Closing Artist Lecture – Steve Johnson
sep 29, 2011 - 6:30
Room 309, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street

Steve Johnson was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and moved to San Francisco in 1996. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in printmaking and painting in 2003 and received an M.F.A. in painting and drawing from Arizona State University in 2008. Johnson was invited as a Master Printmaker artist in residence at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in NYC in 2010 where he completed a suite of lithographs.

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Opening Reception – From The Moon: Mapping & Exploration
Sat. Nov 12, 2011 7-9 pm
2nd Floor, School of Sciences and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun St.

Man and the Moon: Mapping and Exploration addresses our visual perceptions of the Moon, from Earth and from space, and demonstrates how advances in optical technologies have increased our understanding over time.

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Surviving Hitler: A Love Story [FILM]
sep 9, 2011 - 8pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street

As a teenager in Nazi Germany, Jutta is shocked to discover she is Jewish. She joins the German resistance and meets Helmuth, an injured soldier. The two become sweethearts and soon co-conspirators in the final plot to assassinate Hitler. 

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Film – “Mars”
Friday, Oct 7, 2011 - 8pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street

A new space race is born between NASA and the European Space Agency when Charlie Brownsville, Hank Morrison, and Dr. Casey Cook compete against an artificially intelligent robot to find out what’s up there on the red planet. MARS follows these three astronauts on the first manned mission to our galactic neighbor. On the way they experience life-threatening accidents, self-doubts, obnoxious reporters, and the boredom of extended space travel.

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Artist Lecture – Tanja Softić
Fri. Oct 21, 2011 - 4pm
Halsey Institute, The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Art

Tanja Softić The Migrant Universe series acts as a visual poem about identity and the worldview of an immigrant. Tanja Softić’s prints, drawings, and paintings combine images of natural and man-made structures with drawings based on appropriated visual material: medical and botanical illustrations, maps and charts, manuscript illuminations, and comic art. Her work addresses concepts of cultural hybridity, chaos, and memory.

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Opening Reception – Hamid Rahmanian & Tanja Softić
Fri. Oct 21, 2011 - 5-7pm
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art | 161 Calhoun St.

Two artists, working through different media, present visualizations of their experience as immigrants. Throughout the exhibition, guided group tours will be offered through the Halsey Institute’s Looking to See program. All events are free with the public encouraged to attend.

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Gallery Walk-Through – Hamid Rahmanian
Sat. Oct 22, 2011 - 2pm
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun Street, 1st floor

Hamid Rahmanian The Multiverse exhibition is an excerpt from the graphic novel The Magnificent Book of M. An allegorical tale, The Magnificent Book of M intertwines reality, dream and fantasy to present to the reader a dissection of what it feels like to be an immigrant. The journey, all actual events the artist has experienced, is a global story that defies countries and borders. It’s about the notion of home and belonging, losing oneself in the process of life and rediscovering him once the dust has settled. For theMultiverse exhibition at the Halsey Institute, Rahmanian’s story has been re-imagined to a gallery setting. 

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Artist Lecture – Michael Kenna
Wed. Nov 2, 2011 - 7pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts

Widely considered to be one of the foremost landscape photographers of his generation, Michael Kenna has been looking at our world in ways quite out of the ordinary for over thirty-five years. His mysterious photographs, often made at dawn or in the dark hours of night, concentrate primarily on the interaction between the natural landscape and human-made structures. Kenna is both a diurnal and nocturnal photographer, fascinated by times of day when light is at its most pliant. With nighttime exposures of up to ten hours, his photographs often record details that the human eye is not able to perceive. 

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World’s Largest [FILM]
Fri. Nov 4, 2011 - 8pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street

Desperate for tourism, hundreds of small towns across the U.S.A. claim the “world’s largest” something from 15-foot fiberglass strawberries to 40-foot concrete pheasants. Odd, funny and sometimes beautiful, the statues stand as testaments to the uniqueness and importance – the largeness – that all people feel, and need to feel, about their communities and their own existence.

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Moon Fest [Special Program]
Sat. Nov 12, 2011 11am-2pm
Courtyard of the New Sciences and Mathematics Building, 2nd floor, 202 Calhoun St

Moon Fest’s hands-on educational activities will be led by Dr. Cassandra Runyon; Cyndi Hall, Program Director for the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium; and Elizabeth Joyner, Site Director for the South Carolina Maritime Foundation and Sanders Clyde Elementary/Middle School.

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Artist Lecture – Carle Peiters
Sat. Nov 12, 2011 - 4pm
School of Sciences and Mathematics Building, Auditorium, 202 Calhoun St

Professor Carle Pieters has been a faculty member at Brown University since 1980, after having worked several years at the Johnson Space Center in Houston and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sarawak. 

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Soup to Nuts with F. Scott Hess | February 23, 2011
For Patron Members
FEATURED ARTIST F. SCOTT HESS

F. Scott Hess has also been included in over one hundred group shows on three continents. He is represented in numerous museum collections, and his work has been catalogued and reviewed extensively. Hess is represented by Hirschl and Adler Modern in New York, and Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles.

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FULL MOON – The Halsey’s 7th Annual Membership Event
Fri. Nov 11, 7-10pm
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art 161 Calhoun St.

Spend an exploratory evening with the Halsey Institute family! Full Moon 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 provide innovative contemporary art programs to the Charleston community.

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Soup to Nuts with Aldwyth | November 30, 2011
For Patron Members
Featured Artist Aldwyth

Aldwyth is the featured artist for this Soup to Nuts! We eat soup and devour the featured artist’s creative process as they describe inspiration, passions, grunt work, and, ultimately, final result. Lively conversation ensues. Soup to Nuts. Now in her seventies, Aldwyth lives and works in an octagonal house at the edge of a salt marsh on one of South Carolina’s sea islands. For several decades, she has been producing important work in relative seclusion from the larger art world. Her assemblages are responses to the physical landscapes in which she has positioned herself—be it a hurricane-strewn island or a craggy meadow in the Colorado Rockies. The artist utilizes the history of art and ideas as the catalyst for complex, often epic-scaled collages that resemble medieval manuscript pages writ large.

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SOUP TO NUTS WITH COLIN QUASHIE | April 27, 2011
For Patron Members
The Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun Street

Soup to Nuts is an American English idiom conveying the meaning of “from beginning to end.” The phrase comes from the description of a full course dinner, in which courses progress from a soup to a dessert of nuts. These dinners are intimate casual affairs with artists serving as the main course. Of course we don’t eat the artist! Rather, we eat soup and devour the featured artist’s creative process as they describe inspiration, passions, grunt work, and, ultimately, final result. Lively conversation ensues. Soup to Nuts. These events occur 4 times per year and are a benefit of Patron Membership. 

Colin Quashie is an artist of this time. The controversy that surrounded the Battle Flag of the Confederacy which flew defiantly above South Carolina’s State Capitol building engenders precisely the form of polemic exchange in which he feels most at ease. Quashie’s wry, ironic, and irreverent art works are especially timely, forcing his audience to consider difficult cultural problems which they may often prefer to avoid.

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SOUP TO NUTS WITH JOCELYN CHATEAUVERT | October 5, 2011
For Patron Members
The Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun Street

Soup to Nuts is an American English idiom conveying the meaning of “from beginning to end.” The phrase comes from the description of a full course dinner, in which courses progress from a soup to a dessert of nuts. These dinners are intimate casual affairs with artists serving as the main course. Of course we don’t eat the artist! Rather, we eat soup and devour the featured artist’s creative process as they describe inspiration, passions, grunt work, and, ultimately, final result. Lively conversation ensues. Soup to Nuts. These events occur 4 times per year and are a benefit of Patron Membership.

“Jocelyn is the kind of artist always alert to the subtleties of texture, light, and color. Her sculptural works evoke a visceral response in the viewer by combining idea, process, and technique into a seamless whole. Her work is poetic response to the conception of humans in nature.” – Mark Sloan

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