The Arts at VWU


Sep 30

The Black Plague: Infecting Faith and Art

12:00 p.m.

The Wesleyan Sacred Music Institute presents early church scholar Mary Charlotte Elia, VWU'03, and Dr. Joyce Howell, VWU Professor of Art History, in a free webinar which explores the changes in faith and practice in the Christian Church as it trudged through the devastating epidemic of the 14th century, and the effect on artists of the day, and the works that followed.  (FREE on Zoom: contact for registration details)

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Oct 2 - 4

Marlin Fringe Festival

During Homecoming Weekend: Experience the Arts! 

Friday, October 2, 2020

Neil Britton Art Gallery Virtual Exhibition

Juke Vox Virtual Concert
7:30 p.m.
VWU's a capella ensemble, Vox Vera, performs

Blue Marlin Productions
8:30 p.m.
VWU student filmmakers exhibit recent work.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Neil Britton Art Gallery Virtual Exhibition

Alumni Showcase
3:00 p.m.
VWU Fine Arts alumni reunite for a special one-time-only performance

Fall Music Concert
4:00 p.m.
VWU's student ensembles The Camerata Choir, VWU Orchestra, and VWU Jazz are joined by alumni, faculty, and special guests

Performing Arts Showcase
7:30 p.m.
VWU students present live and recorded performances followed by a Stay-at-Home Virtual Homecoming Dance

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Neil Britton Art Gallery Virtual Exhibition



Nov 12

Music of the Mayflower: Communal Music in a Time of Isolation

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Bianca Hall, Lecturer in Music at Old Dominion University, is joined by DrSandy Fryling (St. Patrick Cathedral, London OH), William Rowley (Lecturer, California State University-Fullerton), Joel Nesvadba (bass, Los Angeles CA), and Dr. Jason Yoshida (Lecturer, University of Southern California) in a virtual concert and question/answer period on music that passengers on the Mayflower brought with them, the music they would have known, and music about mariners of their time.  The presentation demonstrates the resilience of individuals, both those who braved the Atlantic voyage, and also 21st-century musicians who continue to find ways to connect with others in this time of Covid-distancing.

This free event is presented by the ARTS@VWU and the Wesleyan Sacred Music Institute.  For Zoom registration, visit

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