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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
FAIR IS FOUL AND FOUL AINT FAIR, Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery
Shanequa Gay presents a series of works that depict tales driven by media and the artist's imagination concerning social consciousness through abstraction of southern tradition and photographic references. Through a combination of consensual and forced realities, folklore, dream and the afterlife, her works explore the historical and contemporary social concerns of black culture to teach lessons about morality, society, identity and human function.
Handmade Books from the Larkspur Press (National Poetry Month), Sandor Teszler Library Gallery

Special Collections is pleased to exhibit selections of books and ephemera by the Larkspur Press of Monterey, KY. These special editions of hand-bound books are letterpress-printed page-by- page on handmade paper. The masterful works of art and craft have been drawn from the latest half of Larkspur’s more than 40 years of operation. 

Greek Week
Noon - 12:30 PM
Faculty/Staff Walking Group, Seal of Main
Meet on the Seal of Old Main at Noon for about 30 minutes of walking 
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
Communion, Mickel Chapel
 Holy Communion will be celebrated TODAY and each Wednesday during Lent from 12:30 - 12:45 p.m. in Mickel Chapel, Main Building. Rev. Ron will be the celebrant. All are welcome to participate.
3:00 PM
Women's Tennis vs Furman (Reeves Tennis Center)
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tae Kwon Do Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
High-Intensity Interval Training, Richardson Dance Studio
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio
6:00 PM
Baseball vs Winthrop (Russell C. King Field)
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ab-Lab Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio
7:00 PM
Art History Talk: “Painting Skin: Complexions, Cosmetics, and Reproduction in Renaissance Florence” by Dr. Rebekah Compton, Olin 101

Rebekah Compton, Assistant Professor, College of CharlestonPainting Skin: Complexions, Cosmetics, and Reproduction in Renaissance Florence”

 

If the eyes are the gateway to the soul, then the skin is the billboard of the body. In fifteenth-century Florence, good skin was in high demand, particularly when diseases like the plague, ergot, and syphilis attacked the flesh with pustules, gangrene, and boils. A fine complexion was a mark of beauty and a sign that the body was properly balanced, particularly when it came to reproduction. The toilette, governed by the goddess Venus, provided women with a set of materials and techniques for cleaning, coloring, and scenting their flesh. Local apothecaries sold orpiment for hair removal and rose oil for perfume, and doctors applied slaked lime and lily ointment to remove warts. Artists also had “skin in the game,” so to speak. Florentine ladies requested customized pigment blends for their skin, while their husbands commissioned wedding chests and panel paintings of luminescent, rosy-hued bodies, many in the guise of Venus. This lecture examines the materials and techniques that artists used to paint female flesh during a period when the mediums of Florentine art were in flux. Created for a female audience of 14-22 year olds, who were chosen for their beautiful flesh, these paintings not only stimulated passion within the marital bonds but also reminded women of the self-cultivation necessary to sustain that passion over decades or else, as Ovid reminds us, your complexion might “go to pot, even though you’re a second Venus.”

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cardio Dance Blast, Richardson Dance Studio
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
An Evening with Tim Tyson, Leonard Auditorium
Scholar, author, filmmaker, activist Tim Tyson of Duke University will speak as part of this year's African / African American Studies Program Speaker Series.