Professor of Art David Schorr‘s solo exhibition and site-specific installation “FLYING CARPETS” revisits his childhood days spent playing on his grandmother’s Persian rugs. In the paintings, gouache with silverpoint drawing on linen, he recreates the richly-colored world of his young imagination, contrasting familiar toys from the mid 20th century with images that hint at the exotic and expansive world beyond his home. The artist brings the actual subjects of the paintings in a site-specific installation. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog designed by David Schorr, featuring an essay by poet Jonathan Galassi. During the Opening Reception there will be a Gallery Talk by Professor of Art David Schorr at 5pm.
Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace
Cost: $35 general public; $32 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
From the CFA:
Quiara Alegría Hudes is the Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater at Wesleyan University. Her play “Water by the Spoonful” received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Her other works include the book for the 2008 Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” “In the Heights,” and the plays “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” (2006) and “The Happiest Song Plays Last” (2013).
Her younger cousin grew up in “the barrio,” graduated public school, enlisted at the age of seventeen, sustained a leg injury in Iraq, and became a veteran, all by the ripe age of eighteen. This talk tells the true backstage story of what happened after Ms. Hudes turned her cousin’s life into a trilogy of plays. For him, opening night was only the beginning. Reception and book signing to follow the talk. An Outside the Box Theater Series event presented by the Theater Department and the Center for the Arts.
Date: Monday, April 27
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
From Tess Altman ’17:
“Renditions of Form” will be held November 18th through November 25th in Zelnick Pavilion. We’ll be exhibiting art that explores the experience of inhabiting bodies and crossing thresholds.
There will be an opening reception this Thursday. Come for food, performances, and good vibes. Performances/readings/film screenings by:
Virgil Taylor, Julia Chanin, & Morgan Darkes Hill
Date: Thursday, 11/20
Time: 5 pm-6:30 pm
The folks over at the CFA invite you to an opening reception:
From strange hybrid “Lovebirds” to disembodied mouths and monumental bubblegum, the subjects of Assistant Professor of Art Julia Randall’s drawings seduce the viewer. The exhibition “Oral Fixations” is a ten-year retrospective of the meticulous, hyperrealist drawings by Ms. Randall. As the artist explains, she sees the mouth as “the threshold of the id,” and her works are “simultaneously erotic and humorous, beautiful and repulsive.” The exhibition title nods towards Sigmund Freud’s theory of oral-stage fixation, but Ms. Randall’s often monumental drawings go beyond
psychoanalysis, presenting surreal, sensual, even visceral images, while surprising with a sense of humor.
Date: Friday, March 28th
Place: Davison Art Center
The unstoppable Emily Berman ’13 writes in:
Do you like education? Do you think you like education but have no
idea? Do you want to find a way to learn more about education-related
opportunities on and off-campus? Then please join us to celebrate the
launch of EdConnect!
There will be a demonstration of the website and snacks!
The mission of EdConnect is to foster a community among those who are
interested in education at Wesleyan. This includes those who are
interested in teaching, policy work, research and advocacy. We seek to
create a space for communication among all of these interests.
Additionally, we hope to make opportunities in education, both on and
off campus, more accessible to the student body.
Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Place: Zelnick Pavilion