Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays

Meet the Maker is a unique opportunity for Halsey Institute members at the Postmodernist and above levels 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 members connect with each other and the featured artist over wine and heavy hors-d’oeuvres. The Maker is often an upcoming or past exhibiting artist at the Halsey Institute. He or she will give a presentation describing their inspiration, passions, process, and, ultimately, final result. Members are asked to bring “a bottle of wine and an open mind.”


Join or renew at the Postmodernist membership level here to be invited to these events. Invitations to each Meet the Maker are sent via email. For questions or more information please contact us at SeidelME1@cofc.edu or (843) 953-5652.

Meet the Maker is proudly sponsored by Pink Cactus.

MEET THE MAKER | Lisa Elmaleh

Monday, March 30, 2020
5:30 PM
RSVP for location details

Artist presentation begins at 6:00 PM. For the location details, please RSVP to Melanie Seidel.

This lecture is part of our Meet the Maker series for Postmodernist members and above. To join our membership program, please visit here or call (843) 953-5652.


Lisa Elmaleh is a West Virginia-based photographer who earned a BA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She works with a large-format (8”x10”) camera in the wet-plate collodion process. This method was widespread in the nineteenth century but is rare in contemporary photography. She also is an educator who teaches historic techniques at the School of the Visual Arts and the Penumbra Foundation in New York City. The wet-collodion process only allows for one photograph to be taken at a time and because the image must be shot and developed all while the chemicals are still wet on the image plate, Elmaleh travels with a portable darkroom in the back of her truck and completes each image, one at a time, on location within about a thirty-minute window. She has been awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation IPF Grant (2011) and The Everglades National Park Artist Residency (2010), among other awards. Her work is in the collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, and the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach.

Learn more about Elmaleh from this commissioned video for our 2018 exhibition Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South:

Above image credit: Lisa Elmaleh, Moses Nelligan and Matthew Kinman [detail], 2013. From the American Folk series. Clifftop, West Virginia. Tintype.

MEET THE MAKER | Lisa Elmaleh

Monday, March 30, 2020
5:30 PM
RSVP for location details
Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays
843.953.4422


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