Arts and Entertainment

SEPTEMBER

Women in Black: Wesleyan Style in Art and Fashion
Art and Costumes from Wesleyan’s Collection
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 – Friday, January 8, 2016
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Historic portraits and dresses from Wesleyan’s permanent collection. Gallery hours: M-F, 1-5 PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays, 10 AM – 2 PM. Free. (478) 757-5171.

Recent Work by Wesleyan Art Department Faculty
Wednesday, September 2 – Friday, October 16
McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Prints, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, and photography by our distinguished faculty. Gallery hours: M-F, 1-5 PM. Free. (478) 757-5189.

Opening Convocation: Verda Colvin, Superior Court Judge, Macon Judicial Circuit
Thursday,  September 3, 11:15 AM
Porter Auditorium
Appointed by Governor Nathan Deal on April 16, 2014, Colvin is the first African American female appointed to the Macon Judicial Circuit. Prior to her appointment, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Georgia for 15 years. Free.

Native American Art
Thursday, September 10,  6 PM
Trice A & B, Olive Swann Porter Building
Kimberly Minor, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oklahoma and graduate of Wesleyan College will present two talks relative to her research of Native American Art.

Georgia Clay: Ceramic Educators in the Red Clay State
Friday, September 11 – Friday, November 6
East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Opening reception: Friday September 11, 6 - 7:30 PM
Sculptural and studio ceramics by Georgia’s most distinguished ceramics instructors. Gallery hours: M-F, 1 - 5 PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays, 10 AM-2 PM. Free. (478) 757-5189.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, September 12, 9 AM – 1 PM
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 crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-5233. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building. 10 AM – 2 PM.

Wind from the Grassland
Performance Troupe
Tuesday, September 15, 7 PM
Porter Auditorium
A repertoire of 15 Mongolian dance and music performances, sponsored by The Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College. Free and open to the public.

Belk Lecture Series: Dr. Mark McIntosh
Divine Ideas: Tradition in Medieval Mystical Theology
Tuesday, September 22, 11:15 AM
Amphitheatre, Taylor Hall
A well-known Anglican theologian, Dr. McIntosh recently returned to his position as Professor of Christian Spirituality at Loyola University, from Durham University in the United Kingdom, where he held joint appointments as Van Mildert Professor of Divinity and canon residentiary of Durham Cathedral. He is a priest in the Episcopal Church where he has served as chaplain to the House of Bishops and canon theologian to the 25th Presiding Bishop. 

Pianist Fei-Fei Dong
Thursday, September 24, 7:30 PM
Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Presented by the Macon Concert Association. Season tickets: $80; $40 students; $50 Wesleyan faculty and staff. Individual concert tickets: $25 adult; $10 students. Seating is limited. For tickets call (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera House box office M - F, 10 AM-5 PM. http://newasiacms.org/about/

International Confucius Institute Day
Saturday, September 26, 11 AM - 7 PM
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 with dancing, musical and martial arts performances, dumpling making, and lectures. Guests can buy tickets for food, face-painting, and a photo booth. Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, September 26, 9 AM – 1 PM
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 crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-5233. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building. 10 AM – 2 PM.


OCTOBER

Recent Work by Wesleyan Art Department Faculty
Through Friday, October 16
McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Prints, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, and photography by our distinguished faculty. Gallery hours: M-F, 1-5 PM. Free. (478) 757-5189.

Women in Black: Wesleyan Style in Art and Fashion
Art and Costumes from Wesleyan’s Collection
Through Friday January 8, 2016
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Historic portraits and dresses from Wesleyan’s permanent collection. Gallery hours: M-F, 1-5 PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays, 10 AM – 2 PM. Free. (478) 757-5171.

Dr. Tan Ye, Professor of Comparative Theatre at USC
History and Artistry of Chinese Filmmaking
Monday, October 5, 7 PM
Amphitheatre, Taylor Hall
Dr. Ye, a leading expert on Chinese film, visiting scholar at the Beijing Film Academy, the China Film Archive, and the national Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, Dr. Ye will inspire discussion of Chinese cinema. Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, October 10, 9 AM – 1 PM
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 crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-5233. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building. 10 AM – 2 PM.

Wesleyan’s Annual AXIS Dinner
Saturday, October 17, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Anderson Dining Hall
Olive Swann Porter Building
The world cooks for you at Wesleyan’s annual International Dinner. Traditional cuisine representing different countries will be prepared and offered by our international students. $5. Proceeds benefit scholarships. (478) 757-5137.

Witches of the Here and Now
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 15 - 17, 8 PM
SPECIAL MATINEE: Saturday October 17, 2 PM 
Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building
Three fables by Robert Fieldsteel and Jan Lewis. Directed by Dr. Jan Lewis. For ages 8 and up. You could meet these witches on the street and never know. Join us for three new tales of fantasy, romance, and finding your way. Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students, alumnae, senior citizens. Seating is limited. For reservations: (478) 757-5259 or email theatre@wesleyancollege.edu

Chinese Dance Troupe
Sunday, October 18, 4 PM
Porter Auditorium
International performers from Guangzhou University and the Affiliated Art School of Guangzhou along with thirty student performers will present a program of traditional Chinese dance and folk music. Free and open to the public.

WOW! A Day for Macon
Saturday, October 24, 8 AM - until
Meet in Anderson Dining Hall
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. (478) 757-3800.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, October 24, 9 AM – 1 PM
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 crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-5233. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building. 10 AM – 2 PM.

Sculptural Ceramics by Tanner Coleman
Tuesday, October 27 – Wednesday, December 9
McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Opening reception: Tuesday, October 27, 6 - 7:30 PM
Gallery hours: M-F, 1-5PM. Free. (478) 757-5189.


NOVEMBER

Sculptural Ceramics by Tanner Coleman
Through Wednesday, December 9
McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Opening reception: Tuesday, October 27, 6 - 7:30 PM
Gallery hours: M-F, 1-5PM. Free. (478) 757-5189.

Women in Black: Wesleyan Style in Art and Fashion
Art and Costumes from Wesleyan’s Collection
Through Friday January 8, 2016
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Historic portraits and dresses from Wesleyan’s permanent collection. Gallery hours: M-F, 1-5 PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays, 10 AM – 2 PM. Free. (478) 757-5171.

Master Printmaker Art Werger
Tuesday, November 3, 6 PM

Manget, Olive Swann Porter Building

5th Annual Pioneer Fest
Saturday, November 7, 2 - 9 PM
Wesleyan Arboretum
A celebration of nature, community and the bounty of harvest time and an acknowledgement of our dependence on ancient natural rhythms and our communal thankfulness for them. Anderson Cabin, and the Edenfield Pavilion.  


Wesleyan Market
Saturday, November 14, 9 AM – 1 PM
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 crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-5233. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building. 10 AM – 2 PM.

New Asia Chamber Music Society Piano Quartet
Monday, November 16, 7:30 PM
Pierce Chapel
Pre-concert talk at 6:30 PM.Presented by the Macon Concert Association. Season tickets: $80; $40 students; $50 Wesleyan faculty and staff. Individual concert tickets: $25 adult; $10 students. Seating is limited. For tickets call (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera House box office M - F, 10 AM - 5 PM. http://newasiacms.org/about/

Wesleyan’s Annual Fall Recital
Tuesday, November 17, 7 PM
Porter Auditorium
Featuring Wesleyan music students. Free. (478) 757-5259.

Chinese Artist Professor Zhang Qianyuan
Wednesday, November 18, 3:30 PM
Murphey Art Building Room 111
Artist, painter and director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas, Professor Zhang is an expert on Chinese landscape painting. He will present a lecture about Chinese paintings of mountains and rivers.  Free.  


DECEMBER

Sculptural Ceramics by Tanner Coleman
Through Wednesday, December 9
McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Opening reception: Tuesday, October 27, 6 - 7:30 PM
Gallery hours: M-F, 1-5PM. Free. (478) 757-5189.

Women in Black: Wesleyan Style in Art and Fashion
Art and Costumes from Wesleyan’s Collection
Through Friday January 8, 2016
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Historic portraits and dresses from Wesleyan’s permanent collection. Gallery hours: M-F, 1-5 PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays, 10 AM – 2 PM. Free. (478) 757-5171.

Chinese Folk Pottery:  The Art of the Everyday
Thursday, December 3, 2015 – Saturday, January 30, 2016
East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Opening reception: Thursday, December 3, 6 - 8:30 PM 
Connoisseurship of Chinese Ceramics,” a lecture by ceramics historian, scholar, and museum director, Dr. Margaret Carney, Thursday, December 3, 7 PM, Porter Auditorium.
“Great Moments in Ceramic History: Covering 10,000 Years of World Ceramic History in One Hour,” by Dr. Margaret Carney, Friday, December 4, 11 AM, Murphey Art Building.  
Gallery hours: M-F, 1-5 PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays, 10 AM-2 PM. Free. (478) 757-5189.

Miss Witherspoon
 by Christopher Durang
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 3 - 5, 8 PM
Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building
This delightful comedy takes cranky Veronica to a Buddhist/Christian afterlife when she dies, and back again and again to earth.  A crazy-quilt farce, critically acclaimed as one of the Ten Best Plays of 2005, and a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students, alumnae, senior citizens.  Seating is limited.  For reservations: (478) 757-5259 or email: theatre@wesleyancollege.edu.

Wesleyan’s Annual Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 6, 4 PM
Porter Auditorium
Join us for our celebrated annual concert featuring Wesleyan’s Concert Choir and the Wesleyannes. Free. (478) 757-5259.

Celtic Christmas
Friday, December 11, 7:30 PM 
Pierce Chapel
Acoustic Productions and Wesleyan College are proud to present the concert “Celtic Christmas.” Aconcert of exquisite guitar and mandolin duet arrangements featuring holiday music in traditional and Celtic styles. The artists are the renowned Celtic Masters - Robin Bullock and Steve Baughman. Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 at the door for students who present their ID, age12 and under free. Purchase online.

Morning Music Club of Macon
Annual Christmas Chorale
Date and time TBA
Porter Auditorium
For more than 102 years, the Morning Music Club has presented lively musical events open to the community.  Enjoy a seasonal program with an audience sing-along. Free.  

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, December 12, 9 AM – 1 PM
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 crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-5233. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building. 10 AM – 2 PM.