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
 

SEPTEMBER

Three paintings of women from the She tells a story exhibition.

She Tells A Story:
Portraits from Wesleyan’s Collection
Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Building, West Gallery
August 22 through December 20, 2019

Wesleyan has a choice collection that spans from a 15th century Italian Renaissance altarpiece to an Andy Warhol silkscreen. This exhibition highlights portraits of women: alumnae, friends of the college, beloved professors, donors, commissioned portraits and friends of the artists. The paintings and drawings capture all the complexities of a contemporary woman’s life. The styles range from American realist to highly stylized layered portraits. View the paintings and read the stories of the artists and their subjects.   

 

Two pots from the FLUX exhibition

FLUX: Esther Mech
McCrary Gallery
Through October 4

Esther Mech (BA Art Wesleyan '17) recently graduated from UGA with a Masters in Fine Arts concentrating in ceramics. Join us to see her recent work and to welcome her back to Wesleyan. 

 

Artwork by Benjamin Britton.

This Unfolding Idyll: Paintings by Benjamin Britton
Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Bldg, East Gallery
Opening Thursday, September 5 through October 2, 2019
Galleries are free and open to the public: M-F, 1-5PM

The paintings in this exhibition propose a loss of coherency between the knowledge of where and when our body is located in the landscape and the sensation of our location in space and time. In brief, the paintings use the sensation to explore human relationships to ecological conditions. Like emotional relationships with other humans, these relationships are often deeper and more complicated than one normally ends up accounting for, and are often revealed just at the moment our emotions get the best of us. The ability of the painted object to frame an experience can speak to our facility for fantasizing the past and projecting future roles upon the landscape, reframing the present in view of the future, and can help to reconcile our inner experiences with our surroundings. READ MORE

Lecture: Benjamin Britton, Painter and UGA Professor of Art
Thursday, September 5,
11:15AM

Murphey Art Building, room 104
Exhibition: This Unfolding Idyll
Thursday, September 5,
6-7pm

East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts
“When it's working out, painting is a unique agreement on the circumstances of beauty and meaning which is rarely simple. It is frequently and actually messy. Painting is a way to constitute the experience of looking in an ecstatic sense by projecting one's body into a field of illusion, color, and space.” 

 

Lamar Lecture Series at Wesleyan College presents: Judge Richard Gergel

Judge Richard Gergel
Author: Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring
Wednesday, September 11 

7:00 - Presentation 
8:00 - Book signing

Pierce Chapel
Gergel’s book details the beating and blinding of decorated soldier Sergeant Woodard causing the racial awakening of President Truman and Judge Waring. Gergel’s detailed research traces their influential roles in changing the course of America's civil rights history. Free and open to the public.

Lecture: Ceramic artist Kevin Snipes, artist-in-residence
Thursday, September 12,
11:15AM

Taylor Hall Amphitheatre
Exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Kevin has exhibited as far away as Jingdezhen, China. He combines his love of constructing unconventional pottery with an obsessive need to draw on everything that he produces, creating a uniquely dynamic body of work. Free and open to the public.

Graduate Program Information Sessions
Thursday, September 12, 6:00PM

Taylor Hall
Advance your career with a graduate degree from Wesleyan College: Executive MBA, Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology, Early Childhood Education. Program directors will be on hand to answer all your questions. RSVP here.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, September 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.  

Concert: 300th Anniversary of the founding of the Principality of Liechtenstein 
Sunday, September 15, 4:00PM
Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter building

Macon Concert Association and the Consulate of Liechtenstein present Sara Domjanic, violin and Tanya Gabrielian, piano honoring the 300th Anniversary of the founding of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
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.
 

Family Weekend, September 27-29, 2019

Family Weekend
Friday – Sunday, September 27-29

Join the pack at Wesleyan College for Family Weekend. We welcome all parents, siblings, extended family, and friends to campus for a fun-filled weekend! LEARN MORE

Confucius Institute Day
September 28, 1:00 - 4:00PM

Wesleyan Quad (Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center if it rains)
Confucius Institutes worldwide will celebrate Chinese culture and language in an all-day fair-like event. Free and open to the public.

OCTOBER

She Tells A Story:
Portraits from Wesleyan’s Collection

Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Building, West Gallery
August 22 through December 20, 2019

Wesleyan has a choice collection that spans from a 15th century Italian Renaissance altarpiece to an Andy Warhol silkscreen. This exhibition highlights portraits of women: alumnae, friends of the college, beloved professors, donors, commissioned portraits and friends of the artists. The paintings and drawings capture all the complexities of a contemporary woman’s life. The styles range from American realist to highly stylized layered portraits. View the paintings and read the stories of the artists and their subjects.   

FLUX: Esther Mech
McCrary Gallery
Through October 4

Esther Mech (BA Art Wesleyan '17) recently graduated from UGA with a Masters in Fine Arts concentrating in ceramics. Join us to see her recent work and to welcome her back to Wesleyan. 

This Unfolding Idyll: Paintings by Benjamin Britton
Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Bldg, East Gallery
Opening Thursday, September 5 through October 2, 2019
Galleries are free and open to the public: M-F, 1-5PM

The paintings in this exhibition propose a loss of coherency between the knowledge of where and when our body is located in the landscape and the sensation of our location in space and time. In brief, the paintings use the sensation to explore human relationships to ecological conditions. Like emotional relationships with other humans, these relationships are often deeper and more complicated than one normally ends up accounting for, and are often revealed just at the moment our emotions get the best of us. The ability of the painted object to frame an experience can speak to our facility for fantasizing the past and projecting future roles upon the landscape, reframing the present in view of the future, and can help to reconcile our inner experiences with our surroundings. READ MORE

Convo Lecture: Lora Rust: Ceramic Artist
Thursday, October 3, 11:15AM

Murphey Art Building, room 104
Exhibition: Thursday, October 3, 6-7pm
McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Lora Rust has an eye for elegance, fluidity and movement. Working in porcelain, her signature technique is a process of pushing the surface of the clay. She carefully textures each piece with her personally designed wooden tools, creating lush patterns with graceful, flowing lines. The designs and patterns found in Gothic Architecture mixed with the fluidity of the Art Nouveau period are strong influences in her work. Inspiration from textiles and fashion design provides movement to the texture on the form. She finishes each piece with beautiful glazes and captivating soda-fired color schemes that uniquely highlight the surface. Free and open to the public.

Joey Stuckey, guitar and Tom Rule, keyboard: "We're all Broken - Get Over It!“
Thursday, October 3, 11:15AM

Pierce Chapel 
A combination performance/conversation given by a blind guitarist who owns a recording studio and a dyslexic pianist with a medically verified hole in his head about the realities, challenges, and benefits of working in a creative field. Joey & Tom will mix guitar / piano duo performances, tell some studio stories, talk about the creative process and what it requires to be successful, and deal honestly with the limitations of being broken. Creative Puns are also a likely occurrence. Free and open to the public.

Homecoming
Friday, October 4, 8:00 – 11:00PM

Preview Day @ Wesleyan
Saturday, October 5, 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.

Graduate Program Information Sessions
Thursday, October 10, 6:00PM

Taylor Hall
Advance your career with a graduate degree from Wesleyan College: Executive MBA, Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology, Early Childhood Education. Program directors will be on hand to answer all your questions. RSVP here.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, October 12, 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. 

Nursing Program (BSN) Open House
Tuesday, October 22, 4:00 - 6:00PM

Munroe Science Center
100% of Wesleyan’s BSN graduates have received job offers by the time they took the NCLEX exam. The overall NCLEX passage rate for our students is exemplary. Take a tour of our simulation lab equipped with six human patient simulators, a state-of-the-art control room. Meet with admission and financial aid experts and meet our nursing staff. Register today: www.wesleyancollege.edu/openhouse

Visiting Artist Lecture Matt Mitros
Wednesday, October 23, 12:00PM

Murphey Art Building, room 104
Ceramic artist and assistant professor at the University of Southern Illinois Mitros will discuss his work. Free and open to the public.

Belk Lecture: Dr. Traci West
Thursday, October 24, 11:15AM

Pierce Chapel
Professor of Christian Ethics and African American Studies at Drew University Theological School in Madison, NJ. Dr. West has published many articles and book chapters on sexual, gender, and racial justice, gender-based intimate violence, and clergy ethics. Free and open to the public.

Macon Music Teachers Association Grand Ensemble
Saturday, October 26, 7:00PM

Porter Auditorium
An exciting collection of four grand pianos on stage being played simultaneously, featuring duets and trios of eight or more performers in one GRAND ENSEMBLE! Come see for yourself and celebrate these students from ages six through college! You'll be amazed! Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Theatre presents:
Nickel and Dimed
October 30, November 1, and November 2, 8:00PM

Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre
A play by Joan Holden, directed by Frazer Lively. “Penetrating clarity and sharp, illuminating humor… succeeds beautifully in creating the reality of dead-end jobs.” San Francisco Chronicle. $10 admission; $5 alumnae, students, and senior citizens.Seating is limited. Reserve seats at theatre@wesleyancollege.edu

NOVEMBER

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, November 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.  

Fall Recital
Monday, November 11, 7:00PM

Porter Auditorium
Free and open to the public.

Morning Music Club
Thursday, November 14, 7:00PM

Porter Auditorium
Featuring organists from Macon. Free and open to the public.

Graduate Program Information Sessions
Thursday, November 14, 6:00PM

Taylor Hall
Advance your career with a graduate degree from Wesleyan College: Executive MBA, Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology, Early Childhood Education. Program directors will be on hand to answer all your questions. RSVP here.

Macon Concert Association presents
tenor Jonathan Johnson and pianist Craig Terry
Tuesday, November 19, 7:00PM

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

Voice Masterclass with Jonathan Johnson
Wednesday, November 20, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Pierce Chapel 
Hailing from Macon, GA, Johnson holds a master’s degree and professional artist certificate from the A.J. Fletcher Institute of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a bachelor of music from the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University, and is a graduate of the Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s professional artist-development program. Free and open to the public.

GAPPS Choral Festival and Competition
Thursday, November 21, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Porter Auditorium 
Georgia Association of Private and Parochial Schools (GAPPS) presents their annual Choral Festival and Competition. Schools in the association bring their choral ensembles from middle school and high school to receive a festival ranking and compete for the school championships in small and large ensembles. Free and open to the public.

DECEMBER

Les Trois Voix
Thursday, December 5, 11:15AM

Pierce Chapel
Les Trois Voix is a women’s vocal trio based in Atlanta whose concerts feature a mix of early music and music written within the last 50 years. Band members include Erin Garrard, Jenna Gould, and Wesleyan alumna Katie Sadler-Stephenson, Class of 2000. Free and open to the public.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 5, 6:15PM

Pierce Chapel
Alumnae are welcome to join students on campus for this time-honored tradition.

Preview Day @ Wesleyan
Saturday, December 7, 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 at www.wesleyancollege.edu/previewday.

Annual Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 8, 4:00PM
Porter Auditorium

Wesleyan's beloved Annual Christmas Concert featuring Concert Choir, the Wesleyannes, and Christmas carol sing-alongs. Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, December 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.  

JANUARY

White Coat Ceremony 
Thursday, January 16, 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.

Macon Concert Association presents pianist Yi-Nu 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

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration 
Saturday, January 25
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.

FEBRUARY

Preview Day @ Wesleyn
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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Top Picks

She Tells a Story

She Tells a Story

Portraits from Wesleyan’s Collection
Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Building, West Gallery
August 22 through December 20, 2019
This exhibition highlights portraits of women: alumnae, friends of the college, beloved professors, donors, commissioned portraits and friends of the artists. 

Lora Rust: Cramic Artist

Lora Rust: Cramic Artist

Begins October 3
McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Lora Rust has an eye for elegance, fluidity and movement. Working in porcelain, her signature technique is a process of pushing the surface of the clay. She carefully textures each piece with her personally designed wooden tools, creating lush patterns with graceful, flowing lines. 

Grand Ensemble

Grand Ensemble

Macon Music Teachers Association Grand Ensemble
Saturday, October 26, 7:00PM

Porter Auditorium
An exciting collection of four grand pianos on stage being played simultaneously, featuring duets and trios of eight or more performers in one GRAND ENSEMBLE! 

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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