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Thursday, September 18, 2014
"Jiha Moon: Paintings & Prints," Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
http://www.wofford.edu/arts/exhibitions/
Circumpliance: The Decomposition of the Piano, Montgomery Music Building Courtyard

Circumpliance: The Decomposition of the Piano

 

A Collaborative Art and Sound Installation

Created by Peter B. Kay and Kris Neely with Lynn Rhodes

Montgomery Music Building Courtyard, Wofford College

May 2014 – October 2014

 

Opening Reception:  Monday, May 12, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Featured Artist Talk at 6:00pm with Dr. Peter B. Kay in Montgomery 119.

 

During the 2013-2014 academic year, Dr. Peter B. Kay served as an Artist-In-Residence at Wofford College. In collaboration with Kris Neely, Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Studio Art, Dr. Kay was asked to develop an installation that would alter the experience of a specific space using sound.  After exploring several sites and many concepts, Dr. Kay has created an original music composition entitled “Circumpliance.” Together with Wofford students and members of the community, Kay and Neely created sculptural elements using pieces of three decommissioned pianos. The pianos had been previously destined for a local landfill as they could no longer be tuned properly.

 

The sculpted piano parts and the 88 electronic music tracks of “Circumpliance” will shape the experience of the Montgomery Music Building Courtyard until October of 2014. Visiting the installation is free and open to the public. The installation is designed to be different each time a person visits. The music is engineered to evolve as the tracks are played in an interlaced randomized sequence over 6 months. Sometimes the listener may experience harmonies, at other times dissonance. The unprotected sculptural elements will be left exposed to the natural elements, weathering and decomposing as the installation progresses.

 

For more information, please contact Professor Kris Neely at neelykm@wofford.edu or (864) 597- 4609.

Expressions of Piety and Devotion: Photographs from Buddhist Cave Sites in India, Slide Room Gallery (Daniel 221)
Buddhist caves in India have been the focus of religious devotion for millennia.  Interestingly, the Buddhist presence at these sites has waned, leading to other religious groups, such as Hindus, to reuse and repurpose sacred spaces.  This exhibition of photographs documents the piety of ancient Buddhists through the caves, sculptures, and paintings they created, while also addressing more recent developments of Hindu appropriation and the contemporary resurgence of Buddhist devotion at these fascinating sites.
 
http://www.wofford.edu/arts/exhibitions/
Iconic: Kristofer Neely, Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery
Kristofer M. Neely combines his affection for found objects, street and outsider art, and altered images in this exploration of the sacred and secular in contemporary culture.

Professor Neely serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Studio Art at Wofford. A Brother in the monastic Order of St. Edward the Confessor, Neely has long considered his art making to be a manual act of contemplative prayer.

Artist Talk & Opening Reception: 4-7 pm, Friday, September 5


http://www.wofford.edu/arts/exhibitions/
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Graduate and Law School Day, Great Oaks Hall, Roger Milliken Science Center
Interested in graduate school? Dozens of representatives from colleges across the southeast and U.S. will be on campus to provide information and answer questions. This is a great opportunity to make connections. Details Here

Sponsored by the Career Services Office in The Space!
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Constitution Day Lecture, Leonard Auditorium
Wofford's annual observance of Constitution Day features a lecture and discussion by Dr. Tom Karako from Kenyon College.
11:00 AM - Noon
Biology's Rapid Research Roundup, RMSC, Room 330
Would you like a quick summary of summer research projects conducted by Wofford Biology students? Come to the 2nd Annual Rapid Research Roundup. The Biology Department is rounding up all students who participated in summer research projects to present 2-minute talks on their experience. Prizes will be awarded for the best talks. Following the talks, the students will give advice on how to find and apply for summer research opportunities.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Faculty/Staff ONLY Yoga, Richardson Dance Studio
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cross Training/Plyometrics, Richardson Dance Studio
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
IES Study Abroad Interest Meeting, The Pavilion
Students interested in studying abroad with IES should attend this meeting. IES has programs all over the world for semester and summer study abroad. For more information on their programs, see www.iesabroad.org.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Zumba, Richardson Dance Studio
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Space Book Club, The Space in the Mungo Center
All faculty and staff are invited to attend this bi-monthly reading group. For September, we'll read and discuss “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown,” by Paul Taylor. Taylor is a former Washington Post Reporter and executive vice president of the Pew Research Center.

Read a review of Taylor’s book here:

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/paul-taylor/the-next-america/


If you plan to participate, please email Lisa Ware.
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Ab-Lab, Richardson Dance Studio
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Yoga, Richardson Dance Studio