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Wesleyan University's College of East Asian Studies Gallery presents "Draw Yourself In" September 21 through December 9, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Friday, December 9, 2016

Wesleyan University's College of East Asian Studies Gallery presents "Draw Yourself In" September 21 through December 9, 2016

Wesleyan University's College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center presents
"Draw Yourself In"
Wednesday, September 21 through Friday, December 9, 2016

Middletown, Conn.—Wesleyan University's College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center presents the exhibition Draw Yourself In from Wednesday, September 21 through Friday, December 9, 2016. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 4pm. Gallery admission is free.

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with the Wesleyan student curators on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Noon at the Mansfield Freeman Center, located at 343 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown, Connecticut. The opening reception is free. A luncheon buffet will be served following the gallery talk.  

The exhibition will be closed from Saturday, October 22 through Tuesday, October 25; and Saturday, November 19 through Monday, November 28, 2016.

About the Exhibition
Featuring some of the Mansfield Freeman Center’s finest works, "Draw Yourself In” is an audience-participation exhibition. The aim is for the audience to reimagine the exhibited works in new forms and mediums. Scattered throughout the gallery are regular and colored pencils and paper. Drawing something lets you interact with a work more closely, to see things you might miss: the flow of a calligraphic brushstroke, the intricacy of an embroidered bird, the pattern on Lady Murasaki’s gown, the determined look of a revenge-minded ronin. Calligraphy can easily become a poem, and a print can inspire a detailed excursion in drawing. The possibilities are endless, so the audience is invited to embark on an enjoyable and unique expedition into the diverse art forms of East Asia.

About College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Two to three exhibitions are presented each academic year in the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center. These exhibitions are produced either by the curator (often in collaboration with Wesleyan faculty members or outside scholars), or as projects undertaken by students working under the curator's supervision. Some exhibitions are drawn entirely from the College of East Asian Studies collections, but most also include works lent by other institutions and collections beyond campus.. For more information about the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center, please call (860) 685-2330  or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/ceas/exhibitions.
                               

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