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Fall 2017 Events

The Peeler Art Center galleries are proud to present a variety of free programs for students, faculty, staff, and the public each year. These events range from workshops and hands-on demonstrations to lectures and performances. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information about a particular event, including special accommodations, please contact Misti Scott: mscott@depauw.edu or 765-658-4336.

Please see "Upcoming Exhibits" for upcoming exhibitions at Richard Peeler Art Center.

Current Exhibition information at the Richard Peeler Art Center is available here.  For information about the Galleries at Emison please click here.  For driving directions, please click here

Double Welcome_Jiha Moon

Jiha Moon
Double Welcome, 2014
Ink and acrylic on Hanji mounted on canvas
18 (H) x 18 (W) inches
Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging, LLC
Artist Lecture with Jiha Moon
TBD: mid-September: 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Jiha Moon harvests cultural elements native to Korea, Japan, and China and then unites them with Western elements to investigate the multi-faceted nature of our current global identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions, and folklore. Featuring over fifty works, Moon blurs the lines between Western and Eastern identified iconography such as the characters from the online game Angry Birds© and smart phone Emojis which float alongside Asian tigers and Indian gods, in compositions that appear both familiar and foreign simultaneously.

Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here is organized by the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, in collaboration with the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, South Carolina. The exhibition is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Taubman Museum of Art and Mark Sloan, Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

Free and open to the public, join us on TBD at 4:15PM in the Peeler Auditorium to hear Jiha discuss her work in the exhibition Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here (on display from August 25th until October 29th in the Visual Arts Gallery at the Peeler Art Center.)

Funding for this exhibition is generously provided by the Arthur E. Klauser Endowment and the Asian Studies program.

Square Ga'u (Traveling Shrine)

Square Ga'u (Traveling Shrine)
Tibetan, 19th century
Silver
4-1/4 (L) x 4-1/2 (W) x 1-7/8 (Depth) inches
DePauw Art Collection: 2002.4.37a-c
Gift of Bruce Walker '53
Tibetan Art: A Gallery Talk with Bruce Walker ’53
Thursday, September 28: 4:15pm
University gallery, upper level

Bruce Walker graduated from DePauw in 1953. After two years in the Marine Corps, he became a case officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (1956-1973), working on the Agency's Tibetan resistance project 1960-1968, codenamed STCIRCUS. While stationed in India and Sikkim during the period 1962-1968, he assembled Tibetan thangkas and religious objects into a collection which he donated to DePauw in 2002. Join us in the gallery for an evening of conversation with Mr. Walker. Free copies of the exhibition catalog Infinite Splendor, Infinite Light, will also be available.

Funding for this exhibition is generously provided by the Arthur E. Klauser Endowment and the Asian Studies program.

 This Day_Ken Gonzales-Day

Ken Gonzales-Day
This Day (Re-enactment of a lynching, McCook, S.D., 1925, from the Erased Lynching Series), 2006-Present
Cyanotype print on paper
96 (H) x 144 (W) inches
Courtesy of the artist
Artist Lecture with Ken Gonzales-Day
Week of November 13: 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Ken Gonzales-Day is a Los Angeles based artist whose interdisciplinary practice considers the historical construction of race and the limits of representational systems ranging from lynching photographs to museum displays. His widely-cited Erased Lynching series, along with the publication of Lynching in the West: 1850-1935 in 2006, has slowly transformed the understanding of racialized violence in the United States and specifically raised awareness of the history of lynching Latinos and other communities of color in California.

Free and open to the public, join us on TBD at 4:15PM in the Peeler Auditorium to hear Ken discuss his work in the exhibition Shadowlands (on display from November 9th until December 15th in the Visual Arts Gallery at the Peeler Art Center).

This project is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, Peace & Conflict Studies, and the Department of Art & Art History.

Indiana Arts Comission logo

 Fortune Cookie 2

Jiha Moon
Fortune Cookie 2, 2014
Porcelain, glaze, underglaze
4 (L) x 4 (W) x 3-1/2 (Depth) inches
Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging, LLC
Yoga@Peeler
Thursday, November 6: 6:30 pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

Need to de-stress before midterm papers and exams? Join instructor Marla Helton of Serendipity Yoga Studio for an hour-long session of relaxation yoga in the Peeler Art Center galleries.  For more information visit marlaheltonyoga.com or contact Marla directly: marlaheltonyoga@gmail.com

This event is free to all DePauw University students, faculty, and staff.
 Coffee with a Curator ArtsFest: Coffee with a Curator
Objects from the University Art Collection
Monday, October 30: 4:15 pm
Peeler lobby

Join Assistant Curator Alexandra Chamberlain for coffee and a peek into a couple of objects from the University collection. Free and open to the public, this event is part of ArtsFest 2017: Art & Origin.

 Peach Mask II_350

Jiha Moon
Peach Mask II, 2013
Ink and acrylic on Hanji paper
38 (H) x 38-1/2 (W) inches
Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging, LLC
ArtsFest: Gallery Tour of Jiha Moon Exhibition
Friday, October 27: 11:40 – 12:20pm
Visual Arts Gallery

Join Craig Hadley, Director/Curator, and Alexandra Chamberlain, Assistant Curator, for a guided tour and Q&A session of the current exhibit Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, artist Jiha Moon harvests cultural elements native to Korea, Japan, and China and then unites them with Western elements to investigate the multi-faceted nature of our current global identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions, and folklore. Featuring over fifty works, Moon blurs the lines between Western and Eastern identified iconography such as the characters from the online game Angry Birds© and smart phone Emojis which float alongside Asian tigers and Indian gods, in compositions that appear both familiar and foreign simultaneously.

Free and open to the public, this event is part of ArtsFest 2017: Art & Origin.

Prayer Wheel_350

Prayer Wheel
Early-mid 20th century
Silver, wood, inlay
Gift of Bruce Walker ’53
2002.4.17
ArtsFest: Gallery Tour of Bruce Walker ’53 Collection of Tibetan Art
Tuesday, October 31: 11:40 – 12:20pm
University gallery, upper level

Ashlyn Cox ’18 spent this past summer researching the Tibetan art collection and writing label copy for the exhibition and catalog. Come hear about her research experience as she talks about selected works on display.

Free and open to the public, this event is part of ArtsFest 2017: Art & Origin.

Detail of Untitled_Albert Contreras

Albert Contreras
Detail of Untitled, 2005-06
acrylic on linen over panel
Gift of the artist
2006.4.1 a-x
Halloween Family Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, October 31: 6-8pm
Peeler lobby

Join us on Halloween for a night of fun (and maybe just a few treats) for the whole family! During trick or treating hours, the Peeler Art Center galleries will be open for all family members to partake in a scavenger hunt through the artwork on display. Free and open to the public, this event is part of ArtsFest 2017: Art & Origin.

 Romare Bearden_In the Garden

Romare Bearden
In the Garden, 1979
Lithograph on paper
Gift of Richard F. and Evelyn C. Cox
1982.7.2
Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/                                    Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY,     


 

Percussion @ Peeler
Wednesday, December 6: 6:30pm
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. Ming Hui-Kuo, the one-hour performance fuses contemporary art and music in the galleries at Peeler. Refreshments will be served following the event.