Arts and Cultural Events

JANUARY 2019

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, January 12, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Professor Dennis Applebee Solo Exhibit
Thursday, January 17- Friday, February 22, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 17, 6:00PM 
Murphey McCrary Gallery
Professor Dennis Applebee Solo Exhibit opening reception

Pianist Dominic Cheli
Tuesday, January 22, 7:00PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter
Applauded by MusicWeb International for his “splendid playing…great skill and technical prowess,” pianist Cheli is first prize winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Earlier in 2017, Naxos released his debut CD, and won the Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition, leading to a critically acclaimed performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Festival Orchestra. His rapidly advancing career includes his concerto debut in Europe this season and his Carnegie Hall recital debut. Season tickets: $80 adults, $40 students (Wesleyan faculty/staff $50). Individual concerts $25 adults, $10 students. (478) 301-5470. Free for students with Wesleyan ID.

Artwork for Common Thread exhibition

Exhibit: Common Thread
Wesleyan College
Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Bldg.
East and West Galleries
Thursday January 24 – Friday, March 1, 2019
Galleries open M-F, 1-5PM
Gallery opening Thur 1/24; 6PM

Pierce Chapel Thur 1/24; 11:15 AM
(Convocation) Panel discussion with artists moderated by Jeffrey Bruce, Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Tubman African American Museum, Macon.

Georgia Humanities LogoThis project is supported by Georgia Humanities through appropriations made by tthe Georgia General Assembly.

 

Dr. Benjamin Warsaw Piano Convo
Thursday, January 31, 11:15am

Dr. Benjamin Warsaw Piano Convo “Classical Music Music Meets Modern Genres”
Pierce Chapel


FEBRUARY

8 Short Plays written by students
Friday, February 1 & 2, 8:00PM

$1 donation requested for charity
Black Box Theatre

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 2, 7:00PM

Porter Auditorium
Wesleyan’s Confucius Institute will celebrate the most important holiday in Chinese culture—New Year!  Ring in the Year of the Pig with a performance of traditional Chinese dances, songs and music. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5212.

Valentina Qishan Huang Senior Piano Recital
Tuesday, February 5, 7:00PM

Valentina Qishan Huang will have her Senior Piano Recital
Pierce Chapel. 

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, February 9, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Dr. Chenny Gan and Dr. Michael McGhee Recital
Thursday, February 14, 7:30PM 
Porter Auditorium
Dr. Chenny Gan and Dr. Michael McGhee piano and organ faculty recital

stunt

123rd Annual STUNT! 
Saturday, February 23, 7PM

Porter Auditorium
A student-produced musical revue and competition for the coveted STUNT cup.  Proceeds benefit scholarships. Tickets: $7 per person/$5 students. General admission tickets are available at the door.

LAMAR LECTURE: Amy Sherald
Thursday, February 28, 11:15AM

Amy Sherald is an American painter based in Baltimore, Maryland. She is best known for her portrait paintings. Her choices of subjects look to enlarge the genre of American art historical realism by telling African-American stories within their own tradition. Free and open to the public.

Lecture by Curator Elliot Knight
Thursday, February 28, 11:15PM

Arts Curatorial Work and Arts Management
Murphey Room 104

 

MARCH

Georgia Women of Achievement 2019 Induction Ceremony
Thursday, March 7, 11:00AM / Pierce Chapel
Georgia Women of Achievement cordially invites you to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of two outstanding Georgia women to be inducted on March 7, 2019. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM to be followed by a seated luncheon. The program is free and open to the public. The luncheon requires a reservation and ticket. Register: https://www.georgiawomen.org/2018-induction-ceremony

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter (view letter from Mrs. Carter) and other founding members provided their inspiration and dedication to Georgia’s history, specifically the consistent reminder of Georgia’s women of history. Since its inception, the mission of GWA has been to honor the many inspirational and courageous female trailblazers of our state.

The honorees of Georgia Women's Hall of Fame have left an indelible imprint on the State of Georgia and its citizens. From artists to authors, scientists, politicians, educators and athletes, more than 80 women have been inducted into this prestigous Hall of Fame, including two Macon natives, Ellamae Ellis League and Viola Ross Napier. In all, 8 Wesleyans have been inducted.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, March 9, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Valentina Qishan Huang Organ Recital
Tuesday, March 12, 7:00PM

Porter Auditorium
Senior Qishan Huang will be presenting her senior organ recital.

Wesleyan College Music Students Spring Recital
Friday, March 15, 7:00PM

Location TBA

Wesleyan College Art Student Show
Tuesday, March 19 - Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 19, 6:00PM-7:00PM

Porter East Gallery
Wesleyan College Art Student show opening reception

Georgia On My Mind
Tuesday, March 26, 7:00PM
 

Porter Auditorium
Enjoy an evening of old sweet songs featuring Georgia music from the Middle Georgia Concert Band! More details to come. FREE!

Mike Levine Solo Exhibit
Thursday, March 28-Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 28, 6:00PM-7:00PM 

Murphey McCrary Gallery

Family Movie Night
Friday, March 29, 8:00PM
 

On the Green
Bring a lawn chair and a cooler and join us for a movie night under the stars! We will be playing a Disney movie on a large outdoor screen on The Green at Wesleyan College. This new Cherry Blossom Event is the perfect way to start out your weekend! The movie will start at 8:00 pm. Get there early to grab a good spot! FREE!

WOW! A Day
Saturday, March 30

APRIL

Argus Quartet
Tuesday, April 2, 7:00PM

Pierce Chapel
Praised for playing with “supreme melodic control and total authority” and “decided dramatic impact,” the Argus Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young ensembles, winning first prize at both the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and the 2017 MPrize Chamber Arts Competition. Season tickets: $80 adults, $40 students (Wesleyan faculty/staff $50). Individual concerts $25 adults, $10 students. (478) 301-5470. Free for students with Wesleyan ID.

Senior Art Student Show
Tuesday, April 9- Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 9, 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Porter East Gallery

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, April 13, 9AM – 1PM

Front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Wesleyan College Music Students Spring Recital
Monday, April 15, 7:00PM

Free and open to the public. TBA

Why We Have a Body 
April, 25-27, 8:00PM
Black Box Theatre

Alumnae Weekend Concert
Friday, April 26, 6:00pm
Porter Auditorium
Alumnae Weekend Concert featuring Wesleyan Faculty and Alumnae

Wesleyan Music Students Spring Concert
Sunday, April 28, 4:00PM

Pierce Chapel
Annual Spring Concert featuring Wesleyan Concert Choir, Wesleyannes and the Confucius Institute Singers. Free and open to the public.

MAY

Dr. Margery McDuffie Whatley Recital
Sunday, May 5, 3:00PM
Pierce Chapel
Dr. Margery McDuffie Whatley CD release piano recital

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, May 11, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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