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How Jewish Are You? And Other Hard Questions

hjruJulia DeVarti ’17 writes in:

Have you been looking for a new kind of Jewish experience or Jewish community at Wes? This semester, we are forming a committed group of people learning about Judaism and social justice and Jewish peoplehood together. We will meet once a week and explore big questions and hang out in an informal/alternative educational space!! Anyone/everyone is welcome.

Check out the Facebook event here.

Date: Tuesday, January 31
Time: 7-8:30PM
Place: Exley 139

Exhibition: Clarissa Tossin, “Stereoscopic Vision”

Clarissa Tossin, When two places look alike, 2012–2013, photograph series, 40 x 27 inches

Clarissa Tossin, When two places look alike, 2012–2013, photograph series, 40 x 27 inches

From the CFA:

We see in stereo: each eye registers something different, and the information contained in each is then stitched together in our brains, resulting in a three-dimensional visualization—something more complex, and greater in meaning, than when read as two separate images.

“Stereoscopic Vision,” the Brazilian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Clarissa Tossin‘s first solo exhibition in the Northeast, features key objects in photography, sculpture, and video from several bodies of work to highlight the dualities between natural and manufactured; two and three-dimensions; co-dependent economies; intention and actuality; and the United States and Brazil.

Support for this exhibition provided by Wesleyan University’s College of the Environment and the Department of Art and Art History.

The opening reception for this exhibition is on Tuesday, January 31 at 4:30 PM in the Zilkha Gallery.

Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, January 31 through Sunday, March 5
Times Open: Tuesday-Sunday, 12-5 PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery
cfa link

Audition for Aporia!

The Gospel Truth

Miranda Hoyt-Disick ’19 writes in:

We’re back!
If you liked the staged-reading, you’ll love our fully-fledged production of this original student-written musical advised by none other than Lin Manuel Miranda 02’s writing partner, Professor Quiara Hudes.

Synopsis: In ancient Greece, The wise-talking Protaginus travels to Athens to trick wealthy patrons out of their money, only to fall for the wrong girl and become embroiled in an epic (rap) battle of rhetoric in the process. This wry, musical throwback explores competing theories of philosophy that we still debate in 2016, indulging in a kickline or two along the way.

What you should bring: 16 bars of your favorite song and a monologue (or joke, or just really funny story) to help us get to know you.

Callbacks will be Sunday, January 28th, same time, same place.

Written by: Zach Ezer ’17 and Eli Maskin ’17
Directed by: Miranda Hoyt-Disick
contact Miranda Hoyt-Disick at mhoytdisick[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.

Date: Friday and Saturday, January 27-28
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Place: Alpha Delt (we’ll let you in–picking locks is not part of your audition. But if you can do that let us know cause that’s cool and useful)

Concert: Jess Best ’14

jess_best_eventFrom the CFA:

Singer-songwriter Jess Best ’14, now based in Manhattan, returns to Wesleyan to perform her original soul and jazz compositions influenced by Erykah Badu, Joni Mitchell, and Esperanza Spalding. She will be accompanied by Connor Schultze on bass and Paul Bloom on piano.

Date: Sunday, January 29
Time: 3-4:30 PM
Place: Russell House

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You can listen to Jess Best’s latest album, Kid Again, here.

Concert: Hidden Volumes

olin-library-stock-photoFrom the CFA:

Associate Professor of Music Paula Matthusen and Visiting Scholar in Music Terri Hron explore and remember space through magnetic, transferred traces. Looping backwards and forwards, distorting time, they improvise on a series of recordings originally made in a dark Roman aqueduct.

Date: Friday, January 27
Time: 9-10 PM
Place: Olin Library (??????????)
cfa link

Newly Crafted

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i googled “cozy winter crafting” and found this lovely craft blog and i am pleasantly surprised

From Jennifer Gagne ’19:

Come destress from the first week of winter session, your workouts at Freeman, or attempt to fill the void that is Winter@Wes with some coloring and chill. @ 202 Washington #free

Date: Friday, January 13
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Recess House (202 Wash)
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Apply to Be the Communication and Outreach Intern for the Sustainability Office!

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From Ariel Garber ’17:

Are you interested in sustainability? Want to help lead change on campus? Want to learn more about web design and pick up some communication skills? Then consider applying to be the Communication and Outreach Intern starting in February 2017!

This awesome job will have you working on publicizing events & projects all throughout campus to promote sustainability! You will also be involved in strategic planning for the office and act as liaison between administration, faculty, staff and students. You’d be working within an established structure with as much support as needed! It’s a great opportunity to learn how to be an operator of change with an important issue! Apply through the Google Form below by Sunday, January 29!

Application Deadline: 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 29
~*~APPLY HERE~*~