"Picking Collard Greens" by Daryle Halbert
The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that paintings by the City’s current Artist-in-Residence, Daryle Halbert will be on exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery from January 2-31, 2016. The artist will host a free public reception at the gallery from 5:00-7:00pm on Thursday, January 7.
Halbert relocated from Philadelphia, PA, to Charleston in 2011. The new scenery and exposure to the rich African American history and culture of the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry proved to be very inspirational. His most recent paintings depict scenes of Lowcountry cuisine, agriculture, music, and folklore. In his exhibit, Lowcountry Kitchens, he presents a series of work that focuses on the culinary symbols and traditions unique to the Gullah-Geechee culture. Daryle views his work as a means to educate and is passionate about inspiring others to develop their artistic talents.
Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Daryle Halbert received his BFA from The Detroit Center for Creative Studies in 1990. He went on to earn an MFA at Howard University in Washington, DC, in 1996, creating many public murals during his studies. Following a four-year career as a graphic designer for Tower Records and Video in Washington, DC, Halbert relocated to Philadelphia, PA, where he became an active member of the arts community through exhibiting his work in local galleries and teaching art at the Renaissance Advantage Charter School. In 2002, he completed an Artist-in-Residence program at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnston, VT, and later, in 2009, completed the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Daryle is currently a member of the Charleston Artist Guild and offers residencies to North Charleston schools and community groups as the City of North Charleston’s 2015/16 Artist-in-Residence.
The North Charleston City Gallery is situated in the common areas of the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Parking and admission are free during regular Convention Center operating hours, 9:00am – 5:00pm daily. The gallery is staffed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only. Inquiries regarding the artists or purchase information may be directed to the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854. For information on additional exhibits, programs, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org.