St. Croix artist La Vaughn Belle is thriving.
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Belle moved to the territory with her parents at 5 months old. As an artist working across media, she has produced paintings, installations, photographs, written and video pieces and public works — much of it related to her experience in the Virgin Islands.
That work has been shown in the Caribbean, Europe and the United States. Since August, a collection has resided at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
School of the Arts faculty and students gathered in the Cistern Yard for the SOTA Kickoff, celebrating a new year and event season for the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and in the departments of art and architectural history, arts management, historic preservation and community planning, music, theatre and dance, and studio art!READ THE FULL STORY [+]
On Oct. 5, see Charleston’s poet laureate Asiah Mae perform at the Halsey Institute, where artist La Vaughn Belle is exhibiting When the Land Meets the Body, a multi-media display which reckons with colonization on both an individual and collective scale.READ THE FULL STORY [+]
Characterized by falling leaves and baskets full of food, autumn is at once symbolic of harvest and abundance, and at the same time, a symbol of decay and death.
The vibrant lineup of the arts calendar before us shows Charleston artists are, like the fall season, handling great nuance.
Theater productions like the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Finding Freedom will provide an intimate look into the humanity of a hero, while visual art offerings like La Vaughn Belle’s When the Land Meets the Body at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art reckon with colonization and its effects on both an individual and collective scale.READ THE FULL STORY [+]
The Halsey Institute of Art features a diverse range of contemporary art exhibitions, showcasing both established and emerging artists, including students of the college.
In addition to captivating exhibitions, you can also partake in lectures, workshops, and artist talks at the Halsey Institute of Art.READ THE FULL STORY [+]
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC’s destination for adventurous contemporary art, is celebrating its newest exhibition La Vaughn Belle: When the Land Meets the Body, on display August 25-December 9, with an array of events open to the public.READ THE FULL STORY [+]
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art will host a new display by renowned artist La Vaughn Belle called “When the Land Meets the Body,” beginning Friday, Aug. 25, through Saturday, Dec. 9. To celebrate the new exhibition, there will also be various events for the community to enjoy.READ THE FULL STORY [+]
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts has announced When the Land Meets the Body by renowned artist La Vaughn Belle, on display beginning August 25 until December 9.
In this exhibition, multidisciplinary artist La Vaughn Belle seeks to explore the relationship of history, land, and the bodies between them, and considers that who we are is a product of historical processes that are often represented in the landscape. When the Land Meets the Body will present a selection of existing and new works inspired by the Lowcountry landscape.READ THE FULL STORY [+]
The College of Charleston is excited to introduce some of its newest staff members to campus. From making clothes to making electric guitars, from playing Dungeons & Dragons to playing the trombone: They may have a wide variety of interests, but these new employees all share an enthusiasm for joining the Cougar family. Please extend a warm welcome to them all!READ THE FULL STORY [+]
Annex Dance Company is providing audiences an opportunity to imagine digital spaces in new ways with “V3: A Dance Installation” by creating a fourth dimension through movement. The show takes place in the same space where contemporary museum-goers can immerse themselves in artist Carla Gannis’ artificial intelligence universe through virtual reality goggles and other multimedia works.READ THE FULL STORY [+]