Campus activities and events in February invite visitors

PrintAlumni are always welcome on campus. Here are upcoming events that we hope will entice you to soon visit your alma mater.

Gallery Exhibits
Now through February 14
Visiting artist Heather Freeman: Watercolor
Cochenour Gallery, Ensor Learning Resource Center

February 7 – March 14
Visiting artist Crystal Wagner: Vestibule
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Art Gallery
Noon-4:30 p.m. M-F

crystalwagnerwebCrystal Wagner’s Artist Statement:
Vestibule is a conduit. A space somewhere between the plastic and artificial environment of our everyday experiences with man-made materials, consumerism, and technology and the exotic landscapes that occupy the surface of our earth. It explores ideas related to human beings and the increasingly severe divide between themselves and the natural world by growing, as if it were a life form, through the gallery. The exoticization of nature and all things, non-human, make forms that were once familiar, more foreign. While this dissonance continues to escalate, making more and more of our natural world seem alien to us, there is a strange familiarity and attraction to the forms that people categorize as exotic and even in our attempt to keep the outside, out, plastic plants occupy small corners of people’s homes. I am interested in how these ideas relate to our everyday materials, the accessibility and excess in mass production, and how it affects peoples experience with the world that they live in.

February 21 – March 28
Visiting artist Tim McCoy – Sanctuary
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk Friday, February 21, 12pm to 2pm
Cochenour Gallery, Ensor Learning Resource Center

timmccoywebTim McCoy’s Artist Statement:
Photography involves a radical re-framing of reality. Meaning is often determined as much as by what is “cut” from the framing of the images as it is by those elements that are revealed in detail. I have largely excluded human figures, although humanity is alluded to through the cultural icons and remnants shown. Thus, the focus is on what people leave behind rather than the evanescence of contemporary culture. In my work, there is always an added dimension beyond concrete reality. Images and their titles do not document reality, but they are landscapes populated by a “forest of symbols.” The symbolic content is meant to be archetypal —presenting some archaic concern embedded in the human psyche. “Sanctuary” is one of those concerns embedded in the “collective unconscious,” a term coined by the psychologist Carl Jung for archaic, archetypal psychic structures inherent in the human mind rather than those based on the experiences of one’s personal life. Sanctuary embodies hope and refuge in response to fear and loss—here seen through the lens of time.

Women’s/Men’s Basketball
Davis-Reid Alumni Gym
February 6
vs. St. Catharine
Women 6 p.m.; Men 8 p.m.

February 8
vs. Campbellsville U
Women 2 p.m.; Men 4 p.m.

February 20
vs. Lindsey Wilson College
Women (Parents’ Night) 6 p.m.; Men 8 p.m.

February 22
vs. Cumberland University
Women (Senior Day) 2 p.m.; Men 4 p.m.

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Dr. Rick Kopp

Lectures
February 18
Cawthorne Lecture
Speaker: Rick Kopp, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Hill Chapel, 11 a.m.

February 20
Danford Thomas Lectures
Speaker: Dr. Ralph Wood
Professor of Theology and Literature
Baylor University

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Dr. Ralph Wood

Topic #1: J.R.R. Tolkien – Writing for our Time of Terror
Hill Chapel, 11 a.m.

Topic #2: J.R.R. Tolkien – Chasing Adventure, Following the Quest
Ward Room, Ensor LRC, 8 p.m.

Music
February 27
Noteworthy Concert Series
Evening of Great Piano Music
Dror Biran, piano soloist
Winner of numerous international piano competitions, Biran continues to perform extensively.
John L. Hill Chapel, 7 p.m.

Open House for Prospective Students
February 14
Future Tiger Friday
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Belle of the Blue Pageant
February 22
Belle of the Blue
Hill Chapel, 7 p.m.

Check the Master Calendar at www.georgetowncollege.edu for regular updates.



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