MARCH

Converge
Ceramics by UGA Graduate Students
Through - March 13

East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Opening reception Friday, January 30, 6-7 PM
Ceramists Aaron Obenza, "Two Places,” Dan Vu, Jamie Diaz, and Mark Johnson. Free and open to the public M-F, 1-5PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2PM. (478) 757-5189

Highlights from Wesleyan’s Collection
Through May 22, 2015
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Some of our favorite paintings, works on paper, and recent acquisitions are on view in the West Gallery. Free and open to the public M-F, 1-5PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2PM. (478) 757-5189

The Holy Journey of Confucius by Artist YunZhu Lin
Through May 22, 2015

Confucius Institute, Willet Library
Confucius’ journey told in 14 original paintings by First-Class National Chinese artist YunZhu Lin. Confucius Institute hours: M-F, 1-5PM. Free. (478) 757-5212.

2015 Georgia Women of Achievement Induction Ceremony
Thursday, March 5, 11 AM
Wesleyan CollegePorter Auditorium
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Georgia Women of Achievement honors outstanding women who had exceptional accomplishments and are a continuing inspiration to others.Since its creation in 1992, GWA has honored 80 remarkable women with birth dates from 1700 to 1925 and death dates from 1765 to 1999. They are a fascinating walk through Georgia history. Three more women will be honored on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Induction Ceremony. Keynote speaker TBA.

Pianist Steven Lin
Monday, March 9, 7:30 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Presented by the Macon Concert Association  
Stephen Lin is applauded by the New York Times and the recipient of a growing list of awards including 2014 Silver Medalist of the Arthur Rubenstein International Competition, 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and the John Giordano Jury Chairman Discretionary Award at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Seating is limited. Tickets $25 adults/$10 students: (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera House box office M-F, 10AM-5PM

CANCELLED Clarinet and Piano Recital of American Music
Thursday, March 12, 7:30 PM
Candler Building, Benson Room
Rebecca Rowell Cooke on clarinet and her sister, Beth Rowell McGinnis, on piano, will present a lively repertoire of American music. Free and open to the public. For information (478) 757- 5259

Award Winning Journalist Louisa Lim
author of The People’s Republic of Amnesia Tiananmen Revisited
Friday, March 13, 1:30 PM
Taylor Amphitheatre
The People’s Republic of Amnesia is an original, powerfully gripping, and ultimately unforgettable book about a national tragedy and an unhealed wound. In this remarkable work of investigative history, Louisa Lim shines a light on the events of June 4th, 1989, showing how irrevocably they changed China. Lim reveals new details about those fateful days, introducing readers to a series of individuals whose lives were transformed by Tiananmen. Free and open to the public.

WOW! A Day for Macon
Saturday, March 14, starting at 8 AM

Meet in Anderson Dining Hall for the day’s assignment with Wesleyan’s Lane Center for Service and Leadership. Rebuilding Macon has identified several homes in need of repair. Each paint stroke/nail driven will be a direct result of Wesleyan’s commitment to serving our community. Lunch will be catered to each location. The community is invited to join us. For information, (478) 757-3800

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, March 14, 9 AM - 1 PM

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
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.

Lantern Festival
Thursday, March 19, 6 PM

Wesleyan Quad
The Confucius Institute will observe the Chinese Lantern Festival with lantern-making and lighting on the quad. Traditional foods for this festival will be served. Free. (478) 757-5212

Ain’t I a Woman!
Thursday, March 19, 7 PM

Porter Auditorium  
Chamber Music Theatre performed by Core Ensemble. Celebrate the life and times of four African American women: ex-slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, folk artist Clementine Hunter, and civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical score is drawn from spirituals of the Deep South, the Jazz Age, and contemporary concert music by African Americans. Free and open to the public. 

The Norman McLean Master Class with guest teacher, Courtney Huffman, Soprano
Monday March 23, 2:30 – 4:30pm  
Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Recognized as a singer of exceptional artistry and versatility, soprano Courtney Huffman is a captivating and inspiring artist who is making waves in the professional musical world. Huffman has appeared in over two-dozen operas and opera scenes with the Center for Contemporary Opera, Intimate Opera Company, Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Aspen Opera Theater. An equally accomplished concert artist, Ms. Huffman performed Bach’s Wedding Cantata and Coffee Cantata with Boston Baroque’s 2014 New Year’s Eve celebration. Joining pianist and Wesleyan’s Assistant Professor of Music Chenny Gan ’02, Ms. Huffman presented a ten-day concert tour throughout Southern China, covering a vast spectrum of music, from opera arias to Chinese folk songs. Free and open to the public. 478-757-5259

UGA Printmaking 2015
March 27 - May 9

East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Opening reception Friday, March 27, 6-7 PM
Free and open to the public M-F, 1-5PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2PM. (478) 757-5189


APRIL

UGA Printmaking 2015
Through May 9

East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Opening reception Friday, March 27, 6-7 PM
Free and open to the public M-F, 1-5PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2PM. (478) 757-5189

Highlights from Wesleyan’s Collection
Through May 22
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Some of our favorite paintings, works on paper, and recent acquisitions are on view in the West Gallery. Free and open to the public M-F, 1-5PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2PM. (478) 757-5189

The Holy Journey of Confucius by Artist YunZhu Lin
Through May 22

Confucius Institute, Willet Library
Confucius’ journey told in 14 original paintings by First-Class National Chinese artist YunZhu Lin. Confucius Institute hours: M-F, 1-5PM. Free. (478) 757-5212

Wendy Yun Chen, Senior Piano Recital
Thursday, April 9, 7 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Works by Bach, Schubert, Reger, Guarnieri, and more.
Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, April 11th and 25th, 9 AM - 1 PM
Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
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.

Camille Lacey, Senior Recital
Saturday, April 11, 4 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259

Music in the Arboretum, House Concert
Featuring Mark Johnson and Emory Lester
Sunday, April 12, 4 - 6:30 PM

Anderson Cabin, Wesleyan Arboretum
Tickets must be purchased in advance: $20. Seating is limited to 50 people
Order online
Mark Johnson is the Winner of the 2012 Steve Martin Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Award. Emory Lester is a world class mandolin and mult-instrumentalist. Guests are invited to bring finger foods and beverages. Dress is casual and fitting for the woods.

Jasmine Hathaway, Senior Recital
Sunday, April 12, 6 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259

Wesleyan’s Annual Spring Recital
Monday, April 13, 7 PM

Porter Auditorium, Porter Fine Arts Building
Voice, piano, and organ students perform solo repertoire. Free. (478) 757-5259

Opera and Musical Theatre Scenes by Wesleyan Students
Wednesday, April 15, 7 PM

Porter Auditorium
A delightful evening of musical scenes performed by Wesleyan students. Enjoy comedy and drama from opera and musical theatre. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259

Alumnae Weekend April 17, 18, 19
Wesleyan College, Macon, GA 31210
Campus-wide events scheduled. Alumnae from around the world return to campus to celebrate sisterhood and to welcome the graduating class to their new alumnae status. (478) 757-5173

A Festival of New Plays
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 23, 24, 25, 8 PM

Written by Wesleyan theatre students
Directed by Jan Lewis
Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building  
An exciting evening of new plays written by students in Professor Robert Fieldsteel's Fall 2014 playwriting class. Seating is limited. Admission $10; seniors and alumnae $5: (478) 757-5259 or theatre@wesleyancollege.edu

Wesleyan’s Annual Spring Concert
Sunday, April 26, 4 PM

Porter Auditorium, Porter Fine Arts Building
A celebrated concert featuring the Wesleyan Concert Choir and the Wesleyannes. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259

Libby Minlin Liao
, Senior Piano Recital
Monday, April 27, 7 PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Works by Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Jelly Roll Morton, and more.  
Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5259

 

MAY

UGA Printmaking 2015
Through May 9

East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Opening reception Friday, March 27, 6-7 PM
Free and open to the public M-F, 1-5PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2PM. (478) 757-5189

Highlights from Wesleyan’s Collection
Through May 22
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Some of our favorite paintings, works on paper, and recent acquisitions are on view in the West Gallery. Free and open to the public M-F, 1-5PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2PM. (478) 757-5189

The Holy Journey of Confucius by Artist YunZhu Lin
Through May 22

Confucius Institute, Willet Library
Confucius’ journey told in 14 original paintings by First-Class National Chinese artist YunZhu Lin. Confucius Institute hours: M-F, 1-5PM. Free. (478) 757-5212

Jonathan Alan Poe, Organist
Thursday, May 14, 10:30 AM

Porter Auditorium
Presented by the Morning Music Club of Macon, now in its 103rd year.  
The mighty sound of Wesleyan’s beautifully refurbished organ played by Christ Episcopal Church’s Assistant Organist and Choirmaster Jonathan Alan Poe. Free and open to the public.