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Capping a successful year of exceptional contemporary visual art programming in 2012, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce that it has received another National Endowment for the Arts grant.
Earlier this year, $10,000 was awarded to support the exhibition Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto. A second grant, in the amount of $20,000, will be used for the upcoming exhibition Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art.
This exhibition, curated by Halsey Assistant Director Karen Ann Myers, brings together the work of five mixed media artists from around the world who sculpt, scrape, bend, and carve books to create astonishing compositions. Rebound will be on view May 23 - July 6, 2013 and is an official offering of the Spoleto Festival USA.
The Halsey Institute is also pleased to announce that it has received $30,000, to be distributed over two years, from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. This grant will be used to support general operations. The Donnelley Foundation has been consistently providing support to the Halsey Institute since 2005.
The Halsey received a grant for the traveling exhibition Pulse Dome Project: Art & Design by Don ZanFagna from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. This organization makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The exhibition Pulse Dome Project presented paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, and a 3-D model by Don ZanFagna that explicate the futuristic and metaphoric concept of "growing your own house."
Additionally, The Halsey has also received a generous donation from Bibliolabs. This $10,000 donation will be used to support the upcoming exhibition Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art. Bibliolabs is a hybrid media company that focuses on creating widespread commercial access to rare and interesting materials in print-on-demand and digital formats, enabling curators and experts to create new works from the licensed, open source and public domain materials available within their core databases and creating a seamless global book experience.