ArtsWinthrop

Featured Event:

2022 ArtsWinthrop Scholarship Virtual Gala MOSAIC

Premiere: February 12, 2022, 7 p.m.

Streaming February 12- 19, 2022

Streaming Location/ Giving Page: winthrop.edu/artswinthropgala

Special Events Complete List for Spring 2022:

January 2022

Gallery Exhibition: The Unknown, January 18 – January 31, 2022

Lewandowski Student Gallery

The Unknown is a collection of student work curated by faculty members Claudia O’Steen and Stephanie Sutton that attempts to capture evidence of the unseen, the fleeting, and things that exist at the periphery. This work acknowledges the miraculous by defying logic and reason. It plays at the margins of truth and understanding and documents the imagination and wonder that animate our day to day lives.

Music Performance: Winthrop Percussion Studio Recital, January 24, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Barnes Recital Hall
Douglas Presley, director

Student Series

-Music Performance: Sarah Masterson, piano, January 25, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Barnes Recital Hall

Guest Artist Series

-Music Performance: Justin Isenhour, trombone, January 31, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Barnes Recital Hall

Faculty Series

February 2022

-Music Performance: Omar Roy, piano, February 7, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Barnes Recital Hall

Guest Artist Series

Gallery Exhibition: The 34th Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, February 7 – March 4, 2022

Juror: Jonell Logan, Creative Director at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Rutledge Gallery

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. This year’s juror is Jonell Logan, Creative Director at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. 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.

Gallery Exhibition: Exercising Empathy – Faculty Exhibition, February 7 – March 4, 2022

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

Exercising Empathy is a group exhibition that invites multi-sensory interaction with ideas of human connection, concern, and compassion. The exhibition explores how art, design, and public engagement promote the kind of flexible thinking and creative problem solving needed to strengthen empathic responses. As the viewer navigates the gallery space, they are confronted with works that ask them to question their understanding of the world and their relationship to people and places, both near and far. Participating visual and design faculty include Shaun Cassidy, Myles Calvert, Johnathan Andrew Davis, Mikale Kwiatkowski, Karen Oremus, Claudia O’Steen and Stephanie Sutton.

-Music Performance: Tracy Patterson, saxophone, February 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Barnes Recital Hall

Faculty Series

Gallery Exhibition: Dream Deferred, February 8 – March 7, 2022

Curated by Dammit Wesley

Lewandowski Student Gallery

This exhibition will celebrate the work of underrepresented students and alumni with a focus on drawing attention to diverse voices.

Theatre Production: Pipeline, February 9 – 12 at 7:30 p.m. & February 13 at 2 p.m.

Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall

*Tickets:  Wednesday and Thursday $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public;
Friday through Sunday $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Kalaylah Chisolm

Part of our Student Works Series

Pipeline explores the brokenness of the American public-school system by sharing the story of Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher. Nya believes in giving her students everything she has, but is persistent in making sure that her son, Omari, is provided with the opportunities that her students will never be able to have. When an incident occurs at Omari’s upstate private school which threatens to change his life forever, Nya must reflect on her actions as a parent and the reasons for her son’s outburst. This production contains mature content and language and is not suitable for children.

-Gallery Exhibition: Opening Reception for UJE 34 and Exercising Empathy and Dream Deferred,

February 10, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Rutledge, Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick and Lewandowski Student Galleries

Winthrop University Galleries presents an opening reception for UJE 34 in the Rutledge Gallery and Exercising Empathy in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery and Dream Deferred in the Lewandowski Student Gallery. Free tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Visiting Artist Lecture: Rachel Hooper, February 11, 2022, 11 a.m.

Rutledge 119

Titled: What Does Progress Look Like?  The Racial Politics of the Encyclopedic Art Museum in the United States, 1842-1876

Summary: The U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction were defined by intense racial politics as chattel slavery ended and frontiers were pushed west. Some of the first encyclopedic art museums in the U.S. were formed at this time, and prominent galleries gathered artworks from around the world to tell racialized narratives of progress. Acknowledging the ways in which art was involved in the politics of ethnology in the Civil War era can help us grapple with the legacy of this complicity.

-Music Performance: Sequina DuBose, soprano & Gregory Thompson, piano, February 11, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Barnes Recital Hall

Guest Artist Series

-2022 Scholarship Virtual Gala: MOSAIC, February 12, 7 p.m.

Streaming Location/ Giving Page: winthrop.edu/artswinthropgala 

This event will be streamed virtually from February 12-19, 2022 to allow everyone an opportunity to view and show their support.

This event aims to support students who are pursing a degree in the arts. Many of our students rely on scholarships, and through your support, we hope to grow the number of students who benefit from this assistance.

Donate

As our lives have changed and adapted over the past few months, the need for student scholarships is greater than ever. Over the last 30 years, creative minds have converged onto Winthrop University’s campus and emerged ready to take the spotlight, develop imaginative solutions, and become the creative leaders of tomorrow. Many of these students could not have attended Winthrop without the support of scholarships made possible by the generosity of our donors. That’s where you come in! Funds raised will go directly to student scholarships students studying theatre, dance, fine arts, design, or music at Winthrop.

Theatre Production: SPRING AWAKENING, February 16 – 19 at 7:30 p.m. & February 20 at 2 p.m.

Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall

*Tickets: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Part of our Mainstage Series
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood as a group of young people struggle with questions of morality, sexuality and self-identity. Set to a punk rock score, this groundbreaking musical personifies the struggles of growing up and finding your own unique voice.

-Music & Dance Performance: Celebrating Black Composers, Featuring Winthrop String and Dance Students,

February 21, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

McBryde Hall

Special Event

-Music Performance: Winthrop Symphonic Band & Winthrop Wind Symphony, February 24, 2022 7:30 p.m.
Douglas Presley, conductor, & Lorrie Crochet, conductor

Tillman Auditorium

Ensemble Series

-Music Performance: Winthrop Opera Theatre, Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel”

February 25, 26, & 27, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Jeffrey McEvoy, director

Room 120, Conservatory of Music

Special Event

-Music Performance: Carolinas Wind Orchestra, February 28, 2022, 7:30 p.m
Lorrie Crochet, conductor

Location: TBA

Special Event

March 2022

-Music Performance: Hamilton Tescarello, piano, March 7, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Barnes Recital Hall

Guest Artist Series

-Gallery Exhibition: Amaranthine- Christina Melchoirre, 2021- 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition I 

March 21- April 8 2022

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

The 2021-2022 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition I & II feature new work by artists completing their graduate program in the Department of Fine Arts. Melchoirre’s Amaranthine exhibition is a self-exploration investigating ways in which she processes her familial relationships and the positive and negative moments they share.

-Music Performance: Matthew Manwarren, piano, March 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Barnes Recital Hall

Faculty Series

-Music Performance: Winthrop Flute Choir, March 29, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Jill O’Neill, director

Barnes Recital Hall

Ensemble Series

-Music PerformanceWinthrop Percussion Ensemble, March 30, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Douglas Presley, director

Barnes Recital Hall

Ensemble Series

Theatre Production: These Shining Lives, March 30 – April 2 at 7:30 p.m. & April 3 at 2 p.m.

Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall

By Melanie Marnich
Directed by Sierra Kyhkynen

*Tickets: Wednesday and Thursday $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public;

Part of our Student Works Series

These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it’s true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits – or endanger the lives of those who come after them.

April 2022

-Gallery Exhibition:  2022 BFA Senior Exhibition, April 4 – May 6, 2022

Rutledge Gallery and Lewandowski Student Gallery

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

-Music Performance: Winthrop Jazz Guitar Ensemble, April 4, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Lewis H. Dickert, director

Barnes Recital Hall

Ensemble Series

-Music Performance: Winthrop Woodwind Quintet, April 5, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Deborah Loomer, director 

Barnes Recital Hall

Ensemble Series

-Music Performance: Winthrop Brass Studio Recital, April 6, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Justin Isenhour, director, & Marisa Youngs, director

Barnes Recital Hall

Ensemble Series

Theatre Production: BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, April 6 – 9 at 7:30 p.m. & April 10 at 2 p.m.

Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall
By Lynn Nottage

*Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public 

Part of our Mainstage Series

It’s the Golden Age of Hollywood, and aspiring starlet Vera Stark works as a maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging star grasping at her fading career. Worlds collide when Vera lands a trailblazing role in an antebellum epic starring…her boss. While Vera’s portrayal of a slave turns out to be groundbreaking, decades later scholars and film buffs still grapple with the actress’ legacy in Hollywood and the impact that race had on her controversial career. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s fast-paced, sly satire will take you on a seventy-year journey through Vera’s life and the cultural climate that originally shaped her and continues today.

-Gallery Exhibition: Artist Lecture: WUG Talk – Christina Melchiorre, MFA Thesis Candidate, April 7, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

Rutledge 119

*Free, cultural event and open to the public

Join Winthrop University Galleries for an artist talk by MFA Thesis candidate Christina Melchiorre. She will be discussing her Amaranthine exhibition which is a self-exploration investigating ways in which she processes her familial relationships and the positive and negative moments they share.

-Gallery Exhibition: Reception for 2022 BFA Senior Exhibition and Amaranthine by Christina Melchiorre – MFA Thesis Exhibition I 

April 7, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Rutledge, Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick and Lewandowski Student Galleries

Winthrop University Galleries presents a reception for 2022 BFA Senior Exhibition in the Rutledge and Lewandowski Student Galleries and Amaranthine, MFA Thesis Exhibition I in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery.

*The Galleries are following the appropriate institutional guidelines to ensure the safety of all visitors. We ask visitors to wear a face covering indoors and social distance.

-Music Performance: Winthrop Brass Studio Recital, April 7, 2022 7:30 p.m.
Justin Isenhour, director & Marisa Youngs, director

Barnes Recital Hall

Ensemble Series 

-Music Performance: Rock Hill Music Club 20th Annual, April 10, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Scholarship Recipient Recital

Barnes Recital Hall

Special Event 

-Music Performance: Winthrop Chamber Singers, April 11, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Jeremy Mims, conductor

McBryde Hall

Ensemble Series

-Music Performance: Winthrop Clarinet Choir, April 12, 2022 7:30 p.m.
Debbie Loomer, director

Barnes Recital Hall

Ensemble Series

-Music Performance: Winthrop Chorale & Collegiate Choir, April 12, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Jeremy Mims, conductor

McBryde Hall

Ensemble Series

Dance Performance: Student Choreography Showcase, April 15 at 2 p.m.

J235 Dance Studio, Johnson Hall

Part of our Student Works Series

A showcase of dance works featuring the choreographic talents of junior dance majors.

Theatre Production: Student-Directed Spring One-Act Festival, April 15 – April 16, 2022, 7:30 p.m., & April 16 – April 17, 2022,  2 p.m.

Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall
*Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public
Part of our Student Works Series
A lively and entertaining and eclectic mix of one-act plays directed by advanced theatre students.
**This production contains mature content and language and is not suitable for children. 

-Gallery Exhibition: Replays- Devann Gardner, 2021-2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition II

April 18 – May 6, 2022

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

The 2021-2022 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition I & II will feature new work by artists completing their MFA graduate program in the Department of Fine Arts. Gardner’s Replays utilizes an array of media such as sculpture, video, performance and sound to create immersive installations that allow viewers to reflect on their own memories and experiences.

-Music Performance: Winthrop Saxophone Studio Recital, April 19, 2022 7:30 p.m.
Tracy Patterson, director

Barnes Recital Hall

Student Series

-Music Performance: Winthrop Symphony Orchestra, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Elisa Koehler, conductor

Tillman Auditorium

Ensemble Series 

-Gallery Exhibition: Reception for Replays by Devann Gardner –MFA Thesis Exhibition II

Thursday, April 21, 2022, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries

Winthrop University Galleries presents a reception for MFA Thesis Exhibition II in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery.

-Music Performance: Winthrop Symphonic Band, April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Douglas Presley, conductor

Tillman Auditorium

Ensemble Series

-Music Performance: Winthrop Jazz Ensemble & Winthrop Commerical Music Ensemble, April 22, 2022 7:30 p.m.
Tracy Patterson, director

Barnes Recital Hall

Ensemble Series

Dance Performance: SPRING DANCE SHOWCASE, April 22 – 23 at 7:30 p.m. & April 23 – 24 at 2 p.m.

Special outreach performance Friday, April 22, 2022 at 10 a.m. live and streamed via www.ShowTix4u.com

Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall

*Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public

Part of our Mainstage Series
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.

-Music Performance: Winthrop Wind Symphony, April 24, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Lorrie Crochet, conductor

Tillman Auditorium

Ensemble Series 

May 2022

-Gallery Exhibition: MFA Works in Progress, May 17 – June 24, 2022 (reopening August 15- August 29, 2022)

Lewandowski Student Gallery

An exhibition of works by current MFA candidates in the Department of Fine Arts.

*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.

*The Galleries are following the appropriate CDC and institutional guidelines to ensure the safety of all visitors. We ask visitors to wear a face covering indoors and social distance unless fully vaccinated. Please enter the exhibitions at the front of the Rutledge Gallery and follow the designated path to view all three exhibitions.