Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 8 am

An exciting, educational, fun-filled day of free events that encourages everyone to appreciate and celebrate interdisciplinary arts on the Wilson College campus. 

All events are free and open to the public.



Main Green
Patrick Dougherty Sculpture Installation
A Walk on the Wild Side
Two years ago, internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty worked with over 100 volunteers from our community to build this site-specific sculpture on the campus of Wilson College. Start Arts Day with a visit to the sculpture and celebrate the life of the mind, life-long learning, the Wilson spirit, and the community that created this inspiring work of art. Sponsored by President’s Office, and Division of Arts & Letters

Lortz Hall
Bogigian Gallery
The Foundry Artists
The Foundry exhibition is a selection of member artwork from Chambersburg’s artist co-operative located at 100 South Main Street. Wilson College and The Foundry, are partnering for a number of exciting opportunities for Wilson students and Foundry members. Visitors to the exhibition will see paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs.
Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters, and The Foundry
Room 205 (Faculty Studio)
Faculty Open Studio
Drop-in MFA Director Joshua Legg’s painting studio to see works in progress, materials, and the artist’s working environment.
Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters, and MFA Dir. Legg

Room 300 (Drawing/Painting Studio)
FA 114, Drawing I Exhibition
Visitors will see completed drawings pinned to the walls, and works in progress on easels scattered about the studio. Drawings on the critique walls were resolved in eight hours and represent first efforts with full tone and elliptical study. Emphasis was on proportion, perspective, value/tone and the ellipse. Drawings on easels are in the beginning phase, and demonstrate the early stages of drawing development.
Artists: Jasmine Bankert, Rashaan Bean, Nicholas Beitzell, Luis Gonzalez, Kaitlynn Gordy, Sami Heckendorn, Maggie Lutz, Jordan McCoy, Kim Phan, Amisha Rijal, Taylor Sanford, and Kipp Villeneuve.
Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters, and Prof. Lindsey

Room 306 (Seminar Room)
FYS 100-07, Social Justice Exhibition
Students from First Year Seminar, Section 07 worked in the graphic design studio and made digital collages addressing social in/justice. Themes were ripped from newspapers and magazines, and challenge viewers with contemporary issues. All images were developed in Adobe PhotoShop and completed in one week. It is worth noting that few students had previous knowledge of the software package or design experience, but all were able to make visually engaging designs about important subject matter.
Artists: Olamide Banjo, Camden Beckert, Savannah Bell-Bussler, Kat Chenaille, Helena Davies, Ayden Gallegos, Sam Hall, Cassandra Holt, Justin Johnson, Kylee Lerch, Brianna McMenimen, Kaycee Morris, Tioleaoauli Posiulai, Gaby Rueda, Madison Smarsh, Taylor Tarabori, Amanda Ward, and Monse Zavala.
Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters, and Prof. Lindsey

Room 308 (Faculty Studio)
Faculty Open Studio
Drop-in Prof. Lindsey’s studio to see works in progress, materials, and the artist’s working environment.
Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters, and Prof. Lindsey

John Stewart Memorial Library
Cooley Gallery
Anne Finucane, Printmaker
Anne Finucane: Printmaker takes inspiration from Pennsylvania’s forests, orchards and fields. Whether rendering her subject in a somewhat abstract manner, or realistically through etchings, pastels or colored pencils, her goal is to convey the excitement she feels about the natural world to others.
Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters

Bookish Art Display
Come wander the library and see works of art created by your own Library Staff and Work-Study Students, all of it inspired by or related to books and the library. Share your favorites on social media using #artsday2018 and #jsmlibrary.
Sponsored by JSM Library, Communications Office

Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Math and Technology
Pens or No Pens: The Physician’s Dilemma.
First Floor display case through the barrel vault.
The pharmaceutical industry agreed to a voluntary moratorium on the kind of branded “giveaways” —pens, soap dispensers, mugs — left behind in medical offices. Historically meant to foster good will, yet some would say, encouraged and influenced a doctor’s choice when ultimately writing a prescription.
Ponder the display of assorted pharmaceutical advertising items dating back to the 1950’s from the personal collection of Dr. Harriger, Professor of Biology. Are these items for educational purpose, pure advertisement or other?
Sponsored by Dr. Harriger

An Undersea Journey: Digital Photography of Linda Erkelens, ’64
Dive into the marine world as captured by Wilson Alum Linda Erkelens, class of 1964. A world traveled diver, her digital photography captures the beauty of this often “hidden” world. Her images are alive with color and movement as they pull the viewer into this watery realm. Enjoy your trip as you view these images as displayed in the Brooks Science Complex gallery spaces: first floor hallways of the Appenzeller Laboratory Wing and the Mezzanine level.
Sponsored by Institutional Advancement and Division of Integrated Sciences

Fulton Farm
The Art of Garlic
Come help plant our famous Fulton Farm garlic crop! Additional activities:
• Garlic art show in the barn
• Garlic tasting
• Garlic giveaway with planting instructions/recipes
Sponsored by Fulton Center for Sustainable Studies and Sage Dining



9:00 - 12:00
Steamroller Printmaking
Lenfest Commons Esplanade
Join Prof. Dickson, as he drives a paving roller to make giant woodcut prints. Drop by to help ink blocks and pull paper. Check cool videos of Wilson College students making steam roller prints at: a9570127c0b9 a9570127c09a
Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters, Prof. Dickson, Division of Student Development, Office of Institutional Advancement, Campus Safety, and Penn’s Woods Printmakers.

9:00 - 9:30AM
The Wilson College Writers Series Presents...The Poetry of Matthew McBride
Allen Auditorium
Come and meet the newest member of Wilson’s English faculty as he reads from his latest book of poetry—and enjoy a little breakfast while you do!
Dr. Matthew Diltz McBride received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati, his M.F.A. from Bowling Green State University, and his B.A. from Capital University. His first book, City of Incandescent Light, was published by Black Lawrence Press in May 2018. He is the recipient of a Devine Fellowship, a George Elliston Fellowship, an Ohio Arts Council Grant, and a Writers in the Heartland residency. Welcome one of Wilson’s newest faculty/family members, all while enjoying some morning coffee and pastries!
The Wilson College Writers Series is sponsored by the program in English, Wilson’s Master’s in Humanities program, and Wilson’s literary magazine, The Bottom Shelf Review.

9:30 – 2:30 PM
Classics on the JSM Library Patio
Drop in throughout the day to check out what we’re doing in Classics! Posters about ancient theatre and archaeological projects will be on display throughout the day. If you need a break, stop by and color a theater mask! Enjoy the pathos of scenes from Seneca’s Trojan Women and join students from Introduction to Archaeology as they attempt to make cordage from milkweed. Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters, and Dr. Rock-McCutcheon, and student of CLS 128

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Scenes from Seneca’s Trojan Women
Classics on the JSM Library Patio
Troy has fallen! What will happen to the women and children left behind? Find out as we perform a reading of select scenes of the Trojan Women.
Want to participate? Readers are welcome! (No prior experience or practice necessary!) Please try to arrive by 9:45 so that we can assign parts.
Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters, and Dr. Rock-McCutcheon

10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Barrel Firing and Pottery Making Demonstrations
The Arts Center (AKA The Art Barn)
Denise Joyal (Adjunct Professor of Ceramics & the MFA program) will host a barrel firing behind the Arts Center. She will load the ceramic works and materials beginning at 10 am, while explaining her more modern take on the earliest methods used for making clay vitreous: fire. The barrel will be unloaded as it cools around 2 pm. In the intervening hours, she will demonstrate wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in the Art Center. Stop by for fun with fire and earth! Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters, and Prof. Joyal

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Book Arts: Traditional Stab Bound Books
Lortz 200
In this workshop students will learn the art of traditional bookmaking by creating a hand sewn book. Perfect to use as a journal or a gift, this book is the perfect way to start your journey with bookmaking.
Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters, and Prof. Redding
10:15 AM
Wilson College Mounted Drill Team Performance
Hawthorne Arena at the Penn Hall Equestrian Center
Eight horse and rider teams will perform a choreographed routine to music from "The Greatest Showman." Choreographed and coached by Karly Bowe '09.
Sponsored by The Equestrian Studies Department

12-12:30 PM
Bible Study
Prayer Chapel (Lenfest 001)
All are invited to weekly Bible study.
Sponsored by Helen Carnell Eden Chaplain Derek Wadlington

12:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Live Music + Dance
Outside Lenfest Commons
Listen to the beautiful sound of "Glow" by Eric Whitacre, performed by Wilson's choir, alongside the dancing of freshman Grace Wellmon of Orchesis.
Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters, Prof. Mizanty, Choir Director, Lisa Turchi, Wilson College Choir, and Grace Wellmon

1:40 – 2:30 PM
Archaeology Cordage Experiment
Classics on the JSM Library Patio
Join students from Introduction to Archaeology as they attempt to make cordage from milkweed, just as our ancestors may have done!
Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters, and Dr. Rock-McCutcheon

4:00 PM
Musical Freestyle
Hawthorne Arena at the Penn Hall Equestrian Center
Brooke Leininger and Sable Bettencourt will perform a mounted musical freestyle. The presentation is titled "Ride for Life: A Tribute to Cancer Survivors and Those Who Lost the Battle."
Sponsored by The Equestrian Studies Department

6:15 PM
Women Put on the Pressure: Women in Printmaking
Lortz 210
A look at four innovative artists making hand-pulled prints. We will look at the work of Mary Cassatt, Käthe Kollwitz, Lee Bontecou, and Pat Steir and focus on concepts more than technique. Presented in conjunction with FA 238 Women Artists – Women in Art the talk is about 45 minutes long.
Sponsored by Division of Arts & Letters, and Prof. Dickson

9:15 - 10:45PM
Naughty Marietta (film)
Allen Auditorium
The latest inductee into the Wilson College Author’s Hall of Fame is Rida Johnson Young (Class of 1894), who left Wilson to pursue a career as a playwright and songwriter. Quickly, she rose to great prominence on Broadway, writing the lyrics to over 500 songs and authoring hit Broadway shows. Her most famous songs include “Mother Machree,” “Italian Street Song,” and “Ah, Sweet 
Mystery of Life.” The latter two were from her show Naughty Marietta, an operetta made into a hit movie in 1935 starring Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy (and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Movie, too). End your Arts Day by watching a classic film, with words and lyrics by one of Wilson’s own.
Sponsored by the Wilson College Author’s Hall of Fame and Author’s Wall Committee.