The New Public [FILM SCREENING + Q&A]
THURS, APRIL 17, 7PM
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 54 ST. PHILIP STREET

In fall 2006, former DJ, point guard, and teacher turned first-time principal, Dr. James O’Brien, opened a small public high school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where one-third of residents live below the poverty line and the high school graduation rate is 40%.

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Finding Hillywood [FILM SCREENING + Q&A]
WED, MARCH 19, 7PM
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 54 ST. PHILIP STREET

Finding Hillywood is a documentary about the beginning of Rwanda’s film industry, and a real life example of how art heals. In Hillywood, Rwanda’s film industry named for the country’s rolling hills, there is a blossoming film community. Set amongst these rolling hills, the film chronicles one man’s road to forgiveness, his effort to mend his country, and the realization that we all must one day face our past.

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The Iran Job [FILM SCREENING + Q&A]
TUES, MARCH 11, 7PM
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 54 ST. PHILIP STREET

The documentary The Iran Job follows American basketball player Kevin Sheppard as he accepts a job to play professionally in one of the world’s most feared and misunderstood countries, Iran. With tensions running high between Iran and the West, Sheppard tries to separate sports from politics only to find that politics is impossible to escape in Iran. Along the way he forms a friendship with three outspoken Iranian women. Thanks to these women, his apartment turns into an oasis of free speech, where they discuss everything from politics to religion to gender roles.

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GROUNDHOG DAY BENEFIT CONCERT
Saturday, FEBRUARY 1, 7PM
CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

The Halsey Institute, 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, February 1, 2014 at 7PM (doors open at 6PM) at the Charleston Music Hall, located at 37 John Street in downtown Charleston, SC 29403. Tickets go on sale November 8 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 at ETIX.

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Opening Reception for Bob Trotman + Jody Zellen
Friday, January 31, 6:30-8PM
Halsey Institute

Jody Zellen: Above the Fold and Bob Trotman: Business as Usualopens on Friday, January 31. A reception from 6:30pm 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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Gallery Walk-Through with Bob Trotman + Jody Zellen
Saturday, February 1, 2PM
Halsey Institute

A gallery walk-through with the artists, Bob Trotman and Jody Zellen, will be held within the Halsey’s galleries on Saturday, February 1, 2PM. 

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Artist talks with Jody Zellen and Bob Trotman
Friday, January 31, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Room 309, Simons Center, 54 St. Philip St

The Halsey Institute will present two artist talks by exhibiting artists Bob Trotman and Jody Zellen on Friday, January 31 at 5:30pm in Room 309 of the Simons Center for the Arts located at 54 St. Philip Street on the College of Charleston campus.

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Curator Led Tour
Thursday, February 27, 6PM
Halsey Institute

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 Jody Zellen: Above the Fold and Bob Trotman: Business as Usual.

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Call for submissions >> Young Contemporaries 2014
Friday, March 14, 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. For the 2014 Young Contemporaries exhibition, visiting artist Bill Dunlap has been chosen to select the student works.

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Juror’s Lecture with Bill Dunlap
Thursday, March 20, 6PM
Simons Center, Room 309

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 2014 Young Contemporaries exhibition, visiting artist Bill Dunlap has been chosen to select the student works. Dunlap will give a lecture about his work on Thursday March 20 at 6pm in Room 309, Simons Center for the Arts.

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Opening Reception for Young Contemporaries
Friday, April 4, 5-7PM | Awards Ceremony is at 6PM
Halsey Institute

Young Contemporaries opens on Friday, April 4. 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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Miscellany Book Launch and Reading
Thursday, April 10, 5-7PM
Halsey Institute

The annual book launch & reading is going to be in the Halsey on Thursday April 10 from 5-7pm. The event occurs in conjunction with Young Contemporaries. There will be refreshments, a reading from selected published authors and free copies of the magazine.

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Lecture with Bill Goldston, Jasper Johns: Printed at ULAE
Wednesday, April 23, 6:30PM
Room 309, Simons Center

Bill Goldston, from Universal Limited Art Editions on Long Island, will give a lecture on his work with Jasper Johns. Goldston has been Johns’ master printmaker for over 30 years. Goldston produced the series of 16 prints that will be included in the Halsey Institute’s exhibition, entitled The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns.

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Gallery Walk-through with artists
Thursday, May 1, 6PM
Halsey Institute

A gallery walk-through with a handful of the Young Contemporaries artists will be held within the Halsey’s galleries on Thursday, May 1, 6PM.

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Art, Life & Politics: Shepard Fairey in Conversation with Mark Sloan (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, May 15, 6PM
CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL, 37 John Street

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk by exhibiting artist Shepard Fairey on Thursday, May 15, 6PM at the Charleston Music Hall, located at 37 John Street in downtown Charleston, SC 29403. This event is SOLD OUT. We will release a video on our website and Facebook page. Please join us for the opening reception for The Insistent Image on Thursday, May 22 from 6-8PM.

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Opening Reception with Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns
Thursday, May 22, 6-8PM
Halsey Institute

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art celebrates its 30th Anniversary with The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns. The opening reception on Thursday, May 22, 6-8PM will be open to the public and guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres, provided by Whole Foods, Saporro, and Icebox.

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Gallery Talk with Shepard Fairey
Saturday, May 24, 2PM
Halsey Institute

A gallery talk with exhibiting artist Shepard Fairey will be held within the Halsey Institute’s galleries on Saturday, May 24, 2PM.

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Curator Led Tour
Thursday, June 26, 6PM
Halsey Institute

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 The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

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Live video of Shepard Fairey’s Gallery Talk – May 24, 2:00pm

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Lecture with Bill Goldston | Jasper Johns: Printed at ULAE
Saturday, June 21, 2PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Bill Goldston, from Universal Limited Art Editions on Long Island, will give a gallery talk on his work with Jasper Johns. Goldston has been Johns’ master printmaker for over 30 years. Goldston produced the series of 19 prints that are included in the The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns.

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Film Screening, Watermark
Wed, Nov 5, 7pm
Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, downtown Charleston

Watermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award-winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. The film brings together diverse stories from around the globe examining our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it, and the consequences of that use. Tickets are $5. To purchase a seat, visit www.CharlestonMusicHall.com

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Artist Lecture with Kathleen Robbins
Fri, Aug 22, 5:30PM
Room 309, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St.

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk by exhibiting artist Kathleen Robbins on Friday, August 22 at 5:30pm in Room 309 of the Simons Center for the Arts located at 54 St. Philip Street on the College of Charleston campus.

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Opening Reception for Kathleen Robbins: Into the Flatland and Yaakov Israel: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey
Fri, Aug 22, 6:30 – 8PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Kathleen Robbins: Into the Flatland and Yaakov Israel: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey open on Friday, August 22. A reception from 6:30pm 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. The exhibition is on display through October 4, 2014.

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Gallery walk-through with Kathleen Robbins
Sat, Aug 23, 2PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

A gallery walk-through with the artist Kathleen Robbins will be held within the Halsey’s galleries on Saturday, August 23, 2PM.

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Film Screening, Everybody Street
Thurs, Sept 4, 7pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street

Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of New York City’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.

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Artist Talk and Reception with Yaakov Israel
Tues, Sept 9, 7PM
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk by exhibiting artist Yaakov Israel on Tuesday, September 9 at 7pm in the Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street on the College of Charleston campus. A reception within the Halsey Institute galleries will follow the lecture.

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Members-only Curator-led Tour
Thurs, Oct 2, 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 Kathleen Robbins: Into the Flatland and Yaakov Israel: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

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Artist Lecture with Jumaadi
Fri, Oct 17, 5:30PM
Room 309, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St.

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk by exhibiting artist Jumaadi on Friday, October 17 at 5:30pm in Room 309 of the Simons Center for the Arts located at 54 St. Philip Street on the College of Charleston campus.

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Opening Reception for Jumaadi: forgive me not to miss you not and Unknown Picassos: Diurnes
Fri, Oct 17, 6:30 – 8PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Jumaadi: forgive me not to miss you not and Unknown Picassos: Diurnes open on Friday, October 17. A reception from 6:30pm 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. The exhibition is on display through December 6, 2014.

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GALLERY WALK-THROUGH WITH Jumaadi
Sat, Oct 18, 2PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

A gallery walk-through with the artist Jumaadi will be held within the Halsey’s galleries on Saturday, October 18, 2PM.

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Curator Led Tour of Unknown Picassos: Diurnes with Dr. Diane Johnson
Thurs, Oct 30, 6PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow Halsey Institute fans for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6pm, guest curator Dr. Diane Johnson will lead guests on a guided tour of Unknown Picassos: Diurnes. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers!

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Moonshadow, Annual Membership Celebration
Fri, Nov 14, 7 – 10pm
Halsey Institute Galleries

Moonshadow, the Halsey Institute’s 10th 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, and enjoy live music and shadow-puppet theater by Geoffrey Cormier with special guest artist Jumaadi.

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Members-only Curator-led Tour
Thurs, Dec 4, 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 chief curator Mark Sloan will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of Jumaadi: forgive me not to miss you not and Unknown Picassos: Diurnes. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

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In Conversation: Mark Sloan and Artist Jonathan Green
Sun, Nov 23, 2PM
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St.

Halsey Institute Director and Chief Curator Mark Sloan will interview artist Jonathan Green about his childhood, artistic practice, and current large-scale undertaking, The Rice Project. The audience is invited to a reception in Green’s honor immediately following the interview.

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Shadow Puppet–making workshop with visiting artist Jumaadi
Sat, Nov 8, 8AM
Marion Square, Charleston Farmers Market

Join students from the Academic Magnet High School, artist in residence Jumaadi, Charleston-born puppeteer Geoffrey Cormier, and the Halsey Institute Staff for a fun and informative Saturday morning at the Charleston Farmers’ Market. The AMHS student will share their newly learned knowledge with Charleston’s residents, teaching them about the art of shadow puppetry and helping guests to create their own puppets.

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ALYSON SHOTZ | DEC 8, 2014

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