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Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, SC, Membership Event – Nov. 11, 2011

October 30, 2011

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts invites its members and soon-to-be members to Full Moon Bash, the Halsey Institute’s 7th annual membership appreciation event. The party will take place on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, from 7 – 10pm in the Halsey Institute’s galleries and the Hill Gallery within The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts in downtown Charleston, SC.

Throughout the Sputnik-themed affair, members can revisit the exhibitions, Hamid Rahmanian: Multiverse and Tanja Softić: Migrant Universe and have their photograph taken in the Halsey’s signature Moon Portrait Booth while enjoying the blues-driven, vintage sounds of local band, The Royal Tinfoil.

This event will also mark the official unveiling of the Halsey Institute’s three new Patron Print selections in their Patron Print Program to be unveiled in the HICA Hall of Patron Prints. This event is open to new, renewing, and current members of the Halsey Institute. Memberships begin at $15 for students and $30 for individuals. Festive attire is suggested and guests are encouraged to wear costumes that harken to the 1950’s and 1960’s era of space exploration.

Spend an exploratory evening with the Halsey Institute family. Full Moon Bash offers an opportunity for current HICA members, potential members and visual arts enthusiasts to show their support of the Halsey Institute’s continuing efforts to provide innovative contemporary art programs to the Charleston community. Guests may either renew, upgrade or join the Halsey’s membership program upon entrance or have a current HICA Membership. Membership dollars support the Halsey Institute’s programming initiatives and supplement funds received through grants and consistent support from the College of Charleston. The Halsey is able to sustain their dynamic programming with the encouragement and financial support of our members—those who keep the mighty Halsey afloat.

The public is invited to join the Halsey Institute and loyal HICA members for this special event and encourage friends, family and colleagues to become a part of the exciting adventure. More information is available by contacting the Halsey Institute at 843/953-4422 or by visiting (www.halsey.cofc.edu/support).

Full Moon Bash is made possible in part by event sponsors: MOON PIE, Charleston Artist Collective, Jenny and Keenan Interior Design. The Halsey Institute’s programming is supported by HICA Community Partners: All Occasions, Alloneword Design, Charleston Civic Design Center, Cortney Bishop Interior Design, Crushed Fine Wine, David Richards Architects, Dolphin Architects & Builders, Gil Shuler Graphic Design, Flyway, Lynch Cracraft Wealth Management of Morgan Keegan, Michael J. Moran Woodworked Furniture, O’Dell Landscaping, Objectivity Squared Wealth Management of Raymond James, O’Hara & Flynn Wine Shop & Bar, RTW Charleston, and Worthwhile.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is administered by the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston and exists to advocate, exhibit and interpret visual art, with an emphasis on contemporary art.

Admission to Full Moon Bash is a HICA Membership which begin at $15 for students and $30 for individuals.

For more information: Contact the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at: 843/953-HICA(4422) or visit (www.halsey.cofc.edu).

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Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC, Offers Peek at Spoleto Exhibit – Feb. 10, 2011

February 4, 2011

In preparation for the Kcymaerxthaere exhibition at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, SC, running May – July, 2011, Eames Demetrios is visiting Charleston for a storytelling session. On Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, from 6-8pm, Demetrios will begin introducing the community to the alternative universe of Kcymaerxthaere. Limited edition hand-woven embroideries that have been created by the people of Penduka, a women’s collective in Windhoek, Namibia, will be available for sale. Proceeds will go to the Charleston Kcymaerxthaere plaque installations. This event is free and open to the public.

Demetrios has created Kcymaerxthaere, an alternative universe largely consistent with this physical world, but with different stories, creatures, rules, and even laws of physics. As Geographer-at-Large, Demetrios travels the world installing bronze plaques at historic sites that honor events from the fictional world of Kcymaerxthaere in our present, linear world – like a novel with every page in a different place. By the end of this year, there will be approximately 90 permanent installations in 18 countries, including every continent (except Antarctica, so far).

In February 2010, Demetrios first shared his stories of Kcymaerxthaere with the people of Penduka, a women’s collective in Windhoek, Namibia. These skilled embroiderers, many from the San tradition, began rendering fragments of what Demetrios calls “disputed likenesses” of his stories. He returned in the Fall of 2010 to share the stories again, discuss the work-to-date and fine tune the collaboration with the embroiderers-focusing on the imagery for three kcymaerxthaereal legends: Culev Larsze, Eliala Mei-Ning, and Kirguellin. Through physical samples and digital connection, the process continued, resulting in (literally) otherworldly embroidery panels. Demetrios continues to work with Penduka to create products inspired by this work as a regular source of income for their community.

Demetrios will install permanent Kcymaerxthaere plaques within the city of Charleston while a documentation of past installations and the project as a whole will be shown in the Halsey Institute’s small gallery from May 27 through July 15, 2011. During this time Winter Stories by Paolo Ventura will be shown in the larger gallery. Both Demetrios and Ventura have created alternate worlds, which weave fact with fiction.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is administered by the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston and exists to advocate, exhibit and interpret visual art, with an emphasis on contemporary art.

The storytelling session will take place at The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts, 161 Calhoun Street, 1st Floor (on the corner of St. Philip & Calhoun Streets) in downtown Charleston. Parking is available in the St. Philip and George Street Garages.

For further information contact the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art by calling 843/953-4422 or visit (www.halsey.cofc.edu).