Ohio Wesleyan University Announces 2012-2013 Arts Calendar of Events

Ohio Wesleyan University will stage ‘The Fairy Queen,’ a musical treatment of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for five performances in November. The play will include special rigging to allow actors to fly in this joint production of the university’s departments of music and theatre & dance. (Photo courtesy of Ohio Wesleyan University)

DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University has an exciting lineup of theatre & dance, music, and visual arts events planned for the 2012-2013 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. The Ohio Wesleyan campus is located north of Columbus in downtown Delaware. For monthly updates, visit events.owu.edu.

OHIO WESLEYAN PERFORMING ARTS SERIES (visiting, professional artists)

8 p.m. Sept. 9 – Jazz musicians Peter Brötzmann (saxophones) and Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students (with a valid school ID). Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com, by calling the phone messaging service at (740) 368-3629, or by email at paseries@owu.edu.

8 p.m. Sept. 22 – “The Cody Rivers Show,” featuring improvisational, comedic actors and Ohio Wesleyan graduates Andrew Connor (Class of 1999) and Mike Mathieu (Class of 2000), in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students (with a valid school ID). Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com, by calling the phone messaging service at (740) 368-3629, or by email at paseries@owu.edu.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 – The Central Ohio Symphony performs as part of the Ohio Wesleyan Performing Arts Series, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The debut of the Symphony concert season will feature classics from Glinka, Tchaikovsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as a world premiere through the Ohio Composers Project featuring Jesús Morales-Matos. Contact the Symphony for tickets at www.centralohiosymphony.org or (740) 362-1799.

8 p.m. Oct. 26 – Classical Jam, a collaboration of five in-demand chamber musicians, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Classical Jam’s repertoire ranges from Renaissance dance music and traditional classical works, to improvised performances and original compositions. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid school ID. Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com, by calling the phone messaging service at (740) 368-3629, or by email at paseries@owu.edu.

8 p.m. Dec. 1 – Double/Take, an evening-length dance performance with original music, in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students (with a valid school ID). Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com, by calling the phone messaging service at (740) 368-3629, or by e-mail at paseries@owu.edu.

8 p.m. Feb. 22, 2013 – Classical and Latin guitarist David Burgess, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid school ID. Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com, by calling the phone messaging service at (740) 368-3629, or by email at paseries@owu.edu.

OHIO WESLEYAN DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC (September-December 2012)

3:15 p.m. Sept. 16 – Senior student recital featuring Elizabeth Blakeslee, organ, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

3:15 p.m. Sept. 30 – Senior student recital featuring Samantha Mason, soprano; Angel Spencer, soprano; and faculty member Mariko Kaneda, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 7 – Faculty recital featuring Mariko Kaneda, piano; David Niwa, violin; and Karl Pedersen, viola, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

8 p.m. Oct. 23 – Faculty recital featuring Mary Fetherston, cello, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 4 – The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

8 p.m. Nov. 6 – The Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 10 – Senior student recital featuring Justin Giarrusso, composer, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

Noon Dec. 2 – Choral Art Luncheon Concert, in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $25 each and are available by calling (740) 368-3702 or by emailing musicd@owu.edu.

8 p.m. Dec. 4 – Chamber Orchestra, directed by Michael Malone, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

OHIO WESLEYAN DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DANCE

8 p.m. Sept. 15 – “8,” written by Dustin Lance Black, staged reading about California’s Proposition 8, on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Contains adult themes and language.

8 p.m. Sept. 29 – “Freshman Scenes,” showcasing promising newcomers in scenes staged by the Ohio Wesleyan directing class, on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. May contain adult themes and language.

8 p.m. Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 – “An Evening of Scenes & Monologues by Women Playwrights,” a fall senior project production by Leah Schaeffer and Ellie Bartz, in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. May contain adult themes and language.

8 p.m. Nov. 2, 3, 9, and 10; 2 p.m. Nov. 11 – “The Fairy Queen,” a musical treatment of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Enter into a magical wood where music, dance, spectacle, and love swirl and materialize in this oft-told tale. Special effects include flying actors. Directed by D. Glen Vanderbilt Jr., musical direction by Jason Hiester, and choreography by Marin Leggat. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855.

8 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 – One-act plays from students in Ohio Wesleyan directing and playwriting classes, on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. May contain adult themes and language.

8 p.m. Feb. 8, 9, 15, and 16; 2 p.m. Feb. 17, 2013 – “The Passion of Dracula” by Bob Hall and David Richmond (adapted from the Bram Stoker novel), on the Main Stage of Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This version of the classic Dracula legend is filled with suspense, romance, special effects, and even humor. Directed by Elane Denny-Todd. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855.

8 p.m. March 1 and March 2, 2013 – “Spring Senior Project Productions,” in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The show includes two one-act plays, an original written by Andrew Rossi and a classic by Samuel Beckett. Directed by Andrea Kraus, designed by David Winnyk, and featuring Madeline Shier, Leah Reilly, Sam Irvine, and Joe Lugosch.

8 p.m. April 5, 6, 12, and 13; 2 p.m. April 14, 2013 – “My Secrets on Beauty,” rising from the myth of the sculptor Pygmalion, this ensemble-created work explores themes of beauty, transformation, gender, objectification, and love, in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Directed by Ed Kahn. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855. May contain language and subject matter unsuitable for children.

8 p.m. April 26 and 27; 2 p.m. April 28, 2013 – “Orchesis 2013,” a contemporary dance concert highlighting original work by students, faculty, and guest choreographers, on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Artistic direction by Marin Leggat. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855.

RICHARD M. ROSS ART MUSEUM

Aug. 23-Oct. 7 – “Full of Grace: A Journey through the History of Childhood,” a collection of 150 photographs depicting childhood through the eyes of artists including Dorthea Lange, Gordon Park, August Sander, Ralph Gibson, and Lewis Carroll, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 for more information.

Oct. 16-Dec. 20 – “Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at Fifty,” a celebration of excellence in fine art lithography, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 for more information.

Jan. 15-Feb. 17, 2013 – Sculpture by Barry Gunderson, featuring painted wood and welded and painted aluminum creations, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 for more information.

Feb. 24-March 31, 2013 – “Diverse,” a group art exhibition featuring creations by seven women artists – Marjorie Bender, N. Penney Denning, Egle Gatins, Elena Osterwalder, Elsie Sanchez, Barbara Vogel, and Leah L. Wong – in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 for more information.

April 20-May 12, 2013 – Ohio Wesleyan graduating senior fine arts exhibition, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibit will open with a special Saturday artist reception. Traditionally, the museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 for more information.

OHIO WESLEYAN GALLERY 2001 (Inside Beeghly Library)

Through Sept. 20 – Papercut collages and paintings by Louise Captein, associate professor of art at Otterbein University, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours. For the latest information, visit library.owu.edu/hours.htm.

Sept. 24-Oct. 15 – Selections from Ohio Wesleyan’s permanent art collection, as researched by gallery management students, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours. For the latest information, visit library.owu.edu/hours.htm.

Oct. 23-Dec. 20 – “Fine Grain” three-dimensional art by Abram Kaplan, associate professor of environmental studies at Denison University, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours. For the latest information, visit library.owu.edu/hours.htm.

Jan. 7-Feb. 28, 2013 – Paintings by Columbus-based artist Andy!, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours. For the latest information, visit library.owu.edu/hours.htm.

March 4-April 3, 2013 – All-Student Spring Show, featuring juried artworks from Ohio Wesleyan students of any major, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours. For the latest information, visit library.owu.edu/hours.htm.

April 9-May 21, 2013 – Altered vintage photographs by April Deacon (Ohio Wesleyan Class of 2001), in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours. For the latest information, visit library.owu.edu/hours.htm.

May 27-Sept. 20, 2013 – Photographs by Jessi Walker, director of downtown Delaware’s nonprofit City Art Center, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours. For the latest information, visit library.owu.edu/hours.htm.

OHIO WESLEYAN ALUMNI GALLERY (Inside Mowry Alumni Center)

May 25 through Sept. 16 – “Checkerboard Musings,” an exhibit of art quilts by Lorraine Torrence (Ohio Wesleyan Class of 1963), in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Dec. 26-April 16, 2013 – Xiamen photo collage by Susan Shafer (Ohio Wesleyan Class of 1959), in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

April 23-Sept. 17, 2013 – Prints by Sherry Smith Bell (Ohio Wesleyan Class of 1963), in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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