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ArtsFest 2016

Art & Utopia

ArtsFest is a gathering of writers, artists, thinkers and performers. This 15th annual celebration showcases the creative and performing arts and talents of members of the DePauw and Greencastle communities and visiting artists.

 Wednesday, oct. 26
7:30 p.m.
Peeler Art Center, 
auditorium
Kelly Writer Series: Lili Wright 


Wright spent ten years as a journalist in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Utah and Mexico. Her work has appeared in newspapers nationwide, including The New York Times and the Baltimore Sun. A graduate of Columbia University’s M.F.A. program in nonfiction, she teaches creative writing and journalism at DePauw.

Wright is author of a travel memoir, Learning to Float. Her novel Dancing with the Tiger will be published by Random House in fall 2016. Writer and ecologist Rick Bass says of the novel: “Dancing with the Tiger is built on beautiful sentences the way a spider web is built on silk. Pleasing also is Lili Wright’s wisdom regarding the human condition, present on every page. Her elegant and vital sentences also travel in service to what is surely one of the most intricate plots of the year; but first and foremost, the sentences: one will follow them almost anywhere.”

thursday, oct. 27
 11:30 a.m.
Julian Science and Mathematics Center, room 147
Professional Development Roundtable in Conjunction with ArfsFest: A Panel Discussion of Art & Utopia 
 4 p.m.
location TBD
DePauw Debate Team 
Friday, oct. 28
 4 p.m.
Bowman Park
 Student Mural Project
 7:30 p.m.
GCPA, Kerr Theatre
 Duzer Du: The War of the Worlds
  sunday, oct. 30
 12:30-2:30 p.m.
GCPA, Great Hall
 Art Attack for Children
 3 p.m.
GCPA, Kresge auditorium
 DePauw University Orchestra,
 Orcenith Smith, conductor
  monday, oct. 31
 11:40 a.m.
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery, lower level
 Where Do We Migrate To? Gallery Talk/Tour with Assistant Curator Alexandra Chamberlain
tuesday, nov. 1
 7:30 p.m.
GCPA, Great Hall 
 Company Unspoken
  wednesday, nov. 2
10:20
GCPA, Thompson Recital Hall 
 School of Music Recital Hour
 Curated by Alec Barker '18
11:30 a.m.
Union Building, ballroom

In conjunction with ArtsFest: Faculty Forum with Tim Good, "Activist Performance - Causing Trouble Where Trouble Needs to be Caused" 
 7:00 p.m.
GCPA, Kresge auditorium
Film Studies and the Performing Arts Series present Metropolis

Dr. John Schwandt returns to DePauw to perform a live musical accompaniment to the classic silent film Metropolis. Schwandt is an acclaimed silent film accompanist and music scholar, as well as the director of the American Organ Institute. Dr. Schwandt will be performing on Kresge Auditorium’s forty stop pipe organ designed and built by Wolff & Associates of Laval, Quebec Canada. Metropolis is a futurist science fiction film directed in 1927 by Fritz Lang.
thursday, nov. 3
 11:40 a.m.
Peeler Art Center, Visual Art Gallery
 Utopian Visions: Printmaking in Postwar Japan
 7:30 p.m.

 Faculty Select: DePauw Chamber Players
 8:30 p.m.
Union Building, ballroom
 A Day in the Life featuring The Living Theatre and the Greencastle community
friday, nov. 4
 12 p.m.
Music on the Square
 First Friday Series: Kerry Jennings, tenor; Tarn Travers, violin; and Amanda Hopson, piano
 4 p.m.
PCCM, Watson Forum
Gender Roles in Dystopian Cinema
A talk (with short clips/short films) with DePauw Film Studies Professor Matt Herbertz 
 6 p.m.
Music on the Square
 Greencastle Arts Council: First Friday
saturday, nov. 5
 7:30 p.m.
GCPA, Thompson Recital Hall
DePauw Percussion Ensemble 
sunday, nov. 6
 3 p.m.
GCPA, Kresge auditorium
 DePauw University Choirs