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Artist Lecture with Tyler Wilkinson
Thursday, September 17, 7:00 pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Tyler Wilkinson received his MFA from Indiana University in 2015.  Recently he received a full fellowship to Vermont Studio Center and his work was published in New American Paintings.  He currently lives and works in Philadelphia.
This speaker is funded by the Karen Connell Speaker Series


Carving Workshops
September 21-24, 4-8 pm
Peeler Art Center, Room 105

 DePauw welcomes the Sculpture Trails traveling foundry on campus October 2.  Guests can come to the sculpture studio and carve their own design into a sand block that will then be used during the aluminum pour on October 2.  The Traveling Foundry allows people of all ages and artistic experience levels, novice to advanced, to create a cast metal relief sculpture in aluminum.
This event is funded by the Carol Bowers Norris Endowed Artists/Speakers Series and the Public Occasions Committee


Tree Bench Project
September 25-26, 10am-8pm
Adjacent to the intramural fields

 Studio Art students from Lindenwood University and DePauw University join forces to design and construct public benches from salvaged campus trees.  The department invites you to come by and share in the conversation, collaboration, and creativity.
Contact Professor Lori Miles for more information
This event is funded by Butler Fund of the Art and Art History Department and the Office of Sustainability


Kate Lusheck '87
"Unexpected Turns & Happy Detours: Finding Your Own Career in the Arts."
Monday, September 28, 4:00 pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

 This talk will discuss her own career trajectory and offer advice to students interested in finding a career in the arts.
This speaker is funded by the Carol Bowers Norris Endowed Artists/Speakers Series


Kate Lusheck '87
The Imitation Game: Rubens and the Culture of Drawing in Early Modern Europe
Monday, September 28, 7:00 pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

 Drawing parallels to today’s “mash-up” artistic culture, this talk will focus on the culture of drawing and graphic imitation as highly privileged activities in Renaissance and Baroque Europe. It will highlight the drawings and the artistic habits of the great Flemish painter and draftsman, Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640).
This speaker is funded by the Carol Bowers Norris Endowed Artists/Speakers Series


Jurriaan Benschop 
Attitudes in Contemporary Painting
Tuesday, September 29, 4:00 pm
Peeler Art Center, 103

 Jurriaan Benschop is a writer, art critic and curator based in Berlin.
This speaker is funded by the Karen Connell Speaker Series


Gerry Massey, Founder of Sculpture Trails
Friday, October 2,  2015, 11:30am
Peeler Art Center, 103

“Art, Matter, and Art that Matters: Working in the Non-Profit Art Sector”





Aluminum Pour 
Friday, October 2, 1-10pm
Peeler Art Center, Courtyard

Come watch Gerry Massey and crew from the Sculpture Trails Traveling Foundry do an aluminum pour.  
This event is funded by the Carol Bowers Norris Endowed Artists/Speakers Series and the Public Occasions Committee
Malachi & Gur Arie Yehuda
Jerusalem, 2007
Archival inkjet print on photo rag paper
33” x 42” 


Yaakov Israel Lecture with Curator Mark Sloan
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium 

Join Mark Sloan, Director & Chief Curator at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, for a lecture on the life and work of documentary photographer Yaakov Israel. Mr. Sloan will also highlight works from the exhibition, The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey, on view at the Peeler Art Center through November 26.



Yoga with Instructor Marla Helton
Thursday, October 8, 7:00 PM
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

Free of charge!  
Refreshments will be served after!


"Host" and "Connectivity: Technology and the Natural World" are examples of recent work with Tom Giblin. The formation of a observational station in both installations puts the viewer above and beyond the layer of obscuring panels and the lower map-like grid of a diminutive landscape. 

Artist lecture

Artist Lecture with Claudia Esslinger
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium 

As a visual artist, Professor Claudia Esslinger brings to her video and installation work an interest in visceral, sculptural props and experimental forms. Interactive technologies support her focus on human and environmental relationships. She often collaborates with dancers, musicians, writers and scientists to develop new work which has been shown in film festivals, live performance and gallery installations both nationally and internationally.
Urban Weather Prairies Symphonic
Studies in D, 2009
Reed, wood, data 
16 x15 x 15 feet


Artist Lecture with Nathalie Miebach
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium 

Nathalie Miebach’s work focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations. Using the methodologies and processes of both disciplines, she translates scientific data related to astronomy, ecology and meteorology into woven sculptures. Her method of translation is principally that of weaving – in particular basket weaving – as it provides her with a simple yet highly effective grid through which to interpret data in three-dimensional space. By staying true to the numbers, these woven pieces tread an uneasy divide between functioning both as sculptures in space as well as instruments that could be used in the actual environment from which the data originates.  Her recent TED talk, delivered in 2011, can be viewed online by clicking here.


Dr. Guisela Latorre, Art Historian and Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University
Sunday, November 1, 2015, 4:00pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium 

Feminist Disruptions and Enhanced Subjectivities: Women Graffiti Artists’ Transformation of the Chilean Urban Landscape

Still from Ugetsu Monogatari, directed by Mizoguchi Ken (1953, Criterion Collection, 2005)


Prof. Meghen Jones, Alfred University
Monday, November 2, 2015, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium 

Creating a Potter's Paradise: Ceramics and Cultural Production in Modern Japan
Japan is a potter’s paradise. So said Koyama Fujio, Japanese ceramics doyen, in 1964. Today, it is still widely accepted throughout the world that no other modern nation has been engaged with ceramics as much as Japan in terms of its creation, exhibition, patronage, and popular appeal. This talk will explore the historical, cultural, and ideological factors making ceramics a universally recognized and prized form of creative expression in Japan. Business moguls, museum curators, the imperial family, master potters, and many others played important roles in this dynamic history stretching from the late nineteenth century to today. 
Japanese woodblock print, DePauw University permanent art collection   


Art and Transformation: Highlights from the Permanent Art Collection (Curated by Taylor Zartman '15): reception
Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 11:40am
Peeler Art Center, Second Floor Exhibition Case 

Taylor Zartman ’15, Arthur E. Klauser Education and Community Outreach Intern, will speak briefly about artworks she recently curated from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection in conjunction with ArtsFest 2015: Art and Transformation. Snacks will be provided following the event.

 Film and forum

Film Studies Film Series screens Seymour: An Introduction
The 2014 documentary by Ethan Hawke, Seymour: An Introduction introduces us to Seymour Bernstein, a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music. It’s an engaging exploration of the creation of both art and a rewarding life. Co-sponsored by the DePauw School of Music.
Seymour Bernstein Post-Film ForumFollowing Seymour: An Introduction, Film Studies and the School of Music will host a forum led by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James B. Stewart '73 and featuring Seymour Bernstein. Co-sponsored by the DePauw School of Music.

You must attend both events for punchcard credit.
Untitled (Plaster and Fringe, Asta Nielsen), 2012
Wood, fabric, plaster, fringe
82 X 36 X 25 inches


Artist Lecture with Marc Swanson
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium 
Kalia Beach
Dead Sea, 2006
Archival inkjet print on photo rag paper


Yaakov Israel: A Lunch and Lecture with Professor O’Dell and the Center for Spiritual Life 
Friday, November 6, 2015, 11:40am
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)

Please join Cindy O’Dell, Professor of Art & Art History, along with staff from the Center for Spiritual Life, for a discussion centered on the artistic as well as spiritual qualities found in Yaakov Israel’s photographs. Snacks will be provided following the event in the Peeler lobby.
Fits and Starts
crystals, steel and polyurethane foam


Screening of "A Deer Diary" and Q&A with Marc Swanson
Friday, November 6, 4:15pm, Peeler Auditorium


Art Trip to St. Louis
Saturday, November 7, 2015

The art department will be hosting a bus trip to the St. Louis Art Museum this fall.  Cost per student to ride the bus is $35.  This trip counts as two punchcard events when you go to two of the offered lectures.  Email with your student ID# to sin up.  Bus leaves at 8:30am and will return by midnight.


A Monument in Miniature: DePauw's Abraham Lincoln
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 11:40am
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

In 1934 DePauw’s thirteenth President, Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, gifted a bronze maquette for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC to the University. Created by one of the most celebrated sculptors of the early 20th century, Daniel Chester French’s bronze maquette was intended to be “an ever-present reminder of DePauw’s ties with Lincoln and the [Civil War] years.” Join Director/Curator Craig Hadley for a lecture which explores the history of this fascinating object, including efforts to conserve the statue and return it to public exhibition after more than 30 years in storage.


Guerrilla Girls Lecture with Curator Neysa Page-Lieberman 
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium 

Not Ready to Make Nice, a major presentation of the Guerrilla Girls, illuminates and contextualizes the important historical and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative and influential artists who champion feminism and social change. Focusing primarily on recent work from the past decade, the exhibition features rarely shown international projects that trace the collective’s artistic and activist influence around the globe. In addition, a selection of iconic work from the 80’s and 90’s illustrates the formative development of the group’s philosophy and conceptual approach to arts activism.
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 “Oh, Hell! The Horrible and the Hilarious in Secular Japanese Picturebooks"
Wednesday, December 2 at 4:15 PM, Peeler Auditorium
Prof. Heather Blair, Dept. of Religious Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
Authors and illustrators of picturebooks for Japanese children often appropriate characters, imagery, and plotlines with recognizably religious pedigrees in order to transfer them into the secular world of children's education and entertainment. In this talk, I examine the transformation of Buddhist hell from dreadful to hilarious in picturebooks for pre-literate children and emerging readers ages 4 to 7. Arguing against conventional interpretations that frame these books as wholly irreligious, I show that hell has become a cornerstone in a national vernacular tradition and that it continues to serve moralizing purposes even as it makes us laugh.