The Spartanburg Music Trail allows individuals to hear an extraordinary number of prominent musicians from the Hub City. Individuals will also learn more about these musicians’ remarkable lives while following the trail that encompasses the downtown area. Produced by Lenza Jolley.
Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning sacred cosmogram. These cosmograms can be created in various media, such as watercolor on canvas, wood carvings, and so forth. However, the most spectacular and enduringly popular are those made from colored sand. From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. In Tibetan, the art is called dul-tson-kyil-khor, which literally means “mandala of colored powders.” As with the sand painting tradition as a whole, mandalas have their roots in the Tantric legacy of Buddhist India, extending back some 2,500 years. The Chapman Cultural Arts Center in Spartanburg played host to Tibetan Monks as they demonstrated this art form. Produced by USC-Upstate Student Media Producers.
Spartanburg, S.C. is well-known for its textile manufacturing and for being a railroad hub. Dr. Philip Racine, Professor of History at Wofford College, delves a little deeper.