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Sunday, September 29, 2019
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Boot Camp Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: McKenzie Summers
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Insanity Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: AJ Miller
Monday, September 30, 2019
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
HIIT Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Abbey Heldreth
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tae Kwon Do Club, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Dr. Jeremy Henkel
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Sophia Moss
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ab-Lab Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Liesel Rutland
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cardio Dance Blast Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Turner Bryant
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
(All Day)
Art Exhibit: 50 and Forward: The Sandor Teszler Library since 1969 (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Contact: Missy Clapp
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fraternity and Sorority Life Hosts Spartanburg Chapter of Special Olympics, Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village (Student Life)
Location: Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village
Contact: Matthew Hammett
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Faculty/Staff Only Yoga, Richardson Dance Studio (Other)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Lisa Lefebvre
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight by Lee Ann Harrison-Houser, Richardson Family Art Gallery (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight explores the outsider’s perspectives and the impact of “Othering.” During the creative process, Harrison-Houser pursues authenticity and begins to reveal untold stories in her work. However, she instinctively hides within the mark-making with her use of symbolism, sgraffito, and abstraction. Layer after layer of gesso and paint erase her disclosures. Subsequently, the art installation shares these stories only in a type of Hide-and-Seek game for the viewer. For deeper connections, the viewer physically moves to a separate space to match the conceptual titles back to the abstract squares. Through this physical movement and mindfulness, the storyteller role shifts away from the artist and moves to the viewer to create awareness, conversation, and the momentum for change.  

September 10- October 12, 2019

Richardson Family Art Gallery
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Location: Richardson Family Art Gallery
Contact: Youmi Efurd
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Props: Personal Identities in the Portrait Photography of Richard Samuel Roberts, Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

Props: Personal identities in the Portrait Photography of Richard Samuel Roberts

 

The term “props” brings to mind the objects used in the theater that help establish the meaning of a scene. In this theater context, the word is shortened from “properties,” things collectively owned by a theater group. But could the term also reflect the notion that props show “properties” of a character, offering layers of information and meaning to a viewer.? “Props” is also a slang term, meaning “proper respect.” In this show, we analyze the props in photographic portraits taken by RSR between 1920-1936 to see the way that the “props”—most often objects chosen by the sitters themselves—tell us something about the self-identity of the sitters. The objects chosen often underscore the proper respect due the sitters based on their attainments, but also can give insights—in an otherwise very formulaic genre—into the inner desires and predilections of the sitters. Props thus can help us see beyond the surface, or, perhaps conversely, can reify socially-agreed upon tropes.  

 

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level)
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Southern Gothic: Literary Intersections w/Art from the Johnson Collection, Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

From the haunting novels of William Faulkner to the gritty short stories of Flannery O'Connor, the Southern Gothic literary tradition has exhumed and examined the American South’s unique mystery, contradictions, and dark humor. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, American writers, epitomized by Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, sought to reinterpret the Gothic imagination of their European counterparts, dramatizing the cultures and characters of a region in the midst of civil war and its tumultuous aftermath. Decades later, a new generation of authors—including Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers, and Toni Morrison—wove Gothic elements into their own narratives, exploring the complexities of a changing social terrain and the ancient spirits that linger in its corners. 

With works drawn exclusively from the Johnson Collection, Southern Gothic illuminates how nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists employed a potent visual language to transcribe the tensions between the South’s idyllic aura and its historical realities. Often described as a mood or sensibility rather than a strict set of thematic or technical conventions, features of the Southern Gothic can include horror, romance, and the supernatural. While academic painters such as Charles Fraser and Thomas Noble conveyed the genre’s gloomy tonalities in their canvases, Aaron Douglas and Harry Hoffman grappled with the injustices of a modern world. Other artists, including Alexander Brook and Eugene Thomason, investigated prevailing stereotypes of rural Southerners—a trope often accentuated in Southern Gothic literature. Collectively, these images demonstrate that definitions of the Gothic are neither monolithic nor momentary, inviting us, instead to contemplate how the Southern Gothic legacy continues to inform our understanding of the American South.

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 1 - 5 p.m.
Thursday - 1 - 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday
 
Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (Upper Level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Pilates Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Eleni Ouzts
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ab-Lab Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Liesel Rutland
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Boot Camp Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: McKenzie Summers
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
HIIT Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Abbey Heldreth
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Men's Soccer vs Campbell (Athletics)
Location: Snyder Field
Contact: Jake Farkas
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Insanity Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: AJ Miller
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
HIIT Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Abbey Heldreth
(All Day)
Art Exhibit: 50 and Forward: The Sandor Teszler Library since 1969 (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Contact: Missy Clapp
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight by Lee Ann Harrison-Houser, Richardson Family Art Gallery (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight explores the outsider’s perspectives and the impact of “Othering.” During the creative process, Harrison-Houser pursues authenticity and begins to reveal untold stories in her work. However, she instinctively hides within the mark-making with her use of symbolism, sgraffito, and abstraction. Layer after layer of gesso and paint erase her disclosures. Subsequently, the art installation shares these stories only in a type of Hide-and-Seek game for the viewer. For deeper connections, the viewer physically moves to a separate space to match the conceptual titles back to the abstract squares. Through this physical movement and mindfulness, the storyteller role shifts away from the artist and moves to the viewer to create awareness, conversation, and the momentum for change.  

September 10- October 12, 2019

Richardson Family Art Gallery
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Location: Richardson Family Art Gallery
Contact: Youmi Efurd
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Props: Personal Identities in the Portrait Photography of Richard Samuel Roberts, Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

Props: Personal identities in the Portrait Photography of Richard Samuel Roberts

 

The term “props” brings to mind the objects used in the theater that help establish the meaning of a scene. In this theater context, the word is shortened from “properties,” things collectively owned by a theater group. But could the term also reflect the notion that props show “properties” of a character, offering layers of information and meaning to a viewer.? “Props” is also a slang term, meaning “proper respect.” In this show, we analyze the props in photographic portraits taken by RSR between 1920-1936 to see the way that the “props”—most often objects chosen by the sitters themselves—tell us something about the self-identity of the sitters. The objects chosen often underscore the proper respect due the sitters based on their attainments, but also can give insights—in an otherwise very formulaic genre—into the inner desires and predilections of the sitters. Props thus can help us see beyond the surface, or, perhaps conversely, can reify socially-agreed upon tropes.  

 

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level)
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Southern Gothic: Literary Intersection with Art from the Johnson Collection, Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

From the haunting novels of William Faulkner to the gritty short stories of Flannery O'Connor, the Southern Gothic literary tradition has exhumed and examined the American South’s unique mystery, contradictions, and dark humor. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, American writers, epitomized by Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, sought to reinterpret the Gothic imagination of their European counterparts, dramatizing the cultures and characters of a region in the midst of civil war and its tumultuous aftermath. Decades later, a new generation of authors—including Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers, and Toni Morrison—wove Gothic elements into their own narratives, exploring the complexities of a changing social terrain and the ancient spirits that linger in its corners. 

With works drawn exclusively from the Johnson Collection, Southern Gothic illuminates how nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists employed a potent visual language to transcribe the tensions between the South’s idyllic aura and its historical realities. Often described as a mood or sensibility rather than a strict set of thematic or technical conventions, features of the Southern Gothic can include horror, romance, and the supernatural. While academic painters such as Charles Fraser and Thomas Noble conveyed the genre’s gloomy tonalities in their canvases, Aaron Douglas and Harry Hoffman grappled with the injustices of a modern world. Other artists, including Alexander Brook and Eugene Thomason, investigated prevailing stereotypes of rural Southerners—a trope often accentuated in Southern Gothic literature. Collectively, these images demonstrate that definitions of the Gothic are neither monolithic nor momentary, inviting us, instead to contemplate how the Southern Gothic legacy continues to inform our understanding of the American South.

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 - 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday 
 
Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (Upper Level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tae Kwon Do Club, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Dr. Jeremy Henkel
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
a simple meal, Mickel Chapel (Campus Ministry / Service Learning)
Description: a simple meal is a brief time of student-led music, prayer, scripture and reflections. Communion and blessings are offered by Rev. Ron. Conversation and a meal of soup and bread follows. Whatever your tradition, all are welcome.
 
Location: Mickel Chapel, Main Building
Contact: Elizabeth Fields
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Sophia Moss
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Religion, Spirituality, and LGBTQ Life, Olin Theater (multiple cals)
Description: As part of Wofford's OUTober celebration, Rev. Christy Snow will talk about creating a world that honors all beings and leaves no one out. She shares her personal journey growing up in rural North Carolina in a Southern Baptist family where being gay was taught to be an abomination and the effect that this had on her. You will hear about how her life and spiritual views evolved to make room for a bigger idea of God that was all encompassing enough to include all people and how scriptures from many different faith traditions support this expanded idea. 

Sponsors: Cultural Affairs, Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Presidential Committee of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Philosophy, Richardson Family Art Museum, the Chaplain’s Office, and LGBTerriers.
Location: Olin Theater
Contact: Nancy Williams
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ab-Lab Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Liesel Rutland
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cardio Dance Blast Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Turner Bryant
Thursday, October 3, 2019
(All Day)
Art Exhibit: 50 and Forward: The Sandor Teszler Library since 1969 (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Contact: Missy Clapp
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Faculty meeting, Leonard Auditorium (Academic)
Location: Leonard Auditorium
Contact: Matt Cathey
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Faculty/Staff Only Yoga, Richardson Dance Studio (Other)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Lisa Lefebvre
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight by Lee Ann Harrison-Houser, Richardson Family Art Gallery (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight explores the outsider’s perspectives and the impact of “Othering.” During the creative process, Harrison-Houser pursues authenticity and begins to reveal untold stories in her work. However, she instinctively hides within the mark-making with her use of symbolism, sgraffito, and abstraction. Layer after layer of gesso and paint erase her disclosures. Subsequently, the art installation shares these stories only in a type of Hide-and-Seek game for the viewer. For deeper connections, the viewer physically moves to a separate space to match the conceptual titles back to the abstract squares. Through this physical movement and mindfulness, the storyteller role shifts away from the artist and moves to the viewer to create awareness, conversation, and the momentum for change.  

September 10- October 12, 2019

Richardson Family Art Gallery
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Location: Richardson Family Art Gallery
Contact: Youmi Efurd
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Props: Personal Identities in the Portrait Photography of Richard Samuel Roberts, Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

Props: Personal identities in the Portrait Photography of Richard Samuel Roberts

 

The term “props” brings to mind the objects used in the theater that help establish the meaning of a scene. In this theater context, the word is shortened from “properties,” things collectively owned by a theater group. But could the term also reflect the notion that props show “properties” of a character, offering layers of information and meaning to a viewer.? “Props” is also a slang term, meaning “proper respect.” In this show, we analyze the props in photographic portraits taken by RSR between 1920-1936 to see the way that the “props”—most often objects chosen by the sitters themselves—tell us something about the self-identity of the sitters. The objects chosen often underscore the proper respect due the sitters based on their attainments, but also can give insights—in an otherwise very formulaic genre—into the inner desires and predilections of the sitters. Props thus can help us see beyond the surface, or, perhaps conversely, can reify socially-agreed upon tropes.  

 

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level)
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Southern Gothic: Literary Intersection with Art from the Johnson Collection, Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

From the haunting novels of William Faulkner to the gritty short stories of Flannery O'Connor, the Southern Gothic literary tradition has exhumed and examined the American South’s unique mystery, contradictions, and dark humor. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, American writers, epitomized by Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, sought to reinterpret the Gothic imagination of their European counterparts, dramatizing the cultures and characters of a region in the midst of civil war and its tumultuous aftermath. Decades later, a new generation of authors—including Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers, and Toni Morrison—wove Gothic elements into their own narratives, exploring the complexities of a changing social terrain and the ancient spirits that linger in its corners. 

With works drawn exclusively from the Johnson Collection, Southern Gothic illuminates how nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists employed a potent visual language to transcribe the tensions between the South’s idyllic aura and its historical realities. Often described as a mood or sensibility rather than a strict set of thematic or technical conventions, features of the Southern Gothic can include horror, romance, and the supernatural. While academic painters such as Charles Fraser and Thomas Noble conveyed the genre’s gloomy tonalities in their canvases, Aaron Douglas and Harry Hoffman grappled with the injustices of a modern world. Other artists, including Alexander Brook and Eugene Thomason, investigated prevailing stereotypes of rural Southerners—a trope often accentuated in Southern Gothic literature. Collectively, these images demonstrate that definitions of the Gothic are neither monolithic nor momentary, inviting us, instead to contemplate how the Southern Gothic legacy continues to inform our understanding of the American South.

Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (Upper Level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Pilates Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Eleni Ouzts
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ab-Lab Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Liesel Rutland
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Boot Camp Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: McKenzie Summers
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
HIIT Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Abbey Heldreth
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Art as Transformation: Chapman Lecture by LaToya Ruby Frazier, Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre (RSRCA) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description: This fall, Wofford welcomes visual artist LaToya Ruby Frazier to campus to deliver a Chapman Lecture in the Humanities. Frazier uses photography, video, and performance art to build visual archives that address industrialism, rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, healthcare and gender inequality, racism, and family and communal history. 

In her talk, entitled "Art as Transformation: Using Photography for Social Change," Frazier will discuss how she has used photography to fight injustice. Drawing from her book The Notion of Family as well as from works of art by Frederick Douglass, August Sander, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Langston Hughes, she relates her conscious approach to photography, opens up more authentic ways to talk about family, inheritance, and place, and celebrates the inspirational, transformative power of images.

A TED Fellow and one of Ebony's 100 Most Powerful Women of All Time, Frazier has received the MacArthur Genius Fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Her work has been widely exhibited across the US and internationally, and her 2015 book The Notion of Family received the International Center for Photography Infinity Award.
Location: Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre (RSRCA)
Contact: Miriam Thomas
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Insanity Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: AJ Miller
Friday, October 4, 2019
(All Day)
Art Exhibit: 50 and Forward: The Sandor Teszler Library since 1969 (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Contact: Missy Clapp
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Free Flu Shot Clinic, Olin 207A (Student Life)
Description: Free flu shot clinics will be on campus for the month of October. Visit our Instagram @woffordwellness for all of the dates and times, or check the daily announcements. 
Location: Olin 207A
Contact: Lisa Lefebvre
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
Multicultural women plus allies support group for faculty, staff and coaches, Holcombe Room (Academic)
Description: 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! Free lunch for all attendees. Come to have a good time and to learn about activities we do off campus.  We are meeting one more time this semester on November 1.
Location: Holcombe room
Contact: Begona Caballero
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight by Lee Ann Harrison-Houser, Richardson Family Art Gallery (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight explores the outsider’s perspectives and the impact of “Othering.” During the creative process, Harrison-Houser pursues authenticity and begins to reveal untold stories in her work. However, she instinctively hides within the mark-making with her use of symbolism, sgraffito, and abstraction. Layer after layer of gesso and paint erase her disclosures. Subsequently, the art installation shares these stories only in a type of Hide-and-Seek game for the viewer. For deeper connections, the viewer physically moves to a separate space to match the conceptual titles back to the abstract squares. Through this physical movement and mindfulness, the storyteller role shifts away from the artist and moves to the viewer to create awareness, conversation, and the momentum for change.  

September 10- October 12, 2019

Richardson Family Art Gallery
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Location: Richardson Family Art Gallery
Contact: Youmi Efurd
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Props: Personal Identities in the Portrait Photography of Richard Samuel Roberts, Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

Props: Personal identities in the Portrait Photography of Richard Samuel Roberts

 

The term “props” brings to mind the objects used in the theater that help establish the meaning of a scene. In this theater context, the word is shortened from “properties,” things collectively owned by a theater group. But could the term also reflect the notion that props show “properties” of a character, offering layers of information and meaning to a viewer.? “Props” is also a slang term, meaning “proper respect.” In this show, we analyze the props in photographic portraits taken by RSR between 1920-1936 to see the way that the “props”—most often objects chosen by the sitters themselves—tell us something about the self-identity of the sitters. The objects chosen often underscore the proper respect due the sitters based on their attainments, but also can give insights—in an otherwise very formulaic genre—into the inner desires and predilections of the sitters. Props thus can help us see beyond the surface, or, perhaps conversely, can reify socially-agreed upon tropes.  

 

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level)
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Southern Gothic: Intersection of Art and Literature in the Johnson Collection, Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

Southern Gothic: Intersections of Art and Literature in the Johnson Collection

 

From Edgar Allen Poe’s haunting tale of The Gold Bug (1843) to Flannery O'Connor’s biting short story “Good Country People” (1955), the Southern Gothic literary tradition has exhumed the American South’s aberrations, contradictions, and unique sense of dark humor. Drawing exclusively from the Johnson Collection, Southern Gothic examines how nineteenth-and twentieth-century artists borrowed from their literary peers, using a potent visual language to address the tensions between the South’s idyllic visions and its historical realities.This exhibition is guest curated by Elizabeth Driscoll Smith, a Ph.D. candidate from the University California, Santa Barbara, and the Johnson Collection’s 2019 graduate fellow.

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday - 1 - 5 p.m.
Thursdays - 1 - 9 p.m.
Exhibit closed on Sunday and Monday
 
Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (Upper Level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tae Kwon Do Club, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Dr. Jeremy Henkel
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
HIIT Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Abbey Heldreth
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Yoga Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Sophia Moss
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ab-Lab Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Liesel Rutland
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Women's Soccer vs VMI (Athletics)
Location: Snyder Field
Contact: Jake Farkas
Saturday, October 5, 2019
(All Day)
Art Exhibit: 50 and Forward: The Sandor Teszler Library since 1969 (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Contact: Missy Clapp
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight by Lee Ann Harrison-Houser, Richardson Family Art Gallery (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight explores the outsider’s perspectives and the impact of “Othering.” During the creative process, Harrison-Houser pursues authenticity and begins to reveal untold stories in her work. However, she instinctively hides within the mark-making with her use of symbolism, sgraffito, and abstraction. Layer after layer of gesso and paint erase her disclosures. Subsequently, the art installation shares these stories only in a type of Hide-and-Seek game for the viewer. For deeper connections, the viewer physically moves to a separate space to match the conceptual titles back to the abstract squares. Through this physical movement and mindfulness, the storyteller role shifts away from the artist and moves to the viewer to create awareness, conversation, and the momentum for change.  

September 10- October 12, 2019

Richardson Family Art Gallery
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Location: Richardson Family Art Gallery
Contact: Youmi Efurd
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Props: Personal Identities in the Portrait Photography of Richard Samuel Roberts, Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

Props: Personal identities in the Portrait Photography of Richard Samuel Roberts

 

The term “props” brings to mind the objects used in the theater that help establish the meaning of a scene. In this theater context, the word is shortened from “properties,” things collectively owned by a theater group. But could the term also reflect the notion that props show “properties” of a character, offering layers of information and meaning to a viewer.? “Props” is also a slang term, meaning “proper respect.” In this show, we analyze the props in photographic portraits taken by RSR between 1920-1936 to see the way that the “props”—most often objects chosen by the sitters themselves—tell us something about the self-identity of the sitters. The objects chosen often underscore the proper respect due the sitters based on their attainments, but also can give insights—in an otherwise very formulaic genre—into the inner desires and predilections of the sitters. Props thus can help us see beyond the surface, or, perhaps conversely, can reify socially-agreed upon tropes.  

 

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level)
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Southern Gothic: Literary Intersection of Art from the Johnson Collection, Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

From the haunting novels of William Faulkner to the gritty short stories of Flannery O'Connor, the Southern Gothic literary tradition has exhumed and examined the American South’s unique mystery, contradictions, and dark humor. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, American writers, epitomized by Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, sought to reinterpret the Gothic imagination of their European counterparts, dramatizing the cultures and characters of a region in the midst of civil war and its tumultuous aftermath. Decades later, a new generation of authors—including Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers, and Toni Morrison—wove Gothic elements into their own narratives, exploring the complexities of a changing social terrain and the ancient spirits that linger in its corners. 

With works drawn exclusively from the Johnson Collection, Southern Gothic illuminates how nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists employed a potent visual language to transcribe the tensions between the South’s idyllic aura and its historical realities. Often described as a mood or sensibility rather than a strict set of thematic or technical conventions, features of the Southern Gothic can include horror, romance, and the supernatural. While academic painters such as Charles Fraser and Thomas Noble conveyed the genre’s gloomy tonalities in their canvases, Aaron Douglas and Harry Hoffman grappled with the injustices of a modern world. Other artists, including Alexander Brook and Eugene Thomason, investigated prevailing stereotypes of rural Southerners—a trope often accentuated in Southern Gothic literature. Collectively, these images demonstrate that definitions of the Gothic are neither monolithic nor momentary, inviting us, instead to contemplate how the Southern Gothic legacy continues to inform our understanding of the American South.

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 - 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday
 
Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (Upper Level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
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