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Southern paintings focus of Wofford College exhibit

Thursday, October 27, 2005

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College’s Sandor Teszler Library Gallery will present the collection of David and Peggy Henderson of 19th and 20th century Southern paintings beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1. The show will run through Wednesday, Dec. 21.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery.

The Hendersons began developing their collection of Southern art in the mid-1990s, focusing first on South Carolina artists, but eventually expanding to include a much broader range of artists throughout the region. They were attracted to Southern art, especially because the paintings reflect the continuing social change and history of the region. The works on display will range from 1880s to 1960, and although the pieces may be seen in the context of wider movements and artistic styles, the collection depicts a distinctively Southern landscape and culture.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight. For information on the exhibition, call (864) 597-4300.