Arts and Entertainment


JANUARY

Wesleyan Professor of Painting, Frances de la Rosa:
Abstract Landscape Paintings
Wednesday, January 15 – March 6
Opening Reception: January 15, 6-7:30 PM
McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Free and open to the public.  (478)757-5189.


Wesleyan Market
Saturday, January 11, 9 AM-1 PM

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Held year round on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays every month, 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) 757-5105. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and
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Art Exhibition- Historical Perspectives: A New Deal
Friday, January 24 – May 2

Wesleyan College, West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Artwork created for the U.S. by American artists through the Federal Arts project during the 1930s. 25 paintings on loan from Brenau University. Free. M-F, 1-5 PM.

Catherine Liles:  A Retrospective Art Exhibit
Thursday, January 23 through March 7

Wesleyan College, East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Opening Reception: January 23, 6–7:30PM
Free and open to the public. (478)757-5189.

WOW! A Day for Macon
Saturday, January 25, 8 AM – 12 PM

Wesleyan College, Anderson Dining Hall
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Mass community-wide volunteer service initiative organized by Wesleyan's Lane Center for Community Engagement & Service. Volunteers will meet in the Anderson Dining Room for a breakfast meeting and then depart in small groups to various project sites located throughout Macon. Community volunteers are welcome! For more information call (478) 757-3799.


Wesleyan Preview Day with Portfolio and Audition Workshops
Saturday, January 25, 9 AM-1 PM

Wesleyan College
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210

Open to any high school student (and her family) interested in beginning a college search at Wesleyan. This free, one-day event will introduce you to Wesleyan campus life and our admission process.
Music and theatre faculty will be available for auditions and art faculty will be available for portfolio reviews if you RSVP ahead of time and indicate your area of interest. For more information, call (478) 757-5165.

FEBRUARY

Pianist Steven Lin
Thursday, February 6, 7:30 PM
Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Presented by the Macon Concert Association. Season tickets $80, $40 students; individual concert $25 adult, $15 student.  Seating is limited.  For tickets call (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera house box office M-F, 10AM-5PM.


Wesleyan Market
Saturday, February 8, 9 AM-1 PM

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Held year round on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays every month, 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) 757-5105. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and
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Showing of Documentary: The Loving Story
Monday, February 10, 6:30 PM
Wesleyan College, Taylor Amphitheatre
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Join Wesleyan Professor of English, Matt Martin for a discussion after the documentary about the Supreme Court case that overturned laws against interracial marriage. Information: mmartin@wesleyancollege.edu.

Lecture: Sexual Health
Thursday, February 13,
11:15 AM
Wesleyan College, Taylor Ampitheatre
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210

The Macon-Bibb County Health Department will present a PowerPoint presentation on the prevention, identification, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Free and open to the public.
(478) 757-4025.

Wesleyan Creative and Performing Arts at
Little Carnegie of the South
Saturday, February 15, 8 PM

1954 Forsyth Street, Macon, GA 31201
Performing: Wesleyannes under direction of Wesleyan Professor of Music, Nadine Cheek '79, accompanied on piano by Wesleyan Assistant Professor of Music, Chenny Gan '02. On display in the gallery: Students from Wesleyan's Art Department, and Wesleyan Professor of Art, Libby Bailey. Ticket information for catered reception: louisebarfield@gmail.com or (478) 256-3388.

Guest author: Esme Raji Codell
Thursday, February 20, 11:15 AM

Wesleyan College, Taylor Amphitheatre
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Esme Raji Codell is a noted author of children's and adult books and an experienced teacher who connects with young women, encouraging them to look beyond their imagined limitations. Free and open to the public.

Servant Leadership Awards Ceremony
Saturday, February 22,
1 - 3 PM
Wesleyan College, Taylor Ampitheatre
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210

The Lane Center for Community Engagement and Service will honor five outstanding community leaders who have exemplified strong servant leadership qualities by going over and beyond the regular call of duty to extend assistance to individuals in need of assistance and resources. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-3800.

STUNT!
Saturday, February 22, 7 PM

Wesleyan College, Porter Auditorium
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Experience a favorite Wesleyan tradition! 2014 will be the 118th annual STUNT, a student-produced musical revue and competition for the coveted STUNT cup. Proceeds benefit scholarships. $5 general admission; tickets available at the door. (478) 757-5257.


13th Annual Art History Forum
Friday, February 28, 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Trice Rooms, Olive Swann Porter Building

4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
11AM Plenary lecture: Dr. William Eiland, Executive Director of the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia.
Manget Dining Room, Olive Swann Porter Building
Sponsored by the GA Undergraduate Art History Consortium. (478) 757-5189.

MARCH

Lamar Lecture Series: Will Allen, CEO, Growing Power
Wednesday, March 5, 7 PM

Wesleyan College, Taylor Amphitheatre
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food. Will Allen is the son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and now farmer. He is recognized as among the preeminent agriculture and food policy thinkers of our time. Information: mmartin@wesleyancollege.edu.

Lecture: Healthy Skin
Thursday, March 6, 11:15 AM

Wesleyan College, Taylor Ampitheatre
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210

A discussion about skin cancer prevention and identification, dangers of piercing and tatooing, other skin issues. Free and open to the public.
(478) 757-4025.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, March 8, 9 AM-1 PM

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Held year round on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays every month, 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) 757-5105. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and
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Artist Scott Belville: Recent Paintings
Thursday March 20 – May 23

Opening Reception: March 20, 6-7:30 PM
East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Bldg.
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
UGA Professor, Scott Belville’s narrative paintings are masterful in style and technique. Free. (478) 757-5189.

Violinist Sarah Geller
Thursday, March 20, 7:30 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Presented by the Macon Concert Association
Season tickets $80, $40 students; individual concert $25 adult, $15 student.  Seating is limited.  For tickets call (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera house box office M-F, 10AM-5PM.


Free Assistance to High School Seniors
in Completing their FAFSA Application
Friday, March 21, 9 AM - 7 PM

Willet Library, Room 122
Completing the FAFSA application is a crucial first step on a student's path to financing higher education. The federal government requires a FAFSA from all students seeking financial aid such as Pell Grants and federal student loans. Wesleyan is the only college in Macon to host this free event, sponsored by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. For more information, contact Daniel Miller (478) 757-5205 or dmiller@wesleyancollege.edu.

Accounting Open House
Tuesday, March 25, 5 - 6:30 PM

Peyton Anderson Amphitheatre, Taylor Hall
Wesleyan College
This free event is sponsored in part by The Educational Foundation of GSCPA. Representatives from Wesleyan's financial aid offices will be on hand to answer questions about the application process, scholarships, and financial aid options. The event will welcome speakers who are experts in their fields. For more information, contact Kel-Ann Eyler at (478) 757-5123 or Patrice Johnson (478) 757-5191.

Wesleyan College Senior Piano Showcase
Friday, March 28, 7 PM

Wesleyan College, Porter Auditorium
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Pianists Yixuan “Fannie” Chen, Siwei Qiu and Shushan Zhao will perform solo and two-piano repertoire from Scarlatti, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Chopin, Debussy and more.  Free. (478) 757-5259.

Gloria Oduyoye, Soprano, Senior Recital
Saturday, March 29, 6 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259.

Cherry Blossom Finale
Sunday, March 30, 5 PM

Wesleyan College, Golf Course
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
A favorite finale fit for all, featuring fireworks at dusk, children's activities, food vendors and live entertainment. Picnics and blankets
are encouraged at this closing event of the 30thannual Festival. Free and open to the public.


APRIL

Annual Conference of the C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Society
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 3 - 5
Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Conference theme: A Culture of Death? Inklings and Modernity
Keynote Speaker: David Bentley Hart
Dr. Hart is a Cambridge-educated Eastern Orthodox theologian, philosopher, and social critic.He has taught theology at the University of Virginia, the University of St. Thomas, Duke Divinity School, Loyola College of Maryland, and Providence College, and is presently serving as a contributing editor to the journal First Things. For more information on the conference and Call for Papers, click here.

Katrina Rodeheaver, Soprano, Senior Recital
Saturday, April 5, 3 PM
Wesleyan College, Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259.

Sowing Language: Two Poets Welcome Spring
Poetry readings by Kathryn Stripling Byer '66 and Anya Silver
Tuesday, April 8, 7 PM

Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center
Nationally recognized poets, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Wesleyan Class of 1966, and Anya Silver, professor of English at Mercer University, will be reading from their own bodies of work. Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, April 12, 9 AM-1 PM

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Held year round on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays every month, 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) 757-5105. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and
click here.


Raleigh Cate Chance, Soprano, Senior Recital
Sunday, April 13, 6 PM
Wesleyan College, Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259.


Spring Recital
Monday, April 14, 7  PM

Wesleyan College, Porter Auditorium
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210

Voice, piano, and organ students perform solo repertoire. The recital features performances of music from the Baroque to modern with a variety of cultures being represented. Variety of genres from solo song to opera and musical theatre are also included. Voice students sing in Italian, French, German, Latin, and Spanish as well as English. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259.

New Directions:
Student Directed One-Act Plays
Thursday April 24 – 26, 8 PM

Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts

4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
An adventurous evening of comedy and drama directed by Wesleyan’s advanced theatre students.  Tickets $10; $5 Seniors and alumnae.

Alumnae Weekend April 25, 26, 27
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.


Pioneer Weekend
April 25 - 26

Wesleyan College, Macon, GA 31210
Pioneer Weekend is an event open to all admitted students considering attendance at Wesleyan the following fall semester. This free, overnight event is packed with sessions and activities designed to introduce prospective students to Wesleyan students and traditions, plus academic and student life resources and opportunities. For more information, call (478) 757-5165.


Spring Concert
Sunday, April 27, 4 PM

Wesleyan College, Porter Auditorium
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210

Annual event featuring the Concert Choir and the Wesleyannes. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259.

MAY

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

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Held year round on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays every month, 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) 757-5105. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and
click here.

JUNE

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

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Held year round on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays every month, 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) 757-5105. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and
click here.

Wesleyan Preview Day
Saturday, June 20, 9 AM-1 PM

Wesleyan College
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210

Open to any high school student (and her family) interested in beginning a college search at Wesleyan. This free, one-day event will introduce you to Wesleyan campus life and our admission process.
Music and theatre faculty will be available for auditions and art faculty will be available for portfolio reviews if you RSVP ahead of time and indicate your area of interest. For more information, call (478) 757-5165.