All Roads Lead to
By the time the Summer Olympics games
roll around in Athens, the Winthrop community will have a much greater
appreciation for all things Greek.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts will spend much of the
spring deepening the knowledge of the people, events and places that
underscore the importance of Greek culture in Western and global
civilization. The college will collaborate with area cultural agencies
to present Pathways to Greek Culture, a series of lectures, readings,
performances and programs for all ages.
“This is a pilot project for us to look for thematic approaches to
infuse the arts through our campus and the community,” said Andrew
Svedlow, dean of the college. “The project unfolds the complex and
rich history of Greece from the pre-Socratic times through the modern
Between January and April, a series of events or classes, such as 3000
years of Greek art, will take place. Some of the highlights include:
* Arts Ball on Feb. 20 at the Student Activity Center. Participants
will wear costumes, create sets or installations, prepare “Art Food”
and stage performances related to Greek culture.
* Lectures March 3 on “Robert Mills and Later Greek Revival in
Architecture” and March 25 on “Dionysius and Theater in Ancient
* Outdoor sculptures in April by Winthrop faculty and students on the
campus and at the city of Rock Hill and Museum of York County.
* Play “The Trojan Women” by Euripides with music by Liz Swados, April
* Drive-in movie, April 3, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” at Winthrop
Other community participants are the Arts Council of Rock Hill and
York County and the York County Library. “The Pathways to Greek
Culture will help you understand the remarkable degree of variety in
Greek culture and how the roots of that culture are deeply imbedded in
contemporary life,” Svedlow said.
For more information, call the Office of Community Arts at
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