Category Archive for 'Snapshots'
Mabuhay, an annual Asian-Asian American show, provides an opportunity for different student groups and individuals to showcase their talents at Wesleyan and raise awareness regarding diversity on campus. The annual event took place in Crowell Concert Hall on April 17. (Photos by Dat Vu ’15)
The Wesleyan and local community participated in “MiddletownRemix: Hear More, See More,” a festival of art and sound, on May 11 in downtown Middletown. After a year of exploring, sharing, and remixing the sounds of Middletown on the MiddletownRemix website, event attendees celebrated the city’s acoustic identity at the festival, which featured four commissioned world premieres, three live DJ sets, two art/sound installations, a laptop orchestra, food trucks, graffiti art, a gallery walk and a flash mob.
“MiddletownRemix” was presented by Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts and Green Street Arts Center and made possible with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Middletown Commission on the Arts; and in partnership with the City of Middletown, Middletown Public Schools, WESU 88.1FM, Community Health Center of Middletown, It’s Only Natural Market, MAC 650 Gallery, Middletown Framing, North End Action Team, NoRA Cupcake Company, The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center, and the Middletown Relations Committee of the Wesleyan Student Association. The festival is part of the year-long campus and community-wide exploration “Music and Public Life.” (Photos by Nick Lacy)
Students enrolled in the “Improvisational Forms” dance course performed May 6 and May 8 at various locations, and on various objects, around campus. The class is designed to explore different approaches to dance improvisation. Students learn to expand movement vocabulary, increase compositional awareness, develop their creative thinking and observational skills, and sharpen their performance presence. The class is taught by Susan Lourie, adjunct professor of dance. (Photos by Olivia Drake)
Students enrolled in ARST 131, Drawing I, practiced drawing-to-scale on April 30. Their instructor is Kate TenEyck, visiting assistant professor of art and art studio technician.
A new telescope at Van Vleck Observatory saw its first light on May 1. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by staff and students of the Astronomy Department and the Science Machine Shop. Its construction was a class project for the Radio Astronomy course taught by Meredith Hughes, assistant professor of astronomy. This is Wesleyan’s first radio telescope, joining three optical telescopes housed at the Observatory on Foss Hill in the central campus. #THISISWHY (Photos by Olivia Drake)
The Romance Languages and Literatures Department welcomed 10 new students to its French Honor Society, Phi Delta Phi on May 1. Students included Jesse Brent, Cara Colker-Eybel, Christina Ermilio, Elita Irving, Adam Isaacson, Miriam Kwieniewska, Yi Hui Lin, Fayette Phillips, Kyra Sutton and Savannah Whiting.