From Erinn Roos-Brown:
Evan Roth’s new show “Intellectual Property Donor” is where viral media meets art, and graffiti connects with technology. Hear Roth talk at 4:30pm in the CFA Hall about how he hacks existing systems to subvert them from the private realm to the public. Then come to the opening reception at Zilkha Gallery at 5:30pm to see how he brings together the worlds of street culture and computer programming.
Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Place: CFA Hall and Zilkha Gallery
An exciting opportunity from Yiyang Wang ’15:
Be The Art is an exhibition in Zilkha Gallery that showcases artwork created by students of color. The opening reception is on February 20th and we need your work by February 1st (preferably asap)! This year, we’re accepting photos, paintings, drawings, sculptures, music, and videos so if you or anyone you know is interested, fill out this googledoc.
“Be the art you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi definitely said this
Date: NOW until February 1st, 2014
Place: the google
Cost: absolutely nothing
From Erinn Roos-Brown:
Have you ever wondered “who are those people behind the puppets and can I do it too?” Then this is your chance! Come to a free workshop with the puppeteers from “Who’s Hungry?” (a CFA Theater production). Get up close and personal with these performers and learn about how they turned oral histories about food insecurity into theatrical performance.
Open to all, no puppetry or theater experience required.
Two workshop sessions available: Monday 9/30 from 7-10pm and Tuesday 10/1 from 2:30-4:30pm.
Date: Monday, Sept 30 and Tuesday, Oct 1
Time: 7-10 p.m. (Monday) and 2:30-4:30 p.m. (Tuesday)
Place: Zilkha Classroom 106
Imagine a place where magic happens. Where the miracle of human expression manifests itself in varying dimensions and perspectives onto four stark white gallery walls. Don’t worry, this place exists. And it starts existing tomorrow:
Olivia Grant ’14, Sydney Lowe ’13 and Yatta Zoker ’14 want you to come to the BE THE ART Gallery Opening Reception!
BE THE ART is an annual student-curated art exhibition committed to celebrating and raising awareness of underrepresented artists of color at Wesleyan.
Featured Artists include: Heran Abate ’13 , Dandara Catete ’15, Taylor Dauphin ’15, Raphael Diallo ’14, Mariama Eversley ’14, Adam Forbes ’13, Raphael Linden ’15, Sophia Hussain ’13, Christian Lalonde ’13, Sydney Lowe ’13, Mao Misaki ’15, Marina Reza ’13, Khari Slaughter ’13, Lisa Sy ’13, Ariana Todd ’13, Dat Vu ’15, Yiyang Wang ’15
Refreshments will be provided by Iguanas Ranas. Fxwrk (Coral Foxworth) will provide beats. Wes Alum Kamar Thomas ’12 will be speaking!
When: Thursday, February 21st
Where: Zilkha South Gallery
Time: 5-7 pm
Why: The magic waits for no one.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yatta Zoker ’14 and Sydney Lowe ’13 (um, that’s me) are writing in to remind you to submit your artwork to the upcoming Be The Art gallery show in Zilkha ASAP:
Be The Art is an art exhibition in Zilkha Gallery that showcases visual artwork created by students of color. The show goes up in February and we need your work as soon as possible! Don’t forget to bring your photos, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and videos back to school!
Deadline: February 8
Contact: Email yzoker@wes and slowe@wes with your artwork
More student art from Kevin Brisco ’13 and our friends at SWERVED:
Wesleyan, as usual, has decided to subvert the existing field of creative work by recognizing performance “art” as an acceptable medium. As if. Alex Hunt ’13 brings you all the gory details:
Performance Now (Friday, September 7 – Sunday, December 9, 2012) will debut at Wesleyan and will show how performance has come to be at the center of the discussion on the latest developments in contemporary art and culture. Bringing together some of the most significant artists working today, this exhibition surveys the most critical and experimental currents in performance over the last ten years from around the globe. Segments of the exhibition feature video and photography, by artists including Marina Abramovi?, William Kentridge, Clifford Owens and Laurie Simmons, as well as a film series, selected by Performa film curator Lana Wilson ’05.
Performance Now is co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance.
What: Performance Now opening reception (free food!) & gallery talk by RoseLee Goldberg!
When: Tuesday, September 11, 5-7pm; gallery talk at 5:30pm
Where: Wherever art is made (in this case, the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery)
Julia Christie ’13 is a friend of the Friends of the Davison Art Center:
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Friends of the Davison Art Center presents “The Big Draw: Middletown,” a community celebration of drawing with workshops for people of all skill levels. There will be ten on-going workshops in the CFA, Beckham Hall, Davison Art Center, and Usdan. Professors Julia Randall, Kate Teneyck, Keiji Shinohara, along with drawing students and volunteers from the Middletown Public Schools will facilitate the workshops. Activities include drawing from live models, dancers, ink drawing, costumes, the DAC gallery, the creation of expansive earth day-themed mural, and more. Open to drawers of all skill level, participants are welcome to come and go, and it’s free! Workshops and activities will go on from 1-4 PM and there will be a gathering in the Art Workshop Lobby across from Zilkha at 5 PM. For more information, check out the Facebook link.
Date: Sunday, April 22
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: CFA, Davison Art Center, Beckham Hall
From WILD Wes (Working for Sustainable Landscape Design):
An awesome brief lecture by world class Permaculture Designer Andrew Faust
Join us Tuesday, Febuary 22nd as Andrew Faust brings together Bioregionalism and Permaculture: two elegant design models that allow us to heal ourselves as we heal the land.
The solutions to our economic and environmental problems aren’t complex or out of reach. Quite the contrary! Our food, fuel and fiber needs can be met in abundant ways that strengthen community economies by reconnecting people with their local ecologies. By cooperating regionally and designing ecologically we create and insure healthy and secure economies, landscapes and communities that benefit and enrich generations to come!
Time: 7:00 to 7:30pm (tonight)
Place: Zilkha 106