Event Calendar

  • 01
    01.January.Tuesday

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Jan-01-19-May-15-19
    Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
    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.

  • 01
    01.January.Tuesday

    CHARLESTON LOW COUNTRY KWANZAA 40TH ANNIVERSARY

    12:00 am
    Jan-01-19-Jan-23-19

     

    Greetings from the Original Charleston Low Country Kwanzaa Planning Committee! You are cordially invited to help us celebrate our 40th Kwanzaa Anniversary. All events are free and open to the public. Please bring your children, family, friends and neighbors with you. There will be discussion panels, African dance and drumming, storytelling, crafts for the children, spoken word artist, health and wellness discussion and so much more.

     

    Seven Days and Seven Principles

     

    December 26, 2018, UMOJA 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Reclamation Service

     

    Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 2416 Meeting Street Road,

     

    North Charleston, South Carolina 29403

     

     

     

    December 27, 2018, KUJICHAGULIA, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM,

     

    Black Starz Collective,

     

    Central Station, 1418 Remount Road, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406

     

     

     

    December 28, 2018, UMJIA, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM,

     

    Kwanzaa Kids Village

     

    Arthur Christopher Community Center, 2565 Fishburne Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29403

     

     

     

    December 29, 2018, UJAMMA, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, 

     

    Tri-County Black Nurses Association

     

    St Julian Devine Community Center, 1 Cooper Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29403

     

     

     

    December 30, 2018, NIA, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, 

     

    Culture Awareness Day

     

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

     

     

     

    December 31, 2018, KUUMBA, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM, 

     

    Multifaceted Community Program and New Year’s Watch Night Celebration

     

    New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1541 N Highway 17, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

     

     

     

    January 01, 2019, IMANI, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Annual Remembrance Day

     

    325 Country Club Drive, Charleston, South Carolina 29412

     

    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Karamu Festival and Vendor Market

     

    Ferndale City Gym, 1919 Bolton Street, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406

     

    https://www.facebook.com/OriginialCharlestonLCKPC/

     

  • 01
    01.January.Tuesday

    New Year's Day Brunch at The Watch

    10:00 am-3:00 pm
    Jan-01-19
    The Watch Rooftop & Spirits
    75 WENTWORTH STREET CHARLESTON, SC 29401

    Begin 2019 on our historic property with a New Year’s Day brunch at The Watch. From 10am-3pm, we’ll be serving our menu of scratch-made dishes along with some much-needed handmade cocktails like mimosas, bloody marys, and other established favorites.

  • 02
    02.January.Wednesday

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Jan-02-19-May-16-19
    Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
    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.

  • 03
    03.January.Thursday

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Jan-03-19-May-17-19
    Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
    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.