Join us for the theatre premiere of In Our Hands, a Warren Wilson Theatre production in celebration of the Civil Rights struggle to vote. Following In Our Hands, nationally recognized Civil Rights and LGBT Activist, Mandy Carter, will speak on Living for Justice. This event is generously sponsored by Spiritual Life and the Theatre Department. For more details contact Laura Vance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Keener founded the Asheville Choral Society in 1977 and was the director for 23 years while on the faculty of Warren Wilson College. A Life in Song celebrates the life and spirit of this wonderful conductor and the rich legacy he has given. Pater Noster, by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks, is a composition of minimalist textures and Romantic sonorities. The second half of this program features the wonderful Serenade to Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Adults: $25, Students: $10. Click here for more information.
March 2 – 9
Annual Student Art Exhibition
Holden Art Gallery
Opening Reception: March 5, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
A juried exhibition featuring work by Warren Wilson College students.
Career Conversation Series
The Office of Academic Affairs and the Career Development Center are pleased to announce the launch of the Career Conversation series. Each term a panel of professionals will speak about a particular career area and the first of these is law. On March 4, alumna Leah Howell, Assistant District Attorney in Greensboro, Amy Ray, US Assistant Attorney, and Diane Walton and John Stevens, both attorneys in private practice, will share their experiences in the field and the paths they took to get to where they are. This conversation is open to WWC alumni.
Women in New Religions Book Release Party
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Women in New Religions, a new book by WWC Professor Laura Vance, offers an engaging look at women’s evolving place in the birth and development of new religious movements. It focuses on four disparate new religions—Mormonism, Seventh-day Adventism, The Family International, and Wicca—to illuminate their implications for gender socialization, religious leadership and participation, sexuality, and family ideals.
Life After the Peace Corps
Students and alumni will have the opportunity to hear stories from returned Peace Corps volunteers who are working in the Asheville area. They will share their experiences abroad and address concerns about reentry after two years away. Questions? Contact Wendy Seligmann at email@example.com.
Join us for an evening of cocktails, conversation, and a twilight tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, the Robie House. Space is limited and registration is required. The favor of a reply is requested before March 12. Please email Kelly Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
Documented by Jose Antonio Vargas
Jose Antonio Vargas is a firm believer that to change the politics of immigration and citizenship, we must change the way we portray undocumented people and their roles in society, compelling him to write, produce, and direct the film Documented. The documentary chronicles his own journey while closely exploring the plight of other undocumented immigrants in America and the politics that surround the hotly contested issue of “legal status.”
From Hair to There
Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD)
Co-hosted by WWC and the CCCD, From Hair to There is a talk by artist Sonya Clark. Clark uses a variety of materials, including human hair and combs, to address race, culture, class, and history. Her artwork is included in the exhibition Loving After Lifetimes of All This at the CCCD. Clark is the chair of the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and the recipient of a Craft Research Grant from the CCCD and an ArtPrize award.
Vargas is the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in a ground-breaking essay published in the New York TimesMagazine in 2011. The article stunned media and political circles throughout the country and attracted world-wide coverage. Vargas has since testified at a United States Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform, and has been at the forefront of challenging the media’s coverage of undocumented immigrants.
Kim and Reggie Harris
Artists in Residence at Warren Wilson College
April 7 – Spirituals and freedom songs
Kittredge Recital Hall from 6:00 – 8:00pm
April 8 – Concert performance
WWC Chapel at 7:30 p.m.
This residency will be a part of the campus-wide programming celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. It will explore African-American music and resistance from spirituals to freedom songs. Kim and Reggie Harris are consummate musicians, storytellers, and sought-after teachers. They have been on staff at the Swannanoa Gathering multiple times. The residency includes several class visits as well as a public concert and a campus-wide singing workshop open to all students, faculty, and staff. The Department of Music, Office of Academic Affairs, WWC Lyceum Committee, and ArtSpace Charter School are the residency sponsors.
Soap Felting Workshop
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (drop-in)
The Fiber Arts Crew will be hosting a soap felting workshop utilizing handmade Warren Wilson soap made by the Herb Crew. Come and learn to felt wool around soap to create a washcloth and bar of soap in one. We’ll have soap and a variety of colors of wool to choose from to create your own unique bar. This workshop is free and open to the Wilson community so drop by between 1-5 at the Fortune Property! Contact Rachel Slaughter, Fiber Arts Fellow, at email@example.com with any questions.
Spring Plow Day
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fiddles and Folklife
Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Presentation by Gabriel Craig
Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD)
Artist Gabriel Craig is a metalsmith, writer, and craft activist. He will be on Campus for a 10 day artist residency as a part of Making Art Work, a program designed to engage issues related to the relevance, application and significance of craft study and materials arts in undergraduate education.
Craig is passionate about engaging others to consider a wider view of the meaning and relevance of making and craft in the 21st century. He will be working with students across the Triad on projects on Campus and in Asheville.
Through May 4 (most Mondays)
Natural Sciences Undergraduate Research Sequence Seminar
Jensen Lecture Hall
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Students involved in the Natural Sciences Capstone sequence present their capstone research to the campus community. A presentation schedule and more information about the program can be found online.
Curated by Danny Orendorff, 2013-2014 Curator-in-Residence and Interim Programs Director for the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO. Loving After Lifetimes of All This is an exhibition exploring the intersections of craft, self-care, apprenticeship, and survival within the practices of historically disadvantaged populations. View the featured artists and more information here.
Winter Athletics Schedule
Note: All events are subject to change.