Opening Reception for Cry Joy Park–Gardens of Dark and Light

Join the Halsey Institute staff, interns, and Advisory Board to celebrate the opening of our solo exhibition of Jennifer Wen Ma‘s site-specific installation, Cry Joy Park—Gardens of Dark and Light! This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

During the opening reception, Ma will be performing a ritual honoring spirituality and the passage of life and death. A host of religions have played important roles in Charleston’s history. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and African spirituality have all been great sources of strength and support for the people of Charleston, but they have also been pacifying forces against change. In the Garden where the Flower Portal presides between the Dark and the Light, religious rites are channeled in guiding the people through this most important passage from life to death.

The Opening Reception is free admission and the public is encouraged to attend!