Ohio Wesleyan University has shared its November 2018 lineup of public events.
For the latest OWU event information, visit www.owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For a schedule of Battling Bishops athletics competitions, visit www.battlingbishops.com. Events in November include the following:
Now through November 15 – “Blue Light,” featuring photographs of landmarks, landscapes, and locations that reflect the world travels of professional photographer and Ohio Wesleyan alumnus Stephen Donaldson, in the Mowry Alumni Gallery inside Mowery Hall, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Donaldson, Class of 1983, is the author of three photography books: “The Berkshires,” “Barns of the Berkshires,” and “Along Route 7: A Journey Through Western New England.” Learn more at www.sgdphoto.com. Mowry Alumni Gallery hours are 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Monday through Friday when OWU’s administrative offices are open. Admission is free Learn more about OWU’s Ross Art Museum and its satellite galleries at www.owu.edu/ross.
Now through December 15 – “Stateless,” featuring works by documentary photographer Tariq Tarey, in Gallery 2001 inside Ohio Wesleyan’s Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. A stateless person, under national law, does not enjoy citizenship in any country. In his work, Tarey seeks to capture the “self-defined truth that was worth the sacrifice of leaving their home countries.” Learn more at www.tariqtarey.com. “Stateless” is presented as part of the 2018-2019 Sagan National Colloquium*. Gallery 2001’s hours coincide with Beeghly Library hours, available online at www.owu.edu/library. Admission is free. Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Ross Art Museum and satellite galleries at www.owu.edu/ross.
October 18-December 13 – “Culinary Roots/Migratory Routes,” using art related to food production and consumption to present narratives of nation, migration, and labor, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The artworks showcase food as a force that creates, dissolves, and reforms communities as immigrants both preserve and lose the taste of home. Presented as part of the 2018-2019 Sagan National Colloquium*, the exhibit is curated by Nancy Comorau, Ph.D., associate professor of English, and student curatorial-assistant Anna Davies, a senior from St. Clairsville, Ohio. The exhibit includes pieces from the Ross’s permanent collection and loans from artists, The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus Museum of Art, and Pizzuti Galleries. On Oct. 25, the public is invited to a curator-led tour at 4 PM and reception from 4:30 PM to 6 PM. During the academic year, the Ross is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM.; Thursday from 10 AM to 9 PM; and Sunday from 1 PM to 5 . The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.
October 18-December 13 – “Double Take: Ambiguity in the Photograph,” featuring images in which the expectation of a photograph’s accuracy conflicts with its ambiguity, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Photographs became a ubiquitous form of documentation because they created accurate and detailed reproductions of life. However, the detail of these images frequently belies their ability to fully explain a situation, an experience, or a story. The exhibit is curated by Jeff Nilan, professor of photography. On October 25, the public is invited to a curator-led tour at 4 PM and reception from 4:30 PM to 6 PM. During the academic year, the Ross is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am to 5 PM; Thursday from 10 AM to 9 PM; and Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.
November 1 – At 6:30 PM, OWU’s Hispanic Film Festival presents a screening and discussion of “Wilaya,” in Room 312 of the R.W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Fatimetu returns to her Saharan birthplace following the death of her mother and, despite having been absent for 16 years, is expected to resume family duties. With unprecedented access to the Sahrawi community, who are still waiting for status under international law, “Wilaya” is Pedro Pérez Rosado’s poetic evocation of being caught between two worlds. Admission is free. For more information about the series, contact Eva Paris, assistant professor of modern foreign languages, at email@example.com.
November 2 and 3 – At 7:00 PM Ohio Wesleyan Opera Theatre performance, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
November 2, 9, and 16 – Friday evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware start at 8:00 PM. Content varies based on sky conditions, but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and stargazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at www.owu.edu/perkins.
November 3 – At 7:00 PM, A Cappellooza, OWU’s fifth annual voices-only showcase, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The concert will feature showtunes and songs from musicals performed by student a cappella groups from different colleges. The event also will feature Backtrack, a five-member vocal group from New York City that won Steve Harvey’s Sing Off in 2017. Learn more about Backtrack at www.backtrackvocals.com. Tickets are $5 general admission for individuals outside of OWU. The concert is free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with valid university IDs. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A Cappellooza is organized by OWU’s student Campus Programming Board. Learn more at www.owu.edu.
November 4 – Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert, conducted by professor Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Starts at 3:15 PM. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
November 5 – Terese Mailhot, M.F.A., author of “Heart Berries: A Memoir,” presents a reading from her New York Times-bestselling book, in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Mailhot is a Native American author from Seabird Island Band and postdoctoral fellow in the English Department at Purdue University. In addition to reading from “Heart Berries,” she will discuss activism through writing. Her presentation will include a question-and-answer session and book-signing. Reviewer Parul Sehgal says “Heart Berries” finds “new ways to think about the past, trauma, repetition and reconciliation, which might be a way of saying a new model for the memoir.” Mailhot’s reading is presented as part of the 2018-2019 Sagan National Colloquium* in collaboration with the Ohio Wesleyan Department of English’s Poets and Writers Series. Learn more about her at www.teresemailhot.com. Starts at 4:10 PM. Admission is free. Learn more about the colloquium at www.owu.edu/snc and more about the English Department www.owu.edu/english.
November 6 – Ohio Wesleyan Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble concert, conducted by faculty member Kevin Turner, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Starts at 8:00 PM. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
November 9 and November 10 – At 8:00 on November 9 and both 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM on November 10, “ORCHESIS 18/19,” Ohio Wesleyan’s annual contemporary dance concert, on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. With artistic direction by faculty member Rashana Perks Smith, OWU student, faculty, and guest choreographers create an evening of dance sure to move viewers of all ages. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-OWU students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
November 11 – Ohio Wesleyan senior recital by Rachel Ballitch, soprano, in Jemison Auditorium at 7:00 PM inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.
November 13 – At 7:30 PM. Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Economic Outlook Conference features a panel of experts discussing their forecasts for the 2019 economy, in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Panelists will be Deborah Scherer, managing director of global trade and investment for Columbus 2020; Mark Schweitzer, senior vice president of external outreach and regional analytics for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; and Ian Sheldon, Andersons Chair for Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. The conference is sponsored by OWU’s Department of Economics and Business and by the university’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. Each expert will speak for 15 minutes and then respond to questions and comments from the audience and panel moderator Goran Skosples, OWU associate professor of economics. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/woltemade.
*About the Sagan National Colloquium
Founded in 1984, Ohio Wesleyan’s Sagan National Colloquium seeks annually to address in-depth an issue of national or global importance. For 2018-2019, the colloquium will explore “Art and Engagement” under the direction of Erin Fletcher, director of OWU’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Featuring lectures, art exhibits, performances, and more, the colloquium will examine the potential of art to help the world to build greater connections, understanding, and frameworks in response to social division and challenges. Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc.