Heart of Stone [FILM SCREENING]
Thursday, April 25, 7PM
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 54 ST. PHILIP STREET

Heart of Stone chronicles Newark’s Weequahic High School, which in the 1960’s was an academically-distinguished, mostly Jewish enclave immortalized in the novels of Philip Roth, its most famous alumnus. When Ron Stone became principal in 2001, WHS was one of the most violent schools in the country and overrun with gangs. Determined to restore the school to its former glory, Principal Stone enlists the help of African-American and Jewish alumni to raise money, convinces the local leader of the Bloods to help keep kids in school until graduation, and, working with gang members, creates a non-violence zone where grievances are solved. The film shows how disparate groups can join forces to give their old communities a future.

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The MisAdventures of the Dunderheads [FILM SCREENING]
Thursday, March 28, 7PM
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 54 ST. PHILIP STREET

The MisAdventures of the Dunderheads is a comedic film starring Haley Joel Osment, Olympia Dukakis and Alison Brie. The only fictional work in the 2012-2013 Southern Circuit, it follows a rural Montana family whose secluded existence is shattered after an accidental murder forces them to evade authorities on an attempted escape to Canada. Trying to remain one step ahead of the law, mute Grandma Ira flees with her two dysfunctional teenage grandkids across the American West into a comic collision with the mainstream world. Matters become complicated, however, when the trio accidentally drive south for their journey, taking them on a road trip culminating in Mexico.

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TRUST: A Second Act in Young Lives [FILM SCREENING]
Thursday, February 28 , 7PM
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 54 ST. PHILIP STREET

Amazing things unfold as the young members of Chicago’s Albany Park Theater Project transform the traumatic story of 18-year-old Honduran immigrant Marlin into a daring, original play. TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives is about creativity and the unexpected resources inside youths, who may be discounted because of their youth, race or ethnicity, or because they come from under-resourced neighborhoods without access to arts programs. TRUST received the Jury Award from the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, the Youth Vision Award from the United Nations Association Film Festival and the Best Documentary Award from the Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival.

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AN ENCOUNTER WITH SIMONE WEIL [FILM SCREENING]
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 , 7PM
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 54 ST. PHILIP STREET

An Encounter with Simone Weil tells the story of French philosopher, activist, and mystic, Simone Weil (1909-1943), a woman Albert Camus described as “the only great spirit of our time.” On her quest to understand Simone Weil, filmmaker Julia Haslett confronts profound questions of moral responsibility both within her own family and the larger world. From the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War to anti-war protests in Washington DC to captivating interviews with people who knew Weil, the film takes the viewer on an unforgettable journey into the heart of what it means to be a compassionate human being.

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Tongues Aflame Poetry Series
Feb 7 - 21, 2013
Halsey Institute

The Halsey Institute will be hosting a series of poetry readings during the January to March 2013 exhibition, Lesley Dill’s Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan. The Tongues Aflame poetry series is design to be a response to Dill’s fusion of language and image. All readings are free and open to the public. They will begin at 7:00pm and take place in the Halsey Institute galleries. A reception will follow each reading.

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Gallery Walk-through with Lesley Dill
Saturday, January 26, 2pm
Halsey Institute

The gallery walk-through on Saturday January 26, 2pm with Lesley Dill is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan will be on display at the Halsey Institute from January 25 – March 9, 2013.

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Artist Talk with Lesley Dill | We Are Animals of Language
Friday, January 25, 5pm
54 St. Philip Street, Simons Center, Room 309

The artist talk on Friday January 25 5pm with Lesley Dill is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Dill will discuss the role of language in her work, which ranges from sculpture and photography to opera and large-scale community projects. She will screen a clip from 2008 opera Divide Light, present a multi-tiered project, Tongues on Fire: Visions & Ecstasy, in collaboration with the Emmanuel Baptist Church Spiritual Choir in Winston-Salem, NC, and will also show images from her fall 2010 installation in New Orleans, Hell Hell Hell Heaven Heaven Heaven: Sister Gertrude Morgan and Revelation and from her spring 2012 installation at George Adams Gallery in New York City, Faith and the Devil.

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Opening Reception for Lesley Dill’s Poetic Visions
Friday, January 25, 6-8pm
Halsey Institute

The opening reception on Friday, January 25, from 6pm to 8pm will be open to the public and guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres, provided by Whole Foods and Icebox.  

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Juror’s Lecture with Scott Stulen
Tuesday, March 19, 6pm
Robert Scott Small Building, Room 235

Each spring, current College of Charleston students are eligible to submit their recent work to the Young Contemporaries, giving them an opportunity to have their work chosen by a nationally prominent juror and exhibit in a professional gallery setting. For the 2013 Young Contemporaries exhibition, visiting artist and curator, Scott Stulen, has been chosen to select the student works. Stulen will give a lecture about his work on Tuesday March 19 at 6pm in Room 235, Robert Scott Small Building.

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New Member Tour
Thursday, June 20, 6pm
Halsey Institute

The Halsey Institute is excited to announce a brand new benefit of membership! Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow Halsey Institute members for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6pm, assistant director and curator Karen Ann Myers will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

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Call for submissions >> Young Contemporaries 2013
Friday, March 15, 9am - 5pm
Halsey Institute

Each spring, current College of Charleston students are eligible to submit their recent work to the Young Contemporaries, giving them an opportunity to have their work chosen by a nationally prominent juror and exhibit in a professional gallery setting. Student’s are encouraged to drop off their submissions on Friday March 15, between 9am – 5pm. Students may submit up to 3 works per artist, per medium (i.e.: prints, sculptures, etc.). There are no limitations on media or size.

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Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: 2013 Young Contemporaries
Friday, April 5, 5-7pm
Halsey Institute

Each spring, current College of Charleston students are eligible to submit their recent work to the Young Contemporaries, giving them an opportunity to have their work chosen by a nationally prominent juror and exhibit in a professional gallery setting. For the 2013 Young Contemporaries exhibition, visiting artist and curator, Scott Stulen, has been chosen to select the student works. Hirona Matsuda will select 16 works to receive awards.

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Touch in Real Time: A Performance of Touch
Friday, April 5, 5-7pm
Hill Gallery, 161 Calhoun Street

The Halsey Institute is hosting a performance/interactive happening with Florida State University Professor of Art Holly Hanessian. Holly’s Touch in Real Time will be taking place in the Hill Gallery at the same time as the Young Contemporaries opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday April 5, 5-7pm. Touch in Real Time is a project that explores the power of touch through the act of shaking hands at the intersection of art and neuroscience.

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Opening Reception for Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art
Thursday, May 23, 6-8pm
Halsey Institute

The opening reception on Thursday May 23, from 6pm to 8pm will be open to the public and include complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres provided by ICEBOX and WHOLEFOODS.

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Gallery Walk-through with Rebound Artists
Thursday, May 23, 5-6pm
Halsey Institute

Before the opening reception on May 23, 5-6pm, each of the five artists featured in the exhibition Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art will give a short presentation in front of their works displayed in the gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

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SET IN STONE | Zen Garden Installation by Long-Bin Chen
May 23 - October 12, 2013
Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art commissioned Rebound artist, Long-Bin Chen, to create a site-specific sculptural work that is on view in the Sanders Rotunda of the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library concurrent with the exhibition within the Halsey. Chen created the work during a residency May 1 – 23.

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Download the Rebound Anthology
Ongoing
BiblioBoard.com

Bibliolabs is a proud sponsor of the exhibition Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art. With the support of Bibliolabs, the Halsey Institute developed an anthology on BiblioBoard to accompany the exhibition. The Halsey Institute Rebound Anthology provides you with extremely high resolution images of artworks by the Rebound artists; including works not featured in the exhibition. Download the free app on your tablet, smart phone or computer and enjoy the exhibition everywhere!

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Birth of the Living Dead [FILM SCREENING + Q&A]
THURS, OCT 17, 7PM
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 54 ST. PHILIP STREET

In 1968, a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day. Birth of the Living Dead is a documentary that shares how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers — policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner — to shoot his seminal film.

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HOW TO MAKE MOVIES AT HOME [FILM SCREENING + Q&A]
THURS, SEPT 19, 7PM
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 54 ST. PHILIP STREET

Filmmaker Morgan Nichols and his friends have been making films in their backyards since they were kids. Now, with a film degree and a production company, Nichols created How to Make Movies at Home to teach the world about D.I.Y. film. How to Make Movies at Home is a scripted, full-length film set in the fictional town of Hillport, Maine. The storyline follows a young woman named Jonah and her band of rock & roll filmmakers. The group comes face to face with a Hollywood production team that not only wants to film a cookie cutter television show in their small town, but also put a stop to all other filmmaking activities.

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Bending Sticks: [FILM SCREENING + Q&A]
TUES, SEPT 10, 7PM
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 54 ST. PHILIP STREET

Bending Sticks celebrates the 25 year career of the internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty. He has created hundreds of monumental site-specific sculptures around the world from saplings gathered from the installations’ surrounding area. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stickwork and reveals Dougherty’s process, personal story and inspirations. The film explores how his childhood spent rambling through the woods and building forts with his siblings fueled his career and nurtured the prolific, insightful artist he is today.

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HOODOO MOON
Friday, November 8, 7-10PM
Halsey Institute

Hoodoo Moon, the Halsey Institute’s 9th Annual Membership Celebration, offers an opportunity for current Halsey Institute Members, potential Members and visual arts enthusiasts to show their support for the Halsey Institute’s continuing efforts to provide innovative contemporary art programs to the Charleston community. Throughout the night, Members will feast on heavy hors d’oeuvres and spirits, have their portrait made on the signature Moon backdrop, as well as enjoy folk magic and cajun-style festivities with live music by Minimum Wage.

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Member Tour with Mark Sloan
THURS, OCT 3, 6PM
Halsey Institute

The Halsey Institute is excited to announce a brand new benefit of membership! Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow Halsey Institute members for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6pm, director and curator Mark Sloan will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of Herb Parker: Studio Practice and Joseph Burwell: School of the Viking Spaniard Revisited. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

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Artist Talk with Herb Parker
THURS, SEPT 26, 6PM
Simons Center, Room 309

Herb Parker is a sculptor and possibly South Carolina’s most prominent site-specific landscape artist. The College of Charleston art professor since 1991, a native of Elizabeth City, NC, has participated in over 50 site-specific interactions in the landscape since the early 1980s. Parker has created public works at botanical gardens, a centuries old Japanese temple, urban centers, universities, rural landscapes and museums around the world. In addition to fifteen states, he has worked in Sweden, Japan, Italy, and Canada. 

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GMO OMG [FILM SCREENING + Q&A]
Thursday, November 21, 7PM
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 54 ST. PHILIP STREET

GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere.

GMO OMG follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system. In GMO OMG, the encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental risks, chemical toxins, and food monopoly meets with the light of a growing global movement to take back what we have lost. Just in time for our Thanksgiving feasts, the documentary asks: Has the global food system been irrevocably hijacked?

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An Evening of Poetry & Conjure by Kevin Young
Wednesday November 6, 7 PM
Alumni Hall

Award-winning poet Kevin Young will be giving a reading on November 6, 2013 at 7PM in Alumni Hall, co-sponsored by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, the African American Studies Program, and the College of Charleston’s Friends of the Library.

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Behind the Veil: Member Tour with Dr. O
Thursday December 12, 6pm
Halsey Institute

The Halsey Institute is excited to announce a brand new benefit of membership! Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow Halsey Institute members for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6pm, director and curator Mark Sloan and exhibition consultant Dr. O will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

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