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Friday, February 22, 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.  

Board of Trustees Meeting
Noon - 1:00 PM
Multicultural women + allies support group for faculty, staff and coaches, Holcombe Room

This is a safe zone group for women with diverse backgrounds and interests to support, collaborate with, and help each other.  Allies are very welcome!  

The next two other meetings this semester are on March 22 and April 19.
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?

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Baseball vs Bucknell University
Wofford Baseball hosts Bucknell University at 5 PM.
7:00 PM
Tournées Film Festival, McMillan Theater
A Francophone Film festival open to the all! For the First time, Wofford will be presenting 6 Francophone films in McMillan Theater. In partnership with the FACE Foundation. Screenings begin at 7 pm. 
Order of the films :
 1. As I Open my Eyes, 2015  (Tunisian, French, Belgian production), 2. Faces, Places, 2017 (French production), 3. The Workshop, 2017 (French production), 4. Two Days, One Night, 2014 (Belgium, Italian production), 5. Little by Little, 1971 (Nigerian, French production), 6. Fatima, 2016 (French, Arabic production). 

 Free admission.