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    01 March 2013

    This event repeats every week until 03/09/2013

    The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston is pleased to begin 2013 with an exhibition of work by contemporary New York based artist Lesley Dill. Entitled, "Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan", the exhibition invites audiences to delve into art, literature, spirituality, feminism — even fashion.
    Nationally known for the unexpected and dramatic ways in which she fuses art and language, Dill explores the relationships between language and transformational experience through multi-faceted work that appeals to a wide range of interests. Describing language as “the touchstone, the pivot point of all my work,” Lesley Dill reveals the potential of words to stir feelings and convey hidden meanings.
    Her synthesis of a lyric vocabulary into bronze, foil, wire, paper, fabric, and horsehair informs an innovative style that radiates visual eloquence. Unified by their layers of words, figures, and symbolic imagery, the artworks in Poetic Visions underline Dill’s desire to render transcendental experience into form. Her work represents a symphony of spiritual traditions, in which New Orleans street preacher/visual artist artist Sister Gertrude Morgan is just one of the players. Dill was drawn to this famous folk artist, who also merged text and image in her work, because of her strength and conviction of belief.
    Inspired by her two-year sojourn in India and the illuminating aspects of diverse faith traditions, Dill interprets relationships between the physical and the spiritual. Her expressive artworks, layered with multiple meanings, also reference nature and human identity.
    The exhibition is on view everyday from January 25 to March 9.
    FREE admission + FREE guided group tours are available.
    Pair a tour of the exhibition with a campus visit!
    161 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston, SC
    HALSEY.COFC.EDU or call (843) 953 - 4422
    For more information about the exhibition and images, visit http://halsey.cofc.edu/exhibitions/lesley-dill/

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    01 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Amazing things unfold as the young members of Chicago’s Albany Park Theater Project transform the traumatic story of 18-year-old Honduran immigrant Marlin into a daring, original play. TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives is about creativity and the unexpected resources inside youths, who may be discounted because of their youth, race or ethnicity, or because they come from under-resourced neighborhoods without access to arts programs. TRUST received the Jury Award from the Sebastopol
    Documentary Film Festival, the Youth Vision Award from the United Nations Association Film Festival and the Best Documentary Award from the Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival.
    Join us after the movie for Q & A with the filmmaker and a reception!
    Veteran independent filmmaker Nancy Kelly made an award-winning documentary trilogy about the transformative power of art: TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives, about a Honduran teen whose traumatic life story is unveiled in a daring original play; Smitten (PBS Prime Time Special), about art collector Rene di Rosa; and Downside Up (PBS Independent Lens series), about how America’s largest museum of contemporary art, MASS MoCA, revived Kelly’s dying home town. She also made the narrative feature Thousand Pieces of Gold (PBS American Playhouse series) starring Rosalind Chao and Chris Cooper. She has been a fellow at the Sundance Institute and a Bay Area Video Coalition Mediamaker. Her next documentary, Rebels with a Cause, premieres fall 2012.
    Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts
    54 St. Philip Street, downtown Charleston, SC
    FREE and open to the public!
    Hosted by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
    FOR MORE INFO :: call Lizz Biswell
    (843) 953 - 4422 or email BiswellL@cofc.edu
    or visit halsey.cofc.edu/events/films

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    01 March 2013 03:00 PM

    The Columbia Classical Ballet invites homeschoolers to their educational outreach morning performances. The March performance, "Oz," will be held on March 1 at the Koger Center in Columbia SC. It begins at 10:00 am and will conclude by 11:30 am. Seats are $5. Chaperones (Parents) are free. To reserve your seats, call 803.252.9112 or email columbiaclassica@bellsouth.net.

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    01 March 2013 03:00 PM

    Historic Columbia Foundation is pleased to announce Weddings and Courtship in the 19th century from 10:00am-11:00am on March 1st. Join us as we explore courtship and wedding customs of the 19th century. There was a very formal process for dating and marrying during this time period. Students will learn expectations assigned to women and men throughout this process. We will look at the role marriage played in the 19th century. Could women inherit property from their deceased husbands? What role did mothers and fathers play in this process as well? The program is designed for students 8-15 years old and costs $5 per child. For more information, please call 803.252.1770 ext. 36 or visit their website at http://www.historiccolumbia.org/.

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