Update! Gallery opening has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 24th, from 5:30-7 with a talk at 6pm. Sorry for any confusion.
In the Summer of 2013, Rachel Lindy ’15, Rachie Weisberg ’15 and Isaac Silk ’14 spent six weeks living in the Coal River Valley of southern West Virginia—an area highly affected by mountaintop removal coal mining and teeming with activist resistance. During this time, they developed a multimedia project that explored the future of the region and its inhabitants in a post-coal economy, attempting to place this change in the larger context of social and environmental justice issues. By sharing these images and stories, they hope to provide the Wesleyan community with a sense of the deep complexities surrounding the coal industry, and to encourage dialogue around the often absentminded nature with which we consume fossil fuels.
The opening reception is in Zelnick this Monday from 4:30-6pm with a talk by Rachel and Rachie at 5 pm and the gallery will be up until the 27th.
Exhibition made possible through the generosity of the COE’s Visualizing the Environment Program, the COE, the Green Fund, and the CFA’s Feet to the Fire Program.
When: February 24th from 5:30-7pm, talk at 6pm. Gallery is open through the 27th.
Where: Zelnick Pavillion
Everyone I’ve talked to since the start of the semester has told me that the one thing hir break lacked was a performance by two all-male a cappella groups from Wesleyan and Princeton, respectively. Simon Riker ’14 must have overheard all of these conversations:
Welcome back! And so are we! Let Slender James and the internationally recognized and acclaimed Princeton Footnotes knock your socks off this Thursday at the highest-scoring pavilion in Scrabble. Soul food — that is to say, music — will be served.
Check out the event on Facebook, and check it out in real life, too.
What: Slender James Provides Shelter for Vagabond Princeton Choral Group
Where: Zelnick Pavilion
Date: Thursday, January 31
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 pm
How Much?: $0
Puppies on Fountain, puppies on Vine, puppies on Warren, puppies on Pine. Puppies on Hodgekiss, puppies on Hodgekiss, puppies at the corner of Wyllys and High. Puppies with us and puppies with them, puppies at Zelnick at 4 p.m.
Okay, they weren’t technically all puppies, but the parody doesn’t work so well otherwise. Bringing the best new event to Reading Week since chronic lung damage, Holly Everett ’15 and the rest of Sign and Writing Houses seemed to think student stress levels warranted bringing “6 lovely, cuddly dogs” to campus for pet therapy. The dogs hailed from Tails of Joy, a nonprofit affiliate group of Intermountain Therapy Animals based in Manchester, Connecticut, and they chilled in Zelnick for two hours on Saturday, greeting gushing Wesleyan students and generally acting like adorable, meticulously trained therapy dogs. A few images from the historic interspecies mingle appear below.
Continuing a recent Finals Week tradition of sorts, the Cannon Society sends word of a special cameo in Zelnick this week:
Happy Holidays! We know finals can be a stressful time, but we thought we’d spread a little holiday cheer. Please visit Zelnick sometime before Wednesday for a spirited surprise.
All the best,
The Cannon Society
For some information on the last Cannon sighting on campus, click here.
Yesterday, legendary folk singer and political activist Peter Yarrow, along with professor and celebrated folk performer Dar Williams ’89, led a happening singalong in the Zelnick Pavilion.After a discussion with William’s “Music Movements in a Capital Democracy” class Yarrow and a group of about 60 students and guests headed to Zelnick for an afternoon of activist-themed songs. Lyric sheets were passed around, and the singing began with the classic “This Little Light of Mine.” Next came “Eyes on the Prize” and “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round.” Between selections, Yarrow shared stories of protesting in the 1960s and facing arrest for rallying against apartheid before everyone joined hands and sang “We Shall Overcome.”
Other songs included “If I Had a Hammer” and a beautiful finale of “Blowin’ in the Wind” (which wasn’t included in the lyric booklet, but people seemed to know all the words anyway). Everyone in the room left with a big smile, if not tears of joy and inspiration.
Photos and a couple of short videos are included after the jump.
THERE WILL BE PUPPIES.
Eric Stephen ’13 is prepared to offer you the one thing missing from our Spring Fling lineup: puppies.
Sign Language House and WesWell would like you to take a break from studying for finals this Saturday, May 12 from 12:00 to 1:00 and go to Zelnick Pavilion where therapy pets will be just waiting for you to play with them! All pets are trained by Tails of Joy and owners will be available to answer any questions about the role therapy pets can play in helping relieve stress and anxiety.
Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Place: Zelnick Pavilion
Why: because puppies
Micha Feiring ’11 Sends us this:
Stop by the Zelnick Pavilion and check out the Environmental Justice photography show.
Environmental Justice (EJ) investigates the inequitable environmental burdens borne by minorities, women, the impoverished, and residents of developing nations. Specifically, EJ explores how environmental degradation disproportionately affects the most disadvantaged and disenfranchised members of our planet.
The Photography, by Micah Feiring’11, has an entirely local focus. All pictures document areas within Middletown or the greater Middlesex area. Areas of interest include Wesleyan’s own facilities and a nearby CRRA recycling plant.
The exhibit runs through this Saturday (May 16)
“The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance”, an exhibit of Chinese art related to the Falun Gong movement, is opening at Zelnick Pavilion today and will be up until the end of April:
The exhibit narrates with canvas the experience of a meditation group (the Falun Gong) in China under systematic and violent suppression at the hands of the atheistic, autocratic state. It grapples with the questions: Why do good or innocent people suffer? Is the universe one of justice? The answer, the art exhibit’s view finds, is in the affirmative.
Opening: Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 6 PM-9 PM
Exhibition Period: Thursday, April 2nd – Thursday, April 30th
Hours: 9AM – 10PM
Place: Zelnick Pavilion