The Party: The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art hosted this year’s Over the Moon party, the gallery’s 13th annual membership celebration. With wine and hors d’oeuvres in hand, guests took in the splendor of the Halsey’s current exhibitions, including Aurora Robson’s “The Tide is High,” a thought-provoking installation created from the abundant plastic debris threatening oceans today. Patrons posed for silly photos in the event’s much-anticipated “Moon Booth” and partook in the silent auction, including everything from Spoleto USA tickets to an all-inclusive stay at the Francis Marion Hotel. The VIP cocktail party featured an acoustic set by Joel T. Hamilton and Ian Gleason, and all members enjoyed a performance from local singer-songwriter Lindsay Holler later in the night. With College of Charleston student works on display alongside traveling exhibits, as well as a live demonstration by performance artist kolpeace, the affair was a true celebration of creativity in all forms and applauded the Halsey’s work to bring a fine caliber of contemporary art and arts education to both C of C’s campus and the Charleston community.
The Highlight: The night’s signature treat: chocolate covered moon pies provided by Hominy Grill
Overheard: “Can we take our Christmas card photo in the Moon Booth?”
Beneficiary: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art