Fall Photos: Three in 30: Black Pulp!

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 the Three in 30 gallery tour brought three Wesleyan faculty members—Professor of History Demetrius L. Eudell, Assistant Professor of Sociology Courtney Patterson-Faye, and Associate Professor of English and American Studies Amy Cynthia Tang—into Zilkha Gallery to discuss a selected work from the Black Pulp! exhibition with Guest Curator William Villalongo for ten minutes each.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

Fall Photos: Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Sasha Rudensky—Acts and Illusions

On Wednesday, September 9, 2017 Assistant Professor of Art at Wesleyan University, Sasha Rudensky, exhibited 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East. For more than a decade, she has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

Fall Photos: Main Street Stroll and MASH

On Saturday, September 9, 2017 A family-friendly celebration of Middletown’s Main Street and the new Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore, the Main Street Stroll featured music, street performers, specialty workshops, free admission at Kidcity Children’s Museum, and much more.
Inspired by Fete de la Musique (also known as World Music Day), the sixth annual The MASH festival highlights Wesleyan’s student music scene, with multiple stages on campus featuring everything from a cappella ensembles to student, faculty, and alumni bands.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

Spring Photos: Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Shake

On Friday, May 5, 2017 at the CFA Theater, Wesleyan Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and Bates College Associate Professor of Dance Rachel Boggia performed the world premiere of their first choreographed work featuring their shared love of vibratory movement, smooth breath, and cheesy humor; and influences including Ghanaian dance forms, American postmodern dance, fake tap dance, bad jokes, and life experiences.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

Spring Photos: Connecticut Percussive Arts Society “Day of Percussion”

On Sunday, April 9, 2017 the Wesleyan Music Department hosted the annual meeting of the Connecticut Percussive Arts Society, featuring an exploration of the world of percussion with Wesleyan ensembles including the West African Drumming Ensemble, Taiko Drumming Ensemble, Korean Drumming Ensemble, and WesWinds, as well as several visiting ensembles from other Connecticut colleges and universities, including Sacred Heart University, Western Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut, and Bedford Middle School. This Day of Percussion was part of the 16th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

Spring Photos: Eli Fountain’s Percussion Discussion

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Wesleyan University Crowell Concert Hall, acclaimed percussionist and composer Eli Fountain presented an evening of music alongside a formidable cast of fellow jazz musicians including Warren Smith, Professor of Music Jay Hoggard, Bryan Carrott, Bobby Sanabria, Reggie Nicholson, Lyndon Achee, and Patience Higgins, as part of the 16th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

Spring Photos: Dress Rehearsal for Islands: The Lost History of the Treaty that Changed the World

On Thursday, April 20, 2017 Actors and Actresses rehearsed for the world premiere of Islands, a play by Professor of Theater Ron Jenkins that explores the legacy of colonialism and the relationship between Indonesia and the United States, commissioned by the Center for the Arts.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

 

Spring Photos: Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum and Concert Choir: Seasonal Music Across Four Centuries

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Memorial Chapel, a lunchtime concert of choral music by the Wesleyan University Collegium Musicum under the direction of Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies Jane Alden, and the Concert Choir under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, featured seasonal music spanning four centuries, including works by Heinrich Isaac, Edmund Rubbra, Gustav Holst, William Walton, and Edward Elgar.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.