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Welcome to the Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts

From the McGlothlin Center Director

Awe and Wonder

The magic is back at the McGlothlin Center for the Arts. Although the pandemic may limit audience size during the 2021-22 season, a full line-up of events is planned that reinforces the mission of the Center – to bring high-quality experiences in the arts that stir both the intellect and the imagination through a sense of awe and wonder.

Events this fall include AirPlay, a circus-style adventure of performers who journey through a surreal world of air and movement, transforming ordinary objects into uncommon beauty. 

The McGlothlin Center hosts Cantus, a men’s vocal ensemble that is widely known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming and riveting performances of music, ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. .

The Symphony of the Mountains will help the McGlothlin Center celebrate Christmas with a  concert, “By the Fireside,”.

Other events during the 2021-22 season include a performance of the rock musical “Spring Awakening.” Set in late 19th-century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of adolescent sexuality. Performances will be held in the Kennedy-Reedy Theatre.

The McGlothlin Center Art Gallery has announced its lineup of artists for the fall. They include Richard Whitten, whose painting will be on exhibit from Aug. 23 to Sept. 18; Charles Goolsby, an E&H professor of art whose work will be displayed from Sept. 27 to Oct. 23; and Greg Banks, who will provide an exhibition of surrealistic imagery from Nov. 1 to Nov. 27

Looking ahead to the spring, the McGlothlin Center will host the Salmon Jazz Trio. This group has thrilled audiences both in the United States and abroad. John Salmon is a renowned classical and jazz pianist whose recordings are broadcast regularly throughout the world.

Threading these events and exhibitions together is a sense of wonderment that expresses both the beauty of the world and the immense possibilities in the ongoing struggle to maintain that beauty. Through awe and wonder, the McGlothlin Center seeks to demonstrate the profound influence of art in making the world better through the inspiration of its people.

Join us in this magical, inspirational journey.

Dirk Moore,
Executive Director