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2017 Past Events

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 14th 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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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
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 marlaheltonyoga.com or contact Marla directly: marlaheltonyoga@gmail.com

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

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.  

 

 

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.
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.

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 Sunday afternoon the 29th of October for some tricks (and maybe just a few treats) for the whole family! From 4:30-6pm, 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.

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.

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.

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
Thursday, September 21: 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 Thursday, September 21st 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.
Percussion @ Peeler
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 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. 
Senior Art Exhibition: Artist Talks and Opening Reception
Friday, April 21, 2017, 5-7pm and           
Friday, April 28, 2017, 5-7pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

An annual exhibition featuring the work of graduating senior studio art majors.
Turtle graphics for Slow Art Day Spring 2017 Slow Art Day                                                                     Saturday, April 8, 2017                                                                                                                                            Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.  So join us in the Peeler Art Center lobby on Saturday, April 8th at 11am for a Presidents: DePauw and Beyond themed Slow Art Day that will take us across the DePauw campus and through time.                                                                                                                     Slow Art Day is free and open to the public, and includes snacks!  All ages are welcome to join us!      
Tibetan Teacup Tibetan Art Lecture with Amelia Warren '17
Friday, April 7, 2017, 11:40am
Peeler Room 213

Join art history senior, Amelia Warren, as she lectures on the history and use of tea within Tibet.  She will also be presenting several objects from DePauw's art collection that will be showcased in the upcoming fall Tibetan art exhibition.
Knitting Needles The Peeler Art Center will be hosting Knitting Lunches in partnership with The Hartman House on Thursday, March 16th and Thursday, April 6th from 11:30-12:30pm.                                                                                                                                                             Bring your lunch and enjoy some precious knitting time with others in the Peeler Art Center. Tours of the galleries and collections will be offered during this time for those interested.
Curator Bowie Zunino on Nature Loves Courage 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 4:15pm
Peeler Auditorium 

Join Bowie Zunino, co-executive director of the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, New York, for a lecture on the traveling exhibition Nature Loves Courage.

Yoga at Peeler

Jeff Barnett-Winsby
Untitled, 2014
Plexi mounted photo
20 x 30 inches
Yoga@Peeler
March 20, 2017, 7:30pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery  (lower level)

Need to de-stress from hectic academic life? 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 and open to all DePauw University students, faculty, and staff and the surrounding community.   
                                                                                       Free of charge!  
Refreshments will be served after!
Lecture and Reception for Georgette Zirbes ’62 
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 4:15pm
Peeler Auditorium

A retrospective exhibition featuring the ceramic works of Georgette Zirbes ’62, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emerita at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design.
Theodore Clement Steele: A Lecture by Rachel Perry 
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:30 pm 
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery 

Join author and curator Rachel Perry for a lecture on the life and artwork of Theodore Clement (TC) Steele. Perhaps the most well-known artist of the “Hoosier Group,” Steele created impressionist portraits and landscape paintings from his studio in Nashville, Indiana.
Juried Show: Opening Reception and
Awards Presentation

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:00 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. The 2017 exhibition is juried by Mr. Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Associate Professor of Ceramics and Director of Graduate Studies at Indiana University.