ABOUT OUR EVENTS

The Halsey Institute produces several types of events throughout the year. These include an exciting mix of artist and curator lectures series, panel lectures, film screenings, concerts and exhibition openings. Most of our events are free and the public is encouraged to attend.

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Opening Reception for Patricia Boinest Potter: Patterns of Place
Fri, Jan 23, 6:30 - 8PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts kicks off 2015 with the exhibition Patricia Boinest Potter: Patterns of Place. The exhibition will be on view at the Halsey Institute January 24 – March 7, 2015. Admission to the galleries is free. The opening reception on Friday, January 23, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm will be open to the public and include complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres, provided by Whole Foods and Icebox.

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Gallery Walk-Through with Patricia Boinest Potter
Sat, Jan 24, 2PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

A gallery walk-through with Patricia Boinest Potter will be held within the Halsey Institute’s galleries on Saturday, January 24, 2PM. 

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In Conversation: Patricia Boinest Potter with Mark Sloan and Douglas Hofstadter
Sun, Jan 25, 2PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Halsey Institute director and chief Curator Mark Sloan will interview artist Patricia Boinest Potter with Douglas Hofstadter within the Halsey Institute galleries.

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GROUNDHOG DAY BENEFIT CONCERT
Sat, Jan 31, DOORS AT 7PM, SHOW AT 8PM
Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, downtown Charleston

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, in collaboration with the Charleston Music Hall, will present an intimate evening of music featuring Charleston’s finest locally and nationally recognized musical acts on Groundhog Day. This unique gathering of musicians will be on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 8PM (doors open at 7PM) at the Charleston Music Hall, located at 37 John Street in downtown Charleston, SC, 29403. Tickets go on sale December 19th at 10AM. Ticket prices range from $15 for students with a valid ID to $50 for VIP. Ticket sales benefit the Halsey Institute’s programming and are available at the Charleston Music Hall’s box office (37 John Street) and online through ETIX.

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Members-only walk-through of Patterns of Place with Mark Sloan
Thurs, March 5, 6PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow Halsey Institute members for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6pm, director and senior curator Mark Sloan will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of Patricia Boinest Potter: Patterns of Place. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/support/ or call Emily Rigsby at (843) 953-4422.

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Film Screening: Sign Painters
Thurs, March 19, 7PM
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street

Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country including Ira Coyne, Bob Dewhurst, Keith Knecht, Norma Jeane Maloney, and Stephen Powers. These vanguards of unseen originality are leading a renaissance with a keen creative purpose that exemplifies the working-class American success story. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with an approach and an appreciation for balance between art and commerce.

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Opening Reception for Young Contemporaries
Fri, April 3, 5-7PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Young Contemporaries opens on Friday, April 3. A reception from 5pm to 7pm will be open to the public and guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres, provided by Whole Foods and Icebox. The awards ceremony begins promptly at 6pm.

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Gallery Walk-through with artists
Sat, April 4, 2PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

A gallery walk-through with a handful of the Young Contemporaries artists will be held within the Halsey’s galleries on Saturday, April 4, 2PM.

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Film Screening: A/V Geeks
Thurs, April 9, 7PM
Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, downtown Charleston

Skip Elsheimer is the founder and curator of the A/V Geeks Educational Film Archive – a collection of over 25,000 16mm educational films in Raleigh, NC. Most of the films have been rescued from libraries and schools that were throwing them out. He’s toured the country showing these films at universities, museums, galleries, clubs, and even on moving school buses. There are over 180 A/V Geeks DVD compilations available and more than 2,000 films and videos of the archive available online on YouTube and Archive.org. Skip has a chapter in Learning with the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2012) and is thinking seriously about doing a documentary on VD films. This screening will pair thematically with Young Contemporaries.

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Miscellany Book Launch and Reading
Thurs, April 16, 5-7PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Miscellany, the College of Charleston’s literary magazine, seeks to showcase and celebrate the many and talented student artists and writers at our school. Each piece of work was reviewed and selected by the editor and the wonderful Miscellany student staff. Also, last year’s edition placed in the Gold at Columbia’s Scholastic Press Competition, recognizing Miscellany as one of the top college literary magazines in the country.

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Opening Reception for Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature
Thurs, May 21, 6:30 - 8PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature. The exhibition will be on view at the Halsey Institute May 22 – July 11, 2015. Admission to the galleries is free. The opening reception on Thursday, May 21, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm will be open to the public and include complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres, provided by Whole Foods and Icebox.

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Artist Lecture with Alyson Shotz
Fri, May 22, 2PM
Alumni Hall, School of Education at 86 Wentworth Street

A gallery walk-through with Alyson Shotz will be held within the Alumni Hall, School of Education at 86 Wentworth Street on Friday, May 22, 2PM.

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Members-only walk-through of Force of Nature with Mark Sloan
Thurs, June 25, 6PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow Halsey Institute members for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6pm, director and senior curator Mark Sloan will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/support/ or call Emily Rigsby at (843) 953-4422.

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