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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Call for submissions >> Young Contemporaries 2015
Friday March 13, 9AM - 5PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

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 2015 Young Contemporaries exhibition, visiting artist Lawren Alice has been chosen to select the student works.

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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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Lowcountry Giving Day
May 5
lowcountrygivingday.org

Lowcountry Giving Day is a local 24-hour online giving challenge sponsored by Coastal Community Foundation. This year the Halsey Institute is participating, and we need YOUR support! Your donation will be amplified by an incentive gift provided by generous donors.

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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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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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Film Screening | A Spiral of Film History
Thursday, November 5, 8pm
Auditorium, School of Science and Math, 202 Calhoun St.

A Spiral of Film History, presented by filmmaker and film historian Tom Whiteside, is a fresh look at old movies. The Odessa Steps sequence from Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin gets a filtered double projector treatment in Riffs on Potemkin. Landmark films that might be familiar, such as Lumiere’s Workers Leaving the Factory, are shown in a new light. From “orphan” films by the great See Yourself in the Movies filmmaker H. Lee Waters to “bastard” films such as cigarette commercials (banned from the airwaves since 1972) to avant-garde classics by Brakhage and Duchamp, this idiosyncratic view of cinema covers more than 100 years of film history. What is old becomes new again. Projection in 16mm film and video.

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LECTURE WITH DR. DOUGLAS HOFSTADTER
Mon, Jan 26, 6pm
Auditorium of the School of Science and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street

The College of Charleston’s Friends of the Library, Department of Philosophy, School of Sciences and Mathematics, and the Halsey Institute will present a lecture by the internationally celebrated cognitive scientist Dr. Douglas Hofstadter. The lecture is in conjunction with the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art’s exhibition Patterns of Place: Isomorphic Map Tables featuring the work of Patricia Boinest Potter. The event will take place on Monday, January 26 at 6:00pm in the first floor auditorium of the School of Sciences and Mathematics building at 202 Calhoun Street on the College of Charleston campus. The event is free with the public encouraged to attend. There will be a reception following the lecture.

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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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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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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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GALLERY WALK-THROUGH WITH SCHOLARS AND CATALOGUE ESSAYISTS
Saturday, September 12, 2PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Leslie Umberger, Bernard L. Herman, and Theodore Rosengarten will walk through the exhibition entitled, Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley, and discuss their varied approaches and impressions of his works. This event is free and open to the public.

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Slow Art Day
Sat, April 11, 11am - 12pm
Halsey Institute Galleries

Slow Art Day is the global all-volunteer event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Join your fellow art lovers and the Halsey Institute’s Looking to See tour guides for an in depth look at and discussion of some of the pieces in this year’s Young Contemporaries exhibition. Come by the galleries, spend 5-10 minutes looking slowly and closely at the five artworks we’ve chosen then participate in a group discussion about their content, execution, and relationship to your life experience.

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4TH OF JULY HOURS
July 3-4
Halsey Institute

Please note that we will be closed July 3-4.

Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature is on view through July 11.
The galleries are open M-Sat, 11am – 4pm.
We’re open until 7pm on Thursdays.
Admission is free and open to the public

 

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OPENING RECEPTION FOR LONNIE HOLLEY
Friday, August 21, 6:30 - 8PM
Halsey Institute

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley. The exhibition will be on view at the Halsey Institute August 22 – October 10, 2015. Admission to the galleries is free. The opening reception on Friday, August 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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GALLERY TALK WITH LONNIE HOLLEY AND EXHIBITION CURATOR, MARK SLOAN
Saturday, August 22, 1PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art has organized a multi-faceted showcase of American artist and musician Lonnie Holley. The comprehensive project features a residency, exhibition, video, concert, and monographic catalogue. This exhibition is Holley’s first solo museum exhibition since 1994. A gallery walk-through with the artist and Halsey Institute director and chief curator, Mark Sloan, will be held within the Halsey Institute’s galleries on Saturday, August 22, 1PM.

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JOHN McWILLIAMS | DEC 5, 2015

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LONNIE HOLLEY IN CONCERT AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL
Saturday, September 12, Doors Open: 7PM | Show Starts: 8PM
Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street

In addition to Lonnie Holley’s exhibition inside of the Halsey Institute galleries, he will be performing at the Charleston Music Hall with cellist Ben Sollee and multi-instrumentalist Infinitikiss.   

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Bizarre Bazaar
Saturday, August 8, 9AM - 2PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute is hosting it’s first ever art yard sale! Join us inside the Halsey Institute galleries for a day of fun, music, and art! We will have a range of art objects, books, posters, paintings, oddments and curiosa from hosting and staging 30 plus years of exhibitions. Prices range from $5.00 to $5,000 and bartering and haggling will be encouraged.

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PRIVATE EXHIBITION PREVIEW RECEPTION FOR DONORS AND SPONSORS
Friday, August 21, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley. The exhibition will be on view at the Halsey Institute August 22 – October 10, 2015. There will be a private reception for Conceptualist Members (and above), exhibition sponsors and donors on Friday, August 21 from 5:30 – 6:30PM before the public reception from 6:30 – 8pm.

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FILM SCREENING | Curious Worlds
Thursday, September 24, 8PM
Auditorium, School of Sciences and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun St

Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck pulls back the curtain on one of the United States’s most accomplished and original yet least-known working artists. A master sculptor, carver, and painter, David Beck works in a fantastical genre all his own, creating intricate worlds, alive with observations of the world we know.

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MEMBERS-ONLY WALK-THROUGH
Thursday, October 1, 6PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff 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 Something to Take my Place, The Art of Lonnie Holley. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

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Moonshine, 11th Annual Membership Celebration
Friday, November 13, 7-10pm
Halsey Institute Galleries

Whole Foods Market proudly presents Moonshine! This event 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.

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HI HARMONY: A Free Community Concert
Sunday, August 16, 6-9PM
Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street

A very special and very free concert is happening at the Charleston Music Hall on August 16th, when more than fifty of Charleston’s most active musicians from a variety of genres will share the bill in the spirit of celebrating and cultivating community through music. The unique format will feature six sets spanning Hip Hop, Folk, R&B, Rock, Jazz, Spoken Word, and Gospel, each arranged by a different Musical Director.

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Lonnie Holley at the Charleston Farmers Market
Saturday, September 12, 9am – 12pm
Marion Square, 329 Meeting Street

Lonnie Holley will talk with visitors and lead them in creating small assemblage works from found objects gathered from the city. Participants can bring their own materials to work with or use some provided. All ages are welcome!

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Patron Preview Reception for Jiha Moon & Susan Klein
Friday, October 23, from 5:30 – 6:30PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents the exhibitions Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here and Susan Klein: shadow things. The exhibitions will be on view at the Halsey Institute October 24 – December 5, 2015. Admission to the galleries is free. The opening reception on Friday, October 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. There will be a reception for Conceptualist Members (and above), exhibition sponsors and donors on Friday, October 23, from 5:30 – 6:30PM.

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Public Opening Reception for Jiha Moon & Susan Klein
Friday, October 23, 6:30 – 8PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents the exhibitions Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here and Susan Klein: shadow things. The exhibitions will be on view at the Halsey Institute October 24 – December 5, 2015. Admission to the galleries is free. The opening reception on Friday, October 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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Artist Talk and Gallery Walk-through with Jiha Moon
Saturday, October 24, 2pm
Room 309, Simons Center & the Halsey Institute galleries

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk and gallery walk-through with exhibiting artist Jiha Moon on Saturday, Otober 24. The event begins with a slide talk at 2pm in room 309 of the Simons Center for the Arts located at 54 St. Philip Street on the College of Charleston campus. We will then walk down the hall to view Moon’s exhibition within the galleries.

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Artist Talk and Gallery Walk-through with Susan Klein
Saturday, November 21, 2pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center & the Halsey Institute galleries

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk and gallery walk-through with exhibiting artist Susan Klein on Saturday, November 21. The event begins with a slide talk at 2pm in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts located at 54 St. Philip Street on the College of Charleston campus. We will then walk down the hall to view Klein’s exhibition within the galleries.

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MEMBERS-ONLY WALK-THROUGH WITH EXHIBITION CURATOR, MARK SLOAN
Thursday, December 3, 6pm
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff 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 Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here and Susan Klein: shadow things. Explore the exhibitions, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

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Meet the Maker | John McWilliams
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Halsey Institute galleries

Current Patron Members ($350+) of the Halsey Institute are cordially invited to our final Meet the Maker presentation of 2015 with featured artist John McWilliams.

Meet the Maker is a unique opportunity for Halsey Institute Patron Members to meet an artist and learn about their creative process within the intimate setting of the galleries. These quarterly get togethers create a casual environment in which Patron Members connect with each other and the featured artist over wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

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