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ArtsWinthrop Events Calendar

ArtsWinthrop promotes exceptional music, theatre, dance and visual arts programming for the Winthrop University campus, community, and regional audiences. Explore all that ArtsWinthrop has to offer by clicking the events tab on our main menu or connect with us on social media. With over 100 free events a year, there is something for everyone! 

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Spring 2023

The calendar is updated on a regular basis as new events are added. Events are subject to change or cancelation.

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***Some events include mature themes and are not family friendly.

 

Special Events

 

Upcoming Events

    01/17 - 02/13  |  10 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday

    Lewandowski Student Gallery,
    McLaurin Hall

    X-change 

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries 

    Common within the print community and among many publishers and collectors, print portfolios serve to utilize the original concepts of printmaking, which are to perform and facilitate mass information exchange. With technology swiftly moving forward, these exchanges which utilize traditional printmaking processes, have become primarily for fine art purposes, ideal for groups who share common interests, for the furthering of conceptual research, and/or fundraising campaigns. This exhibition will display various portfolios from students, faculty and professional artists. 

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu 

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    01/22  |  2 PM - 3 PM

    Barnes Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music

    "Meshing the Madness: How Prima Donna's Scenas of Insanity Unite Divisions Between Verdi and Wagner" performance by Dr. Kristen Wunderlich, accompanied by Arlene Shrut

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music 

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu 

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    01/26  |  11 AM - 12 PM

    Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center

    Batman’s Investigative Techniques, Recontextualizing & Decontextualizing the World's Greatest Detective 

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Design 

    Professor Jason Tselentis examines Batman's appearances in comic books and cartoons, comparing the Caped Crusader's character, methods, and ideals to other detectives found in literature and movies. Includes background on Batgirl, Batwoman, Catwoman, Nightwing, and Robin, as well as the 1968 movie "La Mujer Murcielago" (The Bat-Woman) starring Maura Monti. Friendly for all ages, PG & PG-13 content. 

    Admission: Free and open to public  

    Event Contact: tselentisj@winthrop.edu 

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    02/06 - 03/03  | 10 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday

    Rutledge Gallery

    35th Undergraduate Juried Exhibition 

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries

    Juror: Jon Prichard

    Each spring, current Winthrop University students are eligible to submit their recent work to the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. This exhibition is an opportunity for students to have their work selected by a prominent regional juror to exhibit in a professional gallery setting. Open to students in the Departments of Fine Arts and Design, this yearly exhibition showcases Winthrop’s brightest talent from areas such as painting, sculpture, jewelry/metals, printmaking, interior design, illustration, and photography.

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu 

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    02/06 - 03/03  |  10 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday

    02/14  |  11 AM, Artist Talk (cultural event) 

    Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

    Fin

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries 

    A solo exhibition with works by Winthrop Art Education professor, Dr. Michelle Livek.

    When working though physical or emotional pain, humans have developed uniquely personalized methods of safe escape. Actions or habits that are not associated with the pain, manifest as a boundary between being in the “spaces” that might re-traumatize, and the journey toward re-associating with the self — differently. Fin is an exhibition of works in a fixated style of analog (insert arrow with two directions) digital drawings and layerings that invite viewers to witness the multitude of hours, colors, patterns, habits, and momentum that it takes to find safety in fluidity.

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu 

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    02/09  |  5:30 PM

    Rutledge, Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick,

    and Lewandowski Galleries

    Opening Reception for UJE 35, Fin and X-change

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries 

    Winthrop University Galleries presents an opening reception for UJE 35 in the Rutledge Gallery, Michelle Livek in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery and X-change in the Lewandowski Student Gallery.  

    Admission: Free and open to public 

    Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu 

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    02/13  |  7:30 PM

    McBryde Hall

    Songs of the Soul

    Chorale/ Chamber Singers/ Collegiate Choir Concert

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music 

    Ensemble Series 

    Jeremy Mims, director 

    The Winthrop University Department of Music presents the Winthrop Chorale, Chamber Singers and Collegiate Choirs, with conductor Jeremy Mims.

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

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    02/16

    11 AM - 12 PM

    Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall

    Un Dance

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Theatre and Dance

    This is a special topics performance for black history month. The showing will feature works of the untold stories of the black community through a dance lens. The works are choreographed by current dance education majors in the Department of Theatre & Dance. This performance is also in collaboration with the African American studies committee. 

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: tullg@winthrop.edu  

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    02/21 - 03/06  | 10 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday

    Lewandowski Student Gallery

    Our Illustrated World

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries 

    2023 Illustration Student Gallery Show

    "Images were our first form of communication. From the Caves of Lascaux to video games of today – we have long told our stories through the images we create. Look around you - we live in an illustrated world. This show celebrates just a few avenues of creation under the umbrella term of “illustration” which has expanded to include everything from figure drawing to pattern making, graphic novels to invented worlds. Come enjoy works by our next generation of image-driven story makers."

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu 

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    02/22 - 02/25  |  7:30 - 9:30 PM

    02/26  |  2 PM - 4 PM

    Special Outreach Performance: 02/24  |  10 AM

    Johnson Studio Theatre,

    Johnson Hall

    Eurydice

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Theatre & Dance 

    By Sarah Ruhl: Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.  

    Directed by J. Christopher Brown 

    Admission: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

    Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu 
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    02/23  |  7:30 PM

    Richardson Ballroom 

    Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music 

    Ensemble Series 

    Lorrie Corchet, director |  Doug Presley, director 

    The Winthrop University Department of Music presents the Winthrop Wind Symphony and Symphonic Bands, with conductors Dr. Lorrie Crochet and Dr. Doug Presley.

    Admission: Free and open to public  |  Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

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    02/24  |  3:40 PM - 5 PM

    Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall

    "Visual and Performing Arts Presentations, presented as part of Winthrop University's Movement(s) in a Dynamic World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference"

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Theatre & Dance 

    This event will feature the presentation of three back-to-back performance works of approximately 20 minutes each, with a faculty-let Q & A session with the artists following the conclusion of the performances. The three performances will feature a variety of visual and performing arts components, including visual art works projected on a screen, the performance of live music and dance choreography, and live poetry reading and storytelling. 

    The titles of the three individual performance pieces and the participating faculty members are:
    1). "The On-going-ness of Earth and Humankind"  

    Featuring: E.E. Balcos (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Leonard Mark Lewis (Winthrop University), Claudia O’Steen (Winthrop University) 

     
    2). "Our Bodies’ Movement in Poetry and Painting"
    Featuring: Mary E. Martin (Winthrop University), Caroline Rust Ward (Winthrop University) 
     
    3). "The Family-Just ice-Home Project"

    Featuring: Leonard Mark Lewis (Winthrop University), Mary E. Martin (Winthrop University), Kelly Ozust (Winthrop University), Gabrielle Tull (Winthrop University)

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: burmeistera@winthrop.edu 

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    03/09  |  7:30 PM

    Barnes Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music

    Javian Brabham, Guest Artist Concert

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music 

    Guest Artist Series

    Javian Brabham, trumpeter from Valdosta State University will be performing a recital for Winthrop's community.

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu 

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    03/27 - 04/14  |  10 AM - 5 PM

    Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

    Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition II 

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries 

    The 2022-2023 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition II will feature new work by artists completing their M.F.A. graduate program in the Department of Fine Arts. 

    Admission: Free and open to public  |  Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu 

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    03/23  |  11 AM - 12 PM

    Dina's Place

    Batman: Crime & Punishment

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Design 

    Bruce Wayne became the Batman to fight crime and seek justice, but is his vengeful approach appropriate? Is he suited to, and able to, do the work by himself? And does Gotham's (corrupt and entitled) inner circle get in his way or help the mission? In addition to Batman, learn about other crime fighters like Tintin from the Belgian weekly "Le Petit Vingtième" to pulp fiction and comics like The Shadow or Little Orphan Annie, as well as movies like the "Knives Out" series, plus cartoons like "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" FREE to attend, FUN and friendly for all ages, PG & PG-13 content.

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: tselentisj@winthrop.edu 

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    03/29 |  7:30 PM - 10 PM

    03/30 |  7:30 PM - 10 PM

    03/31  |  10 AM - 12:30 PM

    03/31  |  7:30 PM - 10 PM

    Johnson Theatre, 106 Johnson Hall

    Pippin *

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Theatre & Dance 
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz 
    Book by Roger O. Hirson 

    Directed by Matt Ferrell 

    With an infectiously unforgettable score from Grammy and Oscar winning musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. 

    Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day. 

    *Mature subject matter 

    Admission: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

    Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu 
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    04/01  |  7:30 PM - 10 PM

    04/02  |  2 PM - 4:30 PM

    Johnson Theatre, 106 Johnson Hall

    Pippin ***

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Theatre & Dance 
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz 
    Book by Roger O. Hirson 

    Directed by Matt Ferrell 

    With an infectiously unforgettable score from Grammy and Oscar winning musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. 

    Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day. 

    *Mature subject matter

    Admission: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

    Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu 
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    04/03 - 05/05  |  10 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday

    Rutledge Gallery and Lewandowski Student Gallery

    2023 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition 

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries 

    An exhibition of works by senior students completing their B.F.A. program in the Department of Fine Arts. 

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu 

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    04/03  |  7:30 PM

    Barnes Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music

    Jazz Guitar Ensemble

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music 

    Dr. L.H. Dickert, director

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu 

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    04/06  |  5 PM

    Rutledge 119, Auditorium

    M.F.A. Thesis Presentation, Bethany Salisbury

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Fine Arts 

    This public talk covers the thesis research and supporting artwork exhibition by MFA candidate Bethany Salisbury. Q&A after. 

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: suttons@winthrop.edu 

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    04/06  |  7:30 PM

    Barnes Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music

    Jazz and Commercial Music Ensembles

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music 

    Dr. Tracy Patterson, director

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu 

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    04/10  |  7:30 PM

    Barnes Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music

    Percussion Ensemble

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music 

    Dr. Doug Presley, director

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu 

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    04/11  |  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    McBryde Hall

    Chamber Singers Concert

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

    Ensemble Series

    Jeremy Mims, director

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu 

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    04/12  |  7:30 PM

    Tillman Auditorium

    Wind Symphony Orchestra

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music 

    Ensemble Series

    Dr. Elisa Koehler, director

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu 

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    04/14  |  2 PM

    Johnson Theatre, 106 Johnson Hall

    Student Choreography Showcase

    Admission: $$ |  Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu
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    04/16  |  4 PM

    Richardson Ballroom

    Carolinas Wind Orchestra

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music 

    Ensemble Series

    Dr. Lorrie Crochet, director

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu 

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    04/18 - 05/06  |  10 AM - 5 PM

    Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

    Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition III

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Galleries

    The 2022-2023 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition III will feature new work by artists completing their M.F.A. graduate program in the Department of Fine Arts. 

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: galleries@winthrop.edu 

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    04/18  |  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    McBryde Hall

    Chorale and Collegiate Choir Concert

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

    Ensemble Series

    Jeremy Mims, director

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu

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    04/20  |  7:30 PM

    Barnes Recital Hall

    Brass Ensemble Concert

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

    Ensemble Series

    Dr. Justin Isenhour, director

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu 

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    04/21  |  10 AM - 12:30 PM

    04/21  |  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    04/22  |  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    04/23  |  2 PM - 4 PM

    Johnson Theatre, 106 Johnson Hall

    Spring Dance Showcase

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Theatre & Dance

    An evening of selected works by students, faculty, and guest artists. Come see an eclectic showcase of the best of the year's dancing in the Department of Theatre and Dance. A variety of dance styles will be featured.

    Admission: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public

    Event Contact: boxoffice@winthrop.edu 
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    04/23  |  4 PM

    Barnes Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music

    Dr. Matthew Manwarren and Dr. Mark Lewis, Faculty Concert

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

    Faculty Series

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu 

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    04/23  |  4 PM

    Richardson Ballroom

    Wind Symphony Concert

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

    Ensemble Series

    Dr. Lorrie Crochet, director

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu 

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    04/24  |  7:30 PM

    Richardson Ballroom

    Symphonic Band Concert

    Coordinated by Winthrop University Department of Music

    Ensemble Series

    Dr. Douglas Presley, director

    Admission: Free and open to public

    Event Contact: music@winthrop.edu 

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Last Updated: 2/2/23