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Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital - Brian Lee
Location: Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A senior music recital—“Loss & Longing”—by Brian Lee.

Type: Opening Reception for Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception - Week Two
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 4pm to 6pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/zilkha

Description:

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History. On view this week (Tuesday, April 2 through Sunday, April 7, 2013): Piers Gelly, Zoe Albert, Christina You, Ryu Hirahata, Charles Ellis, and Nichola Kokkinis.

Type: Opening Reception for Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Opening Reception & Gallery Talk for “Artists Take Action: Protest Posters Today”
Location: Davison Art Center, 301 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-2500
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/dac

Description:

In 2011, the Occupy movement filled town squares across the country in protest of economic inequality. Artists and graphic designers created vivid posters to spread the word. This exhibition looks at the resurgence of protest posters today, whether advocating for climate change issues, reproductive rights, gender rights, or treatment for war veterans. Included are works by more than fifty artists from around the United States and beyond. The exhibition includes the collaborative print portfolio “This Is an Emergency! A Reproductive Rights and Gender Justice Portfolio” (2012), as well as “Occuprint” (2012), a portfolio of Occupy posters from around the world. The show also features two print portfolios organized by the Justseeds Artists' Cooperative. “War Is Trauma” (2012) was produced by Justseeds in collaboration with the Iraq Veterans Against the War. Justseeds also organized the portfolio “Resourced” (2010), which addresses issues of climate change and environmental inequality. The exhibition is organized by the Davison Art Center in collaboration with Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Graduate Recital - John Welsh
Location: Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A graduate music recital by John Welsh.

Type: Dance
Title of Event: Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Location: Patricelli '92 Theater, 213 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Thursday, April 4 through Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8pm
Fee: $4 Wesleyan students, $5 all others
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital - Henry Robertson
Location: Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 9pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A senior music recital—“Transitive Nightfall of Diamonds”—by Henry Robertson.

Type: Theater
Title of Event: Senior Thesis - “Super Frog Saves Tokyo”
Location: CFA Courtyard (Rain site: CFA Dance Studio)
Date: Thursday, April 4 through Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 9pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

For her senior thesis production, Tessa Young '13 has transformed Haruki Murakami's short story “Super Frog Saves Tokyo” into a Balinese shadow puppetry tale. Watch Frog prevent Tokyo's destruction through enlisting the help of a lowly collections officer, Katagiri. These performances are in partial fulfillment of Ms. Young's Honors Thesis in Theater.

Type: Dance
Title of Event: Studio Showing - Moncell Durden
Location: Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

Philadelphia-based choreographer, dancer, educator and dance historian Moncell Durden has performed with members of the Lockers, the Electric Boogaloos and Rennie Harris Puremovement, and is the President and Founder of Dance Educators of Funk and Hip Hop.

Type: Music
Title of Event: "Time Stands Still" Concert I
Location: Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013 at 8pm
Fee: $10 general public; $8 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/mpl

Description:

The first of two “Time Stands Still” concerts will feature the U.S. premiere of the London-based choral group Vocal Constructivists, directed by Wesleyan Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden, alongside Wesleyan students in the Toneburst Laptop & Electronic Arts Ensemble and students from “Visual Sounds: Graphic Notation in Theory and Practice.” The ensembles will perform works by Mark Applebaum, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music at Wesleyan Anthony Braxton, Cornelius Cardew, and Pauline Oliveros, and the U.S. premieres of both “A City of No Allusions” (2012) by Wesleyan University Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila, and “in words of one syllable” (2012) by Wesleyan Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.

Notation is a rich, mutable, and complex area of musical practice, in which composition, theorization, writing, and performance overlap and converge. The “Time Stands Still” festival-conference brings together musicologists, performers, composers, and theorists to consider the nature of notation in the early 21st century. “Time Stands Still” combines talks, workshops, discussions, and performances. Paper sessions and roundtable discussions will be held on both days, all open to the general public.

“Time Stands Still” is part of “Music & Public Life,” a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music at the local, national, and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings, and courses, all designed to cross disciplines.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital - James Rosenberg
Location: World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013 at 9pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A senior music recital—“So Far”—by James Rosenberg.

Type: Music
Title of Event: "Time Stands Still" Concert II
Location: Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8pm
Fee: $10 general public; $8 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/mpl

Description:

The second “Time Stands Still” concert concludes the festival-conference on Notation in Musical Practice, showcasing works selected from a large pool of guest submissions, and addressing various aspects of non-conventional musical notation.

Notation is a rich, mutable, and complex area of musical practice, in which composition, theorization, writing, and performance overlap and converge. The “Time Stands Still” festival-conference brings together musicologists, performers, composers, and theorists to consider the nature of notation in the early 21st century. “Time Stands Still” combines talks, workshops, discussions, and performances. Paper sessions and roundtable discussions will be held on both days, all open to the general public.

“Time Stands Still” is part of “Music & Public Life,” a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music at the local, national, and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings, and courses, all designed to cross disciplines.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital—Sam Friedman
Location: Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 9pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A senior music recital—“Sam & Friends”—by Sam Friedman.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital—Julia Mark
Location: The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 3pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A senior music recital—“Time & Place: A Collection of Original Songs”—by Julia Mark.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital—Jeremy Webber
Location: World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 4pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A senior music recital—“Repetition & Stasis”—by Jeremy Webber.

Type: Opening Reception for Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception—Week Three
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 4pm to 6pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/zilkha

Description:

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History. On view this week (Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2013): Melissa Arroyo, Christian Lalonde, Emily Schubert, Kerry Klemmer, Ethan Cohen, and Marissa Napolitano.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Graduate Recital—Rafael Romo-Tavizon
Location: Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 8pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A graduate music recital—“Noise Sculpted”—by Rafael Romo-Tavizon.

Type: Dance
Title of Event: A Talk—An Element & Its Speaker
Location: Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 4:30pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

Associate Professor of Dance Pedro Alejandro discusses how the wind element captures the choreographic imagination and threatens to tear things apart, in this short talk on the topic of his dance research, "Windswept," as performed in Boston and California.

Type: Music
Title of Event: The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Recital
Location: The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A piano recital featuring the winner and finalists of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Competition.

Type: Visual Art
Title of Event: Screenprinting Demonstration
Location: Room 100, Davison Art Center, 301 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 2pm to 3pm
Fee: FREE! (Call to register)
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/dac

Description:

Artist Lee Berman, Gallery Supervisor at the Davison Art Center, will demonstrate the liberating "do-it-yourself" power of screenprinting.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital—Dan Wissinger
Location: World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A senior music recital—“Taiko & Post-Rock”—by Dan Wissinger.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital—Shauna Pratt
Location: Zelnick Pavilion, 221 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A senior music recital—“Faith of Many Colors”—by Shauna Pratt.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Wesleyan Singers & Brown University Chorus: “Working for the Dawn of Peace”
Location: Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 8pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

The Wesleyan Singers, directed by Visiting Instructor Arianne Abela, and members of the Brown University Chorus, directed by Bradley Naylor, sing music about the impact of war and its human tragedies, and the eternal longing for peace, featuring works by William Byrd and Lee Hoiby, as well as Franz Joseph Haydn's “Missa in Angustiis” (“Mass for Troubled Times”) for chorus and orchestra.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital—Adam Brudnick
Location: Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A senior music recital—“Adam & Adam's Magical Mystery Tour”—by Adam Brudnick.

Type: Opening Reception for Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception—Week Four
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 4pm to 6pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/zilkha

Description:

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History. On view this week (Tuesday, April 16 through Sunday, April 21, 2013): Alahna Watson, Adam Forbes, Caitlin Palmer, Arin Dineen, Jessica Wilson, and Kevin Brisco.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra
Location: Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 8pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, will perform an exciting program of classic jazz compositions as part of the 12th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Hugh Masekela
Location: Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Friday, April 19, 2013 at 8pm
Fee: $25 general public; $20 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

South African trumpeter, composer, producer, and activist Hugh Masekela is a defining and innovative force in world music and jazz. He performed his Grammy Award-nominated song “Grazing in the Grass” (which sold over 4 million copies in 1968) at the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, as well as at the inaugural "International Jazz Day" at the United Nations in 2012 with Stevie Wonder, Lionel Loueke, Angelique Kidjo, Richard Bona, and Jimmy Heath. Mr. Masekela's 1987 song “Bring Him Back Home” was an anthem for the "Free Nelson Mandela" movement. He also toured with Paul Simon in support of the classic album “Graceland” (1986), and appeared with U2 in Johannesburg in 2011.

A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts. Co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies. This concert is part of the 12th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend; as well as “Music & Public Life,” a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music at the local, national, and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings, and courses, all designed to cross disciplines.

This concert will open with a performance by students of West African Drumming at Wesleyan, directed by Master Drummer and Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.

Type: Visual Art
Title of Event: The Big Draw—Middletown
Location: Davison Art Center, 301 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 1pm to 5pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-2500
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/dac

Description:

A campus-wide community celebration of drawing in all its forms, encouraging creativity, exploration, invention, and fun; sponsored and organized by the Friends of the Davison Art Center. “The Big Draw: Middletown” is accessible to people of all ages, from grade-schoolers to university students, parents, adult amateur artists, and anyone who has ever picked up a pencil. Workshops will explore many types of drawing including mapping, automatic drawing, mural-making, life study, and more.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital—Brewster Lee
Location: World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A senior music recital—“Virtuality: Myths of Future Imaginations”—by Brewster Lee.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Mixashawn's Ghostly Trio
Location: Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, will perform an exciting program of classic jazz compositions. Special guest flutist, saxophonist, percussionist, vocalist and mandolin player Mixashawn will bring his "Ghostly Trio," featuring Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Pheeroan Aklaff on drums and Bill Arnold on percussion. The trio will perform music spanning from pre-colonial to post-electric, including original compositions and arrangements of traditional indigenous melodies, jazz, rock, and Latin tunes. This concert is the conclusion of the 12th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Indonesian Puppetry Lecture Demonstration
Location: World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/mpl

Description:

The Indonesian Performing Arts & Public Life Symposium opens with an Indonesian puppetry lecture demonstration. Sundanese three-dimensional rod-puppet plays (“wayang golek”) and two-dimensional Javanese shadow-puppet plays (“wayang kulit”) are two of the well-known cultural performances in Indonesia. Kathy Foley, Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Institute of Sacred Music Fellow at Yale University, and Wesleyan University Professor of Music Sumarsam will talk about performance technique and musical accompaniment of the plays. The lecture demonstration will be followed by a wayang and gamelan rehearsal by the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito.

The Indonesian Performing Arts & Public Life Symposium is part of “Music & Public Life,” a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music at the local, national, and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings, and courses, all designed to cross disciplines.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Graduate Recital—Daniel Parcell
Location: Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 8pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A graduate music recital by Daniel Parcell.

Type: Theater
Title of Event: “Peony Pavilion” by Tang Xianzu
Location: CFA Theater, 271 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT
Date: Thursday, April 25 & Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8pm; Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2pm & 8pm
Fee: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

"Love is of source unknown, yet it grows ever deeper. The living may die of it, by its power the dead live again. Love is not love at its fullest if one who lives, is unwilling to die for it, or if it cannot restore to life one who has so died. And must the love that comes in dream necessarily be unreal? For there is no lack of dream lovers in this world."

—Preface to “The Peony Pavilion,” translated by Cyril Birch

Jeffrey Sichel, stage director, professor and scholar from the Shanghai Theatre Academy, has created an original, spoken English-language adaptation of Tang Xianzu's 1598 Chinese Opera masterpiece “Peony Pavilion.” Students and faculty of the Wesleyan Theater Department will mix traditional Kunqu opera music, dance and stylization with contemporary American performance practice to capture the essence of this epic masterpiece of the Chinese Stage—a drama of love and death, reality and illusion.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Talk by Kathy Foley & Sumarsam
Location: World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 4pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/mpl

Description:

Kathy Foley will speak about the presence of Southeast Asian puppetry in the West, and Sumarsam will talk about electricity in contemporary Javanese wayang performance, as part of the Indonesian Performing Arts & Public Life Symposium.

The Indonesian Performing Arts & Public Life Symposium is part of “Music & Public Life,” a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music at the local, national, and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings, and courses, all designed to cross disciplines.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Talk by Sarah Weiss & Ronald Jenkins
Location: World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/mpl

Description:

Sarah Weiss, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at Yale University, will speak about past and present hybridity in gamelan and wayang. Wesleyan Professor of Theater Ronald Jenkins, the discussant, will identify issues and approaches that the presenter offers, and relate them to his own work on Balinese wayang. This event is part of the Indonesian Performing Arts & Public Life Symposium.

The Indonesian Performing Arts & Public Life Symposium is part of “Music & Public Life,” a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music at the local, national, and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings, and courses, all designed to cross disciplines.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Wesleyan University Orchestra Spring Concert
Location: Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

The Wesleyan University Orchestra, directed by Noah Horn, performs symphonic repertoire from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Sundanese & Javanese Puppet Plays
Location: World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8pm
Fee: $2 Wesleyan students, $3 all others
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/mpl

Description:

The Indonesian Performing Arts & Public Life Symposium concludes as the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of I.M. Harjito, and guest musicians accompany two genres of Indonesian puppet play: Sundanese “wayang golek” and Javanese “wayang kulit”. Using three-dimensional rod puppets from the West Javanese puppetry tradition, guest puppeteer Kathy Foley will tell stories drawn from the epic “Mahabharata.” Sumarsam will tell a story from the same epic, using two-dimensional puppets from the Central Javanese puppetry tradition.

The Indonesian Performing Arts & Public Life Symposium is part of “Music & Public Life,” a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music at the local, national, and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings, and courses, all designed to cross disciplines.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Opera & Oratorio Ensemble Class
Location: Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5pm
Fee: $5 general public; $4 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/students, non-Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

Students in the Opera & Oratorio Ensemble perform a variety of selections from its repertory under the direction of Priscilla Gale.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Graduate Recital—Jessie Marino
Location: Meditation Room, Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Sunday, April 28; Monday, April 29; and Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

A graduate music recital—“ATTN : MGMT”—by Jessie Marino.

Ongoing Exhibitions at Wesleyan

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: “Traces of Life: Seen Through Korean Eyes, 1945-1992”
Location: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery, 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT
Dates: Wednesday, February 6 through Sunday, May 26, 2013; Closed March 9 through March 27, 2013
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, Noon to 4pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-2330
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/mansfield/exhibitions

Description:

“Traces of Life: Seen Through Korean Eyes, 1945-1992” captures the details of Korean people's everyday lives between 1945 and 1992. The exhibition features 27 photographs taken by the first generation of Korean realists, thirteen pioneers whose works evoke nostalgia for a nation in a radical transition from its past. Curator Chang Jae Lee describes the exhibition as a counterpoint to the turbulent history of this period in Korea, featuring "exuberant visual diversity" and "anthropologically important aspects of the nearly forgotten past." Touching and expressive, the photographs show how people used their traditions and humanity to face a new world of independence, industrialization, development and complex political shifts. The exhibition offers a moving visual experience through which to understand and appreciate Korean history, culture, and the arts. The debut of this exhibition at The Korea Society in New York in September 2012 was the first time these black-and-white photographs had been exhibited in the United States. This exhibition is presented by The Korea Society and independent curator Chang Jae Lee with generous loans from the Dong Gang Museum of Photography in Korea and the estates of Kim Kichan and Lee Hyungrok.

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT
Date: Tuesday, March 26 through Sunday, April 21, 2013
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 5pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description:

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History:

  • Tuesday, March 26 through Sunday, March 31, 2013
    Allison Kalt, Ally Bernstein, Tiffany Gerdes, Zoe Mueller, Ilyana Schwartz, Anna Shimshak
  • Tuesday, April 2 through Sunday, April 7, 2013
    Piers Gelly, Zoe Albert, Christina You, Ryu Hirahata, Charles Ellis, Nichola Kokkinis
  • Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2013
    Melissa Arroyo, Christian Lalonde, Emily Schubert, Kerry Klemmer, Ethan Cohen, Marissa Napolitano
  • Tuesday, April 16 through Sunday, April 21, 2013
    Alahna Watson, Adam Forbes, Caitlin Palmer, Arin Dineen, Jessica Wilson, Kevin Brisco

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: “Artists Take Action: Protest Posters Today”
Location: Davison Art Center, 301 High Street, Middletown, CT
Date: Friday, April 5 through Sunday, May 26, 2013
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 4pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/dac

Description:

In 2011, the Occupy movement filled town squares across the country in protest of economic inequality. Artists and graphic designers created vivid posters to spread the word. This exhibition looks at the resurgence of protest posters today, whether advocating for climate change issues, reproductive rights, gender rights, or treatment for war veterans. Included are works by more than fifty artists from around the United States and beyond. The exhibition includes the collaborative print portfolio “This Is an Emergency! A Reproductive Rights and Gender Justice Portfolio” (2012), as well as “Occuprint” (2012), a portfolio of Occupy posters from around the world. The show also features two print portfolios organized by the Justseeds Artists' Cooperative. “War Is Trauma” (2012) was produced by Justseeds in collaboration with the Iraq Veterans Against the War. Justseeds also organized the portfolio “Resourced” (2010), which addresses issues of climate change and environmental inequality. The exhibition is organized by the Davison Art Center in collaboration with Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library.

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Thesis Art Exhibition
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT
Date: Tuesday, April 30 through Saturday, May 25, 2013
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 5pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/zilkha

Description:

Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2013's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program. Each student is invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for this year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. Co-sponsored by University Relations.

About the Center for the Arts

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts is an eleven-building complex on the Wesleyan campus that houses the departments of art and art history, dance, film studies, music, and theater. Opened in 1973, the CFA serves as a cultural center for the region, the state and New England. The Center includes the 400-seat Theater, the 260-seat Hall, the World Music Hall (a non-Western performance space), the 414-seat Crowell Concert Hall and the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

The Center for the Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of its many generous funders and collaborators, including the Center for Creative Research, the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Middletown Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New England Foundation for the Arts, as well as media sponsors the Hartford and New Haven Advocates, WESU 88.1FM, and WNPR.

For more information about Center for the Arts performances and events, please call (860) 685-3355, or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

Box Office Phone:   (860) 685-3355                                       Address:             Wesleyan University

Box Office Fax:       (860) 685-3935                                                                  45 Wyllys Ave.

E-mail:                     boxoffice@wesleyan.edu                                                   Middletown, CT 06459-0001

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