Event Calendar

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February 10 - February 16
  • 10
    10.February.Sunday

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-10-19-Jun-24-19
    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.

  • 11
    11.February.Monday

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-11-19-Jun-25-19
    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.

  • 12
    12.February.Tuesday

    Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Founders' Day Breakfast

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Feb-12-19
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center
    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
    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.

    An evening with Nikky Finney

    6:36 pm-7:00 pm
    Feb-12-19
    City Gallery at Waterfront Park
    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.

  • 13
    13.February.Wednesday

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-13-19-Jun-27-19
    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.

    Lawyers in the Library: Understanding Your Lease

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Feb-13-19
    Charleston County Public Library
    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
    Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
    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.

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    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.

  • 14
    14.February.Thursday

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-14-19-Jun-28-19
    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.

  • 15
    15.February.Friday

    Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-15-19-Jun-29-19
    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.

    SEWE 2019 Fashion for Feathers

    12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Feb-15-19
    Hotel Bennett
    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
    The Fan Zone
    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.

  • 16
    16.February.Saturday

    Art Exploration

    11:00 am-1:00 pm
    Feb-16-19
    McClellanville Library,
    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
    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.

    Tracing Your Gullah Geechee Roots

    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Feb-16-19
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    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
    Charleston County Public Library
    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.