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Saturday, November 23, 2013, 1 - 7pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Directed by Peter Watkins, this film--part of the Living as Form gallery exhibition at the Peeler Art Center--re-creates the energy and tension of the 1871 Paris Commune.  Modern day film crews capture both sides of the conflict, with roles filled almost entirely by volunteers from the community. 

In addition to the film screening, a pledge drive in support of the Low Road Gallery's exhibition program will take place during the day.  Complimentary refreshments will be served in the Peeler lobby. 
Inaugural printmaking demonstration with Jarod Isenbarger
Peeler Art Center, Room 203
Monday, November 18, 2013
11:45 - 12:30

Jarod Isenbarger is the owner of In Case of Emergency Press in Bloomington, Indiana.  He will discuss the process of creating an etching and demonstrate the printing process.  This event is free and open to the public.
The Martha Stewart Disaster Series
Lecture and reception with Professor Lori Miles
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

Lori Miles presents an artist talk on her recent work, 'The Martha Stewart Disaster Series", a series of paintings that draw on her interest in the scientific borderland of cryptozoology, cultural phenomenon of hoax and myth, man-made disasters, and the afterlife of images.  Come hear about her research methods, her artistic practice, and the finished work.
Living as Form: The Ethics of Crowd-Sourced Computing in New Media
Lunch and lecture with Chaz Evans and
Craig Hadley
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 11:45 am
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

In conjunction with the exhibition Living as Form, professor of new media Chaz Evans and university curator Craig Hadley will focus on the ethics of using the Berkley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing.  Join us for an informal discussion on the World Community Grid Project as well as the ethical considerations--who is sponsoring the project, how will the data be used, and what might be the resulting environmental impacts?  CD discs containing the software along with instructions will be distributed at the event and while the exhibition is open.
Global Matrix III
Craig Martin, Purdue University
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level) 

Craig Martin, University Curator at Purdue University, and co-curator of Global Matrix III, will lecture on the complexities involved with organizing an international juried print exhibition.
Art for Lunch with Curator Craig Martin
Craig Martin, Purdue University
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 11:45 am
Peeler Art Center, Lobby

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the arts as a curator, researcher, or administrator?  If so, then please consider joining Craig Martin, University Curator at Purdue University, for an informal discussion on careers in the arts.  Lunch will be provided for students on a first come, first serve basis.
Dogs of Doubtful Origin
Opening Reception
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Lobby

In a quirky spin on the traditional sabbatical exhibition, sculpture professor Lori Miles invites six of her former students, all recent MFA recipients, to create a massive, collaborative exhibition.  Though sparked by themes central to Miles’ own work, the exhibit will be conceived, designed, and executed by all six artists collectively.  Overtly exploring the vertical exchange of information from teacher to student, this project also delves deeply into horizontal knowledge; those cultural memes that spread laterally through transfer, imitation, and replication.  Dogs of Doubtful Origin refers both to an incorrect research loop referenced by cryptozoologists and to the ambiguous artistic ownership of the exhibit itself. The exhibition space will be open during installation and construction phases, turning the gallery into an artistic laboratory that pulls back the curtain on the creative process.Featuring Associate Professor Lori Miles, Jacob Stanley (05), Mike Treffehn (06), Dan Solberg (06), Matt Kalasky (08), Travis LaMothe (09), and Ryan Blackwell (09).
Studio Art Alumni Panel: Surviving Grad School 
Monday, October 28, 2013, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium 

Are you an art student who’s tired of hearing people ask “just what are you going to do with an art degree”?  Come share in an open discussion with six DePauw Studio Art alumni and hear about their experiences with MFA programs, making a living in the art world, and how to make the most from your time at DePauw.  Featuring Jacob Stanley (05), Mike Treffehn (06), Dan Solberg (06), Matt Kalasky (08), Travis LaMothe (09), and Ryan Blackwell (09).
Living as Form: Lunch and Lecture 
with Jacob Stanley '05

Monday, October 28, 2013, 11:45 am
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

Jacob Stanley, Assistant Professor of Art and Design at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, will lead a lunch time discussion of his installation in the Living as Form exhibition.  This event is free and open to the public.
On the Shoulders of Ancestors: The Art of Willis Bing Davis
Lecture with artist Willis Bing Davis: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Room 103 

Drawing from "the rich artistic heritage of African art with its religious, social and magical substance," Willis Bing Davis '59 creates works that draw upon his rich ancestry and heritage.  An alumnus of DePauw University and a former faculty member, Mr. Davis has exhibited work at venues including the Studio Museum of Harlem, American Craft Museum, Renwick Gallery, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Anacostia Museum.
Living as Form: Gallery Sculpture/Installation Project
Workshop with artist and professor Jacob Stanley '05
Saturday, August 31 - Sunday, September 1, 2013
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level)

Jacob Stanley, Assistant Professor of Art and Design at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, will lead student volunteers in an indoor sculpture project.  The installation will supplement other artworks on display in the Living as Form exhibition.  Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  This event is free and open to all students.
  Alumni College:  Curating Richard E. Peeler and His Students
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 1:30-2:30pm
Peeler Art Center, main lobby

In honor of DePauw's 175th anniversary, Looking Back / Looking Forward: Richard Peeler and His Students, examines the artistic legacy of ceramics Professor Richard Peeler, along with work by nine of his former students.  This one-hour session will include conversations with former students in the gallery, video clips from the Peeler ceramic film series in the auditorium, and a behind-the-scenes tour of exhibitions and collections with DePauw University curator Craig Hadley. 
  Behind the Scenes: DePauw Exhibitions and University Collections
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 9:00-10:00am
Peeler Art Center, main lobby

Have you ever wondered how galleries create exhibitions and care for objects in their collections? Join DePauw University curator, Craig Hadley, for a behind-the-scenes tour of exhibition prep spaces and a look at what’s involved in creating an exhibition and caring for fine art. We’ll also look at some of the treasures in the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection, including Polaroid photographs by Andy Warhol, paintings by the Impressionist painter TC Steele, and 19th century Japanese woodblock prints.   
Closing Reception for Looking Back/Looking Forward Richard Peeler and His Students Thursday, June 6, 4:30-6:30pm
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (lower level) 

In honor of DePauw’s 175th anniversary, this exhibit and closing reception celebrates the artistic legacy of Professor Richard Peeler for whom DePauw’s Art Building is named. The exhibit features the work of nine of Peeler’s former students as well as Peeler’s creative partnership with his wife and fellow potter, Marj Peeler. (Two of the former students, Bing Davis ’59 and Georgette Zirbes ’62, are recipients of DePauw’s highest honor for the arts, the Alumni Achievement Award for Creative and Performing Arts.) Like other DePauw professors over the years, Richard Peeler had a huge influence on his students and his influence continues through their lives and work. 

Aleksandr Rodchenko and Constructivism
Lecture with Dr. Christina Kiaer:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

On the occasion of the 120th birthday of Aleksandr Rodchenko, 20 of the best Russian poster artists of today formed a collaborative called “Rodchenko 120” to design a poster in memory of the late Constructivist artist. The posters, first exhibited as part of "Moscow Design Week," are currently on display in Europe and the United States through 2013.  Sergey Serov, the committee organizer for Moscow Design Week, writes "The posters are not only a tribute to the great artist, but a reflection on the historical destiny of graphic design."  DePauw’s installation will feature the Rodchenko-inspired posters, as well as film and a number of books surveying the life of Aleksandr Rodchenko.
Senior Art Exhibition
Artist talk and reception:
Friday, April 19, 2013, 5pm
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery

An annual exhibition featuring the work of graduating senior studio art majors.
Visualizing the Supernatural:  Yūgao in The Tale of Genji
Opening Reception:  Tuesday, April 9 11:40 AM
Location:  Near the Study Room Case, Peeler 2nd Floor

Curated by the students of the Kyoto! A Cultural Metropolis course, this exhibition features objects from DePauw University’s permanent collection and two prints on loan from Scripps College located in Claremont, California.  The works of art reflect Heian-era (794-1185) Japan’s belief in the supernatural, centering on the tragic figure of Yūgao, the Twilight Beauty, who was loved by the eponymous “hero” of The Tale of Genji and paid the ultimate price—Yūgao was murdered by the angry spirit of one of Genji’s jealous lovers.  Written at the beginning of the eleventh century by a woman, Murasaki Shikibu, and considered the world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji inspired and continues to inspire creative minds in the arts, spawning not only paintings and prints, but also noh and kabuki plays, literary parody, as well as homage, film, manga, and anime.  Yūgao in particular seems to have captured the imagination of readers, despite appearing in only a one of the novel’s fifty-four chapters.  Please come to the 2nd floor of Peeler and get to know Yūgao through the objects in the exhibition.  Is Yūgao a model woman or a doormat?  Tell us what you think.
Art for Lunch with Artist Traci Molloy
Thursday, April 4, 2013, noon
Location: GCPA east rotunda (near locust street)

Traci Molloy is a Brooklyn-based artist and social activist. She explores adolescent culture, loss, and violence through photography, digital arts, installation, painting, and printmaking.  Please consider joining us for an informal conversation about her experiences as an artist.  This event is open to all students.

Art From America's Camp: Rebuilding Lives After 9/11

Lecture with artist Traci Molloy:
Thursday, April 4, 2013, Time: 4:15 pm
Location: Watson Forum

Founded in 2002, America's Camp (AC) was a one-week summer camp offered free of charge to children who lost a parent or sibling as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and for children or siblings of firefighters and law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty at any time. It was created to provide a free, high quality, fun and supportive summer camp experience for the children. 2011 was the last summer session for AC. 

The children of America’s Camp teamed together with Artist in Residence, Traci Molloy, each year for 5 consecutive years, to produce the finished art pieces represented in this exhibit. The artworks were created from 2003-2007. The art projects empowered the children to channel their emotions and grief into profound, collective expressions of art. Approximately 500 different children helped to create the five collaborative art pieces. 

The exhibition is on view at the Prindle Institute for Ethics and Green Center for Performing Arts from February 22 - April 15, 2013.
Genji Gallery Tours with DePauw students Mike Blum and Takuya Ikeda
Wednesday, April 3, 2013,  5:30 pm
Location: Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (upper level)
Genji's World in Japanese Woodblock Prints
Lecture with Dr. Bruce Coats:
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 4:15pm
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium

The Tale of Genji, written over 1,000 years ago by the Japanese court lady Murasaki Shikibu, has greatly influenced Japanese culture, seen in paintings, prints, short stories, novels, noh plays, kabuki performances, operas, movies, symphonies, manga and anime.  Featured in this exhibition will be a rich array of woodblock prints by many of Japan's leading artists, drawn from the Scripps College collection and the personal collection of Jack and Paulette Lantz.  The exhibition is accompanied by an elaborately illustrated book, edited by Dr. Andreas Marks and published by Hotei Publishing.  The exhibition is organized by Dr. Bruce Coats, Professor of Art History and Humanities, in conjunction with two classes on Japanese arts.  The book is funded in part by the Blakemore Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Union Bank, and the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures.
Looking Back / Looking Forward: Richard Peeler and His Students
Gallery Reception: Friday, February 22, 2013, 7-9pm Peeler Art Center, Lower Gallery

To commemorate the opening of Looking Back / Looking Forward at DePauw, please join us for an evening reception in celebration of the Peelers and their students.  Marj Peeler, as well as several former students featured in the exhibition, will be in attendance to speak with visitors and provide demonstrations in the ceramics studio.
  Opening Reception and Awards Presentation
Thursday, February 7, 2013, 4-6 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 Sarah Aubrey, Curator of American Art, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.