On February 15, Jessica Scott-Felder will give an artist talk about her recent works at 7 pm in the Richardson Family Art Gallery.
The Richardson Family Art Museum in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts features Spanish Colonial and Religious Art from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Robicsek in Charlotte, NC and Mingled Terrain until April 7. Spanish Colonial and Religious Art features the pieces selected from the extensive collection of retired Charlotte heart surgeon, art collector and author Dr. Francis Robicsek and his wife, Lilly Robicsek. The arrival of the Spanish to the Americas from the 15th century through the 19th century introduced Spanish beliefs and traditions to the regions, creating a new artistic tradition that evolved with the convergence of cultures. This influence can be seen through selected works on exhibit. Mingled Terrain highlights Judith Kruger’s paintings, prints and mixed media works, which address human-environment connectivity. She is recognized internationally for her advocacy of historic, natural painting materials and historic, ecological processes. Her works are held in private, public and corporate collections around the country and the world. Her workshop “Abstract Alchemy” will take place from March 19 to March 23 at Goodall Environmental Studies Center.
The Richardson Family Art Gallery in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts features Three-Point Perspective: Conversations in Imagination, Legend and Science, showcasing recent artwork by Jessica Scott-Felder, a faculty member from the Wofford College Department of Art and Art History. Starting with antique furniture in her grandmother’s living room to a story of Harriet Tubman using the stars to navigate from the south to migrate north, Jessica Scott-Felder, assistant professor of art and art history at Wofford, searched for legends involving the African diaspora, freedom and myth, and found one that originated closer to home – “The Legend of the Flying Africans.” The legend says that after surviving the nightmarish journey of the Middle Passage and slave market in Savannah, Georgia, a group of Igbo people rebelled against slave agents en route to St. Simons, Georgia. Oral histories say they turned into buzzards and flew to Africa. Many books reference these flying Africans and time travel. Scott-Felder’s works in the exhibition consist of drawings, digital collages and installations based on living rooms, American legends, theories of black hole dynamics and visuals from Afrofuturist writings. Guests may join Scott-Felder in the gallery for open studio on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. or by appointment beginning Feb. 16 through the end of the exhibition.
Museum and Gallery hours:
Tues. Wed. Fri. & Sat.: 1-5 p.m.
Thurs.: 1-9 p.m.
Sun. & Mon.: Closed
For more information, please contact 864-597-4940 or ThomasMH@wofford.edu.