Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

On May 17, Studio Art seniors Tyler Cable, Bethany Hermelin, Mary Margaret Holden, Wythe Hunnicut, Catherine Ann Ivey, Parks Schoen, and Julia Rose Tyler present artists’ talks at 7:00 pm in the Richardson Family Art Gallery.

The Richardson Family Art Museum in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts features Julia Elizabeth Tolbert: Paintings Through the Eyes of a Woman and The South Carolina Coastal Lithograph Project until August 4.   Julia Elizabeth Tolbert: Paintings Through the Eyes of a Woman pressents paintings by South Carolina artist Julia Elizabeth Tolbert (1911-1978) to highlight her distinctive perspective as a Southern woman artist in the twentieth-century. Tolbert, who was progressive and free-thinking, was aware of how her gender impacted her successes in life. Struggling against the arduous currents of chauvinism and provincialism, the fine arts provided her with an independent and creative outlet of expression. Her work demonstrates a wide variety of styles, representing various phases of her artistic career, which spanned from the 1930s and to mid 50s. From early academic studies to somber scenes with modern influences, Tolbert’s art progresses as she evolves both as an artist and as an independent woman. In the words of Tolbert herself, “For indeed, life and art are closely interwoven; life passes, art remains.”  Curated by Julie Woodson, this exhibition is a culmination of her Gender Studies capstone and serves in conjunction with her year-long Art History honors project.

The original mission of The South Carolina Coastal Lithograph Project was to create a lasting body of lithographic work devoted to capturing the mood, spirit and rich diversity of South Carolina’s coastal habitats and some of their extraordinary indigenous creatures. In this exhibit, Jim Creal augments the original project to include not only the hand produced original lithographs as originally envisioned but also adds his documentary site/habitat photographs to flush out telling the visual story of our coast’s magnificent and increasingly endangered ecosystem.  This project is his way of sharing with audiences the visual story and magnificent beauty of South Carolina’s coastal habitats, their combined significance as a vital ecosystem under stress and their value as a national treasure that needs to be preserved for future generations.

 

The Richardson Family Art Gallery in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts features My People:  The 2018 Senior Capstone Exhibition, showcasing works from seven senior Studio Art Minors in the Wofford College Department of Art and Art History.  The works included in “My People” explore the ordinary and extraordinary experiences of life from varying perspectives and through individual conceptual approaches in a variety of media. This collection references imaginings and observations that derive from the most common human attribute – individuality.

 

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.