Arts and Cultural Events

APRIL

Remembering Kathryn Stripling Byer: A Celebration in Poetry and Music
Thursday, April 5, 7:00PM
Pierce Chapel

Enjoy the work of Poet Laureate and Wesleyan alumna Kay Stripling Byer '66 plus a musical performance by Nadine Cheek '79. Free and open to the public.
 

Wesleyan Senior Students Art Show
Opening reception: Tuesday, April 10, 6:00PM

Seven Wesleyan College art majors will host an opening reception in the Porter Fine Arts, Cowles Myles Collier East Gallery April 10 at 6 to 7 PM, to kick off a month-long group exhibition, which will include works in drawing, painting, ceramics, and digital art. The public is invited to this free exhibit. Wesleyan galleries are open M-F, 1-5pm and during Market Saturdays, 10-2pm.

Artists:

Ying Li, Guangzhou China
Abstract oil paintings dealing with the theme of the seven deadly sins.

Lianne Ashton, Conyers Georgia 
Mythical Macon Georgia cityscape oil paintings.

Gabby Garcia, Portland Oregon
Watercolor illustrations of sea creatures that use bioluminescence and a video. 

Jecamiah Anderson, Winchester Virginia
Patterns in nature oil paintings.

Maggie Blum, Debary Florida.
Dark flower studies with acrylic paints, computer illustrations, and video.  

Keondria Epps, Macon Georgia 
Life size ceramic monsters. 

Payton Gates, Mobile Alabama 
Abstract landscapes with color pastels.  

 

Vanessa Battle, soprano – Wesleyan College Senior Voice Recital
Saturday, April 7, 3:30PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Free and open to the public.


MNM Piano Trio
Thursday, April 12, 7:30PM

Pierce Chapel
Three pianists, playing together on 1 piano, 6 hands sharing the same keyboard, 30 fingers running on 88 keys... all in a joyful spirit! This is the unique musical experience proposed by three pianists from France and Belgium who one day gathered around a single keyboard creating a rich, colorful, and explosive mixture. Sponsored by Macon Concert Association. Season subscription $80 adults/$40 students. Individual event $25 adult/$10 student. 478-301-5470.
 

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, April 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. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.


SaVana Cameron – Senior Music Showcase
Sunday, April 15, 4:00PM
Pierce Chapel
Featuring voice, guitar and original compositions. Free and open to the public.


Wesleyan Music Students Spring Honors Recital
Monday, April 16, 7:00PM

Porter Auditorium
Featuring outstanding Wesleyan College music students from on piano, organ and voice. Free and open to the public.
 

Alumnae Weekend Celebration Concert
Friday, April 20, 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.
 

17th annual Wesleyan Storytelling Festival: True South: No Single Story, April 21

17th Annual Wesleyan Storytelling Festival
True South: No Single Story
Saturday, April 21, 2:00 – 9:30PM

Taylor Amphitheatre
Free and open to the public.

2:00pm 
Storytellers from the Macon community: Nathan Dees, Judge Verda Colvin, Gordon Johnston, professor and director of the Creative Writing Program at Mercer University and writer-in-residence at Ocmulgee National Monument, Wesleyan Assistant Professor of Education Wendy Hamm, and Wesleyan Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion Tonya Parker

Mature topics. Not suitable for children.

5:00pm
Andy Offitt-Irwin, an American storyteller, arts educator, singer-songwriter, and humorist. Born and raised in Covington, Georgia, he is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. 

6:30pm
Caroline Herring, nationally-known storyteller, American folk and country singer, songwriter, and musician.

8:20 – 9:30pm
Andy Offitt-Irwin will wrap up the evening with more stories and songs.
 

Dr. James McClintock
CLIMATE CHANGE
Thursday, April 26, 11:15AM

Taylor Amphitheatre
James B. McClintock is the Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. An expert on the ecological impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on marine life of the Antarctic Peninsula, his research has been funded continuously over the past 25 years by the National Science Foundation and focuses on aspects of marine invertebrate nutrition, reproduction, Antarctic marine chemical ecology, and the impacts of rapid climate change and ocean acidification on Antarctic marine algae and invertebrates. Free and open to the public.


Student-directed one-act plays
April 26 - 28, 8:00PM

Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building
Titles and details TBA
 

Concert photo

Wesleyan Music Students Spring Concert
Sunday, April 29, 4:00PM

Pierce Chapel
Annual Spring Concert featuring Wesleyan Concert Choir, Wesleyannes and the Confucius Institute Singers. Free and open to the public.
 

MAY

Musical Theatre Class Performance
Tuesday, May 1, 11:15AM

Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Building
A selection of Broadway and off-Broadway gems performed by Wesleyan students; directed by Professor Ellen Hanson. Free and open to the public.


Wesleyan Market
Saturday, May 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. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.
 

JUNE

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, June 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. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.
 

JULY

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, July 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. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

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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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