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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
Future Practice will address new models for collaborative civic practice,  linking art, design, science and civic engagement for the public good. Stemming from the question “What Do Artists Know?” the talk will address Whitehead’s recent projects, including The Embedded Artists Project, linking culture and the urban ecology.


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

As art and artists take a social turn, what special skills and methods do artists take with them when they enter the public realm, collaborate, or explore experimental social art practices?  This workshop poses the question of the artist's knowledge and discusses how these vital skills and cultural literacies can contribute to society's collective challenges and future visioning.

Student presentations

Friday, March 6 2015, 4:00pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Students Lauren Arnold and Thuy Nguyen talk will give presentations on what they did last summer after being awarded Efroysom Summer Fellowships.
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.



Chris Jordan
Tuesday, March 17 2015, 4:15 pm
Watson Forum ,PCCM
Living the Dream: Creative Workshop and Career talk (including art world stories) with environmental artist/photographer

All students, staff and faculty are welcome to join Chris Jordan, in a workshop style setting, to discuss the creative process: including photography and photographic art; compositional strategies; photographic seeing and technique; as well as strategies for navigating the art world.
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. 


Side Scroller, 2008


Assistant Professor Dan Solberg
Tuesday, April 7 2015, 7:00 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Viewer at Play: Video Games and the New Installation Art Using game design as a guide, Assistant Professor Dan Solberg questions if all art is interactive and offers some ways in which artists can shift their practices to resonate with new audience expectations.

Panel Discussion


Envisioning a World Without Borders: The Promise of Antarctica
Monday, April 13, 2015, 11:40am 
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level) 

Join Craig Hadley (Peeler Galleries), Miriam Kienle (Art History), and Deepa Prakash (Political Science) for a discussion about the politics and art of global borders, boundaries, and citizenship in the 21st century. Participants will receive their own limited edition Antarctica passports created by artists Lucy+Jorge Orta

The Antarctic Treaty, signed in 1959 by twelve countries, instituted the continent as common territory. The Madrid Protocol, ratified in 1991, has frozen mining until 2048 and banned industrial research or exploitation for fifty years. Military activity is similarly prohibited. Since then, Antarctica has become a land of peace, science and international cooperation. But for how long?

Contemporary artists Lucy + Jorge Orta mobilize the citizens of the world to protect the Antarctic and its unique status and to take action against global warming and for peace. The Antarctica World Passport will enable citizens of the world to act on a global scale.



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.  
Mexican Kitchen, 1997-2008, recycled Mexican 
gas cooker, steel structure, mirrors, 8 recycled 
fruit crates, 8 laminated Lambda photographs, 
various utensils, taps, 4 wheels, 78 3⁄4 x 71 x 23 1⁄2 in. 
Photography: Bertrand Huet.

gallery talk/farm dinner

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery and DePauw University Campus Farm

The artistic practice of Lucy+Jorge Orta often incorporates large public meals and thoughtful conversations about sustainability and art. Join us for a tour of the Peeler Art Center exhibition Lucy+Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life immediately followed by an Orta-inspired dinner at the DePauw campus farm. Transportation from the Peeler Art Center to the campus farm will be provided.

Students may reserve meal tickets for $5 per person. A limited number of tickets will be available to faculty and staff for $15 per person on a first-come, first-served basis. Each participant will also receive a dinner plate designed by students enrolled in Meredith Brickell’s studio art course. 

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.  Limited Tickets Available

(Students must attend both the gallery tour and dinner for punchcard credit)


Ceramics Search
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11:30am
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

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, 6:30 – 7:30pm
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.  


Art opening

"Close Encounters" Artist Talk with Cariana Arredondo
Friday, May 1, 6:30 pm
Bago's Inc

In Close Encounters, painter and writer Carianna Arredondo investigates terrestrial and ethereal environments. Using satellite images of various locations on Earth and photographs taken from the Hubble telescope, she creates hybrid territories, through specific colors, textures, and forms that are evocative of known, yet inexperienced spaces. Please join us for an opening reception and a brief gallery talk led by the artist. 


Ceramics Search
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11:30am
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium




Senior Art History Thesis Presentations
Wednesday, May 6, 4:15pm
Peeler Auditorium