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Cassia Cogger harnesses the inherent simplicity and harmony of the circle as a means for personal storytelling and for connecting with the inner self.  She is the author of the newly published, Creating Personal Mandalas: Story Circle Techniques in Watercolor and Mixed Media, where she shares exercises in self-exploration via the endless possibilities of creating within the circle.  Cogger heralds the circle as the most basic of shapes– one that can […]

Our Discovery AfterSchool Instructors share stories from their classes in this guest blog series Discovery AfterSchool Stories. For more information on our AfterSchool Program, please visit – http://wesleyan.edu/greenstreet/youth/afterschool.html. Musical Storytelling By: Anna Flurry A drum machine sets up a rhythm as students take turns playing along on their instruments and making their own beatboxing sounds. […]

April 6, 1917: The United States entered World War I, when the U.S. Senate voted 82–6 to declare war on Germany. President Woodrow Wilson enacted conscription to recruit thousands of eligible young men into military service. Most of the approximately 12,000 Native Americans who enlisted were volunteers, as Native Americans were, largely, not yet citizens of the United…

  Dan is a professor of photography at Manchester Community College. His exhibit “Natural Selection” is a modern-day photographic homage to the Cabinet of Curiosities.  The images are larger than life and highly detailed, presenting cultural artifacts and natural objects often in juxtaposition, featuring, among other things, insects, plants, skeletal remains, and other material “selected from […]

Our Discovery AfterSchool Instructors share stories from their classes in this guest blog series Discovery AfterSchool Stories. For more information on our AfterSchool Program, please visit – http://wesleyan.edu/greenstreet/youth/afterschool.html. By: Peter Van Siclen In musical storytelling we have been playing live music behind books, recording sound tracks on the computer, and writing original story songs. In […]

Our Discovery AfterSchool Instructors share stories from their classes in this guest blog series Discovery AfterSchool Stories. For more information on our AfterSchool Program, please visit – http://wesleyan.edu/greenstreet/youth/afterschool.html. By: Peter Van Siclen In Boomwhackers we have been combining the sound of tuned plastic tubes with stomping dance moves to create harmonic beats. The class has […]

On Feb. 23, students of color presented their visual work at the Be the Art showcase in Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University. The annual exhibit highlights the work of artists who are often underrepresented at Wesleyan and in the world at large.

Photos from the Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet performance on Friday, February 24, 2017 in Crowell Concert Hall. Legendary pianist and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams performed with his Quintet, featuring trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, vibraphonist Bryan Carrott, drummer Reggie Nicholson, and bassist John Hébert. Photos by Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

Photos from the student workshop before the performance of text&beheadings/ElizabethR by visionary director Karin Coonrod on Friday, February 17, 2017 in the CFA Theater. Photos by Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

Photos from the performance of text&beheadings/ElizabethR by visionary director Karin Coonrod on Friday, February 17,  2017 in the CFA Theater. Four actresses from the theater collective Compagnia de’ Colombari offered a fractured portrait of “The Virgin Queen” Elizabeth I of England in a breathless game of hide-and-seek with history, mystery, and the theater form inspired by James Joyce […]

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