In what has become a venerable tradition at the College of Charleston, the Halsey Institute presents “Young Contemporaries” 2018. Now in its 33rd year, the exhibition features work by C of C students juried by a nationally prominent juror. The exhibition reflects the strength and diversity of practice in the School of the Arts rigorous programs. Featuring a wide range of media—including paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints—the exhibition showcases the talent of the student body at the College. For 2018, Amy Yoes will serve as the juror. Concurrent with “Young Contemporaries” will be the “Salon des Refusés” exhibition, showing in the Hill Exhibition Gallery within The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts. The origin of the Salon des Refusés dates to Paris in 1863, when artists who had been rejected from the official Salon caused such a protest that Emperor Napoleon III ordered another exhibition held for them. Among the painters in this Salon des Refusés were Camille Pissaro, Henri Fantin-Latour, James M. Whistler, and Edouard Manet.
OPENING RECEPTION AND AWARD CEREMONY
Thursday, March 29, 5:00-7:00 pm
Award ceremony at 6:00 pm
GALLERY TALKS WITH ARTISTS
Saturday, April 7, 2:00 pm