Halsey Institute Presents Exhibit as Part of Spoleto Festival USA

Phyllis Galembo, Panther Masquerade, Samaga Village, Burkina Faso, 2006, Ilfochrome, Courtesy of the artist and Steven Kasher Gallery, New York. West African Masquerade: Photographs by Phyllis Galembo was organized by Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, and toured by George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts presents: Call and Response: Africa to America / The Art of Nick Cave and Phyllis Galembo. The exhibition, offered in partnership with Spoleto Festival USA, will open with a reception on Thursday, May 27 from 5 – 7 p.m. and run through Saturday, June 26. The reception is co-sponsored by Charleston Magazine, Charleston Art Mag and Social Restaurant and Wine Bar. Wine will be served by Social and Djole African Dance and Drum Company will entertain. Guests of the opening reception are encouraged to “respond” to the exhibition by wearing their most festive attire. Art Mag will host a costume contest with prizes awarded to the most creative accoutrements. On Saturday, May 29th, curator Mark Sloan will lead artist talks with Phyllis Galembo and Nick Cave, on Saturday, May 29. (2:00 p.m.- Galembo. 3:00 p.m.- Cave.) All events are free and open to the public and will take place in the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art galleries, located in The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts at 161 Calhoun Street.

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