Arts: Jason Hackenwerth, Village Street Sale, ‘Road to Carnegie Hall’

Jason Hackenwerth is known for playing with balloons. But this time, while in Charleston, he’s been making things out of wood.

With numerous national and international exhibitions and accolades under his belt, Hacken-werth is all about using a different perspective of seemingly ordinary objects. Join him Friday night for the opening reception of his site-specific installation at Redux called “The Tempest.”

For this exhibition, he’s decided to use “experimental sculptures cut from plywood and designed to fit together with a tongue-and-groove construction technique allowing the forms to be assembled like a giant puzzle and be held together by gravity,” explains Janie Askew, executive director of Redux.

“Inspired by the iconic sculptures and mobiles of past masters, each of Hackenwerth’s works are an expression in the evolving language of sculpture,” Askew said.

It’s exciting to have an artist with such a resume here in Charleston, and it will be interesting to see what he has come up with this time.

The opening reception for “The Tempest” will be 6-9 p.m. Friday with an artist’s lecture at 7 p.m. The reception and lecture are free and open to the public. The site-specific installation will remain on view until July 7 at Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Phillip St. Call 722-0697 or go

Ever coveted your neighbor’s stuff? Now you can buy it at the fourth annual Village Street Sale.

On Saturday 8 a.m.-noon near Park Circle, families and residents will be selling furniture, household items, CDs, books, clothing, toys, baby items, arts and crafts — you name it, it might just be there.

Local restaurants will be open and promoting the free event.

All proceeds from space and table rentals will benefit the North Charleston High School Band Booster Club and Olde North Charleston Neighborhood Council.

The Village Street Sale will take place on East Montague Avenue in the Olde Village of North Charleston. East Montague Avenue will be closed between Jenkins and O’Hear avenues for this yard sale-goers treasure-hunting expedition.

Call 696-8795 or go to www.

The folks at Chamber Music Charleston are over the moon about their 2012-13 season that was just announced.

Not only do they have more than 50 performances on the books, they are most excited about the fact that they’ll be performing at Carnegie Hall in May 2013.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share the musical culture of Charleston with a wider audience,” explains CMC president, artistic director and bassoonist Sandra Nikolajevs, “and to be able to do this through a performance at Carnegie Hall is an extraordinary opportunity.

“The Carnegie Hall debut will showcase musicians of CMC to a national audience in a program highlighting the musical significance of Charleston from the 18th century to present day. Music to be performed includes a string quartet by Franz Joseph Haydn, music of George Gershwin and contemporary works inspired by the spirit and culture of the Lowcountry,” Nikolajevs said.

The season will open in September with the fourth annual Mozart in the South Festival, as well as the popular family concert Little Mozart Circus.

Tickets for Chamber Music Charleston’s 2012-13 concert season, “The Road to Carnegie Hall,” are on sale. Call 763-4941 or go to