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Events for October 1, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Oct 1 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Events for October 2, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Oct 2 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Events for October 3, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Oct 3 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Talk by Svante Myrick, Mayor of Ithaca
Oct 3 @ 12:30pm

Wells College announces that Svante L. Myrick, mayor of the City of Ithaca, N.Y., will give a talk on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 as part of the 2018–19 Democracy and Leadership Series. His talk will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the College's chapel, located on the first floor of Main Building at Wells College.

Myrick's lecture will be followed by a reception in the Faculty Parlors lounge, which is just outside the chapel's main entrance, from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. Both the lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

Svante Myrick's visit is sponsored by the Wells College Democracy and Leadership Series, a cross-campus partnership between the political science program, the Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship, and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership. The series brings students together with local, regional, national and international figures to learn about their leadership path, examine the characteristics of successful leaders, and share possible ways for students and others to take a leadership role in our democracy. Additional support for this event was provided by the Wells College Social Science Speaker Series, the Office of the President, and the Office of Communications and Marketing.

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Events for October 4, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Oct 4 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Film Screening: "Voces inocentes"
Oct 4 @ 6:00pm

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of this year's Hispanic Film Series at Wells College.

Events for October 5, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Oct 5 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Events for October 6, 2018 x
Fall Break
Oct 6 @ 12:00pm

Classes end Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at 4:20 p.m., and will resume Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

Residence halls will be open for students who wish to remain on campus during fall break; however, students will need to provide their own food. The last meal served in the dining hall is dinner on Friday, Oct. 5; and the first meal back is dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

GET THE FULL DETAILS ABOUT FALL BREAK >>

Events for October 7, 2018 x
Fall Break
Oct 7 @ 12:00pm

Classes end Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at 4:20 p.m., and will resume Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

Residence halls will be open for students who wish to remain on campus during fall break; however, students will need to provide their own food. The last meal served in the dining hall is dinner on Friday, Oct. 5; and the first meal back is dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

GET THE FULL DETAILS ABOUT FALL BREAK >>

Events for October 8, 2018 x
Fall Break
Oct 8 @ 12:00pm

Classes end Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at 4:20 p.m., and will resume Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

Residence halls will be open for students who wish to remain on campus during fall break; however, students will need to provide their own food. The last meal served in the dining hall is dinner on Friday, Oct. 5; and the first meal back is dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

GET THE FULL DETAILS ABOUT FALL BREAK >>

Events for October 9, 2018 x
Fall Break
Oct 9 @ 12:00pm

Classes end Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at 4:20 p.m., and will resume Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

Residence halls will be open for students who wish to remain on campus during fall break; however, students will need to provide their own food. The last meal served in the dining hall is dinner on Friday, Oct. 5; and the first meal back is dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

GET THE FULL DETAILS ABOUT FALL BREAK >>

Events for October 12, 2018 x
Science Colloquium: Beth-Ellen Clark
Oct 12 @ 12:15pm

Beth-Ellen Clark, chair of Ithaca College's Department of Physics and Astronomy, is the featured guest at this week's Science Colloquium. The title of her talk is "Update from the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission."

Her lecture takes place Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 from 12:25 to 1:20 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209. The talk is free and open to the public.

Science Colloquium talks occur every Friday during the fall and spring semesters in Stratton Hall 209. If you have questions, please contact Christina Schmidt, assistant professor of biology, at cschmidt@wells.edu or 315.364.3473.

Events for October 18, 2018 x
Panel Discussion featuring NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez
Oct 18 @ 4:30pm

Claudio Sanchez, the renowned NPR education correspondent, will be interviewed by President Jonathan Gibralter and Provost and Dean of the College Cindy Speaker, for an engaging discussion on topics relevant to Wells College and the higher education landscape of today. Please encourage your students to attend as well!

This event is part of Wells College’s 150th anniversary celebration. To register, visit wells.edu/150th-registration and sign up by Thursday Oct. 4!

For more details on the College’s 150th anniversary, please visit wells.edu/150.

Opening Reception for "WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows"
Oct 18 @ 6:30pm

The show — which celebrates both the 150th anniversary of Wells College and the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center — showcases the work of 11 artists who have held the position of Victor Hammer Fellow at Wells. Pieces include works completed both during the time of their fellowship as well as more recent work.

The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

For more details on the College’s 150th anniversary, please visit wells.edu/150.

String Room Gallery: "WBAC@25" Exhibit
Oct 18 @ 12:30pm

The Wells College Book Arts Center and String Room Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of "WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows."

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the String Room Gallery in the College's Main Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center and will showcase the work of 11 artists who have held the position of Victor Hammer Fellowship at Wells College. Artwork completed during their fellowship as well as more recent work will be included in the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 30, 2018.

Read More about the Exhibit >>

Gallery Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00-4 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

When classes are in session the gallery is open during the above times. The gallery may also be open by appointment. All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Events for October 19, 2018 x
Young Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement 2018
Oct 19 @ 6:30pm

Stay tuned for details on this year's recipients, who will be celebrated during the annual dinner and ceremony.

This event is part of Wells College’s 150th anniversary celebration. To register, visit wells.edu/150th-registration and sign up by Thursday Oct. 4!

For more details on the College’s 150th anniversary, please visit wells.edu/150.

 

Lecture by Stephen Pittelkow: "Taming a Riot of Color: Contemporary Paper Marbling"
Oct 19 @ 3:00pm

The 46th Susan Garretson Swartzburg '60 Memorial Book Arts Lecture
Stephen Pittelkow: "Taming a Riot of Color: Contemporary Paper Marbling"
Friday, Oct. 19, 3:00 p.m.
Stratton Hall 209

Stephen Pittelkow is a modern master of the art of paper marbling, a method of producing lively patterns similar to marble or other types of polished stone. His lecture will be accompanied by a real-time demonstration of his techniques.

The event is free and open to the public; no tickets required.

For more details on the College’s 150th anniversary, please visit wells.edu/150.

Swartzburg Lecture: Stephen Pittelkow
Oct 19 @ 3:00pm

The Wells College Book Arts Center is pleased to welcome renowned book artist Stephen Pittelkow to campus, where he will present the 46th Susan Garretson Swartzburg '60 Memorial Book Arts Lecture, titled "Taming a Riot of Color: Contemporary Paper Marbling."

The lecture will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, at 3:00 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209, and will be accompanied by a real-time demonstration of Pittelkow's paper marbling techniques.

Admission is free and all are welcome. The event is tied in with the College's 150th anniversary celebration weekend, which runs Oct. 18 through Oct. 21. More info at wells.edu/150.

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Science Colloquium: Alyssa Johnson
Oct 19 @ 12:15pm

Alyssa Johnson of the Montezuma Audubon Center is the featured guest at this week's Science Colloquium. The title of her talk is "Chasing the Dream, Living the Dream, and What It Took to Get Here."

Her lecture takes place Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 from 12:25 to 1:20 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209. The talk is free and open to the public.

Science Colloquium talks occur every Friday during the fall and spring semesters in Stratton Hall 209. If you have questions, please contact Christina Schmidt, assistant professor of biology, at cschmidt@wells.edu or 315.364.3473.

String Room Gallery: "WBAC@25" Exhibit
Oct 19 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College Book Arts Center and String Room Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of "WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows."

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the String Room Gallery in the College's Main Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center and will showcase the work of 11 artists who have held the position of Victor Hammer Fellowship at Wells College. Artwork completed during their fellowship as well as more recent work will be included in the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 30, 2018.

Read More about the Exhibit >>

Gallery Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00-4 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

When classes are in session the gallery is open during the above times. The gallery may also be open by appointment. All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Events for October 20, 2018 x
150th Anniversary Parade and Community Picnic Dinner
Oct 20 @ 4:30pm

After the festive 150th anniversary parade across campus, we'll enjoy a community picnic on the Ryerson Commons outside of the dining hall. Thanks to CFCU Community Credit Union for providing support for this event!

This event — which is free and open to the public — is part of Wells College’s 150th anniversary celebration. To register, visit wells.edu/150th-registration and sign up by Thursday Oct. 4!

For more details on the College’s 150th anniversary, please visit wells.edu/150.

 

150th Anniversary Celebration, Orchestra Concert, and Fireworks Display
Oct 20 @ 7:30pm

Wells College President Jonathan Gibralter and Aurora mayor Bonnie Bennett will share their thoughts about the College's 150th anniversary, followed by a special performance by Symphoria, the professional symphony orchestra of Central New York. During the concert, Professor Emeritus Bruce Bennett and Professor Dan Rosenberg will read their works of poetry that were specially commissioned for the Wells College Sesquicentennial.

Afterward, we'll gather out on the front lawn of Main Building to watch a spectacular fireworks display—sponsored by Cayuga Lake National Bank in honor and memory of Bill Ryan, the bank's CEO and president who passed away in August. The celebration then continues with a party on Ryerson Commons and in the Dining Hall.

This event in celebration of Wells College's 150th anniversary is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required. To register, visit wells.edu/150th-registration and sign up by Thursday Oct. 4!

For more details on the College’s 150th anniversary, please visit wells.edu/150.

 

String Room Gallery: "WBAC@25" Exhibit
Oct 20 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College Book Arts Center and String Room Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of "WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows."

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the String Room Gallery in the College's Main Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center and will showcase the work of 11 artists who have held the position of Victor Hammer Fellowship at Wells College. Artwork completed during their fellowship as well as more recent work will be included in the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 30, 2018.

Read More about the Exhibit >>

Gallery Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00-4 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

When classes are in session the gallery is open during the above times. The gallery may also be open by appointment. All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Events for October 22, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "WBAC@25" Exhibit
Oct 22 @ 11:00am

The Wells College Book Arts Center and String Room Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of "WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows."

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the String Room Gallery in the College's Main Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center and will showcase the work of 11 artists who have held the position of Victor Hammer Fellowship at Wells College. Artwork completed during their fellowship as well as more recent work will be included in the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 30, 2018.

Read More about the Exhibit >>

Gallery Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00-4 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

When classes are in session the gallery is open during the above times. The gallery may also be open by appointment. All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Specters of Feminist Silent Film Comedy
Oct 22 @ 7:00pm

The Wells College Film & Media Studies Program is pleased to welcome Maggie Hennefeld, who will introduce the evening's film program, "Specters of Feminist Silent Film Comedy." Maggie Hennefeld is the author of "Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Commediennes (Columbia University press, 2018). The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, in Zabriskie Hall's Room 106. The event is free and all are welcome.

In these international feminist silent film comedies, housemaids spontaneously combust out of the chimney, women disturb the peace with their loud laughter and grotesquer face-making and terrorize the public sphere with their sadistic practical jokes and insatiable maternity cravings. Meanwhile, miniature Satanic dancers and a mystifying female conjurer bedevil us with several uncanny film tricks.

Full Program

  • Mary Jane's Mishap (G.A. Smith, UK, 1903, 4 min)
  • Daisy Doodad's Dial (Florence Turner / Larry Trimble, UK, 1914, 9 min)
  • Betty and Jane Go to the Theater [Rosalie et Leontine Vont au Theatre] (Romeo Bosetti, France, 1911, 5 min)
  • Betty Pulls the Strings [Les Ficelles de Leontine] (Romeo Bosetti, France, 1910, 7 min)
  • Lea and the Ball of Wool [Lea e il Gomitolo] (Cines, Italy, 1913 4.5 min)
  • Cunegonde Has Visitors [Cunegonde Recoit sa Familie] (Lux, France, 1912, 6 min)
  • Laughing Gas (Edwin S. Porter, US, 1907, 9 min)
  • Madame's Cravings [Madame a des Envies] (Alice Guy-Blanche, France, 1907, 4 min)
  • The Electric Hotel [El Hotel Electrico] (Segundo de Chomon and Ferdinand Zecca, France, 1908, 9.5 min
  • The Red Spectre [Le Spectre Rouge] (Segundo de Chomon and Ferdinand Zecca, France, 1907, 9.5 min)
  • Mabel's Strange Predicament (Mabel Normand, US, 1914, 12 min)

Maggie Hennefeld is Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is the author of "Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Commediennes (Columbia University Press, 2018) and co-editor of "The Abject Objection" (Duke University Press, 2019) and "Unwatchable" (Rutgers University Press, 2019). She is also co-editor of the "Gender and Comedy" issue of Feminist Media Histories (2017). Her articles have appeared in journals including Camera Obscura, Screen, Discourse, Film History, Critical Inquiry, Cultural Critique, Flow, Ms. magazine and differences.

This program is presented by the Film and Media Studies program.
For more information please visit: https://www.wells.edu/programs/majors/film-media-studies

Events for October 23, 2018 x
Public Reading: Bret Shepard
Oct 23 @ 6:30pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series will welcome award-winning poet Bret Shepard for a reading of his work on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The reading will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room on the third floor of Macmillan Hall. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Shepard will also hold a master class, entitled "On Great Titles," on the same day at 12:30 p.m. in Main Building's Faculty Parlors.

For more information, please read the full news story.

String Room Gallery: "WBAC@25" Exhibit
Oct 23 @ 12:30pm

The Wells College Book Arts Center and String Room Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of "WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows."

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the String Room Gallery in the College's Main Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center and will showcase the work of 11 artists who have held the position of Victor Hammer Fellowship at Wells College. Artwork completed during their fellowship as well as more recent work will be included in the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 30, 2018.

Read More about the Exhibit >>

Gallery Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00-4 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

When classes are in session the gallery is open during the above times. The gallery may also be open by appointment. All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Events for October 24, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "WBAC@25" Exhibit
Oct 24 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College Book Arts Center and String Room Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of "WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows."

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the String Room Gallery in the College's Main Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center and will showcase the work of 11 artists who have held the position of Victor Hammer Fellowship at Wells College. Artwork completed during their fellowship as well as more recent work will be included in the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 30, 2018.

Read More about the Exhibit >>

Gallery Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00-4 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

When classes are in session the gallery is open during the above times. The gallery may also be open by appointment. All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Events for October 25, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "WBAC@25" Exhibit
Oct 25 @ 12:30pm

The Wells College Book Arts Center and String Room Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of "WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows."

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the String Room Gallery in the College's Main Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center and will showcase the work of 11 artists who have held the position of Victor Hammer Fellowship at Wells College. Artwork completed during their fellowship as well as more recent work will be included in the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 30, 2018.

Read More about the Exhibit >>

Gallery Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00-4 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

When classes are in session the gallery is open during the above times. The gallery may also be open by appointment. All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Events for October 26, 2018 x
Science Colloquium: Hilary McManus
Oct 26 @ 12:15pm

Dr. Hilary McManus of Le Moyne College is the featured guest at this week's Science Colloquium. The title of her talk is "Growing on Ice: Women, Leadership and Antarctica."

Her lecture takes place Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 from 12:25 to 1:20 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209. The talk is free and open to the public.

Science Colloquium talks occur every Friday during the fall and spring semesters in Stratton Hall 209. If you have questions, please contact Christina Schmidt, assistant professor of biology, at cschmidt@wells.edu  or 315.364.3473.

String Room Gallery: "WBAC@25" Exhibit
Oct 26 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College Book Arts Center and String Room Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of "WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows."

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the String Room Gallery in the College's Main Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center and will showcase the work of 11 artists who have held the position of Victor Hammer Fellowship at Wells College. Artwork completed during their fellowship as well as more recent work will be included in the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 30, 2018.

Read More about the Exhibit >>

Gallery Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00-4 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

When classes are in session the gallery is open during the above times. The gallery may also be open by appointment. All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Events for October 27, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "WBAC@25" Exhibit
Oct 27 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College Book Arts Center and String Room Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of "WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows."

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the String Room Gallery in the College's Main Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center and will showcase the work of 11 artists who have held the position of Victor Hammer Fellowship at Wells College. Artwork completed during their fellowship as well as more recent work will be included in the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 30, 2018.

Read More about the Exhibit >>

Gallery Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00-4 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

When classes are in session the gallery is open during the above times. The gallery may also be open by appointment. All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Events for October 28, 2018 x
"Celebrating Local Talent" featuring Arthur Bellinzoni, Lydie Haenlin and Bruce Bennett
Oct 28 @ 3:00pm

On Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3:00 p.m., the Aurora Free Library is hosting a series, "Celebrating Local Talent." The event is the first in a series of afternoon presentations by local authors and former Wells College faculty members.

Today, Arthur Bellinzoni, Lydie Haenlin and Bruce Bennett will discuss their books as well as the writing and publishing process, and will be available for questions and discussion at a reception following their talk. Refreshments will served.

The event is free and open to the public. Please join the library in recognizing and appreciating the local talent in our midst! The Aurora Free Library is located at 370 Main Street in the Village of Aurora. For more information, call the library at 315.364.8074. You can also visit the library's website at aurorafreelibrary.org.

Events for October 29, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "WBAC@25" Exhibit
Oct 29 @ 11:00am

The Wells College Book Arts Center and String Room Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of "WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows."

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the String Room Gallery in the College's Main Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center and will showcase the work of 11 artists who have held the position of Victor Hammer Fellowship at Wells College. Artwork completed during their fellowship as well as more recent work will be included in the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 30, 2018.

Read More about the Exhibit >>

Gallery Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00-4 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

When classes are in session the gallery is open during the above times. The gallery may also be open by appointment. All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Reception for Release of Catherine Burroughs' New Book, "Closet Drama"
Oct 29 @ 4:30pm

On Monday, Oct. 29, the Aurora Historical Society will host the release of Closet Drama: History, Theory, Form, edited by Catherine Burroughs, professor of English at Wells College and visiting professor of English at the Performing Arts and Media Studies departments at Cornell University. The book release reception, 4:30-6:00 p.m., will include an informal talk by Prof. Burroughs on "The Closet Play" at 4:45 p.m.

Throughout her career, Catherine Burroughs has focused on the contributions to theatre of women writers between 1750 and 1830. Her publications have encouraged scholarship on theatre theorists of the Romantic period and the broader topic of gender and the stage. She is also a member of Actors' Equity Association and a novelist.

The "closet play" is a dramatic text written for reading rather than acting. Closet Drama: History, Theory, Form features original essays from distinguished scholars who offer fresh and illuminating perspectives on historical narratives, performances and texts from the Renaissance to the present.

Monday's reception at 371 Main Street in Aurora is an event in the series ,"A House Tells a Story," which focuses on the art, scholarship and friends of Wells College professors Else and Otto Fleissner. The Aurora Historical Society/Village History Center is located in the rear courtyard and accessible to all, and events are always free. The museum is also open on Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or anytime through the Docent-on-Call number (315.246.1130).

Note: the museum will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, but events on Tuesdays will resume the following week.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Professor Emerita Linda Schwab at 315.246.1130.

Events for October 30, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "WBAC@25" Exhibit
Oct 30 @ 12:30pm

The Wells College Book Arts Center and String Room Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of "WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows."

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the String Room Gallery in the College's Main Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center and will showcase the work of 11 artists who have held the position of Victor Hammer Fellowship at Wells College. Artwork completed during their fellowship as well as more recent work will be included in the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 30, 2018.

Read More about the Exhibit >>

Gallery Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00-4 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

When classes are in session the gallery is open during the above times. The gallery may also be open by appointment. All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Public Reading: Editors and Contributors from "The Healing Muse"
Oct 30 @ 7:00pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome to campus editors of and contributors to “The Healing Muse,” the annual journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and visual art published by SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities. They will read selections of their work, in celebration of the launch of the journal’s 18th issue.

The reading will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the Art Exhibit Room, located on the third floor of Macmillan Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Readers will include Bruce Bennett (professor emeritus of English), Jim Fafaglia, Mary Gardner, Gloria Heffernan, Eric Howd, Kathleen Kramer, Lisa Wiley and Donna Emerson. They will be joined by editor-in-chief Deirdre Neilen and associate editor Kathey Faber-Langendoen.

Read the Full Story Here >>

Events for October 31, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "WBAC@25" Exhibit
Oct 31 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College Book Arts Center and String Room Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of "WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows."

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the String Room Gallery in the College's Main Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center and will showcase the work of 11 artists who have held the position of Victor Hammer Fellowship at Wells College. Artwork completed during their fellowship as well as more recent work will be included in the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 30, 2018.

Read More about the Exhibit >>

Gallery Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00-4 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

When classes are in session the gallery is open during the above times. The gallery may also be open by appointment. All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

 

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