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The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department selects one professional visual artist each fiscal year to be the City's Artist-in-Residence. The City’s Artist-in-Residence (A.I.R.) serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist shares his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing services to senior groups, public schools, orphanages, group homes, and various other groups within the city limits of North Charleston. The A.I.R. is available for visual art residencies of 12-15 hours (at a minimum of 2 hour increments) at North Charleston schools and is also available to host workshops for community groups of all ages.

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is proud to introduce its 2015/16 Artist-in-Residence, Daryle Halbert.

Daryle Halbert was born and raised in Detroit, MI, and received his BFA there in 1990 from The Center for Creative Studies. 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, Daryle 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 moved to Charleston, SC, in 2011 and is currently a member of the Charleston Artists Guild.

Since moving to Charleston, Daryle has become very interested in the rich African American history and culture of the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry. His most recent paintings depict scenes of Lowcountry cuisine, agriculture, music, and folklore. He views his work as a means to educate and inform and is passionate about inspiring others to develop their artistic talents. 

The North Charleston City Gallery will host an exhibition of Daryle’s work throughout January 2016.  The gallery is located within the Charleston Area Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Dr. in North Charleston.  School liaisons, arts teachers, and the general public are invited to meet and greet the artist at a free public reception on Thursday, January 7, 2016, from 5:00-7:00pm.

How to Request an AIR Residency

Art teachers or school liaisons may initiate the request for FREE services by the Artist-in-Residence by submitting a completed Visual Artist-in-Residence Request Form, which may be downloaded from the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website, www.northcharleston.org. Community groups are welcome to submit requests which will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. All project requests should be placed at least two weeks in advance and residencies must be completed by the end of May 2016. For more information about the A.I.R. program or other programs and services offered by the Cultural Arts Department, call 843-740-5854, email culturalarts@northcharleston.org, or visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org.

For more information about the AIR program, please contact the Cultural Arts Department office at 843-740-5854 or email culturalarts@northcharleston.org



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