The painting process of Jiaqi Maria Ma ’17 is similar to the never-ending development of a city. Buildings and passages are created and erased, changed and layered, compositions and neighborhoods shift and mature. Similarly, her feelings for and memories of her hometown of Beijing have evolved as she distances herself geographically and chronologically. Her exhibition “(BEIJING)” consists of a series of five paintings based on her experiences of the the capital city of China. The opening and gallery talk celebrates the start of the 30th anniversary season of the College of East Asian Studies. There will be a gallery talk with Professor of Art Tula Telfair, and a luncheon buffet will be served. On display through Friday, December 8, 2017.
Date: Wednesday, September 20 Time: 12:30-1:30PM Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Three in 30 gallery tour brings together three Wesleyan faculty members—Professor of History Demetrius L. Eudell, Associate Professor of English and American Studies Amy Cynthia Tang, and Assistant Professor of Sociology Courtney Patterson-Faye—into Zilkha Gallery to discuss a selected work from the “Black Pulp!” exhibition with Guest Curator William Villalongo for ten minutes each.
Date: Tuesday, September 19 Time: 4:30-5:30PM Place: Zilkha Gallery
Interested about joining local co-op this semester but unsure how to? Want to know more about how the co-op process works?
Come to Usdan 108 on Monday, September 18 to have all of your questions answered!
Attending this meeting is not required to join co-op!
The co-op is open to all students (including grad students), faculty, and staff
ALSO! After this meeting we will be releasing the co-op survey :) (we know you’ve been waiting!)
Date: Monday, September 18 Time: 8-8:45PM Place: Usdan 108
1985. Taiwan. Dir: Edward Yang. With Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Tsai Chin. 110 min.
The late Yang (Yi Yi, A Brighter Summer Day) directed fellow filmmaker Hou as one half of a young couple navigating the pushes and pulls of the Taiwanese capital’s growing pains. A new restoration elevates this quiet but powerful reflection on the modern Asian city and the allure of the American dream.
Come check out Wesleyan’s coolest and most engaging student groups and organizations! There will be free gifts, arts and crafts as well as great music as supplied by The Wesleyan Student Assembly!
Students who are interested in attaining a table for the fair are able to register through Orgsync. To access the registration form through Orgsync, please go to https://orgsync.com/71034/forms/274839. Please note that space is limited, so sign your student group up as soon as you can! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the WSA Office at wsaoffice[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with “Student Groups Fair” included in your subject line.
The registration deadline is Tues, Sept. 12 so register asap!
Come to a free screening of “Trash Dance” this Wednesday at 5pm and learn about the work of an artist at the forefront of using creative practice to increase civic engagement!
Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. In the documentary “Trash Dance,” Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle.
Allison will be there to answer questions after the film. And there will be FOOD!
Date: TODAY, September 13 Time: 5-7PM Place: Usdan 108
Come audition for the Winter Dance Concert! All pieces will be choreographed by junior and senior dance majors at Wesleyan. There will be two audition times: 5-6pm and 6:45-7:45pm, you only need to attend one slot. All experience levels are welcome!
Date: TODAY, September 13 Time: 5-6PM; 6:45-7:45PM Place: Schonberg Dance Studio
For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. The exhibition “Sasha Rudensky—Acts and Illusions” highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East. There will be a Gallery Talk by Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky at 5:30pm.
Date: TODAY, September 13 Time: 5PM Place: Davison Art Center