Monday, July 13, 2009

Counting the money at the College of Charleston

For the second time in just a few weeks, the College of Charleston School of the Arts has received an $80,000 grant. This time it's for the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art to support a series of exhibitions.
The grant is from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for 2009 and 2010.

E“We are thrilled that the Warhol Foundation will be partnering with us on our next two years of programming,” Halsey Director Mark Sloan state in a press release. “On their site visit last spring, the Warhol program officers were quite impressed to see such ambitious programming generated by such a small staff. This funding comes at a critical time for us, as state funds and individual giving have been in decline since October 2008. In a very real sense, this grant is a life-line.”
The art gallery at the college has long been one of the few places in South Carolina to see imaginative and top-shelf contemporary art exhibitions.
The grant will help fund "Call and Response: Africa to America—The Art of Nick Cave and Phyllis Galembo;" " David Stern: The American Years;" "Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait," P"Photographs by Chris Jordan;" "Leslie Wayne: New Paintings;" and "Present Tense: Vestiges of the Civil War in America" during the next two years.
This fall the School of the Arts and the Halsey Institute move into the new Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts.
Earlier this summer,
Matthew Canepa, a College of Charleston art history professor, received an $80,000 award to complete research for his book "Iran between Alexander and Islam."

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