Throughout the academic year, the College of Charleston School of the Arts presents a robust season of concerts, arts management sessions on navigating the music industry, theatre and dance performances, studio art lectures and student exhibits, art history lectures, historic preservation and community planning presentations, plus the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art’s unique exhibitions, lectures and films.
View the fall arts calendar for a listing of this semester’s arts opportunities. Additional events are added as the semester progresses, so keep up with the School of the Arts on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.
Among a few of the highlights this semester are:
- A solo exhibition featuring the work of Fahamu Pecou, an Atlanta-based visual artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture. The exhibit, DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance, serves as one artist’s action in opposition to societal violence, seeking instead to elevate and re-contextualize Black life and death. Opening Aug. 26, 2016, in the College’s Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art, the exhibit is free and open to the public.
- International Piano Series – Charleston’s longest-running program with a pure focus on piano. The new director of the series, Paul Sánchez, will perform the opening concert on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. An expert in Spanish music in addition to his classical training, Sánchez is also serving as director of piano studies in the Department of Music. New this academic year, the International Piano Series is free to CofC faculty and staff.
- In the Mix – A speaker series moderated by Mark Bryan, lead guitarist for Hootie & the Blowfish and an adjunct faculty member in the College’s Arts Management program. The series features leaders in the music industry talking about their professional and personal experiences. The next installments of this free series take place on Sept. 19 and Oct. 17, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in Recital Hall, Simons Center, 54 St. Philip St. Visit the In The Mix website for series topics and speakers.
Watch a video of the January 2014 launch of In the Mix with special guests country music star and Hootie frontman Darius Rucker and Cary Ann Hearst ’01 of Shovels & Rope.