Event Calendar

Old Bethel United Methodist Church
222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

‘When I First Remember’, an interactive musical play by Lady In White Productions. Experience a journey through the eyes and the voices of the Gullah Geechee heritage and community, a blend of true events from the city of Historic Charleston’s slave trade and the survival of the enslaved Africans. ‘When I First Remember’, a bittersweet story filled with commemorations dedicated to the storytelling, dancing, and music of the Gullah Geechee Culture, rooted right here in the Lowcountry.

The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendor.

Facebook.com/WhenIFirstRemember

VENUE: OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
222 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401

ADMISSION: $21

ADVANCED TICKETS:
Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

DOOR TICKETS: 6:30PM

CAST
Samelia Adams – Director
Queen E Atterberry – Conjure Woman and Producer
Rose Atterberry – Momma Hattie
Duane Branch – Buster
Morganne Lamberth – Tissie
Chaquis Maliqi – Olivia the SongBird
Sharon Cooper-Murray – The Gullah Lady
Leneke G. Washington – Elsie

Learn more at: WhenIFirstRemember.com/cast

Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street Charleston, South Carolina

Public on sale: Friday, June 1 at 10AM EST Dinner & Show option available for an additional $32 Call for reservations after purchasing Dinner & Show option Dinner at Vincent Chicco’s – (843) 203-3002 Dinner at Virginia’s on King – (843) 735-5800 CLICK HERE for Details and Menu Options Tickets can also be purchased at Music Hall Box Office: 37 John Street (843) 853-2252 | Monday – Friday (10 am – 3 pm) Ticketfly Hotline: (877) 987-6487 | Everyday (10 am – 9 pm)

Felix Pickney Community Center
4764 Hassell Ave; North Charleston, South Carolina 29405

Please save the date:

You are invited to attend the Kwanzaa Community Potluck. We will have a café style art of hosting planning bash for the 2018-2019 Kwanzaa Planning Committee. Please join us and have a seat at the planning table. Bring your positivity, creativity, knowledge, skills, and abilities to the party. Our goal is to ensure that this 40th anniversary year is extravagant, thoughtful community engagement, educational, and fun. All are welcome!

We look forward to seeing you on October 14, 2018!!!!

Old Bethel United Methodist Church
222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

‘When I First Remember’, an interactive musical play by Lady In White Productions. Experience a journey through the eyes and the voices of the Gullah Geechee heritage and community, a blend of true events from the city of Historic Charleston’s slave trade and the survival of the enslaved Africans. ‘When I First Remember’, a bittersweet story filled with commemorations dedicated to the storytelling, dancing, and music of the Gullah Geechee Culture, rooted right here in the Lowcountry.

The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendor.

Facebook.com/WhenIFirstRemember

VENUE: OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
222 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401

ADMISSION: $21

ADVANCED TICKETS:
Charleston Visitors Center
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

DOOR TICKETS: 6:30PM

CAST
Samelia Adams – Director
Queen E Atterberry – Conjure Woman and Producer
Rose Atterberry – Momma Hattie
Duane Branch – Buster
Morganne Lamberth – Tissie
Chaquis Maliqi – Olivia the SongBird
Sharon Cooper-Murray – The Gullah Lady
Leneke G. Washington – Elsie

Learn more at: WhenIFirstRemember.com/cast

Basic Science Auditorium - MUSC Campus
173 Ashley Ave., BS100 Charleston, SC 29425

The Waring Library Society 2018 Warren A. Sawyer Lecture is scheduled for October 11, 2018 on the MUSC Campus.

Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble will present: “Forgotten in ‘America’s Forgotten Pandemic’: African Americans and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic”. The lecture coincides with the 1918 Influenza Centennial and will be hosted in the MUSC Basic Science Auditorium with a reception to follow at the Waring Historical Library.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Additional support for this lecture provided by MUSC Office of Humanities and College of Charleston African American Studies Program and Department of History.

 

Help Veterans

     Golf Tournament & Networking Dinner

Proceeds go to Help Vets through Qualified Business Start-up Grants, Free Business Mentoring, and Multiple Business Workshops

October 15, 2018
Charleston National Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, SC
11:00 am-12 Noon Registration and Lunch; 12:30 pm Shotgun start.  5:00 pm SCORE Cookout
Single: $125 Team: $500

Includes Lunch, Dinner, Refreshments, Round of Golf, and Prizes.
Non-golfers are welcome to join us for dinner ($25 per person).

Sponsorship available:

 Information& Registration here for Captain’s Choice golf event.

Sponsorship levels & information available here

 

Ashley Bakery
1662 Savannah Highway

A group of the National MS Society offering peer-led support to share experiences and gain knowledge on various aspects of living and coping with MS.  All affected by MS are welcome.

“Last Seen”: Finding Family After Slavery offers researchers a tool for telling family stories of separation and survival during slavery, emancipation, and the Civil War. It offers easy access to digitized “Information Wanted” advertisements placed in newspapers by former slaves and United States Colored Troops searching for family members lost by sale, flight, or enlistment.

The ads mention family members, often by name, but also by physical description, circumstances of separation, last seen locations, and at times by the name of a former slave master. The earliest ads appeared in papers in 1863, and they continued for more than thirty years. “Last Seen”: Finding Family After Slavery allows users to search these ads by proper names, locations, circumstances of separation, military regiments, and events.

Lightroom Studios
2070 Northbrook Blvd., Suite A5, North Charleston, SC 29406

Refreshment + Networking + Information + Relaxation – This event is for entrepreneurs/potential business owners to have fun, fellowship, network, share their business experiences with and learn from one another in a relaxed setting.

Join us for the last TEK event of the year! Remember, it’s a kickback, so wear your “Friday night chill” attire.

Your $20 investment includes fun business bingo, brunch bites (We eat brunch food anytime in the Lowcountry!), Klarity bag, and The Ultimate KKP Experience! There will also be giveaways! Only 15 spots available! For more information, contact Krystal Klear Productions at (843) 608-9416 or KrystalKlearProductions1@gmail.com. #TheEntrepreneurialKickback #KKPEntrepreneurialKickback #KKPKickback #TheBusinessBrunchEdition #TEKBusinessBrunch #KKPBusinessBrunch

Presented in conjunction with Lexus and Lexus Charleston Fashion Week, please join Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant for a weekend of shopping and pampering. The event will feature personal appearances by jewelry designer Charles Krypell and the President of Windsor Jewelers, Robert Simon. Complimentary mini-manicures will be provided at the “Color Me Lexus Nail Bar,” featuring Lexus vehicle colors, as well as a Lexus Cocktail Bar (available from 4-7 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. – 2p.m. on Saturday).

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.

Join us for the opening reception for Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South. Celebrate the exhibition at the Halsey Institute from 6:30-8:00 PM.


The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present the exhibition Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, an unprecedented photography project 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.

The exhibition will be on view simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. A brunch reception on Saturday, October 20 will celebrate the exhibition’s opening at the City Gallery.

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.

Riverfront Park
1061 Everglades Avenue, N. Charleston, SC

2018 CITYWIDE PRAYER TO OFFER HUNDREDS OF CHARLESTON RESIDENTS IN NEED — FREE CLOTHING, FOOD, MEDICAL SCREENINGS & JOB ASSISTANCE 

The 2018 Citywide Prayer event will host a series of outreach services for community members in need.  South Carolina seniors recently impacted by state cuts to food stamps, along with families, can receive canned foods for free, medical screenings and clothing. The day will include festivities for the whole family.

Various booths will be set up at the event to include:

  • ·         A food bank offering free food boxes and car packages
  • ·         Economic empowerment Job fair
  • ·         Health Fair providing free medical screenings and health information
  • ·         Puppet ministry for children ages 6-12 including storytelling, music & puppetry
  • ·         New & gently used clothing
  • ·         Worship music (Beginning at 11am)
  • ·         Individualized prayer throughout the day

 

Presented in conjunction with Lexus and Lexus Charleston Fashion Week, please join Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant for a weekend of shopping and pampering. The event will feature personal appearances by jewelry designer Charles Krypell and the President of Windsor Jewelers, Robert Simon. Complimentary mini-manicures will be provided at the “Color Me Lexus Nail Bar,” featuring Lexus vehicle colors, as well as a Lexus Cocktail Bar (available from 4-7 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. – 2p.m. on Saturday). 

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art for the brunch reception for Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South. Celebrate the exhibition at City Gallery at Waterfront Park, located at 34 Prioleau Street, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.


The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present the exhibition Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, an unprecedented project 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.

The exhibition will be on view simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art  for artist talks by four photographers whose work is featured in Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South.

Hear from:

Susan Worsham
Stacy Kranitz
Titus Brooks Heagins
Tom Rankin

The artist talks will begin at 1:00 PM immediately after the brunch reception at City Gallery at Waterfront Park on Saturday, October 20.

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.

Riverfront Park
1061 Everglades Avenue, N. Charleston, SC

2018 CITYWIDE PRAYER TO OFFER HUNDREDS OF CHARLESTON RESIDENTS IN NEED — FREE CLOTHING, FOOD, MEDICAL SCREENINGS & JOB ASSISTANCE 

The 2018 Citywide Prayer event will host a series of outreach services for community members in need.  South Carolina seniors recently impacted by state cuts to food stamps, along with families, can receive canned foods for free, medical screenings and clothing. The day will include festivities for the whole family.

Various booths will be set up at the event to include:

  • ·         A food bank offering free food boxes and car packages
  • ·         Economic empowerment Job fair
  • ·         Health Fair providing free medical screenings and health information
  • ·         Puppet ministry for children ages 6-12 including storytelling, music & puppetry
  • ·         New & gently used clothing
  • ·         Worship music (Beginning at 11am)
  • ·         Individualized prayer throughout the day

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.

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.

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.

State Sen. Margie Bright Matthews is teaming up with Molina Healthcare of South Carolina and various local organizations to host a free baby shower for new and expecting moms from Walterboro and the surrounding area. Molina will provide new moms and moms-to-be with a complimentary Dr. Cleo diaper bag filled with baby essentials such as diapers and baby wipes. Partnering organizations will provide education on prenatal health, maternal health topics such as breastfeeding and early childhood development.

The event is designed to create awareness about the importance of prenatal and postnatal care. Improving birth outcomes and reducing infant mortality rates can often be achieved through education and healthy choices, and this event seeks to give families expecting a baby the resources to help them get the care they need.

This event is open to the public, but interested individuals must RSVP by October 15 by contacting Shelia Smith at Shelia.Smith@MolinaHealthcare.com or at (843) 709-3879. All giveaways will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art for a lecture by renowned photo-historian, Geoffrey Batchen.

One of the distinctive characteristics of photography is that most analogue photographs are positive prints that have been made from a negative. Nevertheless, the negative is almost always regarded as a secondary entity in discussions of photography, if it is discussed at all. Looking at work by a range of practitioners, including William Henry Fox Talbot, Man Ray, Dorothea Lange, Richard Avedon and Andreas Gursky, this talk will offer a little history of the negative, tracing some of the ways that history complicates our understanding of the photograph.

Geoffrey Batchen teaches art history at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. His books include Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography (1997); Each Wild Idea: Writing, Photography, History (2001); Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance (2004); William Henry Fox Talbot(2008); Suspending Time: Life, Photography, Death (2010); and Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph (2016). Batchen has also curated exhibitions for the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro; the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam; the National Media Museum in Bradford, UK; the International Center of Photography in New York; the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne; the Izu Photo Museum in Shizuoka, Japan; the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik; the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington, NZ; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, NZ; and the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne. After teaching for many years in the United States, most recently at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Batchen has returned to speak at an international symposium in that city about vernacular photography.

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.

My Carolina Alumni Center
900 Senate St., Columbia, SC 29201

Join the Black Alumni Council, along with special guests, to celebrate the Richard T. Greener Scholarship Fund. Hear from celebrity guest Anton Gunn and scholarship recipients while enjoying a classic Southern breakfast all for a great cause: the Richard T. Greener Scholarship Fund! Tickets are $25 for My Carolina Life members, $30 for My Carolina annual and three-year members and $35 for non-members. Pre-registration is required to attend. Visit mycarolina.org/homecoming for details.

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.

Park Circle Creamery
1044 E. Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405
Krystal Klear Productions presents Spooky Sweet Fun Night at Park Circle Creamery! It’s all about the kids! Drop your kids off with us while you go shop, eat and have your “me time!” This event is for children to have a fun night of creativity through visual art and creative writing, socializing, and enjoying ice cream! There will be a mask-decorating contest with first, second and third place prizes awarded, Poppin’ Poetry/Spooky Story Creation with Carlos Johnson of the Speak Freely Foundation, Ice Cream Decoration, and more! Children ages 5-12 are welcome to attend. Tickets on Eventbrite for $20. Only 20 spots available! #SpookySweetFunNight #KKPSpookySweetFunNight #SpookySweet

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art for a reading by poetry students studying with Nikky Finney at the University of South Carolina. The group will read ekphrastic poems inspired by photographs included in the 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, contributed four new poems to the Southbound catalogue. She will read her work in a separate event, An Evening with Nikky Finney, on February 12, 2019.

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.

For the ultimate in Charleston cooking classes, gather around Zero Restaurant + Bar’s professional demonstration kitchen to watch our guest chef in action. The Cooking Class includes a 3-course meal (menu below) with wine pairings. Chef Laurie is a private chef based in Charleston, with years of experience in some of the nation’s top kitchens, including those at the renowned Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa, and The Cloisters at Sea Island in Georgia. Seats are limited to just 9 attendees for an intimate and engaging class, so book your reservation early!

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.

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.

Freehouse Brewery
2895 Pringle Street B, North Charleston, SC 29405

Come join the North Charleston Chamber of Commerce for our quarterly mixer on October 30 at 6:00-8:00pm at Freehouse Brewery!

Our member mixers are designed to bring business professionals of all types together for the purpose of collaboration and relaxation. By creating an environment of enjoyment and positivity, our members are able to meet new and current referral partners to explore business progression and referral opportunities.

Networking is a large aspect of the business community. With years of experience in hosting networking and business events, our ambassadors deliver a world class experience at our networking mixers.

Presented by The Lowcountry Food Bank

The Lowcountry Food Bank will be on scene accepting food donations and cash donations. They will also speak on upcoming holiday drives.

What is Included

– Registration for our Giveaway! A $50 gift certificate to Freehouse Brewery

– Meeting great local professionals

– Your first beverage

Since the advent of the camera, photographs have been powerful tools in documenting the world around us. As forceful carriers of information, photographs have been crucial in exploring people, places, and events and transmitting that information widely. Artists have also embraced photography as a method for investigating our surroundings.

With the advent of digital media, the reliance on documentary photography—as carriers of information—has shifted. Are photographs still reliable transmitters of information? As documentary photography has morphed, has it taken on politicized, subjective qualities? Or can it, to use the words of Charlotte Cotton, serve as a “way of seeing beyond the limitations of individual perspective,” one that preserves a “neutrality and totality of vision?”

We will discuss these questions about documentary photography at Halsey Talks. John Hathaway, a photographer featured in Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South will join us.


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.

 

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.