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Events for November 4, 2019 x
Sustainability Perspectives: Rebecca Haag '74
Nov 4 @ 12:15pm

”Regenerative Agriculture in Action”
Rebecca Haag ’74
Monday, Nov. 4, 2019
12:20–1:20 p.m.
de Witt Lecture Room, Zabriskie Hall 106

The mission of the Island Grown Initiative (IGI) is to build a regenerative and equitable food system on Martha’s Vineyard that engages, informs and integrates the community. Join Rebecca Haag, a 1974 Wells graduate—who also was the College’s 2019 Commencement speaker last May—as she discusses how the IGI program works in schools, with local famers and with other organizations on the island to serve families facing food insecurity.

All talks in the fall 2019 Sustainability Perspectives series take place on Mondays at 12:20 p.m. in the de Witt Lecture Hall (Zabriskie Hall, room 106).

For more information, visit wells.edu/sustainability or contact Marian Brown, director of the Wells College Center for Sustainability and the Environment, at mbrown@wells.edu or 315.364.3304.

Events for November 7, 2019 x
Poetry Reading: Philip Memmer
Nov 7 @ 6:30pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome author Philip Memmer for a poetry reading on Thursday, Nov. 7. The reading will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Faculty Parlors lounge in the College's Main Building.

Memmer will also teach a poetry master class earlier that same day at 12:30 p.m., also in the Faculty Parlors lounge. His master class topic is "Lines of Play: On Lineation." Both events are free and open to the public.

Philip Memmer is the author of five books of poems, most recently Pantheon (Lost Horse Press, 2019). His work has appeared in such journals as Poetry, Poetry Northwest and Poetry London, and in many anthologies. He is executive director of the Arts Branch of the YMCA of Central New York, where he founded the Downtown Writers Center in 2000; he also serves as executive editor of Stone Canoe, and associate editor for Tiger Bark Press.

Master Class: Philip Memmer
Nov 7 @ 12:30pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome author Philip Memmer, who will teach a poetry master class on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 12:30 p.m. His master class topic is "Lines of Play: On Lineation."

Later that day, Memmer will also give a public reading of his poetry at 6:30 p.m. Both events, which are free and open to the public, take place in the Faculty Parlors lounge in the College's Main Building.

Philip Memmer is the author of five books of poems, most recently Pantheon (Lost Horse Press, 2019). His work has appeared in such journals as Poetry, Poetry Northwest and Poetry London, and in many anthologies. He is executive director of the Arts Branch of the YMCA of Central New York, where he founded the Downtown Writers Center in 2000; he also serves as executive editor of Stone Canoe, and associate editor for Tiger Bark Press.

Events for November 8, 2019 x
“Neighbors: N. Miro Revisited” (2018, oil on linen, 48x68”) by Laini Nemett
Opening Reception for "The Strangeness of Structure"
Nov 8 @ 4:30pm

The String Room Gallery of Wells College is pleased to announce the opening of "The Strangeness of Structure," a group exhibition curated by Jonathan Duff. All are welcome to the Gallery for a public reception on Friday, Nov. 8, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.; the exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

First staged at the University Center Gallery at Adelphi University, this exhibition features the work of New York-based artists Siobhan McBride, Laini Nemett, Anna Ortiz, Kate Stone and Virginia Wagner. The work in this exhibition cites imagery of built and variously collapsing structures, illuminating a fundamental concern for the ways built and constructed systems are shifting, perhaps to our collective detriment. Paintings by McBride and Nemett illustrate instances of collapse found in residential spaces, while Wagner's and Ortiz's paintings use vibrant, hazy palettes to render structures in various states of undoing in relation to their environmental surroundings. Stone's central sculpture skews familiar domestic materials such as wallpaper, carpet, studded walls and a framed photograph to create a tension between dilapidation and the familiar.

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Events for November 9, 2019 x
Admissions Open House
Nov 9 @ 8:45am

This fall, Wells College will host two open house events for prospective students and families on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Morning and afternoon sessions are available on both days.

Visitors will spend a fall day on our beautiful campus, enjoy a tour, get to know the Wells community through one-on-one connections with professors, coaches and current students—and learn what makes Wells a unique and truly personalized experience.

This year, the admissions team is accepting applications for priority review—meaning that prospective students who apply by Oct. 22 (for the Oct. 26 open house) or Nov. 5 (for the Nov. 9 open house) will receive their admissions decision in person on the day of the event.

To learn more and sign up, please visit our website: wells.edu/admissions/fall-open-house

Events for November 16, 2019 x
"Queer Theatre and Feminist Activism: A Community Conversation"
Nov 16 @ 2:30pm

Join us in exploring issues in feminist activism chosen by the WGS/THEA 285 class, using "Theatre of the Oppressed" activities. The afternoon promises a fun, creative and challenging conversation about misgendering, mental health and identity. Refreshments will be provided.

Co-hosted by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and the Office of Student Equity and Inclusion

Events for November 19, 2019 x
Gwen Saul stands in front of a painting from the Ethnographic Collections of the New York State Museum
Talk by Gwen Saul of the New York State Museum
Nov 19 @ 7:00pm

Wells College welcomes Gwen Saul, curator of ethnography at the New York State Museum in Albany, for a talk entitled, "How Do We Overcome This Troubled Past? Understanding New York Histories through Indigenous Art."

Her talk is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hostetter Lecture Hall (Stratton 209) on the Wells College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Gwen Saul is curator of the Ethnographic Collections at the New York State Museum (NYSM), which include over 3,500 objects of Native American art and material culture from Indigenous communities across North America, with an emphasis on the Eastern Woodlands. In addition to managing the care and preservation of the collection, she works with citizens of Indigenous nations across what is now New York state to curate and develop the NYSM Contemporary Native American Art Collection.

Her talk will feature a selection of contemporary Native art from the NYSM Ethnographic Collections that elucidates Indigenous histories and issues relevant to all who live in New York state—which sits upon Indigenous land that is central to the histories and continuity of diverse and numerous Indigenous nations.

Events for November 21, 2019 x
Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Band
Nov 21 @ 7:00pm

The Wells College Chamber Orchestra and the Wells Jazz Band invite you to celebrate the end of the semester with a performance of a broad range of musical selections on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Barler Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

The Chamber Orchestra will be performing movements from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite," Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty Waltz," Haydn's "Divertimento in G," and selections from "The Sound of Music" and "Beauty and the Beast."

The Jazz Band will be performing "Moondance," "The Royal Garden Blues," "Tequila" and "Feeling Good," featuring Janlynn McCoy '21 on vocals.

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