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    Young Contemporaries 2019

    All day
    Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    In what has become a venerable tradition at the College of Charleston, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is excited to present Young Contemporaries 2019!

    Now in its 34th year, the exhibition features work by College of Charleston students selected 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.

    The juror for Young Contemporaries 2019 is Dan Estabrook.

    The exhibition is open 11:00AM-4:00PM Monday-Saturday, open until  7:00PM on Thursdays. Closed on Mondays. Free admission and open to the public!

    Carolina Youth Ribbon Cutting

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Carolina Youth Development Center
    5055 Lackawanna Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29405, USA

    Join the Chamber and Mayor Keith Summey as we welcome the 

    Carolina Youth Development Center to the North Charleston community. 

    We will be there along with other special guests to commemorate the opening of the Lowcountry’s first independent living home for children aging out of foster care.

    Carolina Youth Development Center, formally known as the Charleston Orphan House is the longest run non-profit in South Carolina and was the first public orphanage in the United States. They offer a residential program that helps young adults who have no where to go when they are 18 years old and out of traditional foster care.

    Double Feature Film Screening by Olympia Stone

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    School of Sciences and Mathematics
    School of Sciences and Mathematics Building, Coming St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

    Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King andThe Original Richard McMahan

    The Halsey Institute is proud to present a double feature of films by director Olympia Stone. This film screening is free to attend and open to the public. Stone will hold a Q&A after the film screenings.

    Olympia Stone’s latest documentary, “Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King” (61 minutes), examines the work of Richmond, Va.-based artist Elizabeth King. This film will be preceded by Stone’s short documentary “The Original Richard McMahan” (20 minutes), a profile of the artist Richard McMahan, who was featured at the Halsey Institute in the 2008 exhibition MINIMUSEUM.

    “Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King” engages the viewer in the work of sculptor and stop-action filmmaker Elizabeth King, who embarks on each new project by posing a single question to herself: “Can this physically be done?” Tracing King’s creative flow, curiosity, and obsessive drive to solve the inevitable series of artistic and technical problems that arise in creating her disconcerting sculptures and animations, this documentary film explores King’s passion about the mind/body riddle, the science of emotion, the human/machine interface, and those things a robot will never be able to do. From studio to exhibition, and in conversations with fellow artists, curators, and critics, the film asks what looking at and seeing one another means in an increasingly mediated world.

    See the trailer for “Double Take” here: https://vimeo.com/232393945

    The multitalented outsider artist Richard McMahan is on a quest to painstakingly re-create thousands of famous and not-so-famous paintings and artifacts in miniature. From well-loved Picasso and Frida Kahlo paintings to more obscure intricate Maori canoes, McMahan has mastered dozens of genres over thirty years of creating, and he’s made most of the works on a cluttered kitchen countertop using recycled materials. McMahan is also the curator of a mini-museum with a collection that surveys the scope of humanity’s visual record.

    About Olympia Stone
    Olympia Stone is an independent producer of documentary films about art and artists. Her production company, Floating Stone Productions, is based in Chapel Hill, NC. Her films probe the motivations and personal histories of eclectic artists as a way of providing intimate insight into their work. Her previous films include The Original Richard McMahan (2017), Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck (2015), The Cardboard Bernini (2012) and The Collector (2007).

    Learn more at https://www.floatingstone.com/