Membership Party – Halsey Institute’s Annual Moon Membership Party

Hill Gallery & Halsey Institute, The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts

This annual event offers an opportunity for current HICA members, potential members, and visual arts enthusiasts to show their support of the Halsey Institute’s continuing efforts to produce innovative contemporary art programs for the Charleston community. Guests must either currently be a HICA member, renew their HICA membership, upgrade or join the Halsey’s membership program upon entrance or have a current HICA membership. Memberships begin at $15. Throughout the night, members can indulge in hors d’oeuvres and spirits, have their portrait made in our signature Moon backdrop AND enjoy bluegrass music by Jake Fussell and Jaimson Hollister.

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Soup 2 Nuts with Jeff Whetstone | December 7, 2010
For Patron Members
The Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun Street

During Soup to Nuts on Dec. 7th Jeff discussed his recent project, “On the use of a Syrinx.” In Greek mythology Syrinx was a river nymph known for her seductive beauty and chastity. When the Greek God Pan got a glimpse of her, he chased her. She fled into the swamp and transformed herself into reeds. Angered, Pan cut the reeds down and fashioned for himself his famous flute that sings in her voice.

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Artist Lecture & Book Signing – Aldwyth
Jan. 9, 2010
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts

Closing Artist Lecture & Book Signing HICA has published a 112-page exhibition catalogue including image essays by curator, Mark Sloan and Boston artist/writer, Rosamond Purcell. The catalogue will be for sale through the Halsey Institute through January 9th of 2010 & in the spring through D.A.P./ Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.: Visit DAP’s Website. Aldwyth will be signing copies of the catalogue after her lecture on January 9th.

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Presentation – Foundation Rwanda
Jan. 2, 2010 - 4pm
Halsey Institute, The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Art

Between April and June of 1994, an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in the span of 100 days in this small central African country. The genocide was sparked by the death of the Rwandan president Juvenal Habarimana, a Hutu, when his plane was shot down above Kigali airport on April 6, 1994.

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Artist Lecture – Jonathan Torgovnik
Jan. 22, 2010 - 4 - 5pm

Jonathan Torgovnik was born in 1969 in Israel and received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His photographs have been widely exhibited and published in numerous international publications, including NewsweekApertureGEOSunday TimesMagazine,and Stern, among others.

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Opening Exhibition – Intended Consequences & The Innocents
Jan. 22, 2010 - 5 - 7pm

The pairing of these exhibitions is intended to highlight humanitarian crises in two troubled African nations. In an effort to familiarize our audiences with aspects of history that do not often receive in-depth attention in conventional media, these exhibitions serve as examples of the College of Charleston’s campus-wide commitment to the discussion of international issues.

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Panel Discussion – The Politics of Presentation
Jan. 23, 2010 10am - 12pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts

The Halsey Institute has put together a symposium with intent to discuss the dissemination of difficult imagery. The panel will explore different exhibition venues, websites, and publishers’ perspectives. Each panelist will give a brief (20 min.) overview concerning their organization’s engagement with challenging work, and share a few stories about how the organization has been able to persevere in this rarefied area.

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Concert – Groundhog Day Benefit
Feb. 2, 2010
Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beufain St.

This special evening of music will showcase local Charleston Singer/Songwriters while raising money to support the Halsey Institute’s programming. In addition to the music entertainment, guests will also be able to enjoy visual, “Timeless” entertainment provided by the John C. Rivers Communications Museum.

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Film – My Neighbor, My Killer
Feb. 5, 2010 - 4 - 5pm

In 1994, hundreds of thousands of Rwandan Hutus were incited to wipe out the country’s Tutsi minority. From the crowded capital to the smallest village, local ‘patrols’ massacred lifelong friends and family members, most often with machetes and improvised weapons. 

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Artist Lecture & Walk-Through – Heather McClintock
Feb. 19, 2010 4 - 5pm
Halsey Institute, The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Art

Originally from Vermont, Heather McClintock was seeking a deeper, more intimate connection to humanity and the commonalities of our existence. Beginning in the fall of 2005, McClintock lived in northern Uganda for just under a year, initially pursuing a desire to focus on humanitarian relief work through a photography program run out of Kampala. 

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Film – The Rescue of Joseph Kony’s Child Soldiers
Feb. 19, 2010 - 7pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts

In the spring of 2003, three young Americans traveled to Africa in search of a story. What they found was a tragedy that disgusted and inspired them, a story where children are used as both weapons and victims. The Rescue of Joseph Kony’s Child Soldiersexposes the effects of a 20-year-long war on the children of Northern Uganda. 

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Lecture – Mary Jane Jacob
March 19, 2010 - 7pm

In her lecture, Mary Jane Jacob will talk about her work: an intersection of artistic, curatorial, public, and community practices. It focuses on cultivating our capacity to widen our perceptions; it affects the ways artists conceive and present their art, the way audiences respond and reflect through art, and the way communities can imagine change.

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Film & Discussion – An Afternoon About CHRISTO
March 28, 2010 - 12pm

An Afternoon About CHRISTO is a collaboration between the Gibbes Museum of Art, Redux Contemporary Art Center, and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston. The world famous artist will be in Charleston on April 13 for a lecture presented by the Gibbes.

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Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony – Young Contemporaries 2010
April 1, 2010 - 5 - 7pm

Each spring, current College of Charleston students may submit recent work to the Young Contemporaries annual, hoping to exhibit in the professional gallery setting of the Halsey Institute. An outside juror is brought in to curate the exhibition.

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Opening Reception – Call and Response: Africa to America
May 27, 2010 - 5 - 7pm

rtist Nick Cave creates sculptural works that he calls “Soundsuits” consisting of brightly colored fabrics, elaborate embroidery, beadwork, raffia, and, other natural materials. Phyllis Galembo’s photographic portraits feature masqueraders from the West African countries of Benin, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso. Call and Response: Africa to America / The Art of Nick Cave and Phyllis Galembo pairs the work of these two uniquely American artists, each of whom explores the contours of West African masquerade through their art. 

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Opening Reception – David Stern: The American Years
Sept. 2, 2010 - 5 - 7pm
Halsey Institute, The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts

The show is comprised of about 40 paintings and drawings by Stern, who was born (1956) and educated in Germany and who has lived in New York City since 1995. As Karen Wilkin has pointed out, “David Stern’s history as an artist encapsulates, in many ways, the wholly modern notion of the ‘artist without borders’ whose work reflects the multivalent experience of an increasingly globalized world.”

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