Arts and Cultural Events

SEPTEMBER

Annual Wesleyan Art Faculty Exhibition
Through Friday, September 28

McCrary Gallery, Murphy Art Building
Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, September 8, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

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. Free and open to the public.

Confucius Institute Day
Saturday, September 29
, 1:00 – 5:00PM

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

Even This: Recall
3-D collages by Laura Scileppi
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4, 6:00PM
Exhibition on display through November 2

McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Scileppi’s art centers on memory, and the narratives we create about our past, exploring the configuration of what we hold onto about our lives, and what we let go. She uses hand tools to transform books into three-dimensional collages and the result is a sculpture composed of fragments within the book, each in its original place. Free and open to the public.

Theatre Production: Nunsense: The Musical
Thursday – Saturday Oct 11 – 13

Black Box Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, October 13, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

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.

CONCERT: REBEL Baroque Ensemble
Monday, October 15, 7:00PM

Pierce Chapel
Hailed by the New York Times as “Sophisticated and Beguiling” and praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “astonishingly vital music making," the award-winning, New York-based ensemble is one of North America’s top tier ensembles specializing in 17th & 18th century repertoire performed on period instruments. Season tickets: $80 adults, $40 students (Wesleyan faculty/staff $50). Individual concerts $25 adults, $10 students (free with student ID). (478) 301-5470.

Randy Goodman photo of Iranian woman in a green taxi.


Iran: Women Only
Photographs by Randy H. Goodman
Wednesday, October 17 – Friday, December 14
Opening Reception, Tuesday, October 16
, 6:00PM

Porter Fine Arts Bldg., East and West galleries
Ms. Goodman’s portraits show the daily life of today’s Iranian woman: their playful spirit, shopping, recording videos on smartphones, painting their nails and wearing colorful clothing. In a black and white photograph from 1983, two young girls, their heads covered by black and white hajibs, cover their mouths bashfully as they giggle. In contrast, a 2015 color photo portrays twin sisters covered with floral headscarves and smiling broadly. As a photojournalist for 35 years, Ms. Goodman has contributed images and reports to The New York Times, UPI, and CBS-TV. Her photographs have been published in The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and TIME. Free and open to the public.

Presentations: Celebrating Faculty Scholarship
Wednesday, October 17

Wesleyan Faculty Concert
Thursday, October 18

Porter Auditorium

Free and open to the public.

Belk Lecture: Dr. Shehnaz Haqqani 
Thursday, October 25, 11:15AM
Pierce Chapel
Free and open to the public.

WOW! A Day
Saturday, October 27

AXIS Annual International Dinner
Sunday, October 28, 5:00PM

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. $7. Proceeds benefit scholarships.

Dr. Andy Lagrimas Piano Recital
Tuesday, October 30, 7:30PM

Benson Room, Olive Swann Porter Building

NOVEMBER

Iran: Women Only
Photographs by Randy H. Goodman
Through Friday, December 14

Porter Fine Arts Bldg., East and West galleries
Ms. Goodman’s portraits show the daily life of today’s Iranian woman: their playful spirit, shopping, recording videos on smartphones, painting their nails and wearing colorful clothing. In a black and white photograph from 1983, two young girls, their heads covered by black and white hajibs, cover their mouths bashfully as they giggle. In contrast, a 2015 color photo portrays twin sisters covered with floral headscarves and smiling broadly. As a photojournalist for 35 years, Ms. Goodman has contributed images and reports to The New York Times, UPI, and CBS-TV. Her photographs have been published in The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and TIME. Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, November 10, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

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.

Wesleyan Music Students Fall Recital
Monday, November 12, 7:00PM

Location TBA

Photo of YooJin Jang playing the violin.


Violinist YooJin Jang
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Applauded by The Strad for her “fiery virtuosity” and “consummate performances,” violinist YooJin Jang is a winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition and first prize winner of the 2016 Sendai International Music Competition in Japan. These two victories have resulted in a busy itinerary of international recital and concerto engagements, plus the release of two new recordings, including a CD of her prizewinning Sendai concerto performances. Season tickets: $80 adults, $40 students (Wesleyan faculty/staff $50). Individual concerts $25 adults, $10 students (free with student ID). (478) 301-5470.

Little Mr. & Miss Pageant
Saturday, November 17, 10:00AM

Porter Auditorium
Little Mr. and Miss Cherry Blossom serve as enthusiastic ambassadors for the Festival and the city of Macon-Bibb, appearing at local and regional events throughout the year.

2019 Miss Cherry Blossom Pageant
Saturday, November 17, 7:00PM

Porter Auditorium
Miss Cherry Blossom Macon is now an official preliminary for the Miss Georgia Pageant. The winner of this local franchise pageant will go on to compete in the Miss Georgia Competition in June. This is an open pageant. One winner and 2 princesses will be selected at the pageant. Only the winner will compete in the Miss Georgia pageant. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to Wesleyan College and will serve as a enthusiastic ambassadors for the Cherry Blossom Festival and the city of Macon-Bibb, appearing at local and regional events throughout the year. The winner will also continue on to compete in the Miss Georgia pageant in June. The 1st and 2nd runner up will serve as princesses and will represent the Cherry Blossom Festival along with the winner throughout the 10 days of the Festival. The deadline to complete your application is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Theatre Production
Thursday – Saturday, November 29 – December 1

Black Box Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building

DECEMBER

Iran: Women Only
Photographs by Randy H. Goodman
Through Friday, December 14

Porter Fine Arts Bldg., East and West galleries
Ms. Goodman’s portraits show the daily life of today’s Iranian woman: their playful spirit, shopping, recording videos on smartphones, painting their nails and wearing colorful clothing. In a black and white photograph from 1983, two young girls, their heads covered by black and white hajibs, cover their mouths bashfully as they giggle. In contrast, a 2015 color photo portrays twin sisters covered with floral headscarves and smiling broadly. As a photojournalist for 35 years, Ms. Goodman has contributed images and reports to The New York Times, UPI, and CBS-TV. Her photographs have been published in The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and TIME. Free and open to the public.

Annual Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 2, 4:00PM

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 8, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

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.

JANUARY 2019

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, January 12, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

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.

Pianist Dominic Cheli
Tuesday, January 22, 7:00PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter
Applauded by MusicWeb International for his “splendid playing…great skill and technical prowess,” pianist Cheli is first prize winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Earlier in 2017, Naxos released his debut CD, and won the Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition, leading to a critically acclaimed performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Festival Orchestra. His rapidly advancing career includes his concerto debut in Europe this season and his Carnegie Hall recital debut. Season tickets: $80 adults, $40 students (Wesleyan faculty/staff $50). Individual concerts $25 adults, $10 students. (478) 301-5470.

FEBRUARY

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 2, Time TBA

Porter Auditorium
Wesleyan’s Confucius Institute will celebrate the most important holiday in Chinese culture—New Year!  Ring in the Year of the Dog with a performance of traditional Chinese dances, songs and music. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5212.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, February 9, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

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.

MARCH

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, March 9, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

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
Saturday, March 23

Georgia On My Mind
Tuesday, March 26, 7:00PM
 

Porter Auditorium
Enjoy an evening of old sweet songs featuring Georgia music from the Middle Georgia Concert Band! More details to come. FREE!

Family Movie Night
Saturday, March 30, 8:00PM
 

On the Green
Bring a lawn chair and a cooler and join us for a movie night under the stars! We will be playing a Disney movie on a large outdoor screen on The Green at Wesleyan College. This new Cherry Blossom Event is the perfect way to start out your weekend! The movie will start at 8:00 pm. Get there early to grab a good spot!  FREE!

APRIL

Argus Quartet
Tuesday, April 2, 7:00PM

Pierce Chapel
Praised for playing with “supreme melodic control and total authority” and “decided dramatic impact,” the Argus Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young ensembles, winning first prize at both the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and the 2017 MPrize Chamber Arts Competition. Season tickets: $80 adults, $40 students (Wesleyan faculty/staff $50). Individual concerts $25 adults, $10 students. (478) 301-5470.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, April 13, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

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.

Wesleyan Music Students Spring Concert
Sunday, April 28, 4:00PM

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

MAY

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, May 11, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
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.

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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