Halsey starts school year with double show

The Halsey Institute has started the 2014-15 season with a double exhibition of photography by Kathleen Robbins and Yaakov Israel.

The free show runs through Oct. 4 in Halsey galleries, located in the Cato Center for the Arts on the corner of Calhoun and St. Philip streets.

Israel's "The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey" consists of 42 images printed in various sizes.

The 10-year project features portraits and landscapes made in Israel, inspired by the Jewish idea that the messiah will arrive on a white donkey.

"Into the Flatland" by Kathleen Robbins is a series of photographs documenting the land, people, and culture of the Mississippi Delta, where the artist grew up.

Curated by Halsey director Mark Sloan, the exhibitions show how two photographers from different countries approach their subjects in similar and complementary ways.

Israel will give a free artist talk at 7 p.m. Sept. 9.

Adam Parker