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December events at Wofford

Candlelight Carols, Winter Lighting, musical performances scheduled

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2016-11-28

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College’s annual Candlelight Carols, Menorah Lighting and Winter Lighting, along with musical group holiday performances, will be the highlight of events in December.

All 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 athletics events, please go to athletics.wofford.edu.

For more information, contact Laura Corbin at woffordnews@wofford.edu or 864-597-4180.

Monday, Dec. 5
Artist Talk and Reception: “Battle Bikinis vs. Breastplates: A Study of Sexism in Comic Costumes” Exhibition
4-6 p.m., Slide Room Gallery (Room 221), Daniel Building

“Battle Bikinis vs. Breastplates: A Study of Sexism in Comic Costumes” is a re-imagination of the superheroines who have been defined by major wardrobe malfunctions. From overtly sexualized cutouts to entirely impractical battle gear, the costumes of these characters have manifested questionable design choices for decades. Not all of these women started out wearing so little, but all of them have visited that section of the closet at least once, and all have been chosen here for their notorious wardrobes and their resultant pop culture status as cheesecake characters. The costume redesigns shown in the exhibition take practicality, gender equity and sensitivity to character into account, while still remaining visually dynamic. “Battle Bikinis vs. Breastplates: A Study of Sexism in Comic Costumes” is an attempt to reinterpret inappropriate, demeaning and impractical garb into something new, something more respectful, but still true to the characters, and still something that screams superhero cape couture. The exhibition will run through Friday, Dec. 16.

Monday, Dec. 5
String Ensemble Concert
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

The String Ensemble concert will feature Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” for two violins, “Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel” and “Festive Moods” by Russian composer Alexander Glazunov, and other works.

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Candlelight Carols and Menorah Lighting
6:30 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

The Rev. Dr. Ron Robinson, Perkins-Prothro Chaplain, will lead the Candlelight Carols in Leonard Auditorium and the lighting of the Menorah in front of Main Building, preceding the Winter Lighting to be held in the Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Winter Lighting
7:30 p.m., Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village

The annual Winter Lighting will be held in the Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village, hosted by the Wofford Activities Council.

Friday, Dec. 9
Christmas Concert
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

The Wofford College Choral Department will present Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and other Christmas selections at its annual Christmas Concert.

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS:

Through Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
Whetsell Exhibition: “Bodies of Light”
Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, Campus Life Building

Meagan Burns, Class of 2017, illustrates critical perspectives on social structures in the natural worlds. In her newest work, she returns to the concepts regarding our relationship to the world around us presented by writing, such as Emerson and Thoreau, of the Transcendentalist movement and the Romantic era.

Through Thursday, Dec. 15
Recently Acquired Asian Art
Sandor Teszler Library Gallery

The exhibition features selected works of Asian art from Wofford’s permanent collection. The exhibition includes Chinese ink rubbings, Japanese prints and ceramic pieces, among various other items.

Through Friday, Dec. 16
“Battle Bikinis vs. Breastplates: A Study of Sexism in Comic Costumes”
Slide Room Gallery (Room 221), Daniel Building

(See description above under Monday, Dec. 5.)