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'Young Contemporaries' showcases student work

Posted: 03/30/2014 12:01 a.m.
By Adam Parker

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents the 2014 Young Contemporaries, featuring artwork created by students at the College of Charleston. The exhibition will be on view April 4-May 3.

An opening reception and awards ceremony, open to the public, is planned for 5-7 p.m. April 4. (The awards ceremony will begin promptly at 6 p.m.)

The show was juried by Maryland-based artist Bill Dunlap; local artist and gallery owner Robert Lange will determine which accepted works will receive the 17 awards and more than $6,000 in prizes.

The Young Contemporaries show is an annual spring event. Current College of Charleston students are eligible to submit recent work, which, if selected, is exhibited in a professional gallery setting.

"It's a little bit of a snapshot, in certain ways, of what's happening within the college," last year's juror Scott Stulen said.

The Halsey Institute received 504 submissions from 156 students: 170 paintings, 95 drawings, 38 mixed media, 59 prints, 75 photographs, 2 videos and 65 sculptures. Dunlap selected 63 works for viewing in the galleries.

The exhibit is jointly produced by the Halsey Institute, the Studio Art Department and the Student Visual Arts Club at the College of Charleston School of the Arts.

A gallery walk-through with artists is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 1. The Halsey is on the first floor of the Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts, 161 Calhoun St. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; the galleries remain open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission is free.