DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its December 2019 lineup of public events. For the most up-to-date OWU event information, visit www.owu.edu/calendar or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews. For a list of Battling Bishop athletics events, visit www.battlingbishops.com.
Now through Dec. 12 – “Art for Everyone: Making the Delaware Mural Project” documenting the creation of Delaware’s first public murals, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The exhibit features the work of artist Brett Cook along with photos, writings, and sketches created by citizens helping to plan murals installed in September at Andrews House, 39 W. Winter St., and at the Second Ward Community Center, 50A Ross St., overlooking Ross Street Park. Gallery 2001, located on the library’s first floor, is open during library hours. For times, visit www.owu.edu/library. The gallery is a satellite of OWU’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu.
Now through Feb. 9, 2020 – “Bijoux Contemporains: Francophone Artists Reimagine Adornment” featuring works by 13 jewelers from French-speaking countries in Canada and Europe, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Each creator reimagines the ways art and jewelry inform one another in a contemporary context. The exhibit is organized by Noel Guyomarc’h in collaboration with Erin Fletcher, director of the Ross Art Museum; Mary Anne Lewis Cusato, associate professor of modern foreign languages; and Cynthia Cetlin, professor of fine arts. Featured jewelers are Marianne Anselin, Marie Eve Castonguay, Ambroise Degenève, Gabrielle Desmarais, Catherine Granche, Aurelie Guillaume, Sophie Hanagarth, Patricia LeMaire, Nelly Van Oost, Claude Schmitz, Catherine Sheedy, Magali Thibault-Gobeil, and Anne-Sophie Vallée. On Nov. 21, the museum will host a curator lecture at noon, an exhibition tour with the OWU faculty collaborators at 5 p.m., and a reception at 5:30 p.m. During the academic year, the Ross Art Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.
Now through Feb. 9, 2020 – “Figuring Our Humanity” featuring two-dimensional prints and three-dimensional ceramic works that invite the viewers to contemplate the expressive, unique, and timeless visual qualities of the human figure, and the idea of humanity, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibition is curated by Kristina Bogdanov, associate professor of fine arts, and OWU alumna Tammy Wallace, assistant director of the museum. The exhibit includes ceramic artists Jim Bowling, Sarah Hahn, Kyle and Kelly Phelps, Tara Polansky, Richard Swanson, Paul Wandless, and Janis Mars Wunderlich along with prints from Ohio Wesleyan’s permanent collection by Leonard Baskin, Peter Blake, Wanda Ewing, Dorothy Getz, Alberto Giacometti, Toshijiro (Nenjiro) Inagaki, Karl Kasten, Oskar Kokoschka, Kathe Kollwitz, Georges Rouault, Arthur Segal, Sadao Watanabe, and Janis Mars Wunderlich. During the academic year, the museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.
7 p.m. Dec. 2 – Lessons and Carols concert, featuring sing-along Christmas carols and spiritual readings, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. In addition to OWU performers, the concert will feature the Delaware Community Chorus, Powell United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, and Buckeye Valley High School Choir. Prior to the concert, Ohio Wesleyan will light its Hudler Memorial Christmas tree at 5 p.m. The tree is located southwest of University Hall on the lawn near South Sandusky Street. Admission is free for both events. Learn more about the concert at www.owu.edu/music.
4 p.m. Dec. 6 – Ohio Wesleyan’s “Fall Dance Open House” featuring informal performances and research presentations by OWU dance students, in the Jannuzi Dance Studio inside Simpson Querrey Fitness Center, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 p.m. Dec. 7 – “One-Act Plays” presented by Ohio Wesleyan’s directing and playwriting classes. Student-directors and playwrights share works full of fresh talent and energy. The performances will be held on the Main Stage inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The event may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.owu.edu/TheatreAndDance.
8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13 – Evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Content varies based on sky conditions, but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and star gazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at www.owu.edu/perkins.
Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 – OWU Women’s Hoops for Hope Classic, in Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission to all Hoops for Hope games is free, but monetary contributions will be accepted to support those battling cancer. Learn more about Hoops for Hope and other OWU athletics events at www.battlingbishops.com.
- 3 p.m. Dec. 29 – Ohio Wesleyan vs. Heidelberg
- 5 p.m. Dec. 29 – Manchester vs. Ohio Northern
- 1 p.m. Dec. 30 – Heidelberg vs. Manchester
- 3 p.m. Dec. 30 – Ohio Wesleyan vs Ohio Northern
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.