Tag Archives: art

Afternoon Delight: Drawing II Exhibition

A delightful invitation from Dylan Beckman ’17:

Come to the art workshops (across from zilkha gallery) from 4-6 on Friday, May 8 to see what the Drawing II class has been up to all semester! To quote Andrew Bird, there will be snacks.

Date: Friday, May 8th – today!
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Place: CFA Art Workshops

Cameraphone: An Exhibition of Mobile Photography

From Albert Tholen ’15:

Calling all photographers and visual artists—even if you haven’t thought of yourself as one until now! The Arts Collective is curating an exhibition of photos that rarely escape our screens into the material world.

All submissions must have been captured and processed, or created, on a mobile phone. Individual photos, as well as series, will be considered so submit as many or as few photographs as you’d like.

The exhibition will take place on the afternoon of May 10th in Eclectic and will be accompanied by music, refreshments, and millennial optimism.

Please send submissions and direct any questions to atholen@wes. Submission are due May 4th.

The Big Draw: Middletown


The Big Draw is back! An invitation from the Friends of the Davison Art Center:

This interactive day invites the community to celebrate drawing in all its forms with workshops for people of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished artists.  The event is organized to encourage creativity, exploration, invention and fun with activities that break down the “I can’t draw” mindset and celebrate the visual arts.  The event is free and open to the public: adults, students, and children ages five and up.

Click after the jump for a full list of workshops, including a Model Marathon, Sumi-e ink drawing, face painting, zine making, and more. Also check out the program and FB page.

Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Place: Beckham Hall, Art Workshops, Davison Art Center, and CFA Green

Before I Die Cube


From Laura McIntyre ’17:

BEFORE I DIE is a public art project that will be at Wes Monday, 4/20-Friday, 4/24.

It involves a vertical surface set up outside, some chalk, and whoever is willing to write their thoughts, fears and ambitions on the structure.

At WES, we’ll have a cube, set up outside Usdan. Come participate. Tell us what you want to do before you die. Engage with everyone on campus in a totally new way: in public space, in anonymity, in word.

Date: Monday 4/20 to Friday 4/24
Place: Outside Usdan

Be the Art: Student of Color Art Show

Rajaa Elidrissi ’16 invites you to Be the Art:

An annual student-curated art exhibition committed to celebrating and raising awareness of artists of color at Wesleyan–creating a space to showcase the work of artists that are oftentimes underrepresented at Wesleyan and in the world at large.

Date: Friday, April 17th
Time: 3:30pm – 7:00pm
Place: Zelnick Pavillion

Reception – Senior Thesis Exhibition: Week Four

Writing to us from the CFA, Andrew Chatfield invites you to come view student artwork:

View the talents of seniors Dandara Catete ’15, Sarah Esocoff ’15, Katherine Du ’15, Virgil B/G Taylor ’15, and Sarah Koppelkam ’15 in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, on display from Tuesday, April 14 through Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Date: Reception is Wednesday, April 15th; art will be on display Tuesday April 14th – Sunday April 19th
Time: Reception begins 4:00pm Wednesday
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Opening Reception – “Muslim Women’s Voices: A Photography Exhibition”

This invitation comes from Andrew Chatfield on behalf of the CFA:

The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut coordinates an exhibition of photography focused on Muslim women in America as part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.” This exhibition showcases photographs that challenge stereotypes of Muslim American women and explores the diversity and complexity of this community. There will be an artist talk at 5pm.

Date: Tuesday, April 14th
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Place: Green Street Teaching and Learning Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown

Reception – Senior Thesis Exhibition: Week Two

Andrew Chatfield sends the following message from the CFA:

View the talents of seniors Joseph Strella ’15, Genna DeGroot ’15, Gabe Gordon ’15, Nicole Dalessandro ’15, and Hailey Sowden ’15 in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, on display from Tuesday, March 31 through Sunday, April 5, 2015.

Date and time: Reception is Wednesday, April 1st at 4:00pm; Artwork is on display until Sunday, April 5th
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

The 48 Hour Magazine Project Has Begun

Amy Mattox ’17 sends this message through the digital airwaves:

The theme of this year’s 48 hour magazine is FORTUNE. We’re thinking blind luck, superstition, the stock market, gambling, risks, classism, fortune cookies, horoscopes, chris brown, chance, O Fortuna, tarot, the oracle at delphi, lucky charms, coincidence, misfortune, etc.
From now until MIDNIGHT, please send any responses to FORTUNE to 48hourmag@gmail.com with your full name and class year.
We want to see your .poems, drawings, paintings, collages, personal essays, photo essays, found object, wild assemblages, deconstructive critiques, sculptures, science experiments, fiction, album reviews, comix, knock knock jokes, haiku, soundbites, genre-defiant mud, exposé reporting, video art, interviews, animation, songs, podcast materials, etc – make it fast, make it quick, make it in 12 hours or four minutes.
We’ll be tabling in Usdan from noon till 8, asking the serious and incisive questions about FORTUNE you’ve all been waiting for.
Some final words of wisdom:
Fortune is a horse with four white feet
& more importantly:: The cleanly are comfortable, the dirty are lucky.
god speed + good luck

Reception – Senior Thesis Exhibition: Week One

art_pri_2001-011From CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

A reception for seniors Raphael Leitz, Nita Mukand, Luca AmeriDerrick Qi Wang, and Dat Vu in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History. The students’ works will be exhibited in the gallery from Tuesday, March 24 through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5pm.

Date: Tuesday, March 24 – Sunday, March 29
Time: 12-5 PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery