Art and Cultural Events

AUGUST

Wesleyan Faculty Art Show
Tuesday, August 30 – Friday, September 23

Opening reception: August 30, 6-7 PM
McCrary Gallery, Murphy Art Building
Free and open to the public.


SEPTEMBER

Wesleyan Faculty Art Show
Through Friday, September 23

McCrary Gallery, Murphy Art Building
Free and open to the public.

Fall Convocation
Featuring Lori Reese Patton, Class of 1990
Thursday, September 1, 11:15AM

Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, September 10, 9AM-1PM
Wesleyan College 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 10AM – 2PM.

International Confucius Institute Day
Saturday, September 24, 1 - 5 PM

Wesleyan Quad (Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center if it rains)
Opening performance will be at 1 PM with a second performance at 3 PM.
Confucius Institutes worldwide will celebrate Chinese culture and language in an all-day fair-like event. Free and open to the public. Guests can buy tickets for food.

Rep. Park Cannon
Tuesday, September 27, 11:15 AM

At age 24, Rep. Cannon is Georgia’s youngest lawmaker. Free and open to the public.

Visiting Artist Zuzka Vaclavik
Friday, September 30 – Friday, November 4

Opening reception: September 30, 6:30 -7:30 PM
McCrary Gallery, Murphy Art Building
Zuzka Vaclavik is a dual U.S./Slovakian citizen, has worked and lived world wide, and exhibited her paintings in Cambodia, Germany, Austria, and across the United States. She currently lives and works in Athens, Georgia. Free and open to the public.


OCTOBER

Zuzka Vaclavik Art Exhibition and Lecture
Friday, September 30 – Friday, November 4
Convocation Lecture and Lunch 12:00-1:00pm September 30 Murphy 104
Opening reception: September 30, 6:30 -7:30 PM
McCrary Gallery, Murphy Art Building
Zuzka Vaclavik is a dual U.S./Slovakian citizen, has worked and lived world wide, and exhibited her paintings in Cambodia, Germany, Austria, and across the United States. She currently lives and works in Athens, Georgia. Free and open to the public.

Verona String Quartet
Thursday, October 6, 7:30 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
This award-winning ensemble is the current Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School in New York City. The Quartet’s members hail from the U.S., Canada, and Singapore. Sponsored by the Macon Concert Association: Single Tickets $25 adults/$10 students; Season Subscription $80. Call (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera House box house M-F, 10AM-5PM.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, October 8, 9AM-1PM
Wesleyan College 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 10AM – 2PM.

Theatre: Bocon! ("Big Mouth")
Thursday - Saturday, October 13 - 15, 8 PM
Sunday, October 15, 2 PM

Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building
Directed by Frazer Lively
Lisa Loomer's fable for all ages with humor, myth, and song. $10 full price, $5 for seniors, students, children, and alumnae.Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff are free. 

Wesleyan’s Annual AXIS Dinner
Saturday, October 15, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Anderson Dining Hall, Olive Swann Porter Building
The world cooks for you at Wesleyan’s annual International Dinner. Traditional cuisine representing different countries will be prepared and offered by our international students. $5. Proceeds benefit scholarships.

Belk Lecture
Dr. Karen Bray, Wesleyan assistant professor of religion and philosophy
Thursday, October 20, 11:15AM

Pierce Chapel
Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Faculty Concert
Thursday, October 20, 7:30 PM

Porter Auditorium
Inspired by the theme “Music for the Stage and Screen,” Wesleyan College music faculty will put on a colorful and exciting community concert featuring music from Mozart, Gershwin, Bizet’s Carmen, My Fair Lady and much more!!! Enjoy opera, musical theatre, organ, 6 and 8-hands piano, trumpet and violin solos in this hour-long program. Free and open to the public.

Art Exhibition: Hoopsnake Press
Opening Reception, Friday, October 28, 6 -7PM 
Show runs through Friday, December 2
East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Free and open to the public.

Flamingo 5k
Saturday, October 22

WOW! A Day for Macon
Saturday, October 22, 8 AM - until

Meet in Anderson Dining Hall
Mass community-wide volunteer service initiative organized by Wesleyan’s Lane Center for Service and Leadership. Volunteers meet in Anderson Dining Hall for a breakfast meeting and then depart in small groups to various project sites located throughout Macon. Community volunteers are welcome.

2016-17 Campbell-Stripling Distinguished Writer-in-Residence 
Best Seller author Amy Greene 
Two opportunities, free and open to the public:

Amy Greene reading from her novel Long Man 
Tuesday, October 25, 7:00PM
Benson Room, Candler Building

“Writing Home” moderated discussion with Amy Greene
led by Assistant Professor of English Laura Lease
Thursday, October 27, 11:15AM
Taylor Amphitheater.  

 

NOVEMBER

Visiting Artist Zuzka Vaclavik
Through Friday, November 4

McCrary Gallery, Murphy Art Building
Zuzka Vaclavik is a dual U.S./Slovakian citizen, has worked and lived world wide, and exhibited her paintings in Cambodia, Germany, Austria, and across the United States. She currently lives and works in Athens, Georgia. Free and open to the public.

Art Exhibition: Hoopsnake Press
Through Friday, December 2

East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Hoopsnake Press, founded by artist Ke Francis, is a print and mixed media studio in Tupelo, Mississippi. Artists currently working there who will exhibit in the upcoming show alongside Ke Francis at Wesleyan are M.J. Torrecampo, Jager Palad, Lujan Perez and Corin Robidoux. Free and open to the public.

Pianist Fei-Fei Dong
Tuesday, November 1, 7:30 PM

Pierce Chapel
Acclaimed international pianist Fei-Fei Dong returns following an enthusiastically received performance on last year’s series.  She is a winner of the 2014 Concert Artists Guild competition and a top six finalist in the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition. Macon Concert Association: Single Tickets $25 adults/$10 students; Season Subscription $80. Call (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera House box house M-F, 10AM-5PM.

Georgia Music Teachers Association Celebration Concert
Thursday, November 3, 8 PM

Porter Auditorium
Free and open to the public.

GMTA Guest Artist Concert
Pianist Boris Berman
Friday, November 4, 8 PM

Porter Auditorium
Having performed in more than fifty countries on six continents, Russian pianist and Yale faculty member Boris Berman will perform a solo recital as the featured guest artist of the Georgia Music Teachers Association Annual Conference. Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, November 12, 9AM-1PM
Wesleyan College 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 10AM – 2PM.

Wesleyan’s Annual Fall Recital
Tuesday, November 14, 7 PM

Porter Auditorium
Featuring Wesleyan music students. Free and open to the public.


DECEMBER

Art Exhibition: Hoopsnake Press
Through Friday, December 2

East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Hoopsnake Press, founded by artist Ke Francis, is a print and mixed media studio in Tupelo, Mississippi. Artists currently working there who will exhibit in the upcoming show alongside Ke Francis at Wesleyan are M.J. Torrecampo, Jager Palad, Lujan Perez and Corin Robidoux. Free and open to the public.

Theatre: 
Edgy Bits
December 1, 2, 3, 8PM
Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building
An evening of short plays about women on the edge. Strong, adult language and situations. Not for children. $10 full price, $5 for seniors, students and alumnae. Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff are free.     

Wesleyan Christmas Concert
Featuring The Wesleyannes and The Concert Choir
Sunday, December 4, 4PM
Free and open to the public.

Morning Music Club Christmas Concert
Thursday, December 8, 10AM

Pierce Chapel
For more than 103 years, the Morning Music Club has presented lively musical events open to the community.  Enjoy a seasonal program with an audience sing-along. Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, December 10, 9AM-1PM
Wesleyan College 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 10AM – 2PM.

Celtic Christmas
Saturday, December 10, 7 PM

Pierce Chapel
Includes vocal music, guitars, and other folk instruments.


JANUARY

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, January 14, 9AM-1PM
Wesleyan College 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 10AM – 2PM.

Emil Altschuler, Violin and Thomas Pandolfi, Piano
Monday, January 30th, 7:30pm
Burden Parlor
An evening of luscious music for violin and piano, including Schubert, Gershwin, Sarasate and more!
Macon Concert Association: Single Tickets $25 adults/$10 students; Season Subscription $80. Call (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera House box house M-F, 10AM-5PM.


FEBRUARY

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, February 11, 9AM-1PM
Wesleyan College 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 10AM – 2PM.

121st Annual STUNT!
Saturday, February 25, 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.


MARCH

Cherry Blossom Pageant
Saturday, March 4, Details TBA

Porter Auditorium

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, March 11, 9AM-1PM
Wesleyan College 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 10AM – 2PM.

Senior Voice Recital,
Shalandra Royal
Saturday, March 25, 4PM
Burden Parlor
Free and open to the public.

Senior Voice Recital,
Sidney King
Sunday, March 26, 4PM
Burden Parlor
Free and open to the public.

Music of the Nations
Tuesday, March 28, Details TBA

Porter Auditorium

Military Tribute Concert
Thursday, March 30, Details TBA

Porter Auditorium


APRIL

Senior Voice Recital,
Rosamond Goodson
Saturday, April 1, 4PM
Burden Parlor
Free and open to the public.

Cherry Blossom Festival Party on the Green
Sunday, April 2, 5PM

Wesleyan College Golf Course
Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival’s Grand Finale, “Party on the Green,” is recognized annually as one of Macon’s best family events. Fun for everyone - children, grandchildren, family, friends, and pets. Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, April 8, 9AM-1PM
Wesleyan College 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 10AM – 2PM.

Senior Voice Recital,
D'Andrea Dixon
Saturday, April 8, 2PM
Burden Parlor
Free and open to the public.

Senior Voice Recital,
Charlotte Chunxiao Chen
Saturday, April 8, 6PM 
Pierce Chapel
Free and open to the public.

Senior Voice Recital,
Bernadette Meloche
Sunday, April 9, 4PM
Burden Parlor
Free and open to the public.

Baritone Vratislav Křiz, Mezzo-Soprano Ester Pavlu and Pianist Edward Eikner 
Thursday, April 13, 7:30PM
Pierce Chapel
An evening of exquisite opera solos and duets with two outstanding Czech vocalists, accompanied by Macon pianist Edward Eikner. Macon Concert Association: Single Tickets $25 adults/$10 students; Season Subscription $80. Call (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera House box house M-F, 10AM-5PM.


MAY

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, May 13, 9AM-1PM
Wesleyan College 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 10AM – 2PM.

JUNE

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, June 10, 9AM-1PM
Wesleyan College 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 10AM – 2PM. 

JULY

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, July 8, 9AM-1PM
Wesleyan College 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 10AM – 2PM.