Work Day 2015: “It takes a college…”!
12:30 p.m. – Meet in front of Gladfelter
The College celebrates working in community with a day of working side-by-side! There are no classes on Work Day. Instead, students spend the morning with their work crew and share in service, food, and company. After lunch, the community will meet at Gladfelter where faculty, staff, students, and alumni will break into groups and tackle large projects around campus. After the work is done, there will be a picnic and celebration (with door prizes and music) at the Pavilion!
An Evening with Peter Finn
Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
“An Evening with Peter Finn,” featuring the national security editor of The Washington Post in conversation with Warren Wilson College President Steve Solnick, will be at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway in Asheville.
Free and open to the public, the event continues Warren Wilson’s 2014-15 Global Impact Forum, a series devoted to exploring topics of national and international policy and politics. Because seating is limited, guests are advised to arrive early. The evening is sponsored by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, The Himan Group; and by Roberts & Stevens, P.A., Attorneys at Law.
An exhibition featuring work by WWC senior art students Kyle Crowder, Francesca Clifford, Tyler Kelly, and Morgan Vessel.
Feminism in the Hip Hop Movement – a Lecture by Dr. Dawn Tafari
In this engaging, interactive workshop, Dawn Nicole Hicks Tafari will share her journey to discovering Hip-Hop Feminism and how being a Hip-Hop Feminist has not only given her the space to beautifully balance her multiple identities, but how it has also empowered her as an educator with a passion for social change by coloring her perspective on relationships, politics, religion, education and life overall. View more information online.
Kim and Reggie Harris
Artists in Residence at Warren Wilson College
April 7 – Spirituals and freedom songs
Kittredge Recital Hall from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
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.
An exhibition featuring work by WWC senior art students Colin McCoy, Liam McCullough, Gray Hales, and Martine Jacobs.
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. Contact Rachel Slaughter, Fiber Arts Fellow, at email@example.com with any questions.
Spring Plow Day
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Philip Barry’s comedic play, The Philadelphia Story, was first performed on stage in 1939. The story follows the life of Tracy Lord, a socialite of the town, divorced, and preparing for her wedding-to-be. Havoc reeks when a magazine company sends Tracy’s ex-husband, Dexter Haven, along with reporter, Macaulay, to snag the juicy details of her wedding in secret. General Admission is $10. Call 828.771.3041 to reserve tickets or go online.
The Turbulent Middle East
Jensen 315 (3rd Floor Lecture Hall)
This presentation by Professor Paul Magnarella is free and open to the public.
Fiddles and Folklife
Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Fiddles & Folklife is an afternoon filled with Old-time music contests, jam sessions, food and craft vendors, folklife demonstrations, dancing and cakewalks on the Warren Wilson College campus. View the details and schedule online.
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 work with students across the Triad on projects on Campus and in Asheville.
April 22 – May 1
Holden Art Gallery
Opening Reception: April 23, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
An exhibition featuring work by WWC senior art students Tesa Anderson, Alex Hatch, Anabel Winitsky, and Maggie Shellman.
8th Annual Spring Arts Festival
Holden Arts, 3D Building and surrounding grounds
1:00 -5:00 p.m.
An afternoon of demonstrations, student-made arts and crafts vendors, live music, kiln fired pizza, and more! 20% of all vendor proceeds benefit the Craft Emergency Relief Fund.
May 1 & 2
Co-written by students Hannah Johnson and Khaetlyn Grindell, this years’ Circus is an ode to marriage equality in North Carolina. It is set in the desert and follows the love story between a Coyote and the Moon and all the obstacles and support they encounter along the way, including a menacing Sun character, some surprisingly helpful vultures, and a group of suspicious looking scorpions.
Mondays through May 4
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.
May 4 & 5
Jensen – 3rd floor
The Academic Capstone Carnival showcases the culminating research projects and internships of our senior class in a conference atmosphere. For two days, the third floor of Jensen, including the lecture hall, is taken over by panels of students from 14 departments demonstrating what they can do when they take over the process of their education. A detailed schedule will be posted soon.
May 6 – 15
Grip, Grasp, Grim, and Ongoing
Holden Art Gallery
Closing Reception: May 14, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
An exhibition featuring work by WWC senior art students Willow Collins, Amanda Martin, Jordan Stratford, and Abigail Kathan.
Starts in front of Bryson
Honors and Awards Ceremony
Celebrate the achievements of our 2015 graduating class. The Commencement address will be delivered by Kim Jordan, CEO of New Belgium Brewing Company.
Through May 23
Loving After Lifetimes of All This
The Center for Craft Creativity & Design (CCCD) – Benchspace Gallery & Workshop
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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.
All events are subject to change.