JANUARY 2015

Highlights from Wesleyan’s Collection
Through May 22, 2015
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Some of our favorite paintings, works on paper, and recent acquisitions are on view in the West Gallery. Free and open to the public M-F, 1-5PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2PM. (478) 757-5189

The Holy Journey of Confucius by Artist YunZhu Lin
Through May 22, 2015

Confucius Institute, Willet Library
Confucius’ journey told in 14 original paintings by First-Class National Chinese artist YunZhu Lin. Confucius Institute hours: M-F, 1-5PM. Free. (478) 757-5212

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, January 10, 9 AM - 1 PM

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
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 crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-
5233. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here.

Amphion String Quartet
Tuesday, January 20, 7:30 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Presented by the Macon Concert Association  
A winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and on the roster of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, the quartet made its Alice Tully Hall debut in 2014. The New York Times praised “the focused, forceful young Amphion String Quartet” for its “sharply detailed performances.” Seating is limited. Tickets $25 adults/$10 students: (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera House box office M-F, 10AM-5PM.

Carnes Lecture 2015
Mary Alice Monroe
"The Power of Story"
Thursday, January 22, 11:15 AM
Wesleyan CollegePorter Auditorium
Known for her intimate portrayals of women's lives, Mary Alice Monroe is a New York Times best selling author of nearly two dozen novels, several nonfiction titles, and children's books. An active environmentalist, Monroe often draws themes for her novels from nature and the parallels with human nature, bringing attention to various endangered species and the human connection to the natural world.Her books will be available for purchase before and after the event.

Audition and Portfolio Workshops with Wesleyan Faculty
Saturday, January 24, 10 AM – 12 noon
Meet in the Olive Swann Porter Building lobby at 10AM. 
Open to all male and female high school students interested in majoring in art, music, or theatre. Learn how to prepare for a college portfolio review or a music or theatre audition. Lunch immediately following the workshop in Anderson Dining Hall. Free. Reservations (478) 757-5165


Converge
Ceramics by UGA Graduate Students
Friday, January 30 - March 13

East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Opening reception Friday, January 30, 6-7 PM
Ceramists Aaron Obenza, "Two Places,” Dan Vu, Jamie Diaz, and Mark Johnson. Free and open to the public M-F, 1-5PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2PM. (478) 757-5189

Wesleyan Theatre Club Presents
The Vagina Monologues
By Eve Enlser
Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31, 8 PM
Grassman-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building
Wesleyan's Theatre Club presents a staged reading of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play. All proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations that provide services to victims of domestic violence. Tickets: $5.00. (478) 757-5259 or theatre@wesleyancollege.edu


FEBRUARY

Highlights from Wesleyan’s Collection
Through May 22, 2015
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Some of our favorite paintings, works on paper, and recent acquisitions are on view in the West Gallery. Free and open to the public M-F, 1-5PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2PM. (478) 757-5189

The Holy Journey of Confucius by Artist YunZhu Lin
Through May 22, 2015

Confucius Institute, Willet Library
Confucius’ journey told in 14 original paintings by First-Class National Chinese artist YunZhu Lin. Confucius Institute hours: M-F, 1-5PM. Free. (478) 757-5212

Dr. Leonard McKinnis, Visiting Professor from DePaul University
Thursday, February 5, 11:15 AM

Taylor Amphitheatre
Dr. McKinnis’ lecture, Black Theology, Activism and Collaboration for Justice, will address issues related to his work in Ferguson, MO and as the National Policy Director of Manufacturing Renaissance and Managing Director of the National Renaissance Campaign. Free and open to the public. 

Cecilia Kao, Piano
Thursday, February 12, 10:30 AM
Porter Auditorium
Presented by the Morning Music Club of Macon, now in its 103rd year.  
Taiwanese pianist Cecilia Kao will perform an exciting solo program as well as pieces featuring additional instrumentalists in collaborative performance. Free and open to the public.

Lunar New Year
Friday, February 13, 6- 9 PM

Porter Auditorium, Anderson Dining Hall
The Confucius Institute will ring in the Year of the Sheep with a performance by the Wesleyan Chinese Folk Dance team at 6 p.m. followed by a banquet of traditional Chinese food. Admission to the performance is free and open to the public. Dinner is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. (478) 757-5212

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, February 14, 9 AM - 1 PM

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
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 crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-
5233. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here.

Welcome to Wesleyan Weekend
Saturday, February 21, 1:30 PM
Wesleyan CollegeOlive Swann Porter Building
A day for Wesleyan alumnae to share sisterhood and fun campus activities with girls of all ages. Pizza, campus tours, and a pep rally fill the day leading up to the 119th annual STUNT competition! For more information, call (478) 757-5163 or email hpurvis@wesleyancollege.edu.

STUNT
Saturday, February 21, 7 PM
Wesleyan CollegePorter Auditorium
In its 119th year, STUNT is the annual class musical production that dates back to 1897. Each of Wesleyan's four classes write, direct, perform, and produce their own skits. All proceeds benefit academic scholarships. Price of admission $7 public and $5 students.

Lamar Lecture: Saxophonist John Ellis and his 
New Orleans-centered band Double-Wide
Monday, February 23, 7PM
Porter Auditorium
Widely recognized as one of New York’s premiere tenor saxophone voices, John has performed extensively around the world for the last 20 years. He has released eight albums and has more than 100 album credits as a sideman. Free and open to the public. (478) 757- 5259


Soong Sisters Convocation
Tuesday, February 24, 11:15 AM
Taylor Amphitheater
Wesleyan College faculty and Confucius Institute staff present the history of the Soong sisters, modern China's most famous female political figures who attended Wesleyan College at the turn of the century. Soong E-ling (Madame H. H. Kung), Soong Ching-ling (Madame Sun Yat-sen), Soong May-ling (Madame Chiang Kai-shek). Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5212


MARCH

Highlights from Wesleyan’s Collection
Through May 22, 2015
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Some of our favorite paintings, works on paper, and recent acquisitions are on view in the West Gallery. Free and open to the public M-F, 1-5PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2PM. (478) 757-5189

The Holy Journey of Confucius by Artist YunZhu Lin
Through May 22, 2015

Confucius Institute, Willet Library
Confucius’ journey told in 14 original paintings by First-Class National Chinese artist YunZhu Lin. Confucius Institute hours: M-F, 1-5PM. Free. (478) 757-5212.

2015 Georgia Women of Achievement Induction Ceremony
Thursday, March 5, 11 AM
Wesleyan CollegePorter Auditorium
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Georgia Women of Achievement honors outstanding women who had exceptional accomplishments and are a continuing inspiration to others.Since its creation in 1992, GWA has honored 80 remarkable women with birth dates from 1700 to 1925 and death dates from 1765 to 1999. They are a fascinating walk through Georgia history. Three more women will be honored on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Induction Ceremony. Keynote speaker TBA.

Pianist Steven Lin
Monday, March 9, 7:30 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Presented by the Macon Concert Association  
Stephen Lin is applauded by the New York Times and the recipient of a growing list of awards including 2014 Silver Medalist of the Arthur Rubenstein International Competition, 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and the John Giordano Jury Chairman Discretionary Award at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Seating is limited. Tickets $25 adults/$10 students: (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera House box office M-F, 10AM-5PM

Clarinet and Piano Recital of American Music
Thursday, March 12, 7:30 PM
Candler Building, Benson Room
Rebecca Rowell Cooke on clarinet and her sister, Beth Rowell McGinnis, on piano, will present a lively repertoire of American music. Free and open to the public. For information (478) 757- 5259

WOW! A Day for Macon
Saturday, March 14, starting at 8 AM

Meet in Anderson Dining Hall for the day’s assignment with Wesleyan’s Lane Center for Service and Leadership. Rebuilding Macon has identified several homes in need of repair. Each paint stroke/nail driven will be a direct result of Wesleyan’s commitment to serving our community. Lunch will be catered to each location. The community is invited to join us. For information, (478) 757-3800

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, March 14, 9 AM - 1 PM

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
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 crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-
5233. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here.

Lantern Festival
Thursday, March 19, 6 PM

Wesleyan Quad
The Confucius Institute will observe the Chinese Lantern Festival with lantern-making and lighting on the quad. Traditional foods for this festival will be served. Free. (478) 757-5212

Ain’t I a Woman!
Thursday, March 19, 7 PM

Porter Auditorium  
Chamber Music Theatre performed by Core Ensemble. Celebrate the life and times of four African American women: ex-slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, folk artist Clementine Hunter, and civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical score is drawn from spirituals of the Deep South, the Jazz Age, and contemporary concert music by African Americans. Free and open to the public.   



APRIL

Highlights from Wesleyan’s Collection
Through May 22, 2015
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Some of our favorite paintings, works on paper, and recent acquisitions are on view in the West Gallery. Free and open to the public M-F, 1-5PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2PM. (478) 757-5189

The Holy Journey of Confucius by Artist YunZhu Lin
Through May 22, 2015

Confucius Institute, Willet Library
Confucius’ journey told in 14 original paintings by First-Class National Chinese artist YunZhu Lin. Confucius Institute hours: M-F, 1-5PM. Free. (478) 757-5212

Wendy Yun Chen, Senior Piano Recital
Thursday, April 9, 7 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Works by Bach, Schubert, Reger, Guarnieri, and more.
Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, April 11th and 25th, 9 AM - 1 PM
Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
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 crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-5233. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here.

Camille Lacey, Senior Recital
Saturday, April 11, 4 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259

Jasmine Hathaway, Senior Recital
Sunday, April 12, 6 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259

Wesleyan’s Annual Spring Recital
Monday, April 13, 7 PM

Porter Auditorium, Porter Fine Arts Building
Voice, piano, and organ students perform solo repertoire. Free. (478) 757-5259

Opera and Musical Theatre Scenes by Wesleyan Students
Wednesday, April 15, 7 PM

Porter Auditorium
A delightful evening of musical scenes performed by Wesleyan students. Enjoy comedy and drama from opera and musical theatre. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259

Alumnae Weekend April 17, 18, 19
Wesleyan College, Macon, GA 31210
Campus-wide events scheduled. Alumnae from around the world return to campus to celebrate sisterhood and to welcome the graduating class to their new alumnae status. (478) 757-5173

A Festival of New Plays
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 23, 24, 25, 8 PM

Written by Wesleyan theatre students
Directed by Jan Lewis
Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building  
An exciting evening of new plays written by students in Professor Robert Fieldsteel's Fall 2014 playwriting class. Seating is limited. Admission $10; seniors and alumnae $5: (478) 757-5259 or theatre@wesleyancollege.edu

Wesleyan’s Annual Spring Concert
Sunday, April 26, 4 PM

Porter Auditorium, Porter Fine Arts Building
A celebrated concert featuring the Wesleyan Concert Choir and the Wesleyannes. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259

Libby Minlin Liao
, Senior Piano Recital
Monday, April 27, 7 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Works by Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Jelly Roll Morton, and more.  
Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259

 

MAY

Highlights from Wesleyan’s Collection
Through May 22, 2015
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Some of our favorite paintings, works on paper, and recent acquisitions are on view in the West Gallery. Free and open to the public M-F, 1-5PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2PM. (478) 757-5189

The Holy Journey of Confucius by Artist YunZhu Lin
Through May 22, 2015

Confucius Institute, Willet Library
Confucius’ journey told in 14 original paintings by First-Class National Chinese artist YunZhu Lin. Confucius Institute hours: M-F, 1-5PM. Free. (478) 757-5212

Jonathan Alan Poe, Organist
Thursday, May 14, 10:30 AM

Porter Auditorium
Presented by the Morning Music Club of Macon, now in its 103rd year.  
The mighty sound of Wesleyan’s beautifully refurbished organ played by Christ Episcopal Church’s Assistant Organist and Choirmaster Jonathan Alan Poe. Free and open to the public.