Arts Day 2013: Schedule of Events

Arts Day 2013

Wednesday, October 2




Lortz Hall Exhibitions

  • Bogigian Gallery

Juried High School Student Art Exhibition

This exhibit opened September 18 and runs through October 18, but today is a perfect day to see the work again, or for the first time. This is the third juried high school art exhibit mounted by Wilson College. The exhibition includes 20 works of art selected from 105 entries from Franklin, Adams, Cumberland and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania and Washington County in Maryland.

Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts and Dance

  • Room 300

FA 114, Basic Drawing

On the walls of the studio are drawings made two weeks ago addressing positive & negative space; shadow drawings done in charcoal. The current drawing exercise can be seen in progress on easels throughout the room where you will have the opportunity to see what the artist sees, and consider their interpretation of the subject.

Artists: Christianna Bredbenner, Neena Gurung, Robin Kane, April Koenig, Shayna Lehman, Aly Rice, Victoria Sheffield, Lindsey Sutton, Amrisha Vaidya, and  Morgan Wonders.

Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts and Dance, and Professor Lindsey

  • Room 200

FA 242, Two-Dimensional Design

Students in this highly experimental class exhibit spatial investigations of balance, unity, line, shape & pattern.  Students utilize hand drawn as well as computer generated imagery.

Artists: Victoria Alterio, Lilly Black, Leah Edwards, Azusa Terajima, and Janelle Wills.

Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts and Dance, and Professor Lindsey

  • Lortz 306

FA 120, Intro Computer Graphics/Graphic Design 1

Students will share their first digital collage project, centered on the theme of a significant historical event. All images were developed in Adobe PhotoShop.

Artists:Brandy Beiter, Deborah Borzager, Nicole Brown, Sabrina Costa, Kayla Croft, Krista Dewald, Jessika Dockery, April Koenig , Diane Lewis, Courtney Lieb, Jessica Meck, Angela Motter, Arthur Neil, and Autumn Newlin.

Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts and Dance, and Professor Lindsey

  • Room 308

Faculty Studio

Professor Philip Lindsey will open his studio to the community for a peek at current work underway on the Drusilla Stevens Mazur Research Professorship.

Art Center Annex (a.k.a. the ART Barn)

  • Printmaking Festival

10:00am – 4:00pm

Witness the process of making original, hand-pulled prints in a relaxed workshop atmosphere. The processes will be explained as they go. Finished prints will be on display and there will even be a chance to try your hand at the monotype process. The mighty 40×72 inch Takach “Watashi” press will be in action. We will be taking a short break for lunch.

Sponsored by The Department of Fine Art and Dance, Ploughman Press, and other sponsors to be announced


Brooks Complex Exhibitions

  • Celebrating the Artwork of Frank Netter: Surgeon and Master of Medical Illustration

Dr. Frank H. Netter (1906-1991), was a physician and medical illustrator whose works became standard reference materials in medical school libraries around the world.  Often referred to as “the Norman Rockwell of Medicine”, Dr. Netter was an artist who became a physician and then combined both his passions into one distinguished career. During his lifetime he produced more than 4,000 renderings of human anatomy, physiology and pathology. He illustrated the first open heart surgical operations, the first organ transplants and the first replacements of human joints. Among his works were “The Ciba Collection of Medical Illustrations,” 13 volumes covering the anatomy, physiology and pathology of all the systems in the human body. “The Ciba Collection” has been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese and is widely used in medical schools worldwide. More than three million copies have been sold, commonly referred to as his “Sistine Chapel”. Learn about the life of this accomplished artist and view some of his work on display in the Brooks Complex, First Floor display case through the barrel vault.

From personal collection of Dr. Dana Harriger


  • Pre-digital Microscopic Imaging: An Appreciation of the Science behind the Resolution

How did we function in the “dark ages” before digital cameras and computer imaging software?  Enjoy the display of vintage microphotographic instruments utilized by scientists in the laboratory and classrooms for not only capturing but projecting images on the big screen.  On display in the Brooks Complex, First Floor display case through the barrel vault.

Sponsored by the Departments of Fine Arts and Physical and Life Sciences
  • 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 the Office of College Advancement and Department of Physical and Life Sciences

Hankey Center

  • Alumnae/i Art Exhibition

This exhibition opened August 26, and provides a venue for Wilson alumnae/i to share their work with the community. Some participants in the exhibit studied art while at Wilson and have enjoyed very successful careers as artists. Other participants discovered their passion and skill long after leaving their alma-mater. Like most open calls for entry, the exhibit will feature drawings, paintings, prints, ceramics, photographs and mixed-media artwork with a wide array of subject matter and content.  Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

The exhibit, presented by Wilson’s Department of Fine Arts and Dance, Office of Alumnae/i Relations, and C. Elizabeth Boyd Archives, will continue through December 6, in the Hankey Center.





9:00am- 1:00pm

Raku and Barrel Firing Demonstrations

Outside in front of Edgar Hall

Join Ceramics Professor Denise Joyal and her students as they take red hot pottery directly out of an 1850 degree kiln and place it into flaming trash cans. The results will astound you.

They will also fire work directly in a trashcan offering an entirely different surface effect.

It’s the hottest event on campus!

Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts and Dance, and Professor Joyal

9:00am – 2:00pm

Color by Number and Color Algorithm

Lenfest Commons

Participants are challenged to color an intricate image using only 3 crayons so that no two sections of the same color touch.  Those who can’t solve it can use a color algorithm to solve the puzzle (don’t worry, we’ll explain how it works!).  Color-by-number pictures are also available.

Sponsored by  Alpha Delta Theta Math Club

9:00am – 3:00pm

Butterfly Art Project

Lenfest Commons Lobby

“Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly.”  Mirroring this quote, the journey from victim of intimate partner or sexual violence to survivor has sometimes been described as “transformative.”   Many have described it as an “awakening” or even a “metamorphosis.”   Celebrate a survivor or a personal journey to transformation by designing your own butterfly.  Completed butterflies will be assembled and displayed on the Wilson campus.

Sponsored by Women In Need and the Counseling Department

10:00am – 10:50am

Performance of Theatrical Monologues

Appenzellar-Buchanan Dance Studio

Students enrolled in THE 100 “Techniques of Acting” are required to complete three performance projects.  The first project is performance of a theatrical monologue.  THE 100 will hold an open class on Arts Day, and the students will perform their monologues.  We would welcome an audience.

Sponsored by Professor Dick Shoap

11:00am – 2:00pm

Wear With Pride

Lenfest Commons Lobby

What do you love about Wilson? What has ignited your passion? Where have you found your community? Come make a Pride button! Participants can design their own buttons or use premade designs. We will show you how to press your own button so you can wear the design with pride.

Sponsored by Residence Life Staff

11:30am – 12:30pm

“Magical Piano Moments” with Michael Coles

Jensen Dining Hall

Enjoy a lunchtime serenade by pianist Michael Coles, a graduate student at Shippensburg University. Michael is also a semi-professional football player and most recently was a member of the Chambersburg Cardinals. Originally from Tampa Bay, FL, he enjoys music, songwriting, and working with youth in the local area.

Sponsored by the Dean’s Office

12:00pm – 12:30pm

“Windows to Heaven”

Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall

Guest artist, icon writer, Jody Cole will focus our worship on seeing God in a new way through the gift of icons.

Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain


Boundaries Fashion Show

Lenfest Commons Lobby

Catherine Green ’13 will reprise her thesis project fashion show from last spring during lunch on October 2 in Lenfest Lobby. The clothing transforms unconventional, masculinized materials into highly feminine works of wearable art that critique the imposition of the male dominated fashion industry onto framework of the female body.  The result is an over the top, high fashion silhouette that is aesthetically pleasing and mystifying.  Read about the project and the clothes at:

Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts and Dance

2:00pm – 3:00pm

“Prayer of the hands/prayers enshrined in wood – The history, symbolism, spirituality and technique of Byzantine Iconography”

Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall

Introduced in June of 1995 to iconography, Jody Cole has discovered a way of marrying her spiritual journey with her artistic talent. Jody has been painting since 1980, and is a graduate of King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) with a BA in Theater and Art. She has studied with iconographers, Vladislov Andreyev, Alexander Rosenkreuz, Peter Pearson, Valentin Streltsov, Fr. Damian Higgins, Michael Kapeluck and Xenia Pokrovsky. Jody currently conducts icon writing workshops, writes commissioned icons for churches and individuals internationally, and lectures on the history, symbolism and technique of icon writing. Jody Cole’s presentation will include icons she has written.

Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain


“The History of the Human Animal”

Brooks Auditorium

Lecture by Dr. Laura Altfeld, Associate Professor of Biology. This event is part of Humanity 2.0? – the 2013-2014 Orr Forum Lecture and Performance Series. All events in the series are free and open to the campus and community. For more on the series please visit

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, and the Orr Forum


Orchesis Rehearsal

Appenzellar-Buchanan Dance Studio

Professor Kellinger is opening her class for participation and/or observation to any interested person.

Sponsored by Professor Kellinger

6:15pm – 8:30pm

Photograms: Cameraless Photography

Lortz 104

You can make photographs without a camera using everyday objects and traditional photographic chemicals in a process that dates back to the 1830s. Bring pocket sized transparent and translucent objects with interesting shapes or facets. Opaque objects will make a strong silhouette. All materials provided.

Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts and Dance. Facilitated by Cristina Treviño

7:00pm – 7:45pm

Gallery Talk: High School Artists Teach Us Art History

Bogigian Gallery

The talented artists in the third Annual High School Art Exhibit have tapped into a wide variety of art historical sources. Sometimes without knowing it they echo ancient and contemporary ideas. Come see some great work and hear about how these young artists have connected with art history.

Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts and Dance. Talk by Associate Professor Robert K. Dickson.



A special thank you to event sponsors:

Alpha Delta Theta Math Club and Sonja Hess, President of the Math Club

Counseling Department, Cindy Shoemaker, Director of Counseling, and Women In Need

Amy Ensley, Director of the Hankey Center

FA 114

FA 242

FA 120

Catherine Green ‘13

Rosie Magee, Helen Carnell Eden Chaplain

Office of the Dean (Dean Hendrickson and Robin Herring)

Professor Altfeld

Professor Dickson

Professor Harriger

Professor Joyal

Professor Kellinger

Professor True

Professor Shoap

Department of Physical and Life Sciences

Ploughman Press, and “other sponsors to be announced”

Cristina Treviño, Department of Fine Arts Work Study


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