk: Charleston Library Society (Virtual) Join authors Dwight McInvaill, Caroline Palmer and Anne Tinker as they discuss their newly-released book about one of Charleston’s most acclaimed artists, Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist. Free virtual event hosted by the Charleston Library Society, in partnership with Buxton Books and Evening Post Books.
March 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Book Talk: Historic Charleston Foundation (Virtual) While acclaimed Charleston artist Alice Ravenel Huger Smith is best known for her beautiful watercolors of the Lowcountry, she also helped spark Charleston’s historic preservation movement. To celebrate Women’s History Month, join authors Dwight McInvaill, Caroline Palmer and Anne Tinker for a special presentation of their newly-released book Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist. $20
April 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Book Talk (Virtual) & Launch Party at Middleton Place Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston A virtual book talk and invitation-only party to celebrate the release of Alice will take place on April 20, 2021. Net proceeds from the sale of the book benefit the Foundation.
April 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Book Talk: Moveable Feast Literary Luncheon, Murrells Inlet, SC Kimbels, Wachesaw, 1930 Governors Landing, Murrells Inlet Join the authors of Alice at a Moveable Feast literary luncheon at Kimbel’s, Wachesaw in Murrells Inlet, SC. This special event will take place on Friday, April 30, 2021, 11 am – 1 pm. $30 per ticket. Books can be pre-ordered at Litchfield Books.
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Book Talk: Lunch & Learn at Poinsett Club, Greenville, SC 807 East Washington Street, Greenville, SC 29601 Join the authors of Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist for a live book talk and book signing at Greenville’s Poinsett Club. Books can be pre-ordered at Fiction Addiction.
ABOUT THE BOOK Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (1876–1958) immortalized the beauty and history of the Carolina Lowcountry and helped propel the region into an important destination for cultural tourism. In a career of sixty years, she defied gender expectations and gained national acclaim.
Alice is a personal account of the artist’s life and work that draws on unpublished papers, letters, and interviews, told from the perspective of Dwight McInvaill, a close family friend, and her family — Anne Tinker (Alice’s great-niece) and Caroline Palmer (Alice’s great-great-niece). It is enriched by over 200 illustrations of paintings, prints, sketches, and photographs, many shared for the first time. This hardcover volume about Alice Smith is both an important contribution to Southern art scholarship and a gorgeous addition to the bookshelves of art and history lovers.
DETAILS Alice is published by Evening Post Books and is available in hardcover for $60.00 at the Middleton Place store, selected area bookstores and online. Net proceeds benefit Middleton Place Foundation and its mission to inspire, educate, and enact positive change through an understanding of American history.