Arts and Cultural Events

visit campus for arts, culture and fun.

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward these arts and cultural events and to share them with the community. Visit our campus and experience in depth gallery talks, listen to an assortment of concerts, or pick up some homegrown veggies from Wesleyan Market. There is always something inspiring happening on campus. 

 

 

CAMPUS EVENTS
 

JANUARY

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, January 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.  

Music in the Arb
House concert featuring folk duo Small Potatoes
Saturday, January 11, 7:00PM

Anderson Cabin, Wesleyan arboretum
The Chicago based folk duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso say it has taken them years of careful indecision to develop a repertoire they describe as "Celtic to Cowboy." Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition has made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, "one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit." Purchase Tickets: $20; $10 for students with ID. All proceeds go to the musicians. House concert protocol is to bring food and drink to share with guests. 

International Trade and Investment Symposium
Thursday, January 16, 5:30 – 7:30PM
Taylor Hall Amphitheatre
Discussion will revolve around understanding how the world comes to Georgia and the intricate connections between the State and the global economy. The symposium will feature leading voices from across the state representing the countries, companies, and industries underpinning job-creating investment and keeping Georgia undeniably connected beyond the U.S.’s borders. Confirmed speakers: The Honorable Kazuyuki Takeuchi - consul general of Japan for the Southeastern United States, Amy Hudnall - executive director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace, Jennifer Tipping, Esq. - director of global business at Pain Care Labs, and Brian Solheim - plant manager at Irving Consumer Products. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

Macon Concert Association presents pianist Yi-Nuo Wang
2018 Concert Artists Guild prizewinner
Tuesday, January 21, 7:00PM
Burden Parlor 

Season tickets $80 adults, $40 students, Wesleyan discount $50 faculty/staff. Individual tickets $25 adults, $10 students, Wesleyan discount $15 faculty/staff. (478) 301-5470 for tickets.

White Coat Ceremony 
Thursday, January 23, 4:30PM
Pierce Chapel

Bachelor of science in nursing students are presented with their white coats to kick off spring semester. Free and open to the public.

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration 
Saturday, January 25, 7:00PM
Porter Auditorium

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

Determined to Rise
Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights

Women’s Education Reform in the Progressive Era, 1890-1920
Thursday, January 30, 7:00PM

Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College
As the centenary of woman suffrage approaches, the National Women’s History Museum presents a commemorative initiative, “Determined to Rise:” Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights. This series of public programming features scholarly panels, public events, and lively discussions on women’s history topics from the early 1830s when African-American women abolitionist groups organized to fight for freedom, personhood, and women’s rights to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

“Determined to Rise” shapes a broader understanding of the woman suffrage movement throughout the turn of the century, acknowledging not only the achievements resulting in the ratification of the 19th Amendment, but also its profound limitations. Panelists: Dr. Jenny Barker-Devine, associate professor of History, Illinois College; Dr. Vivia Lawton Fowler, president, Wesleyan College; and Dr. Daleah Goodwin, professor of history, Warren Wilson College. Moderator: Dr. Deidra Donmoyer, professor of communication, Wesleyan College. 

The event is free, but the favor of a reservation is requested by visiting www.eventbrite.com/e/87194931387/.
 

Macon Artist Invite Artist
Thursday, January 30 – Friday, February 28

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30, 6:00 – 7:00PM
East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Meg Campbell--Dot Brown 
Megan McNaught-- Luke Buffenmyer 
Chris Smith--Dsto Moore
Rudy Mendes-- Sarah Cooper
Carolyn Mendes--Darlene Murphy 
Heidi Clinite-- Rhonda Miller
Free and open to the public.

 

 
FEBRUARY

Macon Artist Invite Artist
Through Friday, February 28

East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Meg Campbell--Dot Brown 
Megan McNaught-- Luke Buffenmyer 
Chris Smith--Dsto Moore
Rudy Mendes-- Sarah Cooper
Carolyn Mendes--Darlene Murphy 
Heidi Clinite-- Rhonda Miller
Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, February 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 or email events@wesleyancollege.edu. Free and open to the public. 

Kevin Snipes, Wesleyan Resident Artist 2019-2020
Thursday, February 13 – Friday, March 6
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 13, 6:00 – 7:00PM

McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Kevin has exhibited as far away as Jingdezhen, China. He combines his love of constructing unconventional pottery with an obsessive need to draw on everything that he produces, creating a uniquely dynamic body of work. Free and open to the public.

A Little Night Music
Thursday, February 13, 7:00PM

Oval Hall
Join us for a concert of celebrated masterworks arranged for piano duo, string quartet, and percussion. Arrangements by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Strauss. Performers include Wesleyan’s Dr. Chenny Gan and Dr. Michael McGhee, piano duo; Kyla Gwyn, violin; Patricia McCall, violin; Jaris Tobler, viola; Barbara Altman, cello; and Michael Scott, percussion. Free and open to the public.

Preview Day @ Wesleyan
Monday, February 17, 9:00AM – 2:00PM

The best way to decide which college is the best fit for you is to VISIT the campus. We can tell you about all the great things you’ll find at Wesleyan, but we encourage you to come see for yourself. Join us for a Wesleyan Preview Day and get to know us! Sign up today. 

Bachelor of science in nursing degree information session
Thursday, February 27, 11:15AM

Munroe Science Center
Wesleyan’s BSN program offers qualified students a 2-year liberal arts foundation, followed by a unique 2-year nursing curriculum. Coursework integrated throughout the curriculum prepares graduates for management and leadership roles. Hallmarks of the program include evidence-based practice as the foundation for nursing interventions and care delivery with a focus on issues that impact nursing, health, and the global community. RSVP today.

124th Annual STUNT! 
Saturday, February 29, 7PM
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.

MARCH

Wesleyan Art Students Exhibition
Thursday, March 5 – Friday, April 3
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, 6:00 – 7:00PM
East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Free and open to the public.

Georgia Women of Achievement
2020 Induction Ceremony
Wednesday, March 11, 11:00AM

Pierce Chapel
Once a year we honor and remember the female trailblazers of the past, and acknowledge them for laying the foundation for the outstanding Georgia Women of today. This year’s inductees: Clarice Cross Bagwell, Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, Juanita Marsh, Jean Elizabeth Geiger Wright.  There is no cost to attend the ceremony. If you would like to attend the luncheon, you may purchase a ticket or table (8 seats). Register here.

Wesleyan Market (Canceled)
Saturday, March 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 or email events@wesleyancollege.edu.. Free and open to the public. 

Campbell-Stripling Distinguished Writer in Residence
Geffrey Davis (Canceled)
March 19 / 11:15AM
 
Taylor Amphitheatre
March 20 / 7:00PM 
Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center
Geffrey Davis is an American poet, professor, and the author of Revising the Storm and Night Angler. He teaches in The Arkansas Programs in Creative Writing & Translation at the University of Arkansas and with the Rainier Writing Workshop, Pacific Lutheran's low-residency MFA program. Davis also serves as poetry editor for Iron Horse Literary Review. The Campbell-Stripling Visiting Writer Series was established in 2007 by Wesleyan alumna Kathryn Stripling Byer ’66 and her family to bring renowned writers to campus annually to interact with students. Byer served as North Carolina’s first woman poet Laureate 2005 – 2009. In 2006, Wesleyan honored her with an honorary doctor of literature degree. Both events are free and open to the public.

Bachelor of science in nursing degree information session
Monday, March 23, 11:15AM (Canceled)

Munroe Science Center
Wesleyan’s BSN program offers qualified students a 2-year liberal arts foundation, followed by a unique 2-year nursing curriculum. Coursework integrated throughout the curriculum prepares graduates for management and leadership roles. Hallmarks of the program include evidence-based practice as the foundation for nursing interventions and care delivery with a focus on issues that impact nursing, health, and the global community. RSVP today.

Graduate Program Info Sessions (Canceled)
March 24 at 6:00pm / Taylor Hall

Designed for working professionals, Wesleyan’s 3 fast-track hybrid graduate programs include online courses for student flexibility as well as Wesleyan's signature seminar-style traditional classes on campus evenings and weekends. All classes are taught by faculty with "real world" experience and outstanding academic credit. Register for this Info Session.

WOW-A-Day: Orientation Day of Service (Canceled)
Saturday, March 28, 8:00AM
Anderson Dining Hall, Olive Swann Porter building

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.

APRIL

Senior Piano Recital: Dora Yuru Jin
Thursday, April 2, 7:00PM

Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building

Dr. Libby Bailey exhibition of work
Saturday, April 4 - Saturday, May 9

McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Dr. Elizabeth “Libby” Bailey, professor of art at Wesleyan College, was a recipient of the fourth annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. Bailey is a teacher, art historian, artist, and art preservationist who works with oil, watercolor, and printmaking. In 2002, she created the “Adopt-A-Painting” program at Wesleyan with the philosophy that the College’s art must be conserved, displayed, and enjoyed by all constituents of the community. Free and open to the public.

Joint Junior Voice Recital: Sara Gott and Elizabeth Strickland
Sunday, April 5, 3:00PM

Pierce Chapel

Macon Concert Association presents
Robert McDuffie, violin, and Robert Spano, piano 
(Canceled)
Tuesday, April 7, 7:00PM
Porter Auditorium
Macon’s acclaimed violinist Robert McDuffie will be joined by pianist Robert Spano, current music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. in a recital tour that includes Macon as well as Atlanta, Athens, and Savannah. The program will include Brahms, Corigliano, and Beethoven. Mr. McDuffie is a Grammy-nominated violinist who enjoys a dynamic and multi-faceted career. He is founder of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, a conservatory for undergraduate and graduate students at Mercer University. Season tickets $80 adults, $40 students, Wesleyan discount $50 faculty/staff. Individual tickets $25 adults, $10 students, Wesleyan discount $15 faculty/staff. (478) 301-5470 for tickets.

Senior Art Show
Opening reception: Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 - 7:00PM

East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts building
Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market (Canceled)
Saturday, April 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 or email events@wesleyancollege.edu.. Free and open to the public. 

Senior Musical Theatre Showcase: DeAnna Long Craig
Saturday, April 18, 4:30PM

Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center

Graduate Program Info Sessions
April 28 at 6:00pm / Taylor Hall

Designed for working professionals, Wesleyan’s 3 fast-track hybrid graduate programs include online courses for student flexibility as well as Wesleyan's signature seminar-style traditional classes on campus evenings and weekends. All classes are taught by faculty with "real world" experience and outstanding academic credit. Register for this Info Session.

MAY

Spring Concert featuring Wesleyan's Concert Choir and the Wesleyannes
Sunday, May 3, 4:00PM
Pierce Chapel

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, May 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 or email events@wesleyancollege.edu.. Free and open to the public.

Marker Ceremony
Friday, May 15, 6:15PM
Main Post Office on College Street, downtown Macon

Baccalaureate Ceremonies
Friday, May 15, 7:00PM
Mulberry Street United Methodist Church

Commencement Exercises
Saturday, May 16, 10:00AM
Porter Auditorium

JUNE / JULY / AUGUST

Summer Commencement

August 15, 2020
Check back later for further details.

 

 

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