Some words from Sophia “Sophia Jennings” Jennings ’16:
Method Magazine and SWERVED are teaming up with Columbia’s PostcryptArt Gallery for a Wes/CU show in NYC on October 24th. Over the course of a month, we invite you to start working on anything. It can be a story, a poem, a painting, a drawing, a photo, a beat, anything.
On September 29th, we’ll send it to NYC, where a group of Columbia artists will keep working on it. Then they’ll send it back to us by October 7th. You’ll take what they’ve done and add to it more before we send it back on October 15th. The Columbia artists will add their finishing touches and by October 24, the piece will be part of an opening at Postcrypt Gallery beneath St. Paul’s Cathedral in Morningside Heights.
If you’re interested in getting involved email msjennings[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by Wednesday, September 24th.
Claire Seoin Choi ’13 is calling all writers and artists:
“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” — Marcel Proust
What does it mean to remember, or to forget? In his chef d’oeuvre In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust questions how one remembers and accesses memory. Proust, however, is not alone in this exploration. Many other scholars have delved into the topic of memory and investigated its importance in social organization, historical construction, and personal and group narratives. This semester, Pyxis invites you to contribute your academic work on this theme. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
How do we express memory in literature, in visual form, in performance? How do the stories we tell ourselves–through narratives, myths, or collective memories–structure the world around us? How is memory constructed, recorded, represented, manipulated?
Ben Smith ’13 is taking a break from his lucrative career at Buzzfeed to animate a thesis film:
Seeking background artwork for Wesleyan’s one and only animated Senior Film Thesis! Ben Smith ’13 is looking for background artists to help bring this animated thesis to life. This dark comedy is not your Saturday morning cartoon. Set in a sleepy town in Oregon, Pearly Whites details the events that occur in the life of a dentist whose newest patient has become addicted to Nitrous oxide (laughing gas). The film deals with themes of depression, parenting, and teeth. Lots and lots of teeth. The animation is already in full production but is in serious need of a team of background artists.
No prior experience with digital animation necessary, although if interested in contributing to the motion animation itself, please state so in your email.
Jacob “Moustachio” Eichengreen ’13 of Espwesso Dominion writes in:
Espwesso is currently seeking student art submissions to hang in the cafe for a period of 2-6 weeks (depending on other events in the space). Unfortunately, our hanging infrastructure is confined to things that can be hung with stickytack or thumbtacks due to physical restrictions. If you have photos, sketches, paintings, drawings, masterpieces, rough drafts, nude self portraits, or any other type of visual artistic product and want an opportunity to display it, email cafe manager Jacob Eichengreen at jeichengreen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with a description of the art you would like considered. For logistical ease, we are looking for an artist who has enough material to fill the space, however individual submissions are still welcome as we may piece together a display out of many artists’ work.
Art will be hung as is (we will not be able to provide matting, framing, etc.)
Heh. “Hung” as is. Hur hur hur. God I’m such a eleven year old.