Wesley Hosts Arts in the Parlor

Jun 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Advancement

Wesley College Vice President for Institutional Advancement Chris Wood, Wesley student Marissa Richardson, Wesley Adjunct Faculty Britania Redington, Wesley student Wesley Dessesow, Joan Bennett ’60, Chris Mayka, Wesley Associate Professor of Music Dr. David Laganella and Wesley Assistant Professor of Music Dr. James Wilson.

A record number of people attended the fourth annual Arts in the Parlor event at the Schwartz Center for the Arts on April 20. The fundraiser was a celebration in support of Wesley College scholarships, raising more than $33,000 this year.

The 150 guests were treated to culinary delights and a plethora of musical acts including the Wesley College Symphonic Band, Contemporary Ensemble, Choir, and Gospel Choir. There were also performances by First State Brass, Wesley adjunct professor Britania Redington, and students DaShaunna Harris, Julianne Morris and Marissa Richardson.

The attendees enjoyed a poetry reading by Wesley Society member James Rogin and a variety of visual arts from Wesley students, faculty, alumni and local artists. The art mediums included handmade baskets, photography, oil paintings, and sculptures.

”Interest in Wesley College and support for the arts at Wesley was evident at Arts in the Parlor,” said Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston. “I am amazed with the talents of our students, faculty and staff and greatly appreciate the funds donated to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students.”

To see more photos of this event, visit Wesley’s flickr page.

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