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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-01-19-Jun-15-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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  • Hampton Plantation Park Sweep
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Feb-02-19

    1950 Rutledge Rd. McClellanville, SC 29458

    1950 Rutledge Rd. McClellanville, SC 29458

    Interested in volunteering? Come out to help us pick up litter and keep the park and roads looking beautiful!

  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-02-19-Jun-16-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-03-19-Jun-17-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-04-19-Jun-18-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • Gullah Geechee Cultural History
    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Feb-04-19

    45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407

    45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407

    Learn about Gullah Geechee men and women who made their mark on the Charleston area.  

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  • The Journals of Malachi Moon
    10:30 am-12:00 pm
    Feb-05-19

    To celebrate Black History Month, listen to stories from the diaries of Malachi Moon, an African-American sailor who traveled the world. (All Ages) 

  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-05-19-Jun-19-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-06-19-Jun-20-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • Sit a Spell with Ruth Rambo
    12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Feb-06-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    The Sit a Spell Conversation Series aims to encourage thoughtful conversation on a variety of topics and issues faced by today’s New South.

    In a series of four installments, participants who represent the diverse facets of the Lowcountry community and the South will be available in the Southbound exhibition space and hold free-form conversations during your lunch break, from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend!

    This, the fourth and final installment, features longtime activist Ruth Rambo, who will lead a discussion of what is “new” about the New South.

  • 75th Anniversary of the USS Laffey’s Commissioning – Free Event!
    2:36 pm
    Feb-06-19

    Starting at 11am, this free ceremony will be held aboard the USS Laffey and will include remarks from former crew members.

    The Laffey is the last remaining Sumner-class destroyer and well known for its role in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. During the battle, the ship was hit by six kamikazes and three bombs. Within 90-minutes, 32 men were killed. Despite sustaining heavy damage, the Laffey was able to remain afloat and earned the nickname “The Ship That Would Not Die.”

    At the conclusion of the ceremony, Laffey crew members will offer guided tours of the ship.

  • Turning a New Leaf: From Prison to Progress, Stories of Success
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm
    Feb-06-19

    1133 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

    1133 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

    Did you know that the U.S. has the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world, at 724 per 100,000 people? The cost for one person to re-enter prison and serve one year is $20,000-$30,000. An estimated 68% of released prisoners are re-arrested within three years; 79% within six years; and 83% within nine years. Take a glimpse inside the world of the Turning Leaf Project, a Charleston-based nonprofit organization that helps men at high risk of re-incarceration prevent reoffending by implementing intense life skills training, job placement and more. Listen to candid stories of what life is like in prison, the difficulties of re-entering society, and the positive impact Turning Leaf has on its students.

  • Abraham the Unstoppable: Black Hero of Colonial South Carolina
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Feb-06-19

    During the Anglo-Cherokee War of 1759-1761, an enslaved man named Abraham won his freedom from the government of South Carolina by performing a series of deeds that not only displayed remarkable physical endurance and bravery, but also saved many lives. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an introduction to the dramatic, real-life story of Abraham, one of the many forgotten black heroes of early South Carolina. 

  • More events
    • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
      11:00 am-4:00 pm
      Feb-06-19-Jun-20-19
      161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
      161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

      Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

      Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

      Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

      Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

      The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

      Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

    • Sit a Spell with Ruth Rambo
      12:00 pm-2:00 pm
      Feb-06-19
      161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
      161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

      The Sit a Spell Conversation Series aims to encourage thoughtful conversation on a variety of topics and issues faced by today’s New South.

      In a series of four installments, participants who represent the diverse facets of the Lowcountry community and the South will be available in the Southbound exhibition space and hold free-form conversations during your lunch break, from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend!

      This, the fourth and final installment, features longtime activist Ruth Rambo, who will lead a discussion of what is “new” about the New South.

    • 75th Anniversary of the USS Laffey's Commissioning - Free Event!
      2:36 pm
      Feb-06-19

      Starting at 11am, this free ceremony will be held aboard the USS Laffey and will include remarks from former crew members.

      The Laffey is the last remaining Sumner-class destroyer and well known for its role in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. During the battle, the ship was hit by six kamikazes and three bombs. Within 90-minutes, 32 men were killed. Despite sustaining heavy damage, the Laffey was able to remain afloat and earned the nickname “The Ship That Would Not Die.”

      At the conclusion of the ceremony, Laffey crew members will offer guided tours of the ship.

    • Turning a New Leaf: From Prison to Progress, Stories of Success
      5:30 pm-7:00 pm
      Feb-06-19
      1133 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA
      1133 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

      Did you know that the U.S. has the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world, at 724 per 100,000 people? The cost for one person to re-enter prison and serve one year is $20,000-$30,000. An estimated 68% of released prisoners are re-arrested within three years; 79% within six years; and 83% within nine years. Take a glimpse inside the world of the Turning Leaf Project, a Charleston-based nonprofit organization that helps men at high risk of re-incarceration prevent reoffending by implementing intense life skills training, job placement and more. Listen to candid stories of what life is like in prison, the difficulties of re-entering society, and the positive impact Turning Leaf has on its students.

    • Abraham the Unstoppable: Black Hero of Colonial South Carolina
      6:00 pm-8:00 pm
      Feb-06-19

      During the Anglo-Cherokee War of 1759-1761, an enslaved man named Abraham won his freedom from the government of South Carolina by performing a series of deeds that not only displayed remarkable physical endurance and bravery, but also saved many lives. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an introduction to the dramatic, real-life story of Abraham, one of the many forgotten black heroes of early South Carolina. 

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-07-19-Jun-21-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

8
  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-08-19-Jun-22-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

9
  • Families Forever Fair
    10:00 am-1:30 pm
    Feb-09-19

    4800 Park Circle, North Charleston, SC 29405

    4800 Park Circle, North Charleston, SC 29405

    Attend the free Families Forever Fair to meet professionals form South Carolina’s adoption arena and learn how you can create your forever family.

  • African American Heritage Day
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-09-19

    1950 Rutledge Rd. McClellanville, SC 29458

    1950 Rutledge Rd. McClellanville, SC 29458

    Come to Hampton for African-American Heritage Day! Interpreters from the Slave Dwelling Project will be here with demonstrations and presentations on the lives of the enslaved and emancipation. This event is a great way to learn about the enslaved who lived and worked at Hampton and other plantations throughout the South. $15/adult, $7.50/child

  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-09-19-Jun-23-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • Black History Soul Meet & Eat
    12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Feb-09-19

    4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405

    4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405

    Come and enjoy an afternoon of Lowcountry food tastings, networking, expressive art forms, vendors, black history trivia, and prizes!

    Featured Artists:
    Speak Freely Foundation – Poetry
    Adande African Drum and Dance Company – Rhythms
    Dorothy Montgomery, “The Fabric Chronicler” – Quilt Display and Storytelling

    Attire: Afrocentric

    Admission: Adults – $10, Children Ages 10 and Under – $5

    For more information, contact Krystal Klear Productions at (843) 608-9416 or KrystalKlearProductions1@gmail.com. #BlackHistorySoulMeetAndEat #BHSoulMeetEat #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory

  • Human Library Series: Get to Know a Formerly Incarcerated Person
    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Feb-09-19

    Meet a graduate of the Turning Leaf Project, a nonprofit organization that helps local men at high risk of incarceration prevent reoffending by implementing intense life skills training, job placement and more. Listen to candid stories about what life is like in prison, the difficulties of re-entering society, and the positive impact Turning Leaf has on its students. Did you know that the U.S. has the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world, at 724 per 100,000 people? The cost for one person to re-enter prison and serve one year is 20,000-$30,000. An estimated 68% of released prisoners are arrested within three years, 79% within six years, and 83% within nine years.

  • An Evening with the Slave Dwelling Project
    5:00 pm-8:00 am
    Feb-09-19-Feb-10-19

    1950 Rutledge Rd. McClellanville, SC 29458

    1950 Rutledge Rd. McClellanville, SC 29458

    Exclusive opportunity at Hampton Plantation: Join the Slave Dwelling Project at Hampton Plantation for an overnight camping experience reflecting on the contributions of African Americans to the plantation’s history. Dinner is provided by the Friends of Hampton Plantation. Spaces are limited so reserve your spot today!

  • More events
    • Families Forever Fair
      10:00 am-1:30 pm
      Feb-09-19
      4800 Park Circle, North Charleston, SC 29405
      4800 Park Circle, North Charleston, SC 29405

      Attend the free Families Forever Fair to meet professionals form South Carolina’s adoption arena and learn how you can create your forever family.

    • African American Heritage Day
      11:00 am-4:00 pm
      Feb-09-19
      1950 Rutledge Rd. McClellanville, SC 29458
      1950 Rutledge Rd. McClellanville, SC 29458

      Come to Hampton for African-American Heritage Day! Interpreters from the Slave Dwelling Project will be here with demonstrations and presentations on the lives of the enslaved and emancipation. This event is a great way to learn about the enslaved who lived and worked at Hampton and other plantations throughout the South. $15/adult, $7.50/child

    • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
      11:00 am-4:00 pm
      Feb-09-19-Jun-23-19
      161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
      161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

      Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

      Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

      Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

      Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

      The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

      Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

    • Black History Soul Meet & Eat
      12:00 pm-4:00 pm
      Feb-09-19
      4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405
      4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405

      Come and enjoy an afternoon of Lowcountry food tastings, networking, expressive art forms, vendors, black history trivia, and prizes!

      Featured Artists:
      Speak Freely Foundation – Poetry
      Adande African Drum and Dance Company – Rhythms
      Dorothy Montgomery, “The Fabric Chronicler” – Quilt Display and Storytelling

      Attire: Afrocentric

      Admission: Adults – $10, Children Ages 10 and Under – $5

      For more information, contact Krystal Klear Productions at (843) 608-9416 or KrystalKlearProductions1@gmail.com. #BlackHistorySoulMeetAndEat #BHSoulMeetEat #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory

    • Human Library Series: Get to Know a Formerly Incarcerated Person
      3:00 pm-5:00 pm
      Feb-09-19

      Meet a graduate of the Turning Leaf Project, a nonprofit organization that helps local men at high risk of incarceration prevent reoffending by implementing intense life skills training, job placement and more. Listen to candid stories about what life is like in prison, the difficulties of re-entering society, and the positive impact Turning Leaf has on its students. Did you know that the U.S. has the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world, at 724 per 100,000 people? The cost for one person to re-enter prison and serve one year is 20,000-$30,000. An estimated 68% of released prisoners are arrested within three years, 79% within six years, and 83% within nine years.

    • An Evening with the Slave Dwelling Project
      5:00 pm-8:00 am
      Feb-09-19-Feb-10-19
      1950 Rutledge Rd. McClellanville, SC 29458
      1950 Rutledge Rd. McClellanville, SC 29458

      Exclusive opportunity at Hampton Plantation: Join the Slave Dwelling Project at Hampton Plantation for an overnight camping experience reflecting on the contributions of African Americans to the plantation’s history. Dinner is provided by the Friends of Hampton Plantation. Spaces are limited so reserve your spot today!

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-10-19-Jun-24-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-11-19-Jun-25-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Founders’ Day Breakfast
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Feb-12-19

    5055 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418

    5055 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418

    On behalf of the Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, Iota Theta Sigma, North Charleston, SC.  We are pleased to invite you to attend our Founders’ Day Breakfast.  This will mark our great Fraternity’s 105th year embodying our motto “Culture For Service and Service For Humanity” and promote brotherhood, scholarship and service.

    Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The Founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.

    The dynamic speakers this year will be:

    • Bro. Dr. Lawrence L. Rouse, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Southeastern Regional Director.
    • Bro. Corey D. McClary, Councilman, Goose Creek, SC
    • William J. Milton, Jr., Certified Financial Planner, Oak Capital Management
    • Shaundra Young Scott, Esq., Executive Director, ACLU South Carolina

    So please come out and support this noted worthy event.

    The cost of ticket will be $25.00 per person.  As the tickets are limted, don’t hestitate to buy now!!

    You can also pay by Cash App – $mrsigma2019 ~ or ~ Paypal – iotathetasigma2016@gmail.com

    No refunds

    FOR QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE EVENT OR PURCHASING TICKETS, CONTACT BROTHER BAKARI JACKSON OR BROTHER KEVIN BLAKE AT 843-900-4269, IOTATHETA0SIGMA@GMAIL.COM

  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-12-19-Jun-26-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • An evening with Nikky Finney
    6:36 pm-7:00 pm
    Feb-12-19

    34 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    34 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is proud to present an evening of poetry with Nikky Finney in conjunction with their current exhibition, Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South.

     Nikky Finney, Professor of Creative Writing and Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina and 2011 winner of the National Book Award for Poetry, was commissioned to create new work in response to photographs from the Southbound project. Finney wrote four new poems that she will read, along with readings of other work. Read Finney’s Southbound poems here: southboundproject.org/read/poems


    Nikky Finney was born in South Carolina, within listening distance of the sea. A child of activists, she came of age during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. At Talladega College, nurtured by Hale Woodruff’s Amistad murals, Finney began to understand the powerful synergy between art and history. Finney has authored four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011), The World Is Round (2003), Rice(1995), and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985). Finney also authored Heartwood (1997), edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South(2007), and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-13-19-Jun-27-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • Lawyers in the Library: Understanding Your Lease
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Feb-13-19

    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    The lease agreement is the foundation of the relationship between a tenant and landlord. This informational program on residential leases in South Carolina will cover commonly used terms, how they apply to your tenancy arrangement, and your rights.

  • Halsey Talks: Portraiture
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Feb-13-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    What is a portrait? Are they physical representations of the people they depict? Or do they convey something more, whether it’s an emotional or psychological quality? How does the medium of photography help shape portraits? And with the early forms of photography, where a subject had to sit for a length of time, what did it mean to have a portrait made of oneself?

    This Halsey Talks discussion will probe these questions and more. Using specific images in Southbound and other notable works from art history, we will discuss what it means to create a portrait using photography.

    _____________________________________
    Halsey Talks are an ongoing series of roundtable discussions on intriguing concepts in art. While they may take advantage of exhibitions on view at the Halsey Institute, they are open-ended in nature. As a platform for a deeper understanding and discussion of fascinating ideas in art, Halsey Talks are open to all.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-14-19-Jun-28-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-15-19-Jun-29-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • SEWE 2019 Fashion for Feathers
    12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Feb-15-19

    404 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

    404 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

    Start your weekend in style with Audubon South Carolina at Fashion for Feathers, our inaugural fashion show luncheon at SEWE. Join us and Charleston’s top boutiques at the new Hotel Bennett, the south’s grandest luxury hotel. Come celebrate the beauty of birds and take in a runway of trendsetting looks from Beckett Boutique, Brackish Bowties, Croghan’s Jewel Box, M. Dumas and Sons and IBU, while enjoying fine wine and delicious food prepared by renowned culinary master and “Top Chef” alum Michael Sichel.

    Tickets: $125/person $1,000/Table of 8

  • Clemson Champions Coming to Charleston for 1st Autograph Signing
    1:18 pm
    Feb-15-19-Feb-16-19

    5070 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418

    5070 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418

    The Clemson Tigers Championship Celebration is coming to Charleston.  Two-time Champions Christian Wilkins, Dexter Lawrence and Kendall Joseph will be meeting fans and signing autographs. The public autograph signing will take place on Saturday, February 16th at The Fan Zone. The Fan Zone is located at 5070 International Blvd in North Charleston, South Carolina. The festivities kick off on Friday, February 15th with an autograph signing with Clemson legend, Ben Boulware.

    To get an autograph from one of these players, you must purchase an autograph ticket. Autograph tickets will be available at the door or you can preorder tickets online at bit.ly/CharlestonSigning. Pre-ordering tickets will guarantee your spot at the front of the line and save you time on the day of the event. Fans can bring any item to the show to be signed by the athletes. Fans can also purchase unsigned memorabilia to be signed by the players at the event.  Items include Clemson footballs, mini helmets, full size helmets and photos. Ticket prices range from $25-49. There will be an offer to pre-order a “super ticket” that gets you a signature from each player for a discount. All tickets will be numbered and called in groups of 50 based on date of purchase.

    Come out and meet the National Champion Clemson Tigers at Charleston’s Champion Celebration at The Fan Zone in Charleston. Fans can purchase tickets upon arrival at The Fan Zone, pre-order tickets online at www.sportscollectibles.com or by calling (800) 793-9793. We recommend arriving 45 minutes prior to the signing to pick up tickets at Will Call at The Fan Zone. If you cannot attend the signing but would like autographed merchandise from this event, visit www.sportscollectibles.com.

    Sports Collectibles is an industry leading sports memorabilia company based out of Tampa, Florida that specializes in online memorabilia sales, on-site and online auctions and nationwide autograph signing shows. For more information, visit www.SportsCollectibles.com.

    If you would like more information about this event, please call Derek Dye at (800)793-9793 or email sales@sportscollectibles.com.

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  • Art Exploration
    11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Feb-16-19

    222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC 29458

    222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC 29458

    Explore the art of African-American artist Elizabeth Catlett, and create your own print!

  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-16-19-Jun-30-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • Tracing Your Gullah Geechee Roots
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Feb-16-19

    1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

    1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

    Learn about various genealogy resources for African-American families in the Lowcountry. 

  • Human Library: Meet Military Veterans
    3:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Feb-16-19

    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    Participate in the Human Library, a series for interested members of the community to engage in open and respectful dialogue with individuals who have been exposed to prejudice or stigma. This session features two military veterans. Listen to candid stories of what life is like on deployment, experiences working with service members and veterans in the Lowcountry, and differences between life in and out of service.  

  • More events
    • Art Exploration
      11:00 am-1:00 pm
      Feb-16-19
      222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC 29458
      222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC 29458

      Explore the art of African-American artist Elizabeth Catlett, and create your own print!

    • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
      11:00 am-4:00 pm
      Feb-16-19-Jun-30-19
      161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
      161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

      Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

      Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

      Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

      Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

      The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

      Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

    • Tracing Your Gullah Geechee Roots
      1:00 pm-3:00 pm
      Feb-16-19
      1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
      1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

      Learn about various genealogy resources for African-American families in the Lowcountry. 

    • Human Library: Meet Military Veterans
      3:00 pm-6:00 pm
      Feb-16-19
      68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401
      68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

      Participate in the Human Library, a series for interested members of the community to engage in open and respectful dialogue with individuals who have been exposed to prejudice or stigma. This session features two military veterans. Listen to candid stories of what life is like on deployment, experiences working with service members and veterans in the Lowcountry, and differences between life in and out of service.  

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-17-19-Jul-01-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-18-19-Jul-02-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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  • African-American Authors Across Ages (toddlers with a caregiver)
    10:30 am-12:30 pm
    Feb-19-19

    1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482

    1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482

    To celebrate Black History Month, participate in a special storytime that spotlights African-American authors who write for children and young adults. This program is free to the public.

  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-19-19-Jul-03-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-20-19-Jul-04-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • Abraham the Unstoppable: Black Hero of Colonial South Carolina
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Feb-20-19

    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    During the Anglo-Cherokee War of 1759-1761, an enslaved man named Abraham won his freedom from the S.C. government by performing a series of deeds that not only displayed remarkable physical endurance and bravery, but also saved many lives. Join CCPL historian Dr. Nic Butler for an introduction to the true story of Abraham, one of many forgotten black heroes of early South Carolina.

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  • 6th Annual Wine Women & Shoes-Charleston
    6:00 am-9:30 am
    Feb-21-19

    404 King St. Charleston, SC 29403

    404 King St. Charleston, SC 29403

    Break out the Manolos and the Barolos, the Jimmy Choos and those buttery Chards-Florence Crittenton Programs of SC will be hosting their 6th Annual Wine Women & Shoes-Charleston presented by Morgan Stanley at the beautiful Hotel Bennett on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00-9:30 pm.

    An irresistible blend of fashion and compassion, WW&S events are all about putting the “fun” in fundraiser. They give women the opportunity to get glamorous with their girlfriends & guys while enjoying incredible varietals from top winemakers––all for a good cause. (Basically, it’s the best excuse to play grown-up dress up, EVER.)

    Florence Crittenton Program’s 6th  Annual Wine Women & Shoes will feature wines from some of the country’s best wine partners, a shopable multi-designer marketplace, and charming Shoe Guys  serving up this season’s must-haves on silver platters—all signature attractions that make WW&S fundraisers such a swirlin’-and-stylin’ success. 

    In addition to shopping peep-toes while sipping Pinots, guests will enjoy a fabulous fashion show, live and silent auctions with incredible items and travel experiences, winning the Key to the Instant Cellar, plus delicious food from the brand new Hotel Bennett!

    General Admission tickets are $125 and VIP tickets are $175 with all proceeds benefitting Florence Crittenton Programs, which provides comprehensive services to pregnant, parenting and at-risk young women and their children. A limited number of VIP Tables for 10 are available.  Florence Crittenton has been in the Charleston community since 1897 and provides hope, safety and opportunity for young women. Be Golden. Be Giving. Be There! 

  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-21-19-Jul-05-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • African-American Authors Across Ages
    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Feb-21-19

    1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482

    1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482

    To celebrate Black History Month, participate in a special storytime that spotlights African-American authors who write for children and young adults.

  • The Journals of Malachi Moon
    3:30 pm-6:00 pm
    Feb-21-19

    To celebrate Black History Month, listen to stories from the diaries of Malachi Moon, an African-American sailor who traveled the world. (All Ages) 

  • African-American Read-in/Cookbook Club
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Feb-21-19

    Celebrate Black History Month by participating in this special program that highlights literature and the culinary arts. This month’s Cookbook Club features a Gullah cuisine and soul food-inspired theme in anticipation of the upcoming March 6 event with famed Gullah chef Charlotte Jenkins, so bring a dish to share with the group! This event coincides with the National African-American Read-In, so bring your favorite books and poems written by African-American authors to read and share with others.

  • Curator-led tour of Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Feb-21-19

    34 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    34 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow members for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6:00PM, curator and CofC faculty member Mark Long will lead a guided tour of Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South.

    Learn more about the curatorial process and other behind-the-scenes decisions with a member of the Halsey Institute staff. Curator-led tours occur for every exhibition. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! Open to all levels of membership.

    To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/sustain/join or call (843) 953-5652.

    Learn more about Southbound here:
    southboundproject.org

  • Celebrate Black History Month
    6:15 pm-8:00 pm
    Feb-21-19

    430 Whilden St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

    430 Whilden St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

    Celebrate Black History Month with Citadel professor Damon Fordham, an author and scholar who specializes in U.S. history and African-American studies.

  • More events
    • 6th Annual Wine Women & Shoes-Charleston
      6:00 am-9:30 am
      Feb-21-19
      404 King St. Charleston, SC 29403
      404 King St. Charleston, SC 29403

      Break out the Manolos and the Barolos, the Jimmy Choos and those buttery Chards-Florence Crittenton Programs of SC will be hosting their 6th Annual Wine Women & Shoes-Charleston presented by Morgan Stanley at the beautiful Hotel Bennett on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00-9:30 pm.

      An irresistible blend of fashion and compassion, WW&S events are all about putting the “fun” in fundraiser. They give women the opportunity to get glamorous with their girlfriends & guys while enjoying incredible varietals from top winemakers––all for a good cause. (Basically, it’s the best excuse to play grown-up dress up, EVER.)

      Florence Crittenton Program’s 6th  Annual Wine Women & Shoes will feature wines from some of the country’s best wine partners, a shopable multi-designer marketplace, and charming Shoe Guys  serving up this season’s must-haves on silver platters—all signature attractions that make WW&S fundraisers such a swirlin’-and-stylin’ success. 

      In addition to shopping peep-toes while sipping Pinots, guests will enjoy a fabulous fashion show, live and silent auctions with incredible items and travel experiences, winning the Key to the Instant Cellar, plus delicious food from the brand new Hotel Bennett!

      General Admission tickets are $125 and VIP tickets are $175 with all proceeds benefitting Florence Crittenton Programs, which provides comprehensive services to pregnant, parenting and at-risk young women and their children. A limited number of VIP Tables for 10 are available.  Florence Crittenton has been in the Charleston community since 1897 and provides hope, safety and opportunity for young women. Be Golden. Be Giving. Be There! 

    • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
      11:00 am-4:00 pm
      Feb-21-19-Jul-05-19
      161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
      161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

      Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

      Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

      Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

      Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

      The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

      Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

    • African-American Authors Across Ages
      3:00 pm-5:00 pm
      Feb-21-19
      1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
      1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482

      To celebrate Black History Month, participate in a special storytime that spotlights African-American authors who write for children and young adults.

    • The Journals of Malachi Moon
      3:30 pm-6:00 pm
      Feb-21-19

      To celebrate Black History Month, listen to stories from the diaries of Malachi Moon, an African-American sailor who traveled the world. (All Ages) 

    • African-American Read-in/Cookbook Club
      6:00 pm-8:00 pm
      Feb-21-19

      Celebrate Black History Month by participating in this special program that highlights literature and the culinary arts. This month’s Cookbook Club features a Gullah cuisine and soul food-inspired theme in anticipation of the upcoming March 6 event with famed Gullah chef Charlotte Jenkins, so bring a dish to share with the group! This event coincides with the National African-American Read-In, so bring your favorite books and poems written by African-American authors to read and share with others.

    • Curator-led tour of Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
      6:00 pm-7:00 pm
      Feb-21-19
      34 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401
      34 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401

      Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow members for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6:00PM, curator and CofC faculty member Mark Long will lead a guided tour of Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South.

      Learn more about the curatorial process and other behind-the-scenes decisions with a member of the Halsey Institute staff. Curator-led tours occur for every exhibition. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! Open to all levels of membership.

      To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/sustain/join or call (843) 953-5652.

      Learn more about Southbound here:
      southboundproject.org

    • Celebrate Black History Month
      6:15 pm-8:00 pm
      Feb-21-19
      430 Whilden St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA
      430 Whilden St, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

      Celebrate Black History Month with Citadel professor Damon Fordham, an author and scholar who specializes in U.S. history and African-American studies.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-22-19-Jul-06-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • Black History Month House Party
    6:00 pm-7:30 pm
    Feb-22-19

    Celebrate Black History Month through contemporary music, visual art, politics, food and trivia. Registration is required; call 843-722-7550 to register. Ages 13-18. 

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-23-19-Jul-07-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • Gullah Geechee Roots on Barbados: A Diaspora Conversation
    11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Feb-23-19

    2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC 29406

    2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC 29406

    Join Rhoda Green, founder of the Barbados and the Carolinas Legacy Foundation, for a discussion of the history of Barbadian planters and the Africans they brought to the Carolinas. The presentation will feature direct historical ties to the Goose Creek area. This program is hosted in conjunction with the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

  • Basket Weaving with Jenni Faye Singleton (ages 11 and younger)
    12:30 pm-3:00 pm
    Feb-23-19

    6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29418

    6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29418

    Learn about Gullah Geechee culture and the history of basket weaving. This program is free to the public.

  • The Photographer and Uncommon Access, a panel discussion
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Feb-23-19

    54 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    54 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29401
    The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents this dynamic panel in conjunction with their current exhibition, Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South. This panel discussion will explore photographers’ privileged access to communities that we might otherwise never have the chance to see.

    Featuring Southbound artists Deborah Luster, who photographs prisoners in Louisiana’s Angola Prison; Susana Raab, who photographs migrant workers in Florida; Sofia Valiente, who documents a transitional community of registered sex offenders, and Rob Amberg, who photographs intentional communities and those who live off the land in rural North Carolina.

    See their images on the Southbound website: southboundproject.org/artists

  • Slavery to Civil Rights: A Walking Tour of African-American Charleston
    3:30 pm-6:00 pm
    Feb-23-19

    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    See Charleston from a different perspective, and listen to stories of the city’s African-American history and heritage from local historians Ruth M. Miller and Alec Cooley. Copies of their new book will be available for purchase at the end of the program. 

  • Slavery to Civil Rights in Charleston – Author Talk
    3:30 pm-4:30 pm
    Feb-23-19

    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    Local authors Ruth Miller and Alec Cooley will share stories about people and events from African-American history in Charleston, drawn from their recently published walking tour guidebook, Slavery to Civil Rights. The talk will cover both well known topics including Gadsden’s Wharf, the 1969 Hospital Strike and Jenkins Orphanage Band, as well as introduce the audience to lesser known topics such as the 1919 Charleston race riot and early civil rights leader, Louis Gregory.  The talk will be followed by a book signing.

  • Bliss Spiritual Co-op Anniversary Celebration (shrimp boil and live music)
    4:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Feb-23-19

    1163 Pleasant Oaks Drive Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

    1163 Pleasant Oaks Drive Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

    The Bliss Spiritual Co-op 6th Anniversary Celebration will be Saturday, February 23rd 4-7pm.  We are celebrating another year of amazing connections and experiences with each other and the community.

     

    Please plan to join us for live music by local legend Smoky Weiner who will be joined by Silent Eddie Phillips on guitar, Stevie Kent on drums and John Auwaerter on bass. Enjoy a plate of low country boil and place the winning bid on your favorite silent auction basket full to the brim with interesting items and services. Take time to look around at all the new friends that we have made this year and feel blessed by all the growth and goodness we have collaborated into being. Please consider spreading our bliss by bringing a new friend to celebrate with us.

     

    Advance tickets are just $25 and include a plate of steaming low country boil and 2 beverage coupons. Tickets at the door are $30 if available. Sign up https://www.meetup.com/Charleston-bliss-Spiritual-Co-op/events/258566064/.

     

    Bliss Spiritual Co-op 1163 Pleasant Oaks Drive Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 https://www.blissspiritualco-op.org/, https://www.meetup.com/Charleston-bliss-Spiritual-Co-op/events/258566064/, blissspiritualcoop@gmail.com, (843) 345-7061.  Thank-you for your friendship and support.

     

  • More events
    • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
      11:00 am-4:00 pm
      Feb-23-19-Jul-07-19
      161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
      161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

      Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

      Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

      Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

      Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

      The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

      Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

    • Gullah Geechee Roots on Barbados: A Diaspora Conversation
      11:00 am-1:00 pm
      Feb-23-19
      2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC 29406
      2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC 29406

      Join Rhoda Green, founder of the Barbados and the Carolinas Legacy Foundation, for a discussion of the history of Barbadian planters and the Africans they brought to the Carolinas. The presentation will feature direct historical ties to the Goose Creek area. This program is hosted in conjunction with the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

    • Basket Weaving with Jenni Faye Singleton (ages 11 and younger)
      12:30 pm-3:00 pm
      Feb-23-19
      6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29418
      6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29418

      Learn about Gullah Geechee culture and the history of basket weaving. This program is free to the public.

    • The Photographer and Uncommon Access, a panel discussion
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      Feb-23-19
      54 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29401
      54 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29401
      The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents this dynamic panel in conjunction with their current exhibition, Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South. This panel discussion will explore photographers’ privileged access to communities that we might otherwise never have the chance to see.

      Featuring Southbound artists Deborah Luster, who photographs prisoners in Louisiana’s Angola Prison; Susana Raab, who photographs migrant workers in Florida; Sofia Valiente, who documents a transitional community of registered sex offenders, and Rob Amberg, who photographs intentional communities and those who live off the land in rural North Carolina.

      See their images on the Southbound website: southboundproject.org/artists

    • Slavery to Civil Rights: A Walking Tour of African-American Charleston
      3:30 pm-6:00 pm
      Feb-23-19
      68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401
      68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

      See Charleston from a different perspective, and listen to stories of the city’s African-American history and heritage from local historians Ruth M. Miller and Alec Cooley. Copies of their new book will be available for purchase at the end of the program. 

    • Slavery to Civil Rights in Charleston – Author Talk
      3:30 pm-4:30 pm
      Feb-23-19
      68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401
      68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

      Local authors Ruth Miller and Alec Cooley will share stories about people and events from African-American history in Charleston, drawn from their recently published walking tour guidebook, Slavery to Civil Rights. The talk will cover both well known topics including Gadsden’s Wharf, the 1969 Hospital Strike and Jenkins Orphanage Band, as well as introduce the audience to lesser known topics such as the 1919 Charleston race riot and early civil rights leader, Louis Gregory.  The talk will be followed by a book signing.

    • Bliss Spiritual Co-op Anniversary Celebration (shrimp boil and live music)
      4:00 pm-7:00 pm
      Feb-23-19
      1163 Pleasant Oaks Drive Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
      1163 Pleasant Oaks Drive Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

      The Bliss Spiritual Co-op 6th Anniversary Celebration will be Saturday, February 23rd 4-7pm.  We are celebrating another year of amazing connections and experiences with each other and the community.

       

      Please plan to join us for live music by local legend Smoky Weiner who will be joined by Silent Eddie Phillips on guitar, Stevie Kent on drums and John Auwaerter on bass. Enjoy a plate of low country boil and place the winning bid on your favorite silent auction basket full to the brim with interesting items and services. Take time to look around at all the new friends that we have made this year and feel blessed by all the growth and goodness we have collaborated into being. Please consider spreading our bliss by bringing a new friend to celebrate with us.

       

      Advance tickets are just $25 and include a plate of steaming low country boil and 2 beverage coupons. Tickets at the door are $30 if available. Sign up https://www.meetup.com/Charleston-bliss-Spiritual-Co-op/events/258566064/.

       

      Bliss Spiritual Co-op 1163 Pleasant Oaks Drive Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 https://www.blissspiritualco-op.org/, https://www.meetup.com/Charleston-bliss-Spiritual-Co-op/events/258566064/, blissspiritualcoop@gmail.com, (843) 345-7061.  Thank-you for your friendship and support.

       

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-24-19-Jul-08-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-25-19-Jul-09-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • Poetry with Marcus Amaker
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Feb-25-19

    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    Charleston’s poet laureate Marcus Amaker will premiere several new poems and talk about his writing process during a Q&A session. Local students will join him on stage to read their own original work. Attendees will have a chance to purchase Marcus’ vinyl, books and CDs.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-26-19-Jul-10-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • Local Legends: A Celebration of Gullah Geechee History
    11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Feb-26-19

    2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC 29406

    2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC 29406

    Celebrate Black History Month, and create a Philip Simmons ironwork-themed craft during a presentation by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

  • Plantation Singers
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Feb-26-19

    Don’t miss this chance to see one of the most renowned acapella and percussion gospel groups in the southeast perform lively renditions of traditional Gullah spirituals and the sacred music of the S.C. lowcountry. Formed in 1996 by Charleston native Lynnette White, the Plantation Singers have performed across the nation and internationally.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-27-19-Jul-11-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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  • Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-28-19-Jul-12-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science, both of whom are on the faculty of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

    Southbound embraces the conundrum of its name. To be southbound is to journey to a place in flux, radically transformed over recent decades, yet also to the place where the past resonates most insistently in the United States. To be southbound is also to confront the weight of preconceived notions about this place, thick with stereotypes, encoded in the artistic, literary, and media records. Southbound engages with and unsettles assumed narratives about this contested region by providing fresh perspectives for understanding the complex admixture of history, geography, and culture that constitutes today’s New South.

    Southbound will comprise fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.

    Recognizing the complexity of understanding any place, let alone one as charged as the American South, the curators’ approach is transdisciplinary. The photographs will be complemented by a commissioned video, an interactive digital mapping environment, an extensive stand-alone website, and a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. This publication will draw on expertise from disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    The history of the American South is among the most storied of any region in the world. As a result of the vitality of its culture and the diversity of its inhabitants—to say nothing about the salience of photography in the U.S.—the region has also come to be among the most photographed. Through the exhibition, video, remappings, website, and catalogue—separately and in tandem—the Southbound project charts new courses to expanded imaginings for the twenty-first century South.

    Southbound is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition will debut simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

  • Curator-led tour of Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Feb-28-19

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow members for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6:00PM, curator and Halsey Institute director Mark Sloan will lead a guided tour of Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South.

    Learn more about the curatorial process and other behind-the-scenes decisions with a member of the Halsey Institute staff. Curator-led tours occur for every exhibition. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! Open to all levels of membership.

    To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/sustain/join or call (843) 953-5652.


    Learn more about Southbound here:
    southboundproject.org

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