The Best Medicine: Using Art for Entertainment, Empowerment and Healing
NOTE: This event has been postponed until Fall 2021. A new date has not been announced.
By Marius Valdes, School of Visual Art and Design, and Mariah Kornbluh, Department
Art reflects the way we see ourselves, but it also shapes how we see the world. In
this lecture, two faculty members will share how they have used art in the community
to uplift and empower. From art in a hospital to a book about introversion to projects
with teenage photographers, their experience highlights how to use art to benefit
your health and the health of others.
Questions about this webinar series can be directed to Jodi Salter or Bryan Gentry.
The following events have been completed.
Sins of Omission: The Rollin Sisters and the SC Suffrage Movement
Presented by Valinda LIttlefield on August 10. Watch on YouTube.
Most accounts of the Suffrage Movement in South Carolina begin with the 1890s, with
little or no mention of the movement during Reconstruction. Omission of the first
struggle denies a rich and complex narrative with the inclusion of women of color
and their efforts to obtain the vote. As the nation marks 100 years since the 19th
Amendment was ratified, Valinda Littlefield shared the history of Frances, Katherine,
Charlotte, Louise and Florence Rollin and the roles they played in starting the fight
for women's suffrage.
New Approaches in Theatre and Dance: Keeping the Lights On During COVID-19
Presented by Tanya Wideman-Davis and Jim Hunter on July 13. Watch on YouTube.
When a global pandemic shutters traditional performance halls, we need to find new
ways to keep theatre and dance thriving. In this webinar, two professors from the
Department of Theatre and Dance discussed their response to the COVID-19 pandemic,
including how they will teach the performing arts and how they will use innovative
techniques to bring performances to the public this fall.
Sensory Revolutions: War, Peace and the Pandemic through the Five Senses
Presented by Mark Smith on June 23. Watch on YouTube.
There is more to history than meets the eye. History also affects what people hear,
smell, touch, and taste, and those sensory experiences have their own influence on
history. Mark Smith, author of a book on the sensory history of the Civil War, shared how
sensory history brings this study to life, as well as how the COVID-19 pandemic is
shaping our senses for the future.