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Wesleyan Student Visual Art Showcase and Concert

ueootsgCome support Wesleyan’s Visual Artists:

From November 10 – November 23, original prints, drawings and oil paintings by Wesleyan visual artists will be on display at The Buttonwood Tree, Main St’s non-profit performing arts and cultural center.

To kick off the gallery show, The Buttonwood Tree will also sponsor an evening of performances by Wesleyan musicians on Thursday November 10 at 8:30 pm.

Date: Thursday, November 10 to Wednesday, November 23
Time: 8:30-10:30PM
Place: The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center

(More info after the jump) 

Passionate Waters Art Show

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From Alexandria Irace ’15:

“Passionate Waters” is a curated water-themed art show that will open on World Water Day (March 22, 2013). In 1992, The United Nations General Assembly declared International World Water Day to be held annually on March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of fresh water and advocating for the sustainable
management of freshwater resources.

The visual art exhibit portion of “Passionate Waters” will run for five weeks. Throughout the course of the exhibit, the MAC650 Gallery will host a variety of water-awareness events. The opening reception on March 22 will feature water-themed performance art.

Submit visual art!

Date: Friday, March 22 to Friday, April 26
Time: 6:30 pm – 12 am
Place: MAC650 Gallery (650 Main St, Middletown, CT 06459)
Cost: $10 for events on March 22nd (proceeds benefit construction of a
water-awareness art installation in the North End of Middletown)

“Performance Now” Film Series: Other Worlds

From Stratton Coffman ’14:

Join us for a program this Thursday evening that pairs films made by Daria Martin and Laurie Simmons, two artists who break down the boundaries between dance, visual art, and music, in work that shares a highly aestheticized exterior belying more complex and disturbing content. The elegant work of British artist Daria Martin—”In the Palace” (2000), “Loneliness and the Modern Pentathlon” (2004-5), and “Harpstrings & Lava” (2007)—presents the human body as a mechanized and abstract container for rich emotions, composed with the eye of a painter for two-dimensional surfaces and the mind of a filmmaker for visceral three-dimensional perspectives. Laurie Simmons, best known for her large-scale puppet-based photographs from the 1980s, made her directorial debut with “The Music of Regret” (2006), a three-act musical featuring actress Meryl Streep that uses puppets to enact tales of ambition, disappointment, love, loss, and regret, suggesting the darker side of domesticity, and the fragile ecology of everyday life.

Date: Today, November 15th
Time: 7pm
Place: Powell Family Cinema
Cost: Free