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B_Klingher_LilyDuring the month of August, the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center of Wesleyan University will be displaying the work of Connecticut teaching artist, Beth Klingher.

After spending ten years teaching math in New Haven public schools, Klingher continues to work as a teaching artist in schools throughout Connecticut where she is known for exploring the connections between math and art.  Her exhibit at Green Street, Art in Pieces, highlights her mosaic art.  Each of her imaginative mosaic constructions is a symphony of visual and tactile materials–  glass, ceramic, stone, and pottery.  This lively exhibit of abstract geometric designs, stunning undulating landscapes and playful patterns of color is a joyful concert for the eye that is not to be missed.

Klingher’s  Art in Pieces  will be on view from August 4- 24th with an opening reception on August 4th from 5-7p.m.  The  gallery’s summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 9a.m.- 5p.m. and Fridays from 9a.m.- noon.

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ReaderCon-27 is upon us!

This year’s conference is housed in a new location, the Quincy Marriott, Quincy, Massachusetts. Guests of honor are Catherynne M. Valente & Tim Powers; the memorial guest of honor is Diana Wynne Jones.

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Be sure to visit our table in the book room. Marketing Manager Jackie Wilson will be on hand, with our new books and favorite backlist titles. On Saturday, be sure to swing by to say hello to Chip Delany and Jim Morrow—who will be hanging out intermittently throughout the day.

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Author Events

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Reading Friday Night, time TBA

James Morrow

Saturday, 10:00 AM, Reading

Saturday, 11:00 AM, Kaffeeklatsch, with Jacob Weisman

Saturday, 12:00 PM, Autographs, with Rick Wilber

Saturday, 2:00 PM, “David Hartwell Memorial Panel,” with Robert Killheffer, Ellen Kushner, Sarah Smith & Gordon Van Gelder

Sunday, 10:00 AM ,”Which Book Would You Save?” with Lisa Cohen, Kate Nepveu (leader), Tom Purdom & Eric Schaller

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Friday, 11:00 AM, Autographs, with Joe Haldeman

Friday, 5:00 PM, Kaffeeklatsch, with Kate Maruyama & Delia Sherman

Saturday, 10:00 AM, “Instant Communication in Genre Fiction,” with Nick Kaufmann, Thomas Olde Heuvelt (leader), E.J. Stevens & Paul Tremblay

Saturday, 2:00 PM, “The Return of Writing While Parenting,” with Rose Fox, Nicole Kornher-Stace (leader), Ken Liu & Kate Maruyama

Saturday, 3:00 PM, Reading

 

 

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By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[Tommie Lark ’12 and Matthew Narkaus ’11]LA-based entrepreneurs Tommie Lark ’12 and Matthew Narkaus ’11 seek to promote sustainability with their brand of hemp clothing, Superego Clothiers. By changing the way clothing is made and developing a lifestyle brand around it, they hope to normalize the use of eco-conscious fabrics and heighten the standard for sustainable apparel.

Although the material is commonly mixed up with the psychoactive properties of the Cannabis plant, hemp’s durability and environmental benefits make it a far superior alternative to cotton, which uses fifty percent more water and requires pesticides. For this reason the brand’s motto is “Cut from a different cloth.”

Watch CEO and founder Tommie Lark discuss Superego’s mission to foster a sustainable lifestyle and Redress America with Hemp:

Lark and Narkaus met as psychology majors at Wesleyan University and founded the brand in 2010. You can shop Superego here.

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Image: c/o AFROPUNK

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By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[Tommie Lark ’12 and Matthew Narkaus ’11]LA-based entrepreneurs Tommie Lark ’12 and Matthew Narkaus ’11 seek to promote sustainability with their brand of hemp clothing, Superego Clothiers. By changing the way clothing is made and developing a lifestyle brand around it, they hope to normalize the use of eco-conscious fabrics and heighten the standard for sustainable apparel.

Although the material is commonly mixed up with the psychoactive properties of the Cannabis plant, hemp’s durability and environmental benefits make it a far superior alternative to cotton, which uses fifty percent more water and requires pesticides. For this reason the brand’s motto is “Cut from a different cloth.”

Watch CEO and founder Tommie Lark discuss Superego’s mission to foster a sustainable lifestyle and Redress America with Hemp:

Lark and Narkaus met as psychology majors at Wesleyan University and founded the brand in 2010. You can shop Superego here.

Read more…

Image: c/o AFROPUNK

Share this link: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/news-20150707-tommie-lark

#THISISWHY

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[Facebook]Like Superego World on Facebook ➞

[Twitter] follow @SuperegoWorld on Twitter ➞

[LinkedIn] connect with Tommie Lark on LinkedIn ➞

[LinkedIn] connect with Matthew Narkaus on LinkedIn ➞

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Today’s HR and Portfolio Maintenance Complete 7/6/2016

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An unannounced power outage in Fisk Hall has affected all network connectivity (wired and wireless) in the following buildings:

Fisk Hall
Russell House
College of the Environment
Center for the Humanities
285-287 High St.
High Rise
Human Resources
300/318/330 High Street
Power Plant
Downey House
285 Court Street
279 Court Street
ITS is working to determine how long the outage will be to restore connectivity as soon as possible.

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Due to a server hardware failure, the HR PeopleSoft system will require unplanned maintenance today (7/06/2016) at 4:00 PM.  During this time the Portfolio and the HR systems will be down, all other systems will remain up.  The maintenance window will be approximately one hour.

Please report any concerns to: https://service.wesleyan.edu .

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The Portfolio and HR Database are back up.
ITS is investigating the cause of the problem and apologizes for any inconvenience.

If you experience any further problems, please report them to https://service.wesleyan.edu .

 

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Portfolio and the HR Database are unavailable this morning.
ITS is investigating and hope to have them up shortly.

 

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By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[Ben Charles Weiner ’03]In his solo show at Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City, artist Ben Charles Weiner ’03 explores our societal fixation on synthetic beauty products and the consuming desire to manipulate our physical bodies in excess.

The exhibition, titled Textures of You, features hyperrealist paintings of extremely magnified consumer products like hair gel, deodorant and silicone. In this way, Weiner showcases the appealing, aesthetic qualities of these enhancement items––their bright colors and rich, shiny textures––while accentuating the artificiality of such chemical processes. In these close-ups there is a tension between the beauty and physicality of the image with the underlying toxicity it represents.

The press release published in Art Daily describes the work as “vivid paintings that reflect a cultural obsession with resisting our physical and mortal limits,” and elaborates on Weiner’s concern with the mechanization of human bodies:

“While the works seduce, they also disorient, reflecting upon our alienation within a consumer culture that abstracts bodily needs into chemical processes. By utilizing synthetic materials alien to the senses, Weiner taps into anxiety cycles surrounding enhancement products and the fear of their volatile side effects . . .

For Weiner, such playful dispassion is key in processing of what it means to be human as we integrate synthetic components and technology into our bodies.”

Textures of You is on display through August 20, 2016.

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Image: c/o Dustin Aksland

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