Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) has rolled out an impressive lineup of public events for October 2023, offering a diverse range of activities from art exhibitions to lectures and sporting events. With most events free to the public, the university aims to engage the community in a month-long celebration of arts, culture, and intellectual discourse.
Art Exhibits That Challenge and Inspire
Two ongoing art exhibitions are set to captivate visitors. The first, titled “More or Less”, showcases the work of Kim Faler, an OWU alumna from the Class of 2002. Hosted in the Werner Gallery inside Edgar Hall, the exhibit explores themes of anxiety, ephemerality, and memory through three bodies of work: Cull, Undone, and Wasting Time. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will be closed for mid-semester break from Oct. 11-13. For more details, visit OWU’s Ross website.
The second exhibit, “Personal to Political” and “Abstract Art from the Permanent Teaching Collection,” is on display at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. The exhibition delves into the personal narratives and political discourses of African Americans, featuring works from 17 artists. The museum is open various days and times, and more information can be found here.
Stargazing and Telescope Workshops
For astronomy enthusiasts, Perkins Observatory is hosting a two-hour event on October 5, featuring back-to-back workshops on binocular and telescope observing. Tickets are priced at $50 per person and can be reserved by calling (740) 363-1257 or visiting OWU’s Perkins website.
Theatre and Social Commentary
The university’s Performing Arts department will present “365 Days/365 Plays” by Suzan-Lori Parks from October 5-8. The plays touch on national themes such as trauma, gun violence, and immigration. Reservations are required and can be made here.
Homecoming and Family Weekend Extravaganza
OWU’s Homecoming and Family Weekend on October 6-7 promises a range of public celebrations, including a Parade of Bishops, a Battling Bishop Tailgate, and various sporting events. For a detailed schedule, visit OWU’s Homecoming website.
Intellectual Dialogues and Musical Performances
The month also features a series of lectures and musical events, including a talk by Kenneth Noe, Ph.D., on the impact of climate and weather on the Civil War, and performances by Ohio Wesleyan’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Central Ohio Symphony.
With a range of events catering to diverse interests, Ohio Wesleyan University is set to make October a month to remember. For the most up-to-date information, visit OWU’s calendar or follow them on Facebook.
Source: OWU; Photo: 1808Delaware