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Big things have been happening in the studio this semester!

If you have been by the studio this semester you will know what we mean.

Both of our Fall 2018 guest Artists-in-Residence work large!

Stephen Estrada is no stranger to DC or with Wesley. His work has been on display in two exhibitions; the Morris Museum in Augusta, Georgia in 2018 and the Durham Art Guild in Durham, North Carolina. Stephen's inspiration for his paintings come out of his lifelong explorations of the natural environment. Working at a variety of scales, he creates paintings that evoke movement, light and the ever-changing textures of the land and sea.

To see more of Stephen’s work visit his website.
Pacific Dreams, Stephen Estrada

Julia Hitchcock joins us from Baylor where she is an Associate Professor of Art, Drawing & Painting. She works with mixed media, modifying and juxtaposing objects to strip them of their basic meaning creating schematized concepts and artificial arrangements for her own artistic and expressive purposes.

She explores the unfashionable and often grotesque aspect of human deformities to provide a platform to access and probe the resultant physiological and psychological effects within the arena of social interaction and communication. To see more images of Julia’s work visit her website.

Untitled, Julia Hitchcock

Stephen and Julia will be with us until the end of the fall semester.

In January, we will be joined by mixed-media artist, Ken Krafchek and photographer/mixed-media artist Estefani Mercedes.  

Interested in being an Artist-in-Residence at Wesley? We will begin accepting applications for the 2021 academic year on January 1st.
Information on how to apply can be found here.

Last Supper Project

Cathy Kapikian and her students continue to work in the studio on the Last Supper Project that, when completed, will be placed in the refectory.

To see current images of the process and stay up-to-date on its' progress, please click here.

Pop-Up Installation Now on Display!

This week we installed a temporary exhibition by artist Rosemary Feit Covey called "Red Handed" in the main hallway on the third floor of Kresge. Rosemary was invited by Dr. Sondra Wheeler to bring her installation to the seminary as a part of her course, The Moral Imagination. She hosted a talk at the Dean's Forum this past Tuesday! 

We encourage visitors to walk over it/interact with it!
For more information about the piece, please check out the info page here.

You are also invited to attend Dr. Sondra Wheeler's class on Monday, December 3rd  as they discuss the piece, complicity, and the ways in which all of us participate in the division of people into “like me” and “other.”
The class is held in Kresge 105 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

All interested parties are welcome to attend even if you’re not enrolled in Sondra’s class.

This installation is only up until December 3rd so stop in soon!
Pictures of the installation are available here.

In the Dadian Gallery

Our current show is Contemporary Baptism by Gloria Chapa. The pieces are inspired by math, religion and recycling. Gloria sculpted unconventional materials—plastic bags, vines and onion skins—into contemporary forms for an ancient ritual.This dynamic show will be in the gallery through the holidays until January 11th. More information can be found on the gallery page here.

We have recently closed Without Borders, a photography exhibit in the Boardroom by Dorte Verner depicting refugee children and families.
However, if you wish to see the exhibit, you can visit the Flickr album here.

If you've been on campus recently, you may have noticed that the gallery has been open a little more often than usual. We are thrilled to announce that we have extended our hours and added one Saturday per month so folks who have evening classes are able to check out the shows! Here are our new hours!

.Monday - Thursday
10:00am - 6:30pm
10:00am - 4:30pm
Second Saturdays of the month
11:00am - 4:00pm
As we approach Christmas Break, please be advised that the Dadian Gallery will be closed December 21st through January 1st.
For details regarding our upcoming show,The Seminary Celebrates 2019, continue reading!

Save the Date(s)!

The first exhibition of the new year will be the Seminary Celebrates 2019, our biannual exhibition of works by current students, faculty, and staff. Opening on January 22nd, this exhibition kicks off our Heart the Arts Festival!
Live art performances will take place on Tuesday, February 12th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in Elderdice Hall! 
If you are a current member of faculty, current student, or staff member, we invite you to submit art for the show! Deadlines can be found here.
The Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion is a program of Wesley Theological Seminary.
The Center sponsors a variety of cultural events which explore the intersection of art and religion.
All contributions are tax-deductible and gratefully accepted. 
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