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  • RECENT PRESS COVERAGE

    Local Arts in Brief for June 28, 2015 | Sun. Jun. 28, 2015

    Post & Courier

    Bloomberg Philanthropies has named the city of Spartanburg as one of four recipients of a public art grant worth up to $1 million. The collaborative, neighborhood-based art project, called “Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light,” will feature the work of light and digital media artist Erwin Redl. It is curated by Mark Sloan of the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art.

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    F. Scott Hess: Art and Autobiography | Fri. Jun. 26, 2015

    Artbound

    F. Scott Hess is one of Los Angeles’s — and indeed America’s — most unique and prolific figurative painters working today. Deeply influential, frequently controversial and yet profoundly under-recognized, Hess’s emotionally fraught, allegorical narratives have captured the attention of audiences and collectors for decades with their stylized archetypes of modern human experience that combine private iconography with the stylistic aesthetic stance and elevated craftsmanship of classical art history.

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    Visual Arts: Don’t miss ‘Forces of Nature’ at the Halsey Institute | Thu. Jun. 25, 2015

    Charleston Scene

    With the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in the rearview and the summer solstice just a few days behind us, no one could blame the crowds for lying low and seeking respite in air-conditioned living rooms. But sitting in the air conditioning for too long can create an unintended brain freeze of catastrophic proportions.

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    Perception Disrupted: Alyson Shotz | Thu. Jun. 25, 2015

    Burnaway

    The Spoleto season in Charleston is a magical time. For three weeks the city is flooded with performers of all stripes and tourists looking to ride the wave of Spoleto Festival USA. School is out for the summer, Memorial Day opens the beach season, and it’s not even beastly hot yet.

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    Art and science: Alyson Shotz is thinking about gravity and glaciers and light | Sat. Jun. 13, 2015

    Post & Courier

    Brooklyn-based sculptor Alyson Shotz has shown her artwork in more than 100 exhibitions over three decades. Her pieces have been displayed in The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum, among other prestigious institutions.

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    Alyson Shotz examines the intersection of science and art | Wed. May. 20, 2015

    Charleston City Paper

    When patrons walk into the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art’s exhibition space during Piccolo Spoleto this year, they’ll be greeted by more than 50 of sculptor Alyson Shotz’ ethereal, category-defying works. According to Halsey director Mark Sloan, this exhibition, Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature — which is jointly presented by the Halsey and Hamilton College in New York — will be Shotz’ biggest, most ambitious show to date. Among the pieces it includes are large-scale sculptures, a wall drawing, and animation.

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    Top East Coast Exhibits of Spring | Wed. Apr. 8, 2015

    Art Business News

    Young Contemporaries: Annual Student Exhibition
    April 4 – May 2
    Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, South Carolina
    The brightest stars of the College of Charleston’s School of the Arts show off their work in this annual exhibition.

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    Film curator to screen vintage educational films at Charleston Music Hall | Wed. Apr. 8, 2015

    The Post and Courier Charleston Scene

    A historic preservationist in his own right, film curator Skip Elsheimer should feel right at home during his film screening at the Charleston Music Hall this week. In the 1990s, Elsheimer cultivated more than 25,000 16 mm educational films, most of which he rescued from the trash bins at schools and libraries around the country. They’re stored in Raleigh at the A/V Geeks Educational Film Archive, which was established by Elsheimer.

    Now, he spends most of his time touring the country, showing the films that many institutions have deemed useless and irrelevant. And for that, he’s sort of a hero.

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    Young Contemporaries | Wed. Apr. 1, 2015

    Her Campus

    All month long, you will have the opportunity to view some of College of Charleston’s best student art. The Young Contemporaries Exhibit will be in the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art housed in the College of Charleston’s Marion and Wayland H. Cato Center for the Arts from April 4th to May 2nd.

    College of Charleston students had the opportunity to submit recent works of art, and from the submissions, the best were selected to be displayed in the Halsey Center for this exhibition. You can expect to find submissions in the form of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints.

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    30th Annual Young Contemporaries Exhibition Opening | Mon. Mar. 30, 2015

    College of Charleston Today

    The opening reception for the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art’s 30th annual Young Contemporaries exhibition is 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun Street. The awards ceremony is at 6 p.m. The event, which includes complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, is free and open to the public.

    Juried by Philadelphia-based visiting artist Lawren Alice, the exhibition represents the brightest talents coming out of the College’s School of the Arts – including painters, sculptors, printmakers and photographers. Of the 502 submissions by 143 students, these 66 student works will be on display in the Halsey Institute galleries through May 2, 2015.

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    Community Partners 2015