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June
  • 01
    01.June.Friday

    The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy

    All day
    Jun-01-18-Jul-21-18
    Halsey Institute Galleries
    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    Germany-based artist duo Böhler & Orendt will create an immersive installation in the galleries of the Halsey Institute. Naming it a “makeshift transdimensional stopover camp,” the installation will consist of several tents through which viewers can walk. Each tent will feature an apparition of an extinct animal, such as a Steller’s Sea Cow, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Pinta Island Tortoise, which will appear as a projection on a screen of mist. The extinct animals will appear in chorus to sing a song of forgiveness to humans for causing their ultimate extinction. The tents will also feature cave painting-like drawings of the animals’ encounters with humans.

    While whimsical and imaginative, the installation will comment on humans’ relationship with the world around us. As all of the animals featured in the exhibition have gone extinct between 1768 and the present, their demise can be blamed on in part by the Industrial Revolution and the destruction of habitats all over the planet. Böhler & Orendt’s project confronts the notion that humans are thought as the most intelligent beings, as they suggest these animals are capable of traveling through time and dimensions to revisit us. Furthermore, the installation comments on the plight of refugees in the West by creating a stopover camp in the galleries. Addressing an increasingly politicized issue of refugees, this installation will provoke viewers to contemplate their own relationships with the communities, environments, and issues that comprise our global social fabric.

    This will be the first solo exhibition of Böhler & Orendt’s work in the United States. The exhibition is curated by Bryan Granger, Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at the Halsey Institute. The Carrion Cheer is an official offering of Piccolo Spoleto 2018.

     

    Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Thursdays. The Halsey Institute is open from 110:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the following Sundays in honor of Piccolo Spoleto, May 27, June 3, and June 9. Admission to the galleries is always free and they are open to the public.

  • 01
    01.June.Friday

    State Sen. Margie B. Matthews and Molina Healthcare host FREE Community Baby Shower

    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Jun-01-18
    Palmetto Electric Community Room
    4063 Grays Highway, Ridgeland, SC 29936

    To support new and expecting mothers, 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 Ridgeland and the surrounding area. Molina will provide approximately 100 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 free and open to the public. All giveaways will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • 01
    01.June.Friday

    The Gullah Lady - Piccolo Spoleto Festival

    6:00 pm-7:30 pm
    Jun-01-18
    Old Bethel United Methodist Church
    222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

    The Gullah Lady is apart of the Old Bethel Series, presented by Lady In White Productions, and has been included in the 2018 Piccolo Spoleto Festival June 1st and June 8th.

    The Gullah Lady is a profound storyteller of the Gullah Geechee Community. This performance personifies your favorite animals in tales told in the Gullah Geechee language, along with songs that represent the heritage of the African-American community in the Lowcountry.

    The Gullah Lady is played by South Carolina’s own Sharon Cooper-Murray.

    7PM

    Old Bethel United Methodist Church

    222 Calhoun St.

    Charleston, SC 29401

    TICKETS: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/991471

  • 02
    02.June.Saturday

    The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy

    All day
    Jun-02-18-Jul-22-18
    Halsey Institute Galleries
    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    Germany-based artist duo Böhler & Orendt will create an immersive installation in the galleries of the Halsey Institute. Naming it a “makeshift transdimensional stopover camp,” the installation will consist of several tents through which viewers can walk. Each tent will feature an apparition of an extinct animal, such as a Steller’s Sea Cow, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Pinta Island Tortoise, which will appear as a projection on a screen of mist. The extinct animals will appear in chorus to sing a song of forgiveness to humans for causing their ultimate extinction. The tents will also feature cave painting-like drawings of the animals’ encounters with humans.

    While whimsical and imaginative, the installation will comment on humans’ relationship with the world around us. As all of the animals featured in the exhibition have gone extinct between 1768 and the present, their demise can be blamed on in part by the Industrial Revolution and the destruction of habitats all over the planet. Böhler & Orendt’s project confronts the notion that humans are thought as the most intelligent beings, as they suggest these animals are capable of traveling through time and dimensions to revisit us. Furthermore, the installation comments on the plight of refugees in the West by creating a stopover camp in the galleries. Addressing an increasingly politicized issue of refugees, this installation will provoke viewers to contemplate their own relationships with the communities, environments, and issues that comprise our global social fabric.

    This will be the first solo exhibition of Böhler & Orendt’s work in the United States. The exhibition is curated by Bryan Granger, Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at the Halsey Institute. The Carrion Cheer is an official offering of Piccolo Spoleto 2018.

     

    Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Thursdays. The Halsey Institute is open from 110:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the following Sundays in honor of Piccolo Spoleto, May 27, June 3, and June 9. Admission to the galleries is always free and they are open to the public.

  • 02
    02.June.Saturday

    Ask a Lawyer for Small Nonprofits

    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Jun-02-18
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29418

    Legal advice every small nonprofit should know with Q&A session.