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The Alumni Show II: Zilkha Art Gallery


In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts, The Alumni Show II looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists. Building on the first Alumni Show held in November/December 2003 in celebration of the 30th anniversary for the CFA, this exhibition features an entirely new selection of seventeen alumni artists. Their work spans a broad range of contemporary practice and media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation art, video art, performance and films. The artists featured are: Ian H. Boyden ’95, Stephanie Calvert ’08, Rutherford Chang ’02, Nicolas Collins ’76 MA ’79, Renee Green ’81, Raphael Griswold ’06, John Hatleberg ’79, Gabriela Herman ’03, Elsie Kagan ’99, Liz Magic Laser ’03, Danielle Mysliwiec ’98, Ed Osborn ’87, Juliana Romano ’04, Aki Sasamoto ’04, Arturo Vidich ’03, Stephanie Washburn ’03 and Ben Weiner ’03

Guest Curator: John Ravenal ’81

Dates: September 6th through December 8th

Opening Reception: Tuesday September 10th – 5-7pm – Centrifugal Marchperformance by Aki Sasamoto ’04 at 7:30pm at CFA Art Studio North

Homecoming/Family Weekend Reception
Saturday, November 2nd – 2-4pm – gallery open 12-6pm – talk by the curator at 2:30pm

Related Events
Films by Liz Magic Laser ’03 – Thursday october 17 – 7pm at Center for Film Studies

We Buy White Albums: event by Rutherford Chang ’02 – Saturday November 2nd – 2-6pm at Zilkha Gallery

Come visit the gallery! Open Tuesday-Sunday, 12-5pm. Closed November 20-25th, 2013.

STREAMING RIGHT NOW: Amanda Palmer ’98 Live in New York

If you’re doing nothing right now or if you want some background cabaret-punk and Wes-alum rock, tune into the live-stream from Amanda Palmer ’98’s NYC concert with her new Grand Theft Orchestra. They’re promoting Palmer’s new album, Theatre Is Evil, which came out this week, and I’ve certainly been enjoying. If you recall, Palmer famously raised $1-Million on Kickstarter to finance the album and its tour herself. Stream started just a few minutes ago, so there’s plenty left.

Check it out above and check out an interview with Palmer via the soon-to-be-returning Aural Wes (by me!) below. And coverage from her “ninja gig” at Eclectic last year here.

Honey and the Sting Abuzz over Kickstarter

Honey and the Sting (Sam Long ’12, Jess Best ’14, Mel Hsu ’13, Gemma Smith ’13, Howe Pearson ’12), the environmentally-conscious band that loves the Connecticut River, is recording an album! They initially formed for Sam Long’s thesis concert and have just written a 10-song album about their favorite river ever. But now they need help raising funds to mix and master the album…so they started a Kickstarter campaign