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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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.  

Registration for Fall 2019
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Blood Mobile, Front of Main Building
Blood Mobile will be here to collect donations in front of Old Main. 
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
CIL and D&I Book Club for faculty and staff, Gray-Jones Room

On March 19 we will discuss the book-The Courage to Teach-by Parker Palmer.  Dr. Ron Robinson and Dr. Kim Rostan will lead this discussion since they have experience including Palmer's pedagogy in their teaching.  Let me know by March 12 if you would like a copy of Palmer's book. 

 

All faculty and staff are welcome to join this meeting regardless of their familiarity with the book. Free lunch for all attendees.

Noon - 12:05 PM
Denim Day 2019, Burwell Dining Hall
Wear jeans with a purpose - for sexual assault awareness. Denim Day began in 1999 when the Italian High Court overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. The justices stated that the victim must helped her attacker remove her jeans, from which they inferred consent. Join the Wellness Center in front of Burwell Dining Hall for a picture in your jeans at 12:00. 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Create, Lobby, Campus Life Bldg.
Join the Wellness Center in the Student Life lobby every Wednesday from 1-3 with CREATE.  There will be different projects each week but it is always a time to relax and do something creative and fun.   
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
9th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Richardson Family Art Gallery
The 9th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features original artworks in a variety of media, created by current students of Wofford College. The exhibition runs through April 27.
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. 

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Status of Diversity in The Academy: Challenges and Opportunities, Olin Theater

Dr. Barceló is former President of Northern New Mexico College and is nationally recognized for her work on Diversity and Inclusion with more than 35 years of experience in Higher Ed. Dr. Barcelo will conceptualize her talk within the context of how diversity can transform higher education. A reception will follow in the Olin Building's lobby. 


 


5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
A Simple Meal, Mickel Chapel
A Simple Meal is a brief time of student-led music, prayers, scripture and reflections. Communion or a blessing is offered by Rev. Ron. A meal of soup, bread and conversation follows. Whatever your tradition, all are welcome. 
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Last Firefly, Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre

Wofford Theatre is proud to present The Last Firefly, written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by guest artist and lecturer Sully White. 

Critically acclaimed for her poetic and imaginative storytelling, Iizuka is known for plays which masterfully blend classical and contemporary theatrical traditions from East and West. In The Last Firefly, she seamlessly weaves Japanese folk tales into the story of a young boy on a perilous quest for an elusive truth. A production sure to entrance viewers both young and old, The Last Firefly is recommended for audiences ages 8 and up.

The play runs Apr. 17-19 and 24-27, at 8 PM each night.

Student tickets are $5, faculty tickets are $12, and tickets for the general public are $15. Purchase in advance at www.wofford.edu/boxoffice or on the Wofford Theatre Facebook page to take advantage of our special online discount!

Same-day online sales close at 5 PM each day, and the box office opens at 6 PM in the lobby of the Arts Center. Seating will be general admission, so be sure to arrive early to get a great seat! Unclaimed tickets will be released to the public five minutes before showtime, and no admission will be permitted once the performance begins.