Celebrate the Arts – 2017-18 Calendar

June 26, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Visiting Artist Series is funded in part by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.



 


SPRING SEMESTER 2017 (Ticket Information)

Event dates/times are subject to change. For the most updated event information, please visit Wabash.edu/calendar. 

All events are free unless otherwise noted. 
All events are open to the public. 

Monday, January 22
Art Gallery Opening: The Final Cadence of the Prelude
Artist: Levente Sulyok
Opening Reception: Monday, January 22, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Ends on Friday, April 6, 5:00 p.m.
Eric Dean Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Gallery Hours: M-F, 9-5 p.m.

If possessing information was synonymous with power in the 20th century, it is now the processing and sorting of information that is required in order to restore power to one’s life. It is through the process of filtering (out) information that Levente Sulyok aims for a playful but critical type of resistance in his work. Imagery and text in commercial contexts, for instance, is meant to dictate as opposed to engage in conversation. Within this economic/ideological context, Sulyok employs various acts of deconstructive translation to silence relentless slogans, re-direct patterns of thought, and produce conversations where there were none before. These acts of resistance contain the potential to reverse consumption into production. Language is compressed and images are turned against themselves. While ultimately specific in meaning, Sulyok's abstractions allow for a viewing experience that is initially open and anchored in intuitive perception.

 

Thursday, February 8
Electronic Music Soundscapes Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, February 10
T-Tones Valentine’s Dinner Concert
Venue is TBD, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost & details to come.


Friday, February 16
Visiting Artist Series: Caleb Wiles
Magician
Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center
8:00 p.m.
(Tickets are Required)

You won’t catch him pulling a rabbit out of a hat or sawing a lady in half. Caleb performs modern magic designed for intelligent audiences. He uses ordinary objects such as cards, Rubik’s cubes, and dollar bills… and you won’t believe what he can do with them.  Caleb blends Magic and Mathematics into beauty.

Whether he’s reading minds, influencing thoughts, or flat out performing the impossible, you are going to be buzzing with excitement.

Even fellow magicians recognize Caleb as a leader in the field. He is a highly respected creator of new magic effects. His tricks have appeared in leading magic magazines, books, and DVDs. He is a sought after lecturer and was a regular columnist for magic’s premier magazine. His original tricks are performed by magicians all over the world.


Sunday, February 18
Roger Ide Organ Recital, Organist TBD
Pioneer Chapel
3:00 p.m.

The Department of Music at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana is pleased to announce the 18th annual Roger H. Ide Organ Recital. On Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Chapel, organist will present a recital on the college's lovingly restored 1935 3-manual, 28-rank Aeolian/Skinner pipe organ. No tickets are required. Free and open to the public. A light dessert reception will follow. For more information, contact Prof. Peter Hulen.


Wednesday - Saturday, February 21 – 24
Theater Production: Universal Robots
by Mac Rogers; Director, Jim Cherry
Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center
8:00 p.m.
(Tickets are Required)

 

Thursday, February 22
Student Recital
Korb Classroom, Fine Arts Center
4:30 p.m.


Friday, March 16
Visiting Artist Series: Double Helix
Interdisciplinary new media performance
Korb Classroom, Fine Arts Center
8:00 p.m.
(Tickets are Required)

Double Helix Collective is an interdisciplinary new media performance project by Sabrina Lastman (Sound) and Petronio Bendito (Visuals). The collective explores visual poetics of the intersection of music, light, shadow, drawing, software, videoart, ritual, improvisation and poetry.  In the performances, body and technology are in constant figure/ground negotiation. Central to its aesthetics is the notion of human and digital processes as a way to reclaim the physicality and accountability of the human expressive experience in a world increasingly automated.


Sunday, March 25
Glee Club Campus Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
3:00 p.m.


Monday, March 26
Brigance Forum
Michael Butterworth
Korb Classroom, Fine Arts Center
8:00 p.m.


Thursday, March 29
Student Recital
Korb Classroom, Fine Arts Center
4:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 4
Wamidan Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 7
Visiting Artist Series: Taiko Drums, Workshop
Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center
3:00 p.m.
(Not ticketed)


Saturday, April 7
Visiting Artist Series: Taiko Drums
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
8:00 p.m.
(Tickets are Required)

Tsukasa Taiko, a program of Asian Improv aRts Midwest, offers taiko drum instruction, education, and performances. Its mission is to preserve, develop, and pass on the traditional concepts of Japanese art as a cultural legacy, and to utilize these concepts in expanding and evolving the taiko art form.

As an active performing group, Tsukasa presents over fifty shows a year, both locally and internationally. Tsukasa Taiko offers classes, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations designed to teach how to play taiko, as well as to advance the understanding of how the cultural arts are a reflection of a community’s heritage and legacy. It works closely with schools, companies, and corporations, to provide special performances and presentations on the history of taiko and Japanese music. Tsukasa Taiko’s popular performing ensemble maintains an active local, national, and international performance schedule, including such prestigious venues as the Contemporary Museum of Art, the Steppenwolf Theater, the Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago Symphony Center, the Smithsonian, and the Malta International Theater Festival (Poland). 

Tsukasa Taiko’s director, teachers, and staff are dedicated professionals, all recognized as world class, working artists. Tatsu Aoki, the director, is a world renowned, highly respected, performing musician, composer, and recording artist, working in traditionally based Japanese music as well as experimental and jazz idioms. Noriko Sugiyama has returned to Chicago from Japan, having been granted a performing visa to be a guest artist with Tsukasa Taiko. With its strong leadership and aesthetic vision, Tsukasa Taiko is positioned to further the advancement of Japanese art in Chicago, and to expand and develop as a cultural beacon for the future. 


Wednesday, April 11
144th Baldwin Oratorical Contest
Korb Classroom, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

The Baldwin Oratorical Contest is the oldest continuous public speaking contest west of the Alleghenies. This event will be the 144th Baldwin Oratorical Contest.


Thursday, April 12
Brass Ensemble Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17
Jazz Ensemble & Combo Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.


Wednesday - Saturday, April 18 – 21
Theater Production: The Glass Menageries
Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center
8:00 p.m.
(Tickets are Required)


Friday, April 20
Art Gallery Opening: Senior Art Exhibition
Reception: Friday, April 20, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Ends on Sunday, May 13, 5:00 p.m.
Eric Dean Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Gallery Hours: M-F, 9-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10-2 p.m.

Wabash senior art majors will exhibit their art works. The exhibit represents a final rite of passage for these talented men who have dedicated their academic focus to the visual arts. This exhibit will run through May 13, 2018. Gallery Hours: M-F, 9-5 p.m. and Saturday's 10 – 2 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 21
Glee Club Collaborative Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, April 22
Chamber Orchestra
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

 

Monday, April 23
Student Recital 
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
4:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 25
The Scarlet Masque FILM Festival
Korb Classroom, Fine Arts Center
8:00 p.m.


Sunday, April 29
Glee Club Seniors Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
4:00 p.m.

 


FALL SEMESTER 2017

Monday, September 11
Art Gallery Opening: Magnificence
Artist: Chris & Ariel Lavery
Opening Reception: Monday, September 11, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Ending December 8, 2:00 p.m.
Eric Dean Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center
Gallery Hours: M-F, 9-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10-2 p.m.

The term magnificence derives from the mid-15th century French and stems even further back in linguistic history to the Latin originator of magnificus. By definition alone magnificence equates itself with greatness, distinguished, and elevated. It demonstrates the incomprehensible grasp we have on vast landmasses we govern. We deem ourselves exemplary of magnificent form through conquering of geographies and life.  

Magnificence also carries a tone of sarcasm or criticism in contemporary terms. It alludes to privilege and exclusion, a notion of vastness and grandeur, elevated to luxury and brilliance. Above all it signifies a timeliness in cultural attitude where a polarity exists, in great chasm, of inclusion and exclusion. Diminutive human rights are being tucked away, both quietly and with remonstrance, in service to an abject performance of misery and suffrage, making way for a small percent of magnificent champions who interpret what is good progress. The ambition of magnificence has brought on our own crisis with terra firma.  It represents mankind's limitations in matching his virility to the incredible landscape, the "God Given" country. Our ability to conquer land, as it equates with mother nature, fails.  In its place a conquering of peoples, cultures, and societies bubble to the top to be scraped away, like the cream of fresh milk, and consumed to excess.  

This exhibition poses questions and reflections on America’s current state of place within our political system as well as to the greater loss of mandate or proclamation of existence.  War, terrorism, global climate failure, political upheaval, amongst other offerings are explored as themes in the work.   


Saturday, September 23
Homecoming Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

Thursday - Saturday, September 28 – 30
Glee Club’s 125th Anniversary Celebration
Knowling Fieldhouse, Allen Athletics Center

Wednesday - Saturday, October 4 – 7
Theater Production: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare; Director, Michael Abbott
Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center
8:00 p.m.
(Tickets are Required)

Tuesday, October 24
Visiting Artist Series: Aquila Theater Company, Masterclass
Experimental Theater, Fine Arts Center
Time TBD
This venue is not wheelchair accessible.
(Tickets are NOT required) 

Tuesday, October 24
Visiting Artist Series: Aquila Theater Company, Hamlet
Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center
8:00 p.m.
(Tickets are Required)

Aquila is one of the foremost producers of touring classical theater in the United States, visiting 50-60 American cities per year.

Aquila Theatre's mission is to bring the greatest works to the greatest number. We believe passionately that everyone should be given the opportunity to engage with classical drama of the highest quality at an affordable price right in their own community, experience arts from other places and exchange ideas. We re-examine what constitutes a classical work and, in so doing, seek to expand the canon. We endeavor to create bold reinterpretations of classical plays for contemporary audiences that free the spirit of the original work and recreate the excitement of the live performance. Aquila presents its work each year in New York City, tours nationwide, provides extensive educational programming and is well known for its innovative humanities and arts based public programs.

Wednesday, October 25
Moot Court Finals 
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

The finals of the 24th annual Wabash College Moot Court competition. Four Wabash students will argue a legal case before a panel of judges, including one Wabash College faculty member.

Saturday, October 28
Glee Club & Taylor University Chorale Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 2
Student Recital
Korb Classroom, Fine Arts Center
4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 7
Visiting Artist Series: Kaki King
American Guitarist and composer
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
8:00 p.m.
(Tickets are Required)

Kaki King,Visionary Guitarist & Composer | Uncharted: Power of Dreams
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself” and their only female choice on their “New Guitar Gods” list, composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Over the past 10 years the Brooklyn-based artist has released six extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums (from which B-sides & Rarities has been largely culled), performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours.
Kaki King will be bringing her newest show to Wabash, which combines her virtuosic guitar skills with theatrical video-mapping for an immersive experience that will be remembered for years.

Thursday, November 9
Brass and Jazz Ensemble Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 14
Wamidan & Jazz Combo Concert 
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday, November 15 & 16
Theater: Studio One-Act 
Presented by the acting and directing classes.
Experimental Theater, Fine Arts Center
8:00 p.m.
This venue is not wheelchair accessible. 
(Tickets are NOT required)

Sunday, December 3
Chamber Orchestra Concert
Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
7:30 p.m.

The Wabash College Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Alfred Abel, is pleased to announce its fall program for 2017, to be presented in Salter Concert Hall in the Wabash College Fine Arts Center Sunday, December 3, at 7:30pm. As always, the concert is free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to attend, and this is a wonderful, audience-friendly way to introduce yourselves and your children to the wonderful world of great classical music.

Wednesday, December 6
50th Annual Christmas Festival of Music & Readings
Readings and music of the season by ensembles & soloists, with audience participation for well-known Christmas carols.
Pioneer Chapel
Prelude, 7:30 p.m.; Program, 8:00 p.m.

The Christmas Festival, which started at Wabash in 1968, alternates performance of musical numbers, congregational hymns and carols, and readings from the Bible. It is modeled on the King’s College Festival of Lessons and Carols at Cambridge University in England. The musical prelude begins at 7:30PM. Reception to follow in the Sparks Center, Great Hall.

Thursday, December 7
Scarlet Masque THEATER Festival
Experimental Theater, Fine Arts Center
8:00 p.m.
This venue is not handicap accessible. 

 


 

Ticket Information

Admission is FREE to all events. Free ticket are only required for Theater Productions and Visiting Artist Series events.

To reserve tickets: www.wabash.edu/boxoffice.

For further questions please contact finearts@wabash.edu.

All events are subject to change. Please visit www.wabash.edu/calendar for the latest calendar information.

 

 


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