Welcome to the Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts

We are thrilled to welcome patrons to our dynamic 2017-2018 Season!

Whether it is the comedy, aimed at stereotypes, of improv artist Mark Kendall, the tragedy portrayed in our theatre department’s production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the musical, kinetic energy of legendary acappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, or the forensic mysteries of artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, you will find something to engage your mind, your senses, and your heart in this year’s season of visual and performing arts events.

In particular, this season’s thematic inspiration comes from artists who respond to the societal and cultural realities in which we all find ourselves. Dramatic opera soprano Karen Slack chooses to perform modern art songs using poetry by Langston Hughes that seems perfectly suited to these times of social inequality, while photographer and mixed media artist Jay Gould explores relationships between science and storytelling to create a fuller picture of what he sees around him in his daily life. Actor Daniel Beaty and artist Tiger Reed both explore themes of gender and race in their very personal work, while performance art duo M2 creates a mixture of genre-bending video, dance, and music to provide artistic commentary on current events.

The McGlothlin Center strives to be a place where story and song and beauty thrive in our community. Please join us this season and become a member of the MCA family!

—Lisa Withers, Director, McGlothlin Center for the Arts