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Special Events Complete List for Fall 2022

 

-Gallery Exhibition: Mutually Assured Seduction (MAS), Tamara LaValla 

September 12 – December 9

Rutledge Gallery

Mutually Assured Seduction (MAS) is a One-Woman Group Show, led by artist Tamara LaValla, exploring a real and persistent preoccupation with desire, order, progress and work. MAS resists the evanescent embrace of our ethereal, virtual world through the rigors of making. The resulting collaborative artifacts and ephemera — edible, malleable, consumable, sonic — are, at once, both timely and timeless.

 

Tamara LaValla earned her B.F.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University. She worked as an award-winning illustrator for the Herald newspaper in Rock Hill and co-founded Social Design House. She is currently a faculty member in the Department of Design at Winthrop and is a self-described OCD artist, and sometimes chocolate maker.

 

Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture: Medieval Hero and Postmedieval Vampire: Dracula and His Afterimages in History and Art

Professor Alice Isabella Sullivan, visiting from Tufts University

Thursday, October 27 – 6:30 p.m.

Dina’s Place, Winthrop University

 

Alice Isabella Sullivan examines the transformations of the historical figure of Vlad III “the Impaler” (1431–c. 1476) into a post medieval vampire as well as the ongoing fascination today with Dracula and his afterimages.

*Co-sponsored by the Departments of English, Fine Arts, and History, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

*Free, cultural event and open to the public

 

-Gallery Exhibition: Foundations 

October 4 – 24

Lewandowski Student Gallery

Courses in 2D design, 3D design, drawing, digital studio, and media studies comprise the bedrock of our fine art students' studio training. It is the Foundations Program that prepares students for excellence in craft, observation, critical thinking, innovation, and sensitivity to form, along with expectations for a rigorous work ethic. This exhibit represents outstanding works produced in the foundation-level courses within the Department of Fine Arts and serves to celebrate the efforts of both the students and the instructors.

 

-Theatre Performance: STICK FLY

By Lydia R. Diamond

Guest Director Quentin Talley

October 5 - October 8, 7:30 p.m.

October 9, 2 p.m.

Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall

Tickets Available HERE

The affluent, African-American LeVay family is gathering at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time. Kent’s fiancée, Taylor, an academic whose absent father was a prominent author, struggles to fit into the LeVay’s upper-crust lifestyle. Kimber, on the other hand, is a self-described WASP who works with inner-city school children, fits in more easily with the family. Joining these two couples are the demanding LeVay patriarch, Joe, and Cheryl, the daughter of the family’s longtime housekeeper. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, long-standing family tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed.

 

-Music Performance: Winthrop Collegiate Choir Concert

October 20, 7:30 p.m.

Ensemble Series

Jeremy Mims, director

McBryde Hall

*Free, cultural event and open to the public

 

-Gallery Exhibition: Art Education Exhibition

November 1– 14

Lewandowski Student Gallery

In this exhibition, art education students display a collection of interdisciplinary/community-based artworks created by K-12 students during their internship experience. This is a legacy art education exhibition that is connected to their capstone exhibition.

 

-Theatre Performance: CONSTELLATIONS

By Nick Payne

Student-Directed by Piper Laine

November 2 - 5, 7:30 p.m.

November 6, 2 p.m.

Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall

Tickets Available HERE

One relationship. Infinite possibilities. In the beginning Marianne and Roland meet at a party. They go for a drink, or perhaps they don't. They fall madly in love and start dating, but eventually they break up. After a chance encounter in a supermarket they get back together, or maybe they run into each other and Marianne reveals that she's now engaged to someone else and that's that. Or perhaps Roland is engaged. Maybe they get married, or maybe their time together will be tragically short. Nick Payne's Constellations is a play about free will and friendship; it's also about quantum multiverse theory, love, and honey.

 

-Music Performance: Winthrop Collegiate Choir, Chorale and Chamber Singers Concert

November 1, 7:30 p.m.

Ensemble Series

Winthrop Chorale

Winthrop Chamber Singers

Winthrop Collegiate Choir

Jeremy Mims, director

McBryde Hall

*Free, cultural event and open to the public

 

-Music Performance: Brass Studio Recital

November 3, 7:30 p.m.

Ensemble Series

Dr. Justin Isenhour, director

Barnes Recital Hall

*Free, cultural event and open to the public

 

-Music Performance: Jazz Guitar Ensemble

November 7, 7:30 p.m.

Ensemble Series

L.H. Dickert, director

Barnes Recital Hall

*Free, cultural event and open to the public

 

-Music Performance: Faculty Recital

November 8, 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Recital – Dr. Kristen Wonderlich

Barnes Recital Hall

*Free, cultural event and open to the public

 

-Music Performance: Winthrop Percussion Ensemble

November 9, 7:30 p.m.

Ensemble Series

Douglas Presley, director

Barnes Recital Hall

 

-Music Performance: Winthrop Jazz and Commercial Music Ensemble

November 10, 7:30 p.m.

Ensemble Series

Dr. Tracy Patterson director

Barnes Recital Hall

*Free, cultural event and open to the public

 

-Music Performance: Winthrop Symphony Orchestra

November 16, 7:30 p.m.

Ensemble Series         

Elisa Koehler, director

Tillman Auditorium

*Free, cultural event and open to the public

 

-Music Performance: Winthrop Wind Symphony

November 17, 7:30 p.m.

Ensemble Series

Lorrie Crochet, director

Tillman Auditorium

*Free, cultural event and open to the public

 

-Dance Performance: Fall Dance Showcase

November 17 - November 19, 7:30 p.m.
November 20, 2 p.m.
Special Outreach performance November 18, 10 a.m. 

Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall 

Tickets Available HERE:  $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general pubic
A full evening of works choreographed by faculty, guests artists and advanced students, featuring a variety of dance genres.  

 

-Gallery Exhibition: Elevating the Queer Body - Grant Mahan

2022-2023 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition I

November 22 – December 9

Lewandowski Student Gallery

The 2022-2023 Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition I-IIII features new work by artists completing their graduate program in the Department of Fine Arts. Mahan’s Elevating the Queer Body exhibition questions the perspectives of the queer body through the medium of painting.

 

-Artist Talk for Elevating the Queer Body*

November 29, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Rutledge 119 

Join Winthrop university galleries for a an artist talk about the exhibition Elevating the Queer Body, featuring work by M.F.A. candidate Grant Mahan. 

*Please be advised that this talk my contain sexually explicit content and nudity, not suitable for children. 

 

-Reception for Elevating the Queer Body 

November 29, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Lewandowski Student Gallery

Winthrop University Galleries presents an opening reception for Elevating the Queer Body in the Lewandowski Student Gallery. Light refreshments will be served.

 

-Music Performance: Winthrop Bands Concert

December 1, 7:30 p.m.             

Ensemble Series

Lorrie Crochet, director

Doug Presley, director

Tillman Auditorium

*Free, cultural event and open to the public

 

-Music Performance: Carolinas Wind Orchestra Winter Concert

December 5, 7:30 p.m.

Ensemble Series

Dr. Lorrie Crochet, director

Richardson Ballroom 

*Free, cultural event and open to the public

 

*For more information about theatre and dance performance tickets or to purchase over the phone, you can call the theatre and dance box office at 803-323-4014 or e-mail boxoffice@winthrop.edu.  The Box Office is open one hour before curtain and 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (M-F) throughout the week when each production is running. NOTICE: No late seating after performances begin.

Last Updated: 10/6/22