Concurrent Solo Exhibits – Christopher Lane and Tanya Craig
In his exhibit, United We Stand, Columbia based artist Christopher Lane presents a collection of expressive, contemporary paintings that emphasize a unity amongst us, regardless of party, ethnicity, race, religion, and gender. In her exhibit, All the Colors Between Black and White, local artist Tanya Church-Craig presents a collection of fused glass works, ranging from functional pieces, such as bowls and platters, to abstract decorative works. Free Admission/Free Parking. On view: July 6-31, 2021. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Free public reception July 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A Safe Send-Off: An Exhibition Closing Event
Join the Halsey Institute staff on Friday, July 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a fun and informal “ta-ta” to our current exhibitions, "Dan Estabrook: Wunderkammer" and "Jibade-Khalil Huffman: You Are Here!" Drop by the galleries for a last look at the exhibitions, say hello to Dan Estabrook, and enjoy remarks from our director and director of exhibitions. We are able to host a maximum of 50 individuals in the galleries at any one time during this event. While face coverings are no longer required for campus visitors, guests for this event will need to observe a three-foot physical distance from others. We will also maintain a contact tracing list for this event. Find out more by emailing halseyRSVP@cofc.edu.
Nicholas Di Mona’s Wonderful World of Wood
Using inspiration from the rough pieces of timber he collects, Bluffton’s Nicholas Di Mona creates unique and eye-catching pieces with his wood-turning artistry. His sculptures, bowls and other varieties of wood art will be on display from August 2 through August 31 at the Society of Bluffton Artist’s Gallery in Old Town Bluffton. The public is invited to meet the artist in person at the opening reception, August 7 at 4 p.m. Saturday, at the gallery. Admission is free.
FELT Expressions, a Fiber Art Exhibit by Cecilia Ho
“Felt It. Love it. Treasure It.” Memories are created through the process of felting. With natural fibers, felt can be handcrafted in a range of formations, shapes, textures & colors. FELT Expressions, a fiber art exhibit by Cecilia Ho, Greenville SC-based teaching artist, is on view July 2-28, 2021 at the First Floor Community Gallery at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. Inspired by geodes, with especially colorful linings of banded agate, this collection of organic wool felt displays one of nature’s many creative expressions. Unique felt patterns are naturally formed by Merino sheep wool, Mulberry silk and TENCEL™ – cellulosic fibers from wood pulp, via the traditional wet felting, modern needle felting & nuno felting process.
16th Annual “Come To Leicester” Studio Tour
For the 16th year in a row, artists in the small community of Leicester, NC will open their studios to the public for the annual "Come to Leicester" Studio Tour. This free, self-guided event is held every third weekend in August, and this year’s tour dates are August 21 & 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Visitors choose their own tour stops using a printed brochure with a full-color map of the area, and bold signs direct to the individual studios. The tour route travels through some of the most scenic rural countryside in Western North Carolina. Along the way, visitors can view hand-crafted work and meet the artists who create it. The variety of arts and crafts includes brooms, pottery, painting, furniture, iron work, fiber art, and stained glass.
Donald Weber: “Charleston Abstracted”
In Donald Weber's current show, he turns his architect’s eye to the Holy City, and with an artist’s hand, limns "Charleston Abstracted." Experience Charleston in this exhibition - night and day, on the water and in the city. Weber’s brushwork and palette are well-suited to it all. He is looking at things in terms of shape, value, color and composition, he said. Join us as we witness an established artist continue to explore boundaries. Open House 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. June 25. Painting demo 2-5 p.m. June 26. Exhibition on view through July 31. Presented by Ella Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad Street in Charleston. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Saturday.
Hey! Ho! Let’s go! Celebrate the summer exhibition The Ironic Curtain: Art from the Soviet Underground with a free event for all ages. Explore underground art and culture scenes with a night of punk rock performances from Columbia Arts Academy, throwback hip-hop sets from DJ Kingpin, a skate demo from Bluetile Skateshop, a pop-up vinyl shop from Scratch N’ Spin, upcycled vintage clothing and accessories pop-ups from The Beautiful Neighborhood and Internet Crush by Nori Noir, arcade games from Transmission Arcade, art activities from the CMA, and more. Food available for purchase from Chubby’s Burgers, Karen’s Mobile Kitchen & Catering, and Gorilla Boost Co. (vegan). Event admission free and appropriate for all ages. Gallery admission $10 or less for the general public; free for members (join or renew online).
Rasputin’ on the Ritz: A Subversive Gallery Tour
Drag Queen Ebony Wood leads guests on a subversive gallery tour through The Ironic Curtain: Art from the Soviet Underground and an art project. Registration required as space is limited to ensure physical distancing; includes take-home goodie bag.
Opening Celebration for The Ironic Curtain: Art from the Soviet Underground
Enjoy free admission and extended hours at the Opening Celebration for The Ironic Curtain: Art from the Soviet Underground. There will also be a talk with the collector. The talk is free; in-person for members only, but the virtual presentation is open to all.
Free First Thursday at the CMA
Enjoy free admission and extended hours courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
Head to the galleries at 6:30 p.m. to get insight on works in the CMA collection from our knowledgeable group of interpretive guides. Chat with our friendly docents about the art you see. Docents will be available throughout the galleries to provide further information and answer questions. Look for their “Ask me about the art!” buttons to learn more.
Plus, head out to Boyd Plaza in the evening for a beer garden from The Whig and a concert presented by First Thursday on Main featuring Charlie Boy, Keath Mead, and Melon In. Food available for purchase from The Wurst Wagon and Los Chicanos.