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Holiday concerts, art exhibitions highlight December

Production led by students in Wofford’s theatre department set for Dec. 7

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2017-11-16

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Holiday concerts and art exhibitions highlight December events at Wofford College. Other events include a theatre showcase of student-devised original plays.

All events listed are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Please check the online calendar at the 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.

Friday, Dec. 1
Wofford College Technology Day: 50 Years of Progress
2-3:30 p.m., lobby of Franklin W. Olin Building

Innovation has come at a dizzying pace in recent decades that has transformed Wofford College in ways only imagined in science fiction. Wofford’s Department of Information Technology Services will commemorate 50 years of technology – from 1967 to the present – with speakers talking about their first-hand experiences surrounding the emergence of technology at Wofford along with technological exhibits and photographs from the Wofford archives. The event is taking place in the Franklin W. Olin Building, “the seat of technology” on Wofford’s campus. Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, Dec. 1
Christmas Concert
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

The annual Christmas Concert is a holiday tradition for both the Wofford community and the Spartanburg community at-large. The Wofford College Choral Department will present Christmas selections.

Saturday, Dec. 2
Gospel Choir Concert
6 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building (NOTE TIME CHANGE)

The Wofford Gospel Choir will present its third fall concert. Admission is free.
A reception with light refreshments will follow.

Monday, Dec. 4
Strings Christmas Concert
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Wofford's String Ensemble and Chamber instrumentalists will perform several pieces of classical music, including selections from Bach and Mozart. The concert is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Dec. 5
Blood Drive
11 a.m.-4 p.m., in front of Main Building

Students, faculty and staff will be able to make a lifetime of difference by donating blood in the Bloodmobile.

Thursday, Dec. 7
Devised Theatre Showcase
8 p.m., Sallenger Sisters Black Box Theatre, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Wofford Theatre students will present a showcase of original devised plays in the Sallenger Sisters Black Box Theatre. Admission is free; no reservations are required.

Friday, Dec. 15
Last day of classes for fall semester


Friday, Dec. 22
Campus offices close at noon; reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018


Gallery and Museum Exhibits

Through Monday, Dec. 18
Buddhism in Sites and Images
Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, Campus Life Building

Gallery hours: daily, 7 a.m.-midnight. Gallery will be closed Friday, Dec. 22, through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.
This exhibition includes selected photographs by Dr. David Efurd, associate professor of art history at Wofford, taken at ancient Buddhist sites in India; ink rubbings depicting Buddhist deities from stone reliefs carved during the Tang Dynasty in China; and current sculptures reflecting ancient practices of image-making. Originating in India, Buddhism and Buddhist artistic traditions were transmitted to Southeast and East Asia and eventually throughout the world. The exhibited works provide insight into understanding Buddhist art, rituals, practices and religious life.

Through Monday, Dec. 18
WWI at Home and Abroad
Sandor Teszler Library Gallery, Sandor Teszler Library
Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-midnight; Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.;
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-midnight. Gallery will be closed Friday, Dec. 22, through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

This exhibition, marking the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, features unique items from Wofford College’s Archives and Special Collections that illustrate the global and local impact of the “war to end all wars.” These items are coupled with a traveling exhibition that illuminates the political, social and cultural climate during that time. The traveling exhibition was produced by the library at Sewanee: The University of the South and funded by the Associated Colleges of the South.

Through Monday, Dec. 18
In the Service of Teaching and Learning: An Inaugural Exhibition of the Wofford Fine Arts Collection
Richardson Family Art Museum, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m., with extended hours to 9 p.m. Thursday; closed Sunday and Monday. Museum will be closed Friday, Dec. 22, through Monday, Jan. 1.

Selected works from Wofford’s Fine Arts Collection span the Bronze Age in the ancient Near East to the late 20th century in America and are a vital educational resource that strengthens, supports and contributes to academic research on campus. By showcasing various cultural and historical objects, the exhibition presents a unique opportunity for cross-disciplinary teaching and learning that contributes to the superior liberal arts education at Wofford.

Through Thursday, Dec. 21
Whetsell Exhibition: "Dying on the Vine" by Sheridan Kate Murray
Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m., with extended hours to 9 p.m. Thursday; closed Sunday and Monday. Gallery will be closed Friday, Dec. 22, through Monday, Jan. 1.

The 2017 Whetsell Fellowship Exhibition, on display in the Richardson Family Art Gallery, features the work of student-artist Sheridan Kate Murray, recipient of the 2017 Whetsell Fellowship. Designed to support and promote the visual arts at Wofford, the Whetsell Fellowship is a summer fellowship established in 2006 by Dr. William O. Whetsell in memory of his brother, Dan Whetsell.