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  • The Gullah Geechee and Bunce Island–Sierra Leone Connection
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Mar-01-18

    Morris Brown A.M.E. Church, 13 Morris Street, Charleston, SC

    Morris Brown A.M.E. Church, 13 Morris Street, Charleston, SC

    The International African American Museum invites the public to attend a presentation on the Gullah Geechee and Bunce Island–Sierra Leone Connection by Professor Joseph Opala. 

    Opala has spent more than 40 years studying Bunce Island, the largest British slave trading base on the “Rice Coast” of West Africa, and its links to South Carolina and Georgia. Opala also organized two “Gullah Homecomings” to Sierra Leone in which Gullah families with proven historical ties to that nation were hosted by the Sierra Leone Government as lost kinsmen come home.  Opala will discuss Bunce Island and the Gullah Homecomings, and their importance for illustrating Lowcountry history.

     

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  • The Gullah Geechee and Bunce Island–Sierra Leone Connection
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Mar-02-18

    Morris Brown A.M.E. Church, 13 Morris Street, Charleston, SC

    Morris Brown A.M.E. Church, 13 Morris Street, Charleston, SC

    The International African American Museum invites the public to attend a presentation on the Gullah Geechee and Bunce Island–Sierra Leone Connection by Professor Joseph Opala. 

    Opala has spent more than 40 years studying Bunce Island, the largest British slave trading base on the “Rice Coast” of West Africa, and its links to South Carolina and Georgia. Opala also organized two “Gullah Homecomings” to Sierra Leone in which Gullah families with proven historical ties to that nation were hosted by the Sierra Leone Government as lost kinsmen come home.  Opala will discuss Bunce Island and the Gullah Homecomings, and their importance for illustrating Lowcountry history.

     

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  • Charleston Fashion Week
    12:00 am
    Mar-13-18-Mar-17-18

    Marion Square, 329 Meeting St Charleston, SC 29403

    Marion Square, 329 Meeting St Charleston, SC 29403

     

    Shout it on the streets; it’s back! Charleston Fashion Week returns for its 12th year March 13-17, 2018. Get ready for five days full of the most dazzling fashion from the top boutiques, emerging designers and some of the hottest featured designers in the fashion world – plus, see undiscovered models compete in the Rock the Runway Model Competition. Enjoy glamorous citywide events and activities, shopping, after parties and much more!

     

    Check www.charlestonfashionweek.com for tickets and the full schedule of events.

     

  • “A Music Bridge” Concert
    7:30 am-8:30 am
    Mar-13-18

    5 Glebe St. Charleston, SC 29401

    5 Glebe St. Charleston, SC 29401

    A collaborative gospel and choral performance by the Ashley Hall Chamber and Red Choirs, as well as Charleston’s Oh Happy Day Singers. All ticket sales from this night of musical unity will benefit the Clementa C. Pinckney Foundation, in honor of the late reverend of Mother Emanuel AME Church.

    The Ashley Hall Chamber and Red Choirs, directed by Catherine Clarkson, include students from grades nine through twelve who typically perform classical music. A senior member of the Chamber Choir, Anna Bitter, is organizing this event as it pertains to her Senior Project, in which she has also studied music’s potential to alleviate racial tension. Inspired by the Charleston Illumination Project which fosters strong relationships between the community and the Charleston police department, the concert attempts to promote this kind of unity.

    The Oh Happy Day Singers, led by Pastor Carl Bright, perform frequently around Charleston and enchant their audiences with powerful choral and solo renditions. They are collaborating with the Ashley Hall student choirs to grasp the sound, emotion, and message portrayed in gospel music. This concert will serve as a metaphorical bridge between choirs, communities, and music genres.

    Thanks to the graciousness of Reverend Dr. Middleton, of the Mount Zion AME Church, the concert will be held in his historic church. Tickets ($10) are limited and are distributed on a first come first serve basis. All children under 6 can participate free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-music-bridge-tickets-42427023369.

    Tickets can be purchased at the door but are not guaranteed, as seats are limited. Only cash is accepted at the door.

  • Charleston Fashion Week Supporting Events at Gwynn’s of Mt Pleasant
    10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Mar-13-18-Mar-17-18

    Trish McEvoy “Book the Look”

    Tuesday-Saturday, March 13-17 |10A-6P

    In celebration of Charleston Fashion Week, Trish McEvoy artists will be providing complimentary makeup applications with purchase, by appointment only. Call 843.849.9667 to book appointments.

     

    Ron White Spring 2018 Trunk Show

    Thursday, Friday & Saturday

    March 15, 16 & 17 | 10A-7P

    Personal Appearance

    Saturday, March 17 | 11A-4P

     

    Shop new Spring 2018 styles and meet Renowned Shoe Designer Ron White on Saturday, March 17 from 11A-4P. Shop exclusive styles brought in special for this event and have your shoes autographed by The ShoeRu himself!

     

    What Goes Around Comes Around Trunk Show

    Friday & Saturday, March 16 & 17 | 10A-7P

    Shop Gwynn’s incredible selection of authentic, vintage luxury goods from Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, and more!

     

    Yossi Harari Jewelry Trunk Show

    Friday & Saturday, March 16 & 17 | 10A-7P

    Discover the beauty and charm of Yossi Harari’s latest collection of fine jewelry!

     

    Hush Up & Hustle Pop Up Shop

    Saturday, March 17 | 12P-4P

    Meet Helen Hall, Founder of Hushup + Hustle, and enjoy shopping and sampling her famous Blender Bombs and Smoothies!

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  • A Halsey & McCallum Celebration
    12:00 am-11:14 am
    Mar-14-18-Mar-15-18

    Simons Center for the Arts

    Simons Center for the Arts

    Join the Halsey Institute Staff and your fellow Halsey Institute Members to honor the contributions and talents of two Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award winners, Corrie McCallum (1914-2009) and our namesake, William Halsey (1915-1999). We will introduce a new generation of Charlestonians to this couple’s pioneering spirit through a series of brief presentations illustrating their progressive artmaking against the backdrop of traditional Charleston. After the discussions, join us for a reception with sweet treats from Wattle & Daub Cheesecakes–a festive celebration of Corrie and William! 

    This event is for College of Charleston students and Halsey Institute Members. To join the Halsey Family, click here!

    — RSVP HERE —

    Presenters include:
    Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
    Brian Rutenberg, a former student of William Halsey and renowned painter
    Caroline Wright, William Halsey scholar
    Pam Wall, curator of exhibitions at the Gibbes Museum
    Louise Halsey, artist and youngest daughter of Corrie McCallum and William Halsey

    In addition to her vast body of work, Corrie McCallum made significant contributions to the Charleston art community as an educator. She was the first artist to teach printmaking at the College of Charleston. Under her guidance, the Gibbes Museum of Art conducted the first comprehensive art appreciation program for Charleston County public school students. She held education positions at several institutions, including the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah and the Gibbes Museum of Art, College of Charleston, and Newberry College in South Carolina. Throughout her life, she remained an outspoken advocate for the visual arts.

    William Halsey dedicated his life to art and art education in South Carolina. A 1939 graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, he garnered professional success in Charleston, Savannah, New York, and Mexico. He established the College of Charleston’s studio art program in 1964 and served as assistant professor and artist-in-residence for nearly two decades. His leadership and artistic vision inspired the faculty at the College of Charleston to name the College’s art gallery in his honor upon his retirement.

    Today, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art promulgates its namesake’s vision by introducing the work of emerging, mid-career, and oddly overlooked artists. The life and work of William Halsey and Corrie McCallum continue to inspire young artists, and their legacy remains precious to their three children, Paige Halsey Slade, David Ashley Halsey, and Louise McCallum Halsey.

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  • Creative Writing Workshop, Writing for Change
    12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Mar-22-18

    Award-winning author Miles Tager, author of Grandfather Mountain, A Profile, announces his Creative Writing Workshop, Writing for Change, in Folly Beach, SC at the Folly Beach Library from noon until 4 p.m. on Thurs., March 22.

     “All writing affects change, whether personal, professional, spiritual, or practical,” Tager said.

    His nonfiction book, Grandfather Mountain, A Profile, won the North Carolina Historical Society Book of the Year award in 1999 and is on the Approved Reading Lists for North Carolina Public Schools and libraries. He lives and works in North Carolina and Charleston, SC.

     To register and for more information, contact Miles Tager at 828-434-0409 or connect with him via email at milestager@gmail.com. The cost per person is $55.

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  • Young Contemporaries 2018
    All day
    Mar-29-18-Apr-28-18

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    In what has become a venerable tradition at the College of Charleston, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents Young Contemporaries 2018.

    Now in its 33rd year, the exhibition features work by College of Charleston students juried by a nationally prominent juror. The exhibition reflects the strength and diversity of practice in the School of the Arts’ rigorous programs. Featuring a wide range of media—including paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints—the exhibition showcases the talent of the student body at the College. For 2018, Amy Yoes will serve as the juror.

    Concurrent with Young Contemporaries will be the Salon des Refusés exhibition, showing in the Hill Exhibition Gallery within The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts. The origin of the Salon des Refusés dates to Paris in 1863, when artists who had been rejected from the official Salon caused such a protest that Emperor Napoleon III ordered another exhibition held for them. Among the painters in this Salon des Refusés were Camille Pissaro, Henri Fantin-Latour, James M. Whistler, and Edouard Manet.

     

    The galleries are open 11:00AM – 4:00PM Monday – Saturday, and until 7:00PM on Thursdays. Closed on Sundays. Free admission!

  • Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for “Young Contemporaries” 2018
    All day
    Mar-29-18-Mar-30-18

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29403

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29403

    Join us from 5:00PM to 7:00PM to celebrate the opening of the 2018 Young Contemporaries exhibition! 

    In what has become a venerable tradition at the College of Charleston, the Halsey Institute presents Young Contemporaries 2018. Now in its 33rd year, the exhibition features work by C of C students juried by a nationally prominent juror. The exhibition reflects the strength and diversity of practice in the College of Charleston – School of the Arts rigorous programs. Featuring a wide range of media—including paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints—the exhibition showcases the talent of the student body at the College. For 2018, Amy Yoes will serve as the juror.

    Concurrent with Young Contemporaries will be the “Salon des Refusés” exhibition, showing in the Hill Exhibition Gallery within The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts. The origin of the Salon des Refusés dates to Paris in 1863, when artists who had been rejected from the official Salon caused such a protest that Emperor Napoleon III ordered another exhibition held for them. Among the painters in this Salon des Refusés were Camille Pissaro, Henri Fantin-Latour, James M. Whistler, and Edouard Manet.

    About the Juror
    Amy Yoes was born in 1959 and grew up in Houston, Texas. She has lived in Chicago, San Francisco and, since 1998, in New York. She works in a multi-faceted way, alternately employing installation, photography, video, painting, and sculpture. An interest in decorative language and architectural space permeates all of her work. She responds to formal topologies of ornament and style that have reverberated through time, informing our mutually constructed visual and cultural memory.
    Her videos have been seen in many venues, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.; MassMoca, North Adams, MA; and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio.

    She has held residencies at the Maison Dora Maar, Ménerbes, France; AIR, Krems, Austria; McDowell, Peterborough, NH; Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; and The British School at Rome, Italy. She has been a visiting artist at many institutions, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Las Vegas Nevada, Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Siena Art Institute. Recent projects include a site-specific animation installation at the Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a new animation for a screening at the National Gallery of Art.

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  • Young Contemporaries 2018
    All day
    Mar-30-18-Apr-29-18

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    In what has become a venerable tradition at the College of Charleston, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents Young Contemporaries 2018.

    Now in its 33rd year, the exhibition features work by College of Charleston students juried by a nationally prominent juror. The exhibition reflects the strength and diversity of practice in the School of the Arts’ rigorous programs. Featuring a wide range of media—including paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints—the exhibition showcases the talent of the student body at the College. For 2018, Amy Yoes will serve as the juror.

    Concurrent with Young Contemporaries will be the Salon des Refusés exhibition, showing in the Hill Exhibition Gallery within The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts. The origin of the Salon des Refusés dates to Paris in 1863, when artists who had been rejected from the official Salon caused such a protest that Emperor Napoleon III ordered another exhibition held for them. Among the painters in this Salon des Refusés were Camille Pissaro, Henri Fantin-Latour, James M. Whistler, and Edouard Manet.

     

    The galleries are open 11:00AM – 4:00PM Monday – Saturday, and until 7:00PM on Thursdays. Closed on Sundays. Free admission!

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  • Young Contemporaries 2018
    All day
    Mar-31-18-Apr-30-18

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    In what has become a venerable tradition at the College of Charleston, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents Young Contemporaries 2018.

    Now in its 33rd year, the exhibition features work by College of Charleston students juried by a nationally prominent juror. The exhibition reflects the strength and diversity of practice in the School of the Arts’ rigorous programs. Featuring a wide range of media—including paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints—the exhibition showcases the talent of the student body at the College. For 2018, Amy Yoes will serve as the juror.

    Concurrent with Young Contemporaries will be the Salon des Refusés exhibition, showing in the Hill Exhibition Gallery within The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts. The origin of the Salon des Refusés dates to Paris in 1863, when artists who had been rejected from the official Salon caused such a protest that Emperor Napoleon III ordered another exhibition held for them. Among the painters in this Salon des Refusés were Camille Pissaro, Henri Fantin-Latour, James M. Whistler, and Edouard Manet.

     

    The galleries are open 11:00AM – 4:00PM Monday – Saturday, and until 7:00PM on Thursdays. Closed on Sundays. Free admission!