Arts and Cultural Events

January

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, January 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.

Chinese New Year Gala Concert sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College
Saturday, January 28, 7:00PM
Porter Auditorium 
Free and open to the public.

Emil Altschuler, Violin and Thomas Pandolfi, Piano
Monday, January 30, 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 office hours M-F, 10:00AM-5:00PM.

 

February

Student Theatre Production
What You Don't Know by Michelle O'Dette
Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4, 8:00PM
Grassmann-Porter Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building
An evening to raise awarness about mental illness, with all proceeds to benefit Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia. Admission: General public, $3.00 suggested donation; for Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff, donate one article of clothing and/or $1.00. 

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

Chinese Lantern Festival
Tuesday, February 14, 6:00PM

Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Building
Join us tonight for sweet dumpling-making, riddle-guessing and gifts for winners! Free and open to the public.

Ted Saupe/Ron Meyers Ceramic Exhibition 
Thursday, February 16 , 6:00-7:00PM 
McCrary Gallery
Demonstration
Friday, February 17,  10:00-11:50AM
Murphy 104
Lecture 
12:00 - 1:00PM
Murphy 104
Join us for a fun-filled exhibition, deomonstration, and lecute with current and former UGA ceramics professors Ted Saupe and Ron Meyers. It is hard to tell what is better, their sense of humor, or their amazing work! These two artists are long time friends and colleagues who rarely do workshops of this kind together. It is a day not to be missed! Free and open to the public.

LECTURE: Barbara Evans, GSCPA chair
Thursday, February 23, 11:15AM

Taylor Amphitheatre
Sponsored by the Business & Economics Department at Wesleyan (Accounting Program) and the Wesleyan Office of Diversity and Inclusion. For information, contact Dr. Kel-Ann Eyler (keyler@wesleyancollege.edu) or Dean Tonya Parker (tparker@wesleyancollege.edu). Free and open to the public.

121st Annual STUNT! 
Saturday, February 25, 7:00PM
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.

“Classical Dynamite!” Violin and piano concert
Tuesday, February 28, 7:00PM
Benson Room, Candler Building
Two Georgia College music faculty, Dr. David Harned Johnson on violin and Dr. Owen Lovell on piano, will preform three works: “Fratres,” by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, combines sounds of early music and 20th century post-minimalism; “The Recalcitrants,” by American composer Randy Bauer, is a newly written work featuring a mix of jazz and classical styles; and “Violin Sonata in D minor,” Brahms’ German romantic-period icon. In addition to teaching at Georgia College, Johnson has appeared as the concertmaster of the Macon Symphony Orchestra, and Lovell has performed some of these works live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

March

Student Art Show
Through - March 31
East Gallery
Gallery hours 1:00 - 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. Free and open to the public.

26th Annual Georgia Women of Achievement
Induction Ceremony

Thursday, March 9, 10:00AM
Pierce Chapel
Keynote speaker: Wesleyan President Ruth A. Knox
Reception in Oval Hall, Candler Building, following the ceremony. Free and open to the public.
This year, Georgia Women of Achievement will recognize the contributions of Carolyn Mackenzie Carter, the first female photographer for the Atlanta Constitution; Clermont Huger Lee, one of Georgia's first female landscape architects; and Lucile Nix, the first library head for the state of Georgia who led significant expansion across the state.

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

WOW! A Day for Macon
Saturday, March 18, 8:00AM-12:00PM
Anderson Dining Hall, Olive Swann Porter building
We are very excited about focusing our spring WOW! A Day efforts on Wesleyan’s beautiful campus this year, enhancing the areas where students live and study and our faculty and staff work. We are hopeful you will consider joining us on this day to tackle tasks, make a visual difference, and create a long-term feeling of pride for everyone involved in this huge collective effort. Meet at 8:00AM in Anderson Dining Hall for assignments.

Senior Voice Recital, Shalandra Royal
Saturday, March 25, 4:00PM
Burden Parlor
Free and open to the public.

Senior Voice Recital, Sidney King
Sunday, March 26, 4:00PM
Burden Parlor
Free and open to the public.

Military Tribute Concert Featuring the Navy Band Southeast
Tuesday, March 28, 6:30PM
Porter Auditorium
Free.

Music of the Nations
Thursday, March 30, 6:30PM
Porter Auditorium
Performed by some of Central Georgia's finest musicians. Free.

Norman McLean Concert and Masterclass Series:
Louise Toppin, Soprano, John O’Brien, Piano Concert

Thursday, March 30, 7:30PM
Burden Parlor
Masterclass for advanced Wesleyan voice majors
Friday, March 31, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Burden Parlor
Louise Toppin, soprano, and her accompanist, John O’Brien, will present a recital of Western European repertoire and African American concert music. Both events are free and open to the public.


 

April

Senior Voice Recital, Rosamond Goodson
Saturday, April 1, 4:00PM
Burden Parlor 
Free and open to the public.

Cherry Blossom Festival Party on the Green
Sunday, April 2, 5:00PM
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.|

Lamar Lecture Photography Exhibit
Katherine Mayo, Collodion Photography
Opening Reception, Thursday, April 6, 6:00-7:00PM

Music in the Arboretum
House Concert

Friday, April 7, 7:00PM 
Anderson Cabin, Wesleyan Arboretum
The featured artist is Dori Freeman, a rising star in the Americana music scene. Hailing from an Appalachian music family in Galax, Virginia, Dori's style was shaped by American Roots music: bluegrass, rhythm and blues, and old country. Tickets $20 (order here). Ticketholders bring finger food and adult beverages to the event for all to share before the concert and during intermission. CDs will be on sale during intermission.

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

Senior Voice Recital, D'Andrea Dixon
Saturday, April 8, 2:00PM
Burden Parlor
Free and open to the public.

Senior Voice Recital, Charlotte Chunxiao Chen
Saturday, April 8, 6:00PM 
Pierce Chapel
Free and open to the public.

Senior Voice Recital, Bernadette Meloche
Sunday, April 9, 4:00PM
Burden Parlor
Free and open to the public.

Graduating Senior Art Student Show
April 11 - May 3
Opening Reception, Tuesday, February 7, 6:00-7:00PM
East Gallery

Baritone Vratislav Křiz, Soprano Yuki Kinjo, 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 office hours M-F, 10:00AM-5:00PM.

Selected Student-Written Plays
Thursday - Saturday, April 27 - 29, 8:00PM

Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building
Four top-notch plays by students from this year's play writing class. 
Directed by Sydney Chalfa
Watching a Movie, a play about young love, by Theresa Kors
Delivery, by Michelle O'Dette
Westminster College, by Ashaunti Samms
The Dress, by Madison Leary
Contains some adult language and content. $10 admission; $5 for alumnae, students, and senior citizens. Free to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.

16th Annual Wesleyan Storytelling Festival
Friday, April 28, 6:00PM 
Benson Room, Candler Building
Additionally, there will be a storytelling workshop led by our own Wendy Hamm in the amphitheater in the afternoon. Both events are open to the public.

Wesleyan College Music Dept. Annual Spring Concert, featuring Concert Choir and Wesleyannes
Sunday, April 30, 4:00PM

Details TBA
Free and open to the public.

 

May

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, May 13, 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 10, 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 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. 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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