Arts and Cultural Events

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Wesleyan College is privileged to steward these arts and cultural events and to share them with the community. Visit our campus and experience in depth gallery talks, listen to an assortment of concerts, or pick up some homegrown veggies from Wesleyan Market. There is always something inspiring happening on campus. 

 

 

CAMPUS EVENTS
 

JANUARY

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, January 11, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

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.  

Music in the Arb
House concert featuring folk duo Small Potatoes
Saturday, January 11, 7:00PM

Anderson Cabin, Wesleyan arboretum
The Chicago based folk duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso say it has taken them years of careful indecision to develop a repertoire they describe as "Celtic to Cowboy." Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition has made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, "one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit." Purchase Tickets: $20; $10 for students with ID. All proceeds go to the musicians. House concert protocol is to bring food and drink to share with guests. 

International Trade and Investment Symposium
Thursday, January 16, 5:30 – 7:30PM
Taylor Hall Amphitheatre
Discussion will revolve around understanding how the world comes to Georgia and the intricate connections between the State and the global economy. The symposium will feature leading voices from across the state representing the countries, companies, and industries underpinning job-creating investment and keeping Georgia undeniably connected beyond the U.S.’s borders. Confirmed speakers: The Honorable Kazuyuki Takeuchi - consul general of Japan for the Southeastern United States, Amy Hudnall - executive director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace, Jennifer Tipping, Esq. - director of global business at Pain Care Labs, and Brian Solheim - plant manager at Irving Consumer Products. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

Macon Concert Association presents pianist Yi-Nuo Wang
2018 Concert Artists Guild prizewinner
Tuesday, January 21, 7:00PM
Burden Parlor 

Season tickets $80 adults, $40 students, Wesleyan discount $50 faculty/staff. Individual tickets $25 adults, $10 students, Wesleyan discount $15 faculty/staff. (478) 301-5470 for tickets.

White Coat Ceremony 
Thursday, January 23, 4:30PM
Pierce Chapel

Bachelor of science in nursing students are presented with their white coats to kick off spring semester. Free and open to the public.

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration 
Saturday, January 25, 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 Rat with a performance of traditional Chinese dances, songs, and music. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5212.

Determined to Rise
Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights

Women’s Education Reform in the Progressive Era, 1890-1920
Thursday, January 30, 7:00PM

Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College
As the centenary of woman suffrage approaches, the National Women’s History Museum presents a commemorative initiative, “Determined to Rise:” Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights. This series of public programming features scholarly panels, public events, and lively discussions on women’s history topics from the early 1830s when African-American women abolitionist groups organized to fight for freedom, personhood, and women’s rights to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

“Determined to Rise” shapes a broader understanding of the woman suffrage movement throughout the turn of the century, acknowledging not only the achievements resulting in the ratification of the 19th Amendment, but also its profound limitations. Panelists: Dr. Jenny Barker-Devine, associate professor of History, Illinois College; Dr. Vivia Lawton Fowler, president, Wesleyan College; and Dr. Daleah Goodwin, professor of history, Warren Wilson College. Moderator: Dr. Deidra Donmoyer, professor of communication, Wesleyan College. 

The event is free, but the favor of a reservation is requested by visiting www.eventbrite.com/e/87194931387/.

 

 
FEBRUARY

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, February 8, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

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.  

A Little Night Music
Thursday, February 13, 7:30PM

Oval Hall
Wesleyan’s Dr. Chenny Gan, Dr. Michael McGhee, Kyla Gwyn, Patricia McCall, Jaris Tobler, Barbara Altman, anMichael Scott present a concert of celebrated masterworks arranged for piano duo, string quartet, and percussion. Arrangements by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Strauss. Performers include Chenny Gan and Michael McGhee, piano duo; Kyla Gwyn, violin; Patricia McCall, violin; Jaris Tobler, viola; Barbara Altman, cello; and Michael Scott, percussion. Free and open to the public.

Preview Day @ Wesleyan
Monday, February 17, 9:00AM – 2:00PM

The best way to decide which college is the best fit for you is to VISIT the campus. We can tell you about all the great things you’ll find at Wesleyan, but we encourage you to come see for yourself. Join us for a Wesleyan Preview Day and get to know us! Sign up today. 

124th Annual STUNT! 
Saturday, February 29, 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

Georgia Women of Achievement
2020 Induction Ceremony
Wednesday, March 11, 11:00AM

Pierce Chapel
Once a year we honor and remember the female trailblazers of the past, and acknowledge them for laying the foundation for the outstanding Georgia Women of today. This year’s inductees: Clarice Cross Bagwell, Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, Juanita Marsh, Jean Elizabeth Geiger Wright.  There is no cost to attend the ceremony. If you would like to attend the luncheon, you may purchase a ticket or table (8 seats). Register here.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, March 14, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

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.  

Student Art Show
Thursday, March 19, 6:00PM

East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts building
Free and open to the public

WOW-A-Day: Orientation Day of Service
Saturday, March 28, 8:00AM
Anderson Dining Hall, Olive Swann Porter building

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.

APRIL

Macon Concert Association presents
Robert McDuffie, violin and Robert Spano, piano
Tuesday, April 7, 7:00PM

Porter Auditorium
Season tickets $80 adults, $40 students, Wesleyan discount $50 faculty/staff. Individual tickets $25 adults, $10 students, Wesleyan discount $15 faculty/staff. (478) 301-5470 for tickets.

Senior Art Show
Thursday, April 9, 6:00PM

East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts building
Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, April 11, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

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.  

Alumnae Weekend Celebration Concert
Friday, April 17, 6:00PM

Porter Auditorium

In this annual event, talented Wesleyannes come back to visit their Alma Mater and put on a fun and memorable musical performance. Free and open to the public.

Alumnae Weekend
Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19

Join us as we share sisterhood and remember why Wesleyan is First for Friends. 
Don't forget to check out the official Alumnae Facebook page and start getting connected early. Class Reunions are celebrated at five-year intervals, but all alumnae are invited to this and every Alumnae Weekend. Remember, Alumnae Weekend is not just for reunion classes! READ MORE

MAY

Spring Concert featuring Wesleyan's Concert Choir and the Wesleyannes
Sunday, May 3, 4:00PM
Pierce Chapel

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

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. 

Marker Ceremony
Friday, May 15, 6:15PM
Main Post Office on College Street, downtown Macon

Baccalaureate Ceremonies
Friday, May 15, 7:00PM
Mulberry Street United Methodist Church

Commencement Exercises
Saturday, May 16, 10:00AM
Porter Auditorium

JUNE / JULY / AUGUST

Summer Commencement

August 15, 2020
Check back later for further details.

 

 

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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