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THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make the 4th annual The Big Draw: Middletown a success! We had our biggest and most successful one so far with over 325 participants!

A very special thanks to our instructors, Keiji Shinohara, Julia Randall, and Kate Ten Eyck as well as our student volunteers, FDAC Board, and our sponsors. 


Please complete our SURVEY so we can continue to improve this community event!

Enjoy some photos from our celebration of drawing on Facebook.

We are also featured in a recent article in the online Wesleyan Newsletter.
  ON CAMPUS  
A long awaited eruption of COLOR is emerging at the Alsop house in the form of red tulips, yellow daffodils, and blue hyacinths.  Every fall for decades, Board members from the FDAC have been planting bulbs in the courtyard.  Last October, as we gathered for our annual planting party, we decided to begin to plant the front of the house with what we hope will be a progressively bigger and showier blast of Spring color on High Street.
 
If you are in neighborhood in the next few weeks, keep an eye on the Alsop House as more and more blossoms make their way to the sunlight.  Keep an eye on the Monthly Message in the fall for an invitation to plant with us.

Check out more photos of the beautiful flowers on Facebook.  And while you're there, check out our planting pictures from the fall, too!

  CLOSING SOON  

The spring exhibition at the DAC: Personal Recollections - Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl closes this month on Sunday, May 24. If you haven't checked out the exhibit yet, please stop by the gallery which includes artwork from New York in the 1980s and 1990s, and iconic news photographs from members of the Magnum Photos cooperative.

  RELATED EVENT  

Saturday, May 23 at 1:00pm
WESEMINAR as part of Wesleyan's Reunion/Commencement Weekend

Room 112, 41 Wyllys

The 'Money Shot' and Other 20th Century Artifacts
Presenter: Robert Dannin P’14 holds a doctorate in ethno-linguistics and anthropology from the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris. He was the director of Magnum Photos Inc. from 1985 to 1990 and taught urban anthropology at New York University from 1993 to 2003. Conversation following WESEMINAR will continue in the DAC gallery with Dannin and Jolie Stahl.

Image above: Barbara Kruger (American, born 1945), Untitled (We will no longer be seen and not heard), 1985, portfolio of 9 color prints. Gift of Jolie Stahl and Robert Dannin in honor of Isadora Dannin '14. Copyright: Barbara Kruger. Courtesy: Mary Boone Gallery, New York. (copy photo: R.J. Phil)
  UPDATE  

The first mural as part of a project at John Lyman Elementary School in Middlefield, CT led by Kate TenEyck, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Art Studio Technician, is complete!



And the next mural in the project is underway!


Learn more about this colorful project on the CFA Blog.
  OFF CAMPUS  

Art Walk: Middletown
Thursday May 7 from 5pm-8pm

Starting this month through October there will be an Art Walk in Middletown every first Thursday from 5pm-8pm. Learn more about this event downtown on their Facebook page


Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter

Saturday, May 9, 2015
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Harbor Park, Harbor Drive, Middletown
FREE!

Featuring live music, visual art installations, plein air painters, a kids' activity zone, environmental education exhibits, as well as a craft fair and farmer's market--all designed to bring you closer to the rich culture, history, and science of the Connecticut River. Featured artists include New England's highly acclaimed folk band Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem; Wesleyan alumni band Honey and the Sting; radical roots musician Peter Siegel; Oddfellows' Circophony Circus and Anne Cubberly's Giant Puppets. For more information and to view the entire schedule visit the CFA website.

Have you checked out arts2go.com? The Middletown Commission on the Arts maintains a wonderful calendar of events to explore in the Middletown area. Next time you're looking for something fun to do check out arts2go.com!
  SAVE THE DATE  

Friends of the Davison Art Center Soirée
October 22, 2015
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center at the President's House for a special evening of music and art hosted by President Michael Roth and Professor Kari Weil. Enjoy an intimate piano performance of American parlor music by Professor Neely Bruce and vote on one of three works to be added to our distinguished collection. Stay tuned to our Monthly Messages for ticket information for this special benefit.
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