Art Exhibition Opens with Norah Wofford’s ‘A Simulation of Life’

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HARTSVILLE, S.C. – April 21, 2011 – Coker College art student Norah Wofford’s senior show, “A Simulation of Life,” opens with a reception and a collaborative performance with senior dance major Hannah Beard in the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery on Monday April 25, from 7 to 8 p.m.

The performance begins shortly after the doors open and will be repeated at 7:45 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.  The show continues through April 29.

Because of the diverse elements she incorporates, Wofford refers to her show as “what the art world calls new media.”

Specifically, her exhibition combines altered home videos, sculptural constructions, photo transfers and a collaborative performance, with the intent of creating new realities for her viewers. While the resulting imagery simulates an understanding of personal memory and experience, Wofford expects that her audience will actively interpret what they see and to create their own stories. 

Wofford’s exhibition is the final show in the College’s annual Spring semester senior art exhibitions.  Senior exhibitions are required of graduating art majors and are intended to represent the culmination of four years of study and offer a glimpse of the directions the artists may explore with their work following graduation.

The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is located in the Gladys C. Fort Art Building on the Coker College campus. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, while classes are in session. For more information, contact Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art Larry Merriman at 843-383-8156 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Coker College upholds and defends the intellectual and artistic freedom of its faculty and students as they study and create art through which they explore the full spectrum of human experience. The college considers such pursuits central to the spirit of inquiry and thoughtful discussion, which are at the heart of a liberal arts education.


Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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