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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: or 765-658-4336.

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

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Putnam County Student Art Show_Fall 2017

ArtsFest: Putnam County Student Art Show
Wednesday October 25-Sunday November 5
Peeler Lobby and Throughout the Peeler Art Center

Works by students in K-12 from both the Greencastle and North Putnam School Districts are on display throughout the Peeler Art Center to help celebrate ArtsFest 2017: Art & Origin. Stop by Peeler to view anytime between Wednesday, October 25 and Sunday, November 5 during normal building hours.

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.

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
Sunday, October 29: 4:30-6pm
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. This event is also in conjunction with Greek Street Trick or Treat.
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.

Prayer Wheel_350

Prayer Wheel
Early-mid 20th century
Silver, wood, inlay
Gift of Bruce Walker ’53
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.
Beltracchi movie ArtsFest: Film Screening: Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery
Thursday, November 2: 7:00pm
Peeler Auditorium

In conjunction with ArtsFest 2017, join us in the Peeler Auditorium for a screening of Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery. 

Wolfgang Beltracchi and his wife Helene are the German couple who made headlines in 2010 after being arrested for pulling off one of the biggest art hoaxes in modern history. They collected millions of dollars from the sale of an estimated 300 bogus paintings that they passed off as found works by great European artists – the majority Expressionists and Surrealists – from the early 20th century.

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
Monday, November 6: 7:30 pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

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 or contact Marla directly:

This event is free and open to all DePauw University students, faculty, staff, and the Putnam County community. Light refreshments will be served.

Ken Gonzales-Day

Artist Lecture with Ken Gonzales-Day
Tuesday, November 14: 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 Tuesday, November 14 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.

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Gallery Talk in Pulled, Pressed, and Screened:
Important American Prints
Tuesday, November 28: 11:40 – 12:20pm
Lower Gallery

Join Dr. Katherine Mintie, a postdoctoral fellow in the Art and Art History Department here at DePauw, for a guided tour of the current exhibit Pulled, Pressed, and Screened: Important American Prints. 

Dr. Mintie recently completed her doctoral degree at the University of California, Berkeley. She specializes in the art of the United States and the history of photography.

 Romare Bearden_In the Garden

Romare Bearden
In the Garden, 1979
Lithograph on paper
Gift of Richard F. and Evelyn C. Cox
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.