For three days in April, The Arts at Wilson hosted the first annual Wilson College ArtsFest.
This dynamic event invited students, faculty, staff, guest artists and the greater Chambersburg community to engage in artistic opportunities that foster relationships, connections, and ideas to help drive positive change in our world. Experiences ranged from choreography demonstrations, to poetry readings, to collaborative visual art pieces. The excitement and creativity on campus was truly palpable, crossing disciplines, subject matter, and boundaries!
The Arts at Wilson has a distinct and collaborative approach to the crafting and exploration of the arts. Coursework and experiential learning are highly interdisciplinary in all the arts programs including Art, Art History, Creative Writing, Dance, Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Web Design.
Graphic design professor Adam DelMarcelle guided participants through a hands-on t-shirt printing process that brings recognition to an arts charity in the Honduras.
Students performed choreographic works-in- progress and then held a post-showing chat with the audience to field questions, take feedback, and share their creative process.
A gallery crawl traveled across campus and visited various Wilson exhibits including “Stations of the Cross: Meditations on Racism and Religion in America” by MFA program director Joshua Legg at the Cooley Gallery.
Charlie DelMarcelle starred in “A Shadow That Broke the Light,” a performance installation co- created with his brother Adam, thatfeatures first person accounts of friends and families of victims of the current overdose crisis.
Participants expressed what art is to them by making their own ArtsFest buttons.