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Exhibition: Sense Impressions: Experiencing Art Through Interactivity

On View:  Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12-6 pm ONE DAY ONLY

Live Performance: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12-1 pm

Admission: Free & Open to the Public

Location:    Wesleyan University

                    Davidson Art Center, 2nd Floor

                    301 High Street, Middletown, Connecticut

 

Exhibition and performance curated by Wesleyan University student Sophie Becker explores audience participation in art through works by Miles Cornwall, Angus Macdonald, Torie White, Jackie Soro and Yatta Zoker. Sense Impressions, a one-day exhibition and performance event taking place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 with performances from 12pm to 1pm, includes works that utilize audio, video, visual art, and performance to explore what it means to interact with a viewer, giving a broad way of looking at different methods of artist-viewer connection. This exhibition tackles themes of the brutality in honesty, traces left behind, and the duality between the natural and the synthetic. Sense Impressions celebrates immersing the viewer into an artistic experience through the incorporation and engagement of the senses.

 

Situating the performances and exhibition in the second floor of the Wesleyan Davidson Art Center brings this presentation into the context of an art space and places it in a building whose abandoned ambiance wills audience members to enter and explore. The artists will be, for the most part, together in one space, allowing not only for the viewer to interact with the works, but for the different works to play off of each other.

 

This exhibition and performance is the culmination of an independent study project on the History of Exhibitions and Curatorial Practices with Professor Liena Vayzman in the Wesleyan Department of Art and Art History, with the support of Davison Art Center and Curator Clare Rogan.

Molly BartonFriends of the Wesleyan Library Annual Meeting Lecture

by Molly Barton ’00

Thursday, April 24, 2014 — 6:00 pm
Develin Room (2nd floor, Rm 204)
Olin Library, Wesleyan University, 252 Church Street, Middletown
Pizza and light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Barton is teaching the senior seminar for Wesleyan’s Writing Certificate this spring.  Formerly the Global Digital Director at Penguin Random House, she founded a start-up inside Penguin called Book Country (www.bookcountry.com), “the most supportive writing and publishing community on the web” – where writers can get feedback on their manuscripts, and if they desire, publish them as e-books. Barton left Penguin in February to work more closely with the NYC tech and start-up community. She is working on a number of undisclosed digital initiatives with major media companies, and serving as strategic advisor to publishing related start-ups in New York City and Silicon Valley.

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[David Lipton '75]Geopolitical risks cloud global recovery, says David Lipton ’75, First Deputy MD at the International Monetary Fund. In a conversation with the Wall Street Journal, David discussed the key takeaways for the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank, in which they grappled with “a host of issues that threaten to destabilize the global economy.”

David gives an outlook on global recovery, inflation, the Ukraine crisis, the economic risks from sanctions against Russia, IMF governance reforms, and other risks to the global economy:

There’s some sense that the world economy is improving, and that has led people to be more calm about the situation…the risks have receded.

The greatest risk is complacency.

…the new set of risks are geopolitical risks. Most of the attention is to the question of what’s happening in the Ukraine, and the relationship between Russia and the U.S. But we’ve also pointed to the geopolitical risks in the Middle East, what’s happening in Syria, and geopolitical risks in terms of the relationship between China and Japan. So there are geopolitical risks that are a bit more on the radar screen than in past years, and given the fragility of recovery, they’re more salient than they might otherwise be.

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[David Lipton '75]Geopolitical risks cloud global recovery, says David Lipton ’75, First Deputy MD at the International Monetary Fund. In a conversation with the Wall Street Journal, David discussed the key takeaways for the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank, in which they grappled with “a host of issues that threaten to destabilize the global economy.”

David gives an outlook on global recovery, inflation, the Ukraine crisis, the economic risks from sanctions against Russia, IMF governance reforms, and other risks to the global economy:

There’s some sense that the world economy is improving, and that has led people to be more calm about the situation…the risks have receded.

The greatest risk is complacency.

…the new set of risks are geopolitical risks. Most of the attention is to the question of what’s happening in the Ukraine, and the relationship between Russia and the U.S. But we’ve also pointed to the geopolitical risks in the Middle East, what’s happening in Syria, and geopolitical risks in terms of the relationship between China and Japan. So there are geopolitical risks that are a bit more on the radar screen than in past years, and given the fragility of recovery, they’re more salient than they might otherwise be.

Read more…

Image: c/o International Monetary Fund

Share this link: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/news-20140423-david-lipton

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Harold Sogard '74

Harold Sogard ’74

Center for the Arts Story: I was a senior theater major when the Center for the Arts opened in 1973. I’ve never put much stock in things supernatural, but there was always something freaky to me about the fact that the stage of the new theater was located on the exact spot where my grandparents had once had their house and where my mother had been born. I spent hundreds of fantastic, life-changing hours in the CFA. Before it even opened, I earned some much needed cash during the summer of ’73 working as a carpenter there, building things like the speakers in the new cinema and the cabinets in the design studio of the new theater. As a theater major, I took classes there, ran the (then revolutionary) new computer light board for the first play in the new theater, and I played the Referee in Fritz DeBoer’s production of Sam Shepard’s The Tooth of Crime. As President of WESU-FM, I produced a series of broadcasts of inaugural concerts from various venues, including an all-night-long gamelan concert and shadow puppet performance from the World Music Hall. And as a typical student attending CFA concerts, performances, exhibitions, and lectures, I had my eyes and ears and mind opened for a lifetime to a broad range of artistic expressions.

Favorite Course: Directing for the Stage

Favorite Professor: Ralph Pendleton

Thesis Title: “An Exploration of Simultaneity as a Form for the Theatre”

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More than 20 honors and MA students in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division presented their research at the Celebration of Science Theses, April 18 in Exley Science Center. View more photos here

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More than 20 honors and MA students in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division presented their research at the Celebration of Science Theses, April 18 in Exley Science Center. View more photos here

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reclaimchildhoodIntern, Reclaim Childhood: Reclaim Childhood is a 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization based out of Amman, Jordan that employs the positive impact of sport and play to empower marginalized Arab girls and women. Reclaim Childhood offers a unique summer internship opportunity for students and young professionals to come work for us over the summer in Amman, Jordan. Every intern will gain hands-on experience in coaching our girls and women on sports and leadership, learn the dynamics and critical inputs of a non-profit organization, and have the chance to live abroad in the Middle East. (Deadline: Friday, April 25)

 

columbushouseVarious Positions, Columbus House, Inc.: In the U.S., Veterans make up over 26% of the homeless population with many more at risk for becoming homeless. In Connecticut between 3,000 and 4,000 Veterans do not have a home. Women and young vets aged 18 to 24 are increasingly unemployed and underemployed, are living in substandard conditions, and are at far greater risk of becoming homeless. Men and Women who have fought for our country should never have to fight to keep a roof over their heads. The Veterans Recovery Project of Connecticut is a multi-site AmeriCorps VISTA project consisting of a collaboration of organizations in the New Haven and Bridgeport areas that serve Veterans experiencing homelessness, unemployment, legal issues, and serious mental illness. (Deadline: Friday, April 25)

 

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 12.08.14 PMPolicy and Development Assistant, The Tobin Project: The Tobin Project seeks a highly motivated and organized self-starter to join our small but growing team in Harvard Square as the Policy & Development Assistant. This is a key role in the organization and is an unparalleled opportunity to be intimately involved with the inner workings of an entrepreneurial, mission-driven non-profit. The Policy & Development Assistant will work closely with the Director of Policy & Communications to support our development and policy efforts. The position will be especially suitable for individuals considering future careers in the non-profit and public policy arenas. (Deadline: Friday, April 25)

 

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bigdraw-2014Did you attend The Big Draw: Middletown this year?  We’d love to hear your thoughts about the event so we can make the fourth annual next year even better!

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