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2015 Past Events



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
PERCUSSION@PEELER:
Lucy+Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:30 – 8:00pm
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.


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 Tour and Orta-Inspired Campus Farm Dinner
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:15pm – 6:00pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level) 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.
2015 Senior Show Artist Talks and Opening Reception
Friday, April 17, 2015, 5pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

An annual exhibition featuring the work of graduating senior studio art majors.
Lucy and Jorge Orta passport 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.


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.
Art into Action/Action into Object: Talk by Judith Hoos Fox, Curator
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 4:15pm
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.
Guided Tour of Peeler Art Center Galleries by Craig Hadley
Wednesday, March 18, 6 pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual art and University Galleries (lower and upper level)

Organized by the Putnam County Library, Craig, the Director and Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at DePauw, will lead a public tour of the Peeler Galleries. We will view two exhibitions: Image Loading: John Berry, and LUCY+JORGE ORTA:  FOOD-WATER-LIFE, an exhibit that explores environmental global issues in unique visual ways.
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.
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.