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Gallery Exhibit

Juried Show: Opening Reception and Awards Presentation
Monday, February 2, 2015, 4:15 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features works created by current DePauw students enrolled in studio art courses.  This year's exhibition will be juried by Betsy Stirratt, Executive Director, Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University.


Filmmaking Workshop with Alex Thompson'12
Wednesday, February 4, 4-7pm 
The Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

 Film Studies is pleased to offer a three-hour short filmmaking workshop with recent DePauw alum/filmmaker, Alex Thompson and his director of photography, Zoe Lubeck. Alex has completed and/or is working on a number of short film projects, with well-known actors like Olympia Dukakis and Austin Pendleton. His most recent, Calumet, was awarded the Special Jury Award at the 2014 Rome International Film Festival. He's currently working on a feature film to be filmed at DePauw this summer, as well as doing pre-production on a feature to be shot in Greece this fall.


Miriam Kienle, Pasted And Posted: The Queer Correspondences of Ray Johnson's "Moticos."
Thursday, February, 5 2015, 4:30 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

This presentation explores the work of the contemporary American artist Ray Johnson (1927-1995) and analyzes his role as the initiator of the international “mail art” movement through the lenses of postal history and post-war avant-gardism, as well as theories of gender and sexuality. In particularly, it addresses Johnson’s earliest collage mailers that he called “moticos” and investigates their engagement with new postal policies and cold war politics.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:00 pm 
Ashley Square Cinema followed by a post-film forum/discussion in the Emerson Room at The Inn at DePauw.  Student wanting punch card credit must sign in and attend both events.

 First-time Indianapolis filmmakers, Adam Oppenheim and Sam Mirpoorian, drew the inspiration for their documentary on homelessness in Indianapolis from a local news report in early 2013 and decided a larger story demanded to be told. Uncharted… will raise local awareness of the issue of homeless right up the road and offer a forum for a discussion long overdue.Co-sponsored by the Compton Center and the Prindle Institute (The Anne Prindle Johnson and David S. Johnson Speaker Fund).




panel discussion

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 11:30am 
Ballroom, UB

The Prindle Ethics Institute is having an ethics and photography panel on Wed. Feb 18th from 11:30-12:30 in the ballroom.  The visiting Mexican street photographer Alejandro Arteaga, Cynthia O'Dell, and several other folks will be on the panel.  Arteaga's work will be shown during the panel.  The discussion will serve to inform students about the ethical implications surrounding public documentation (more specifically photography) and photography's potential as a source of activism, as exemplified by Arteaga's work.




Deke Weaver
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 4:15 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Deke Weaver will perform a monologue from WoLF, which is part of his life-long project, The Unreliable Bestiary.  Filled with video, music, and stories, WOLF sinks its teeth into the history, science and myth of this remarkable creature, while putting a domestic finger on the pulse of our uneasy relationship with the wild. More information.




Deke Weaver
Friday, February 20, 2015, 10am-12:30pm
Peeler Art Center, 203A
Workshop on performance art, which he describes as working at the “a crossroad of disciplines and their histories - theater, visual art, music, dance, literature, religion, design, architecture, sociology/archeology, technology, film/video, and sound.” Through hands-on exercises, this workshop will begin to introduce performance as a time-based medium.  You'll need a pen and paper, and comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting sweaty and mussed.  A lunch with the artist will follow.

Art major interest meeting

Tuesday, March 3, 7 pm
Peeler Art Center, auditorium
Student interested in becoming an Art History Major/Minor or Art Studio Major/Minor should come listen to what current majors and graduated majors have to say about life in the art department.



Frances Whitehead
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:15 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium



Frances Whitehead
Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:00am
Peeler Art Center, 217A
Reservation Required


Pillar Party / 2013
Acrylic, latex paint, and watercolor on canvas
48" x 60"
Image courtesy of the artist


Artist Talk with Professor John Berry
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

Professor John Berry discusses his most recent body of work on view in the Visual Arts Gallery.


Chris Jordan
Monday, March 16 2015, 4:15 pm 
Thompson, GCPA

Photographic artist Chris Jordan, whose Running the Numbers and Midway collections powerfully bring home the scale and tragic toll of a throw-away society.


2015 Senior Show Artist Talks and Opening Reception
Friday, April 17, 2014, 5pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

An annual exhibition featuring the work of graduating senior studio art majors. 

Antarctic Village—No Borders, Métisse Flag, 2007, 
Installation on the Antarctic Peninsula, inkjet on polymide, eyelets, 39 ½ x 59 in, edition of 7. 
Photography: Thierry Bal. 


A Lecture with Curator Judith Hoos Fox: The Artwork of Lucy+Jorge Orta
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 4:15 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium 

Please join Judith Hoos Fox, co-curator of Food-Water-Life, for a lecture presentation about the French wife-husband duo Lucy+Jorge Orta. Organized by the Tufts University Art Gallery, this is the first comprehensive exhibition of their artwork to tour the United States. A reception will follow in the Peeler lobby. 

Provided with support from Arts Illiana; the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional funding provided by: The Department of Conflict Studies, The Douglas I. and Ann U. Smith Endowed Fund for Ethics, and the Public Occasions Committee. 
OrtaWater-Fluvial Intervention Unit, 2005, Canadian
maple wood canoe, steel structure, glass shelves, copper and plastic tubes, gloves, 4 buckets, 4 crates, 4 water drums, 2 water tanks, 2 light projectors, 4 flasks, copper tubes and taps, audio mp3, speakers, 24 OrtaWater bottles, 102 ½ x 200 ¾ x 47 ¼ in. Courtesy of the artists and Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / le Moulin. Photography: Gino Gabrieli


Lucy+Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

The DePauw Percussion Ensemble presents its annual program of contemporary solo and chamber works for percussion, composed and improvised, in a non-traditional concert setting. Directed by Dr. Bonnie Whiting Smith, the one-hour performance fuses contemporary art and music in the galleries at Peeler. Refreshments will be served following the event. Provided with support from Arts Illiana; the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional funding provided by: The Department of Conflict Studies, The Douglas I. and Ann U. Smith Endowed Fund for Ethics, and the Public Occasions Committee.