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Art and history lectures, poetry reading highlight February

Wofford calendar of events
February Events
2014-01-28

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Lectures from featured guests and visiting professors and a poetry reading by a former professor highlight campus events for February.
These events are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Please check the online calendar at calendar.wofford.edu for frequent updates. For athletic events, please go to athletics.wofford.edu.
For more information, contact Laura Corbin at WoffordNews@Wofford.edu or 864-596-4180. 


Wednesday, Feb. 5
Black History Month Film Series: "Django"
6 p.m., Michael S. Brown Village Center, Room 113
 

Thursday, Feb. 6
“Voices in American Art”
Speaker: Sarah Cash, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
7-8 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Corcoran Gallery of Art curator Sarah Cash will speak about American art and will discuss works from the Corcoran Collection and the George Dean and Susu Johnson Collection in Spartanburg. A reception will follow.

Friday, Feb. 7
Artists’ Reception: Cats! by Southern Exposure
4-6 p.m., Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, Campus Life Building

Southern Exposure is a group of mature artists from the Upstate of South Carolina area who have been exhibiting together for about 30 years. The organization is well recognized regionally for its works in both two and three dimensions. Practically every medium is represented in their work. The organization is composed of Carol Augthun, Jessica Barnes, David Benson, Amy Goldstein-Rice, Cynthia Link, Claire Miller Hopkins, Linda Hudgins, Mark Olencki, Sara Dame Setzer, Doris Turner, Ann Wenz and David Zacharias. Most are represented in the exhibition. The exhibition runs from Feb. 3 through April 4.

Wednesday, Feb. 12
World Film Series: “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea”
3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

Seventeen-year-old Tal has emigrated from France to Jerusalem with her family. She writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle, and her brother throws it into the sea near Gaza, where he is carrying out his military service. A few weeks later, Tal receives an email response from a mysterious “Gazaman,” a young Palestinian named Niam. Thus begins a turbulent but tender long-distance friendship between two young people who are separated by a history they are trying both to understand and change. This engrossing and hopeful drama starring Hiam Abbas is based on the award-winning novel by Valerie Zenatti. Director: Thierry Binisti. France/Israel/Canada, 2011: 100 mins. Language: French, Arabic, Hebrew (English subtitles)

Wednesday, Feb. 12
Black History Month Film Series: "42"
6 p.m., Michael S. Brown Village Center, Room 113
 

Tuesday, Feb. 18
Poetry Reading by Betsy Cox
7:30-8:30 p.m., Olin Teacher Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

Former Wofford professor Betsy Cox will talk about poetry and reads poems from her new book, “I Have Told You and Told You.”

Wednesday, Feb. 19
Black History Month Film Series: "The Butler"
6 p.m., Michael S. Brown Village Center, Room 113
 

Tuesday, Feb. 25
History Lecture
Speaker: Judith Zinsser, Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professor of History
4-5:30 p.m., Olin Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

Judith Zinsser, the Department of History’s 2013-2014 Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professor, will present a lecture.

Wednesday, Feb. 26
World Film Series: “My German Friend”
3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

Sulamit, the daughter of Jewish emigrants from Germany, is growing up in Buenos Aires in the 1950s. As a young girl Sulamit meets Friedrich, a young German boy, whose family lives across the street. They quickly become close, but political upheaval and forced separation continually interpret their growing love. It is only after a particularly long absence that Sulamit embarks on a search for Friedrich. She discovers whether lasting love is truly possible. Director: Jeanine Meerapfel
Argentina/Germany, 2012: 100 mins. Language: Spanish and German (English subtitles)

Wednesday, Feb. 26
Black History Month Film Series: "Hidden Colors"
6 p.m., Michael S. Brown Village Center, Room 113
 

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS:

Jan. 20-April 4
Selections from the Broadus R. Littlejohn Jr. Collection
Sandor Teszler Library Gallery

In 2007, the Sandor Teszler Library began the acquisition of the diverse personal collection of historical manuscripts and archives, ephemera, books, objects and textiles accrued by Broadus R. “Dick” Littlejohn Jr. In 2011, the whole of the collection was generously bequeathed to the library, so that present and future students of Wofford College would benefit from the study and use of its contents and thus deepen not only their understanding of past events but also the human condition. The addition of the Littlejohn Collection to the library’s Special Collections adds to the legacy of the Littlejohn family at Wofford: in the early 1970s, a room that holds special collections materials was named for Dick Littlejohn’s father, Broadus R. Littlejohn Sr., a 1917 graduate of Wofford College Fitting School. This exhibit features just a fraction of materials held in Littlejohn’s wide-ranging collection, including historical objects and facsimiles of precious manuscripts and ephemera.

Feb. 3-April 4
Cats! by Southern Exposure
Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, Campus Life Building

Southern Exposure is a group of mature artists from the Upstate of South Carolina area who have been exhibiting together for about 30 years. The organization is well recognized regionally for its works in both two and three dimensions. Practically every medium is represented in their work. The organization is composed of Carol Augthun, Jessica Barnes, David Benson, Amy Goldstein-Rice, Cynthia Link, Claire Miller Hopkins, Linda Hudgins, Mark Olencki, Sara Dame Setzer, Doris Turner, Ann Wenz and David Zacharias. Most are represented in the exhibition. An artists’ reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7.