Bluesphere sustainability exhibition series kicking into high gear

By now you may have heard of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art's project "Bluesphere," a collaboration between several of Charleston's art and higher learning organizations to draw attention to sustainability.

From a movie screening, to discussions, to installations of disposed materials converted into art and structure, the project offers a number of things to see around town this month and next.

The official description of it is, "a mixture of visual art exhibitions, lectures, films and activities focusing on the environment, conservation and how views of our world's resources are presented and expressed through art."

In all it consists of seven main exhibits, from the press release: 

  • Ice Storm by Carson Fox at Redux Contemporary Art Center
  • Favelas: architecture of survival Photographs by Pedro Lobo at City Gallery at Waterfront Park
  • Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait Digital Images by Chris Jordan at Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art 
  • Bottle Cap Mandala, Installation by Bryant Holsenbeck at C of C's Addlestone Library
  • The Work of Greg Stewart at Redux Contemporary Art Center 
  • Butch Anthony's Museum of Wonder at Eye Level Art
  • J. Henry Fair: Industrial Scars at Gibbes Museum of Art 
  • Film Screening of Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of Rural Studio at Cannon Park, 7:30 p.m., November 18
  • Panel Discussions: The College of Charleston Friends of the Library's 2010 lecture series will feature two panel discussions in conjunction with bluesphere, Fueling the Debate: The Future of Energy and Culture Shock: Local Impact on a Global Problem (November 18 and 3, respectively). These discussions are centered on the practices, people, science and politics influencing the global green movement. 

Today The Post and Courier has put together a nice overview of two of the works: the mandala in the College of Charleston's Addlestone Library, and the movie stage constructed at Cannon Park.

But if you're looking to engage with the project, the best thing to do is check out its website