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Apply to Work at Russell House

Professor Anne Greene and Kim-Frank Fellow Rachel Warner ’14 write in:

Love the writers and poets who come to speak at the Russell House? Want to get paid to watch them read? Come work for the Russell Series of Prose and Poetry!

At the Writing Programs we are hiring several students to join the staff of the Russell House for the fall semester. You will work closely with the Kim-Frank Writing Fellow, helping to run the visiting writers’ talks. Duties include greeting the campus audience and members of the public, managing the reception, setting up and breaking down each event, and helping to meet the speaker’s needs. Perks include meeting the authors (and having your books signed!) and sharing the reception food after the event, including desserts from the Green Room. Applicants should be well-organized, polite, and calm in the face of last-minute problems.
To apply, please send the following material to Rachel Warner at
russellhouse[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by 4 p.m. on Monday, May 11:
1) A statement of interest that describes your work experience.
2) A resume, if you have one available.
3) Your spring class schedule and a list of any other time commitments you’ve already made.

Date and time: Applications due Monday, May 11th by 4:oopm
Send applications to: Rachel Warner, russellhouse[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Cello Recital

Andrew Chatfield writes in from the CFA to invite you to a cello studio recital:

Wesleyan cellists under the direction of Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky perform music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Frédéric François Chopin, Scott Joplin, and others.

Date: Thursday, April 23rd – today!
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Memorial Chapel

Crafts Fair @ Art House

From the always artsy Zach Scheinfeld ’16:

On Saturday from 1-5pm Art House will be
hosting a crafts fair! The event will feature work from over 30
student artists in mediums such as on-site portraits, jewelry, henna,
blown glass, drawings, paintings, face painting, woodblock prints,
etchings, hand crafted books, and much much more! There will also be
several sets of live music and plenty of yummy food.

Remember – sales do not necessarily have to be monetary. Artists will
set their own prices; whether their drawing sells for 10$, two
dinners, a print in return, or any other form of trade is up to them.

Please stop by with friends and a couple of bucks to support our
artists and Green St. Arts Center.

Date: Saturday, February 7th
Time: 1-4 PM
Place: Art House
Cost: Pay what you’d like at the door

Terpsichore Fall Show

Courtesy of Caroline Shadle ’16:

Terpsichore is back y’all and you won’t want to miss this semester’s show! This fall’s completely student-choreographed show features a wide range of dances from breaking, to hip-hop, to contemporary…(and there might even be some twerking). So come out next Friday November 8th and Saturday November 9th to the World Music Hall to see the show!
Tickets are on sale now for $4 at the Box Office in Usdan so get them soon!
Be there.
Tickets go fast.
Dancing is hot.

Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 9 at 1:00 PM
Place: World Music Hall (Center for the Arts)
Cost: $4, Usdan Box Office

There’s a Big Box Outside of Usdan

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“Pinhole photography, just on a much larger scale.”

In case you’re wondering what in the world ended up in front of Usdan this morning, it’s a camera obscura — that is, a darkened chamber in which the outside world around it is projected upside-down once the light from the surroundings passes through a little peephole in one of its walls, in the same way that an old camera works. It was made by two Middletown artists, Joe McCarthy and Peter Albano (who have engaged in other neat artistic projects, such as mapping the underground Hog River found beneath Hartford, CT) for the MiddletownRemix Festival, happening this Saturday, May 11th from 2 to 5 p.m. (more info on that after the jump). As Aletta Brady ’15 elucidates in an interview she conducted with the artists:

They described their project for the MiddletownRemix festival as “pinhole photography, just on a much larger scale — a pinhole camera that you can walk inside of. The sound element going on will [make it] a full sensory experience inside the camera”.

As mentioned above, this is no normal camera obscura: in addition to the visual aspect of it, it also includes recordings of sounds from Middletown that were collected as part of the MiddletownRemix Project. In essence, those who walked in are experience both the soundscapes of Middletown along with a representation of their surroundings.

Aletta’s full interview with the artists can be found here, and more information about the MiddletownRemix Festival can be found after the jump. Students are welcome to walk into the camera obscura and experience the sounds and visuals Monday through Wednesday until 6 p.m.

Drop In Arts Workshop for Survivors

Survivors' Art Workshop

Alysha Warren writes in with a wonderful opportunity for survivors of sexual violence to utilize the arts as a method of healing:

Come create art in the company of other survivors. Paint, draw, collage or do your own thing. Supplies will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Open to ALL survivors of sexual violence. RSVP to Alysha B. Warren, LPC at awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by Thursday, April 25th for location details and so we can ensure we have enough supplies! Space is limited.

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Announced via E-mail
RSVP: By April 25th to Alysha Warren

Submit to this year’s Earth Week Zine


Rachie Weisberg ’15, Becca Wilton ’15 and Ella Ross ’15 want you to submit to this year’s Earth Zine:

A zine is an awesome mini-magazine that allows students to voice their art/opinions/feelings/other synomyms for emotions about, well, anything. In accordance with last year’s Earth Zine, we are hoping this zine will become the new annual environmental publication on campus. Basically, it is an awesome and easy way to get your art published!

The theme for this year’s zine is Earth and Justice for All (or simply put: environmental justice). This theme was decided upon because it follows the Feet to the Fire theme for this year.

Feel free to submit anything – essays, photos, articles, haikus, doodles, – that you feel at all relates to this year’s theme. Whether you have a specific submission in mind or just have a question: feel free to contact Rachie at rweisberg(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. This year’s Earth week is from April 22 – 26 and so we are hoping to get the zine out by around them!

Contact: rweisberg@wes
Deadline: Soonish

Apply to Work at Green Street Arts Center

From Codi Leitner ’13:

Do you enjoy working with children? Are you searching for a fun and fulfilling on-campus job? Are you interested in becoming more involved in the Middletown Community? Need an excuse to nurture your passion for coloring books and play-doh?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should consider working at Green Street Arts Center! Green Street is a non-profit afterschool enrichment center run by Wesleyan for students of Middletown public schools and we are looking for new student workers! This opportunity is open for work-study students and those who wish to volunteer. Open positions include teaching assistants, homework tutors, van monitors, and musical mentors. If you are imaginative, motivated, and energetic, we strongly encourage you to apply. Interested parties should please send a cover letter and resume to greenst(at)wesleyan(dot)edu ASAP and fill out the online Fall 2012 application here!

Date, Time: ASAP/all year!
Place: Green Street Arts Center

“Afternoon Delight” with Drawing II

Amy Golembeski ’12 implores you to enjoy some “afternoon delight” at the CFA Art Workshops. So does Bob freakin’ Ross:

Take a study break and come to the Drawing II Final Art Show! The students of Drawing II will be displaying their work from the semester and there will be food.

Date: Friday (today), May 11
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Place: CFA Art Workshops (across from Zilkha)
Cost: Free
Facebook: link

WesSwing and Blues and Stuff

Chandra Galbati ’12 sends in a sparse email to get the following out:

WeSwing&Blues invites you to come learn some sassy moves.
Free lessons!
Date: Saturday, February 11
  1. Swing: 2 – 3 pm
  2. Free Dance: 3 – 3.30 pm
  3. Blues: 3.30- 4.30pm

Place: Nics Lounge