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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Dawn Williams Boyd: Scraps from My Mother's Floor, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

The Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts at Wofford College is pleased to feature the work of figurative quilt painter, Dawn Williams Boyd through March 30, 2019.


Dawn Williams Boyd’s artwork reflects her interests in American history as it affects and is affected by its African American citizens. After 30 years painting in oils and acrylics on various surfaces, in 2002 Boyd began to 'paint' with fabric instead of on it. Her large scale ‘cloth paintings’ are representative, packed with vibrant, often life sized figures and are strategically embellished with beads, sequins, cowry shells and hand embroidery. Large pieces often take over 500 hours to complete. Through cutting, patching, surface embellishment and quilting, bits and pieces of fabric are transformed into modern visual storytelling.

Jim & Kay Gross Collection: Art of the Carolinas, Sandor Teszler Library Gallery

Sandor Teszler Library Gallery features the recently donated works of Jim and Kay Gross Collection.  Jim and Kay, avid art lovers and supporters, started collecting artworks, since they moved to Spartanburg in 1960s.  Jim immediately connected to a new art organization and gallery on Kennedy Street, which later became the Spartanburg Arts Center on South Spring Street.  He served many terms on the Board of the Arts Council.  In addition, he was twice President of the Spartanburg Gallery Committee as well as President of the Spartanburg Ballet Guild.  Jim and Kay regularly attended openings and exhibitions at the Arts Center and at local colleges and galleries, where they often purchased art works, especially those from artists in South and North Carolina. This exhibition runs through April 27th.  

11:00 AM - Noon
Study Abroad Orientation (Nuts & Bolts), Anna Todd Wofford Center

This orientation is for students studying abroad in fall and summer 2019 regarding general preparations for international travel, such as: banking, flights, packing, and other logistical matters. Returned study abroad students will also be present to share insights and suggestions with current applicants. All fall and summer 2019 study abroad students are required to attend.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Curriculum Committee Meeting, Main 226
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunchtime Talk: Interim/Gen Ed Mellon Grant Recipients, Holcombe Room
Recipients of 2018 grants from the Mellon Foundation to develop general education courses to be taught during Interim will describe how things went in January 2019.
Noon - 1:00 PM
Study Abroad Orientation (Alumni Advising) Anna Todd Wofford Center

The office of international programs invites study abroad alumni to lunch to connect them with our summer and fall 2019 study abroad applicants. During this event, summer and fall 2019 students will have the opportunity to speak to students who have studied with their program and/or in their location in previous semesters. All summer and fall 2019 study abroad students are required to attend. No RSVP needed for alumni who plan to attend.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Graphic Solidarity: The Internationalist Outlook of the Cuban Revolution

Graphic Solidarity: The Internationalist Outlook of the Cuban Revolution features posters produced in Cuba during the period following the revolution through the 1980s. The posters highlighted in this exhibition focus on Cuba’s efforts to spread the messages of their revolution worldwide and to inspire others in the fight against oppression stemming from the legacy of imperialism and colonialism. Primarily published by the OSPAAAL organization based in Havana, these works helped to facilitate the internationalist outlook and message of the Cuban revolution through their inclusion in the Tricontinental Magazine which reached people in more than 60 countries worldwide.  The works in this exhibition are on loan from the collection of Lindsay Webster, Spartanburg, SC.  Curated by Katie McCorkle, this exhibition is a culmination of her year-long Art History and Government honors project.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Sacred and Secular: Netherlandish Baroque Paintings from Regional Collections, Richardson Family Art Museum

Dynamic and theatrical, but also down-to-earth, moralizing, and sometimes comic.  Triumphant, grandiose, and propagandistic, and yet also intimate and inward.  All of these terms are applicable to the art of the European Baroque, the cultural epoch of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries which produced an unprecedented richness and variety in creative expression.  Complex and conflicting forces across the political, religious, economic, and social spheres of life account for this artistic abundance.  The Netherlands, a major center of artistic production during the Baroque period, was home to many of these contrasts and conflicts within its relatively small geographic boundaries along the northern coast of Europe.

These diverse cultural forces are evident, in varying ways and degrees, in a selection of paintings generously lent to Wofford College by the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery in Greenville, SC, the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, and the Robicsek Family Collection in Charlotte, NC. 

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Stoppages by Michael Webster, Richardson Family Art Gallery

These sculptures are a collection of fragments, contradictions, and run-on thoughts about the physical world.  They emerge from a fascination with systems of the built environment and objects that occupy our space.  When Webster collects found things, he often lives with them for years before incorporating them into a sculpture, adding something to their long-established history.  A faded, peeled-up yellow road line is the material embodiment of the syntax that organizes movement, but can we also imagine what could exist beneath the road line, and allow an absurd moment to unravel the margins of the system?

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference on Gender, Montgomery Room, Burwell Building
Students present essays, poems, and/or art work about gender-related issues. 
Dinner and beverages will be provided. 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Women Abroad Panel Discussion and Reception, Olin 101

A panel discussion with students, alumni, faculty and staff members. The conversation will

focus on the unique challenges and opportunities of being a student/scholar and a woman

while studying and researching abroad. Reception with hors d'oeuvre will follow the event.

Sponsored by Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Dean Bigger, Department of Modern Languages,

International Programs, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Presidential Committee on Diversity

and Inclusion. 

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Autism Awareness: Light It Up Blue, Seal of Main Bldg.
Join us for our 4th annual Autism Awareness Program and help Wofford Shine a Light on Autism! We will be lighting Old Main blue for the month of April in recognition of Autism Awareness month. Coach Rod Ray, current students, and a guest speaker will share personal stories and knowledge to help educate and spread awareness and acceptance for individuals living with autism.
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wayne Franits Lecture on Baroque Art: A Gilded Cage in a Golden Age? Women in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art, Leonard Auditorium
Dr. Wayne Franits, a specialist in 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art, will be visiting Wofford to deliver a lecture -"A Gilded Cage in a Golden Age? Women in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art" -that will accompany an exhibit of Baroque art in the Richardson Family Art Museum. 

Dr. Franits has published extensively on a variety of topics within the field, ranging from genre painting and portraiture to the work of the Dutch followers of Caravaggio. In recent years, he has published books on the early 17th-century Dutch painter, Dirck van Baburen (2013), on Johannes Vermeer (2015), on Godefridus Schalcken (2018), as well as The Ashgate Research Companion to Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century (2016). He is currently pursuing research on late 17th-century art collections in English country houses and the portrayal of scholars in Dutch genre painting, the latter for an essay for the catalogue of an of an exhibition to be held in Cologne and Prague in 2020.

This event is free and open to the public!