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New gallery exhibit highlights six decades of art ‘Of the Times’

Celebrating 60 years of Wake Forest University student-acquired contemporary art

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at Secrest Series

The concert will feature internationally renowned British pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason

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A group of people on stage in a fashion show.

AfriCasa presents ‘Walking in a Winter Afro-Land’

Beza Zelalem (‘26) shares her experience participating in the fashion show, which highlighted African diasporic groups

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Artistry Unveiled

A Conversation with Yan Cheng (‘19) and Caroline Perkins (‘16)

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Inaugural Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award winner Debbie Allen in Wait Chapel with President Susan Wente.

Debbie Allen moves and inspires

Inaugural Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence

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A young man

A Poet Without A Country

Enzo Menghini ('25) on finding his artistic voice

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Three women in conversation onstage.

In conversation with Debbie Allen

Wake Forest welcomed Debbie Allen to campus this week to receive the inaugural Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award

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A woman performs onstage

‘Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom’

The play gives a topical testimony to a uniquely American story

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Two women perform traditional Chinese dance and opera

‘Doing nothing to achieve everything’

Asian philosophical wisdom blossoms in Chinese dance and operas

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The dramaturgy of ‘Turning 15 On the Road to Freedom’

The research behind making Wake Forest’s new musical as impactful as possible

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Eerie secrets reach a fever pitch in ‘Witness for the Prosecution’

WFU theatre’s fall show steps into the intriguing world of Agatha Christie

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A man speaks into a microphone in an art gallery.

A pair of poetic evenings break political, artistic boundaries

The Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series brings four poets and performers to campus

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A group of happy people gathered together in a beautiful plaza in Spain

Wake Forest Chamber Choir Tour 2023

Take a journey with WFU Chamber Choir to see the sights and sounds of southern Spain and Portugal

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A collage of portraits of graduating seniors.

Arts Seniors Spotlight 2023

The Class of '23 is off to change the world

Meet the future

J. D. Wilson admires artwork in Hanes Gallery

Distinguished Arts Ambassador

J. D. Wilson (’69, P ’01) is a living legend at Wake Forest and in the arts community of Winston-Salem

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Dance Concert

Photos from the 2023 Student-Choreographed Dance Concert

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David Finn

Teacher-Scholar Legacies

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Kevin Bowen

Teacher-Scholar Legacies

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Large painting in an art museum.

The Art Connector

Caitlin Berry (’09) makes public access and community conversations a focal point as director of the new Rubell Museum DC.

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Reflecting the Spirit of Pro Humanitate

J.D. Wilson (’69, P ’01) receives the Distinguished Alumni Award

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Two performers under a blossoming tree onstage

Chinese drama club BiMoo in ‘Unborn’

The play addresses the One-Child Policy

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Two women sing together onstage.

Ellie Howell ('25) sings with Kristin Chenoweth

A surprise performance with a legend.

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Two large paintings in a storage facility.

Reflecting the times

Every three years, students travel to New York to buy contemporary art. But what happens to it when it gets here?

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A group of people in an art gallery.

‘Artivists’ bring together art and local activism

The organization is partnering with stArt gallery to display their sustainably made collection

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Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen named ‘Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence’

Emmy award-winning director and producer is inaugural recipient

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A group of enthusiastic students attending an arts festival.


WFU's First Student-Organized Arts Festival

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Three people sit for a panel in front of an impressive set onstage.

Waiting for Gunderson

Playwright Lauren Gunderson attends Wake Forest’s acclaimed production of her work, ‘Silent Sky’

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Silent Sky

A peek at WFU Theatre's fantastic production

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Georgia Kathryn Duncan

Creativity during COVID-19

Georgia Kathryn Duncan ('25) discusses her quarantine hobby

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Stage designer Héba Elkomy

Winner of international scenic design competition to stage WFU Theatre’s production of ‘Silent Sky’

Egyptian stage designer Héba Elkomy's work selected

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Black Student Alliance’s Celebration of Black Arts

Celebration of Black Arts

Highlights from Black Student Alliance’s Celebration of Black Arts

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WFU students explore redlining, art and local history

“Undesign the Redline” is a national exhibit exploring the history of racism and inequality.

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Zac Contreras

Deacon Profile: Zac Contreras

The senior’s artwork is on display at the stArt gallery

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Kate T. Parker (’98)

Force of Nature

Photographer Kate T. Parker (’98) couldn’t be stopped in creating a career that led to best-selling books about the power of letting girls and boys be themselves.

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A young woman sings onstage in front of a piano and accompanist.

Music department encourages recognition for unsung heroes

Students perform the works of Florence Price at a recent concert

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Cameron Michles

Play by Cameron Michles (’23) featured in festival

The play was among six winning plays to be featured in Barter Theatre’s College Playwrights Festival

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A young woman and young man on stage in period attire.

‘Three Sisters’ brings 19th century Russia to the stage

The production tells the story of sisters who dream of moving to Moscow to pursue a more meaningful life.

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A young woman outdoors on a swing.

WFU senior turns her passion for sustainability into art

Gretchen Castelloe ('23) is helping develop the university’s first interdisciplinary arts festival

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A Conversation with Sarah Slappey ('06) & Mitchell Anderson ('07)

catching up with alumni at stArt Gallery

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A theatre production

Wake Forest student makes theater more accessible

Cameron Michles ('23) researches how theaters can include audiences with sensory issues

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Alice Hauser

Deacon Profile: Alice Hauser

Hauser ('23) was named as a Rhodes Scholar recipient

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Wake the Arts to collaborate on the debut of ‘ArtCities’

Guilty by Association (GBA) is dedicated to raising visibility for underrepresented artists

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How To Be Perfec (t)

Michael Schur, writer/producer of “The Good Place” and “Parks and Recreation,” visits Wake Forest

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Songbird Musical Service spreads musical joy

The newly-founded club pays weekly visits to a local assisted-living facility

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Meredith Mulhearn (’01)

Green with Wonder

From precise botanical illustrations to surprising QR codes, artist Meredith Mulhearn (’01) stays rooted in the natural world.

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JuCoby Johnson and Eljon Wardally

NC Black Rep and Wake Forest announce winning playwrights

"Finding Holy Ground" plays are collaboration among School of Divinity, NC Black Rep and Wake the Arts

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Harvest Moon Festival 2022

Harvest Moon Festival 2022

hosted by Asian Student Interest Association

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THM Gellar-Goad

Classical Performance Grant

Gellar-Goad receives largest-ever federal grant earned by a WFU humanities professor & award from Women’s Classical Caucus

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Students share favorite works from the WFU Art Collections

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poet Michael Longley

Michael Longley Wins Feltrinelli International Poetry Prize

Wake Forest University Press has published Michael Longley’s poetry in the United States since 1981.

more about Michael Longley

Allison Perkins

Presidential appointment for Allison Perkins

Perkins was appointed by President Biden to the National Museum and Library Services Board

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A person paints on a ceramic bowl

Kintsugi and the virtue of resilience

The Japanese art of mending broken ceramics with liquid gold

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LAM Museum of Anthropology Embraces International Student Realities

exhibition highlights how international Chinese students navigate between invisibility and hypervisibility

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Iyana Trotman ('24)

Politics of Black Art & Education

Iyana Trotman ('24) shares her URECA-funded research

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Caitlin Berry (’09)

Caitlin Berry (’09) directs Rubell Museum

Berry was appointed to be the inaugural director of forthcoming complex in Washington, DC

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National Black Theatre Festival

National Black Theatre Festival underway this week

Productions at WFU are being held at the Scales Fine Arts Center in the Tedford Mainstage Theatre

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9th Wonder to teach the culture and history of hip-hop

Grammy Award-winning producer, DJ, lecturer, and Winston-Salem native

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Aaron J. Hardwick

Gaming and Music

WFU Symphony Orchestra's new director loves the diversity of video games

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Choir students pose together in a church

Chamber Choir Tour

See performances from the inaugural Spring Tour

See the Virtual Booklet

A group of students in the highlands of Scotland on a cloudy day

The Art of Meditation

WFU Students Follow Ancient Pilgrimage Route Across Scotland

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Higgs Boson: The Cosmic Glyph

To mark the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson, the poet Amy Catanzano celebrates the Higgs in verse

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Lynn Book

Lynn Book

Teacher-Scholar Legacies

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David Hagy

David Hagy

Teacher-Scholar Legacies

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A collage of Arts Seniors from the WFU Class of 2022

Arts Seniors Spotlight: Class of '22

Hitting the ground running

Learn about a few of our graduating seniors

Student-Choreographed Dancers

Dance Concert

Student-Choreographed Dance Concert: Spring 2022

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Student Performers Examine the Arts’ Influence On Their Character

student performers share their reflections about the arts during a time when the pandemic prevented them from performing

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Students at the Venice Biennale

Our Guide to the Venice Biennale

A guided tour from our Art students

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The Ultracontemporary

Spring '22 edition of WFU's literary magazine

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Behind the curtain

Hands-on learning for a large-scale musical based on NYC industry practices

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The Magnolia: Spring 2022

Once-a-semester arts and culture magazine

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President Wente gives award to J.D. Wilson

Navigating the Art World

A visit from Sandy Heller and a special award for J.D. Wilson

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Jay Buchanan ('17)

The Grid in Millennial Vision

Jay Buchanan ('17) guides us through the exhibition

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Students dance joyfully

"She Loves Me" Brings Frothy, Funny, Sweet Song and Dance

Musical receives rave review

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Student in BiMoo theatre production

Bringing diversity to the stage

The Bimoo Chinese Theatre Group stages Mandarin theatre

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Quynh Vu

Life Through the Lens: Quynh Vu

Grappling with expectations of the art made by women of color

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Yo Yo Ma performs with students

The Power of Music

Yo Yo Ma on Art, Life and Happiness

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New stArt exhibit features student photography

A brand new Wake Forest digital photography class displays their work in local art gallery

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For the Love of Art

Wake Forest’s premier art collection gets a new name and lots of love

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Stylized artwork by Caroline Suber

Artist Spotlight: Caroline Suber

Art as a mirror

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Professors James Dodding and Thane McDonald

The show must go on!

Alumni share in the applause.

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Claire Chase & Levy Lorenzo


Claire Chase & Levy Lorenzo

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U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

"Food for minds and spirits"

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo performs on campus

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Fresco depicting Black woman leading congregation

'Theirs is the Kingdom’

Filmmaker and Wake Forest faculty member Christopher Zaluski (MFA ’13) documents the making of a holy fresco, an ancient technique with a modern message to see the invisible among us.

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Abstract painting by Maggie Hodge

Artist Spotlight: Maggie Hodge

Exploring aesthetic opposites

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Christina Soriano, Jackie Alexander, and Dean Walton

Henry Luce Foundation to fund discourse on race, justice and religion

Funds to commission two original plays to be presented at the 2024 National Black Theatre Festival

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Ammar Basha

Ammar Basha

Artist Protection Fund Fellow in Residence

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Reminiscing on my relationship with art

Selinna Tran ('23) uses art to approach life and emotions

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"In a word, joyful."

Meet PSDA Scholar Gretchen Castelloe ('23)

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Chris Cates

"Not afraid to speak my mind"

Chris Cates ('22) on theatre, queerness, and his journey at Wake

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Yaser Salamah performs

"I am brown, I am Muslim, and I belong here."

Meet PSDA Scholar Yaser Salamah ('22)

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The Art Gallery as Laboratory

The chemistry of art conservation

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Divinity Dean Wlaton

Inspiring moral imagination through art

Divinity Dean Walton works with music, storytelling, theatre

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Elizabeth Pacheco Rose

Rejuvenating the performing arts

Getting back into the swing of things with music professor Elizabeth Pacheco Rose

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Framed artwork in Hanes Gallery

“Means of Identification” exhibition opens

Every piece in the collection expresses some sort of timely take on current politics or social issues

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Donovan Livingston performs at IdeasCityWS

City of Arts and Ideas

IdeasCityWS Festival marks year of creative collaborations

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Students present their research

Arts at Undergraduate Research Day

Neurodiverse theatre, prison abolition, and fantasy film scores

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Virtual Exhibitions

Check out Virtual Exhibitions from the WFU Art Collections

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ByteSize Learning helps kids learn to code at IdeasCityWS

New startup helps children from 8 to 18 become more software savvy

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"The world is wide"

Meet Dr. Elizabeth Clendinning

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Bentrice Jusu

She’s one of 6 female firefighters in her N.J. department

And that’s just her day job

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An Evening of Dance, Music, and Art

Alums and faculty create summer magic together

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Peggy Smith

Great Houses and Their Stories

Professor emerita and author of a book on Winston-Salem’s architectural history sees the city in a new light in retirement

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Gospel Choir

Exploring the arts at Wake Forest

Wake Forest offers avenues to discover and engage with creative endeavors

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Gospel Choir

Were You There?

Gospel Choir performance during the 2021 Easter Service

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Music Carolina

WFU Music and Dance to headline Summerfest

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Arts Seniors Spotlight

2021 Arts Grads excel across disciplines

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Wake Forest Fellows

Two Arts students selected among 10 Fellows

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Heaven Laughs!

Choral Music of Bach & Beethoven

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Teresa Radomski

Teresa Radomski

Teacher-Scholar Legacies

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David Levy

David Levy

Teacher-Scholar Legacies

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Page Laughlin

Page Laughlin

Teacher-Scholar Legacies

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Louis Goldstein

Louis Goldstein

Teacher-Scholar Legacies

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Bernadine Barnes

Bernadine Barnes

Teacher-Scholar Legacies

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Behind the Forest

The Philomathesian team's community art project

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Promoting the Arts amidst COVID-19

Virtual performances on campus have allowed for live entertainment for students

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Freeing Dreams ‘Stuck in Notes’

Two alumni create a literary zine for nudging ideas into action, including their own.

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$1M Gift for Interdisciplinary Arts

Momentum for the Interdisciplinary Arts Center

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dancers outdoors

Choreography for Climate

How will we fall?

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Say Her Name

Choral Collaboration for Justice

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Two singing groups hold outdoor concerts

Minor Variation and Demon Divas performed for students at two separate concerts this week

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Zhane Waye

Noise Makers

Musician, teacher, neuroscientist

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WFU student art purchases unveiled

Reveal the works and hear students talk about the new acquisitions

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SUAAC Acquisitions

A new generation selects contemporary art

See the 2021 artwork

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Dancing Together

Community Ballet brings together students, community, faculty

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Giles-Harris Winners

44th Annual Awards

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Earth Day show

presented by Wayward Fashion

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Studio Art major; Theatre, History, & Creative Writing minors

Meet Kaylah Bozkurtian (’22)

Studio Art Major. Theatre, History, & Creative Writing minors

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award

New award celebrates Pro Humanitate

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Chris Gilliam

Christopher Gilliam

Leading with song

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Pandemic Piano

Music to get through tough times

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5 and Under

Young Art alums reconnect and share advice

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Hack to the Future

WFU students take Hackathon First Prize

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Celebration of the Black Arts

2021 Archive

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Telephone Game

Creative translation from artist to artist

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14 Lines For Now

Shakespeare Reimagined

Be Amazed

Tiffany Waddell Tate

Leading Inclusion

Applying collaboration learned as a theater student

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Kathryn Levy

Center Stage

Flute virtuoso Kathryn Levy takes the stage

Virtual Concert

Black Theatre poster

Black Theatre Insights

Daily insights compiled by Chris Cates ('21)

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Willie Cole

Black Art Matters

Artist Talk by Willie Cole

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Student artists flourish in spite of pandemic challenges

Wake Forest’s talent shows out in the fantastic forms of music and writing

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Paul Bright and Leigh Ann Hallberg

Working Together

Leigh Ann Hallberg and Paul Bright dig in and create during quarantine

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Alexander Blake

Classical Music and Racial Equity

Alexander Blake ('10) redefines the field

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Henrietta Lacks

Art, Research, and Justice Combine

Honoring Henrietta Lacks

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Wake Student Singers Perform In Symphony Valentine’s Day Production

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Mark Sucoloski

Putting His Best Foot Forward

Singer-songwriter Mark Sucoloski ('22)

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Unique Deac

Wake Forest might lead the ACC in budding artists

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Jalen Johnson

Two-Way Artist

Jalen Johnson's two passions

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas

A socially-distanced greeting from the choir

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Monuments of Community

Students create public art in response to extraordinary times

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Redesign For The Soul

DIY in Pro Humanitate style

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Student performer

Young Voices of Protest

WFU Theatre and NC Black Rep

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Haunted Trails

The Curse of Thyme

Virtual walkthrough experience

Maria seated

Breaking from traditional art

Student and artist, under the alias Maria Salviadore, sat down to discuss their artistic perspective

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Joel Tauber in baseball uniform

Using Baseball to Build Connections

WFU professor’s film on his 40-day pilgrimage along the U.S.-Mexico border

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Jalen Johnson

Teaming Up for Change

Arts & Athletics

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Connected in the Deep

Connected in the Deep

Audio productions launch Wake Forest Theatre’s fall season

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Facilities cast members

The Making of From The Ground Up

Facilities skill on display in performance of a lifetime

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Panelists from Event

Confronting Complex Issues

Hanes Gallery and Slavery Race and Memory Project host panel discussion

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Student video art

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Explorations of Self

Explorations of Self

Black Portraiture from the Cochran Collection

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Week One

Wake Foresters return to campus Fall 2020

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Anna Hustrulid Jarrell paints

100 Faces in 100 Days

Anna Hustrulid Jarrell (’05) paints portraits for COVID-19 relief

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Creativity From Home

Creativity From Home

Expression fuels remote students

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Students dig deep and take a stand

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Dancer outdoors

Reflecting the Times

When dance goes digital

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Brian Gorelick

Brian Gorelick

Teacher-Scholar Legacies

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Birds of a Feather Learn Together

Arts enliven a new generation

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Creative Connection

Drumming class finds a new rhythm

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Record collection

Pink Floyd vs. Pink

Modern music class bridges generations

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Paul Bright in Hanes Gallery

Beyond Cut and Paste

Collage before, after, and including Motherwell


Shadow Puppet

Shadow Puppet Screens

Traditional Balinese performance goes virtual

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Birds 101

Wake Forest students head to Florida to photograph birds

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Giles-Harris Music Competitions

43rd Annual Giles-Harris Music Competitions

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Beijing Opera Story Tile

Living Tradition

Beijing Opera comes to Wake Forest

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Celeste Allen reflected in Olaffur Eliasson sculpture

On Art and the Heart: My London Story

An alumna shares her fresh perspectives after touring museums in her adopted home city abroad with new Deacon friends.

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Music Professor David Levy

Beethoven at 250

Why does Beethoven's music matter today? Ask Wake Forest music professor David Levy.

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Cast of Ever In The Glades

Finding A Way Out

WFU Theatre's Production of "Ever In The Glades"

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Lainey Drake

Lainey Drake

Wake Forest sophomore named Brooke Owens Fellow

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Monet Beatty


An interview with Monet Beatty ('20)

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Marc Palmieri

Marc Palmieri ('94) Came to Play Baseball and Left a Playwright

“It allowed me to stumble into something that I fell in love with”

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Interior of Hanes Gallery

Ripped Off and Pasted On

Exhibition at Wake Forest highlights Robert Motherwell’s forays in collage

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How Allison Orr (’93) worked her magic to win over a host of skeptical carpenters, custodians and landscapers to put on a show.

Under Her Spell

How Allison Orr (’93) worked her magic to win over a host of skeptical carpenters, custodians and landscapers to put on a show.

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Alex Acquavella

Arts Experiences to Last a Lifetime

How Alex Acquavella (’03) plans to bring the arts more to the forefront at Wake Forest.

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Students Shadow Workers Behind the Scenes

Students Shadow Workers Behind the Scenes

‘You know they’re there, … but you don’t realize how much goes into it day by day’

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Director of Photography Ken Bennett shares a few favorite photographs that serve as defining images of the movement, spirit and multifaceted creativity abounding in the fine arts scene at Wake Forest.

Inside / Outside Scales

Director of Photography Ken Bennett shares a few favorite photographs that serve as defining images of the movement, spirit and multifaceted creativity abounding in the fine arts scene at Wake Forest.

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Hillary Heard Baack

A Call to the Stage

Hillary Heard Baack (’02) thrives in film and on stage with an outsider’s acute observing of human nature and stories.

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Aha! Moments

The moment they knew they wanted a life in the Arts

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Jeannette Sorrell (’86) made her way from modest beginnings to the stage of Carnegie Hall as a pioneering female conductor who lets nothing stop her.

A Fiery Vision

Jeannette Sorrell (’86) made her way from modest beginnings to the stage of Carnegie Hall as a pioneering female conductor who lets nothing stop her.

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Bri Butler (’14) dazzles on the Broadway stage in STOMP.

Dancing Machine

Bri Butler (’14) dazzles on the Broadway stage in STOMP.

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Christina Soriano

Shining a Light on the Arts

Christina Soriano aims to give every student access to a transformative experience.

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Allyson Currin

Constant & True – Allyson Currin (’86)

Dreams need power tools, says a Wake Forest alumna who is an award-winning playwright.

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Dan Locklair

From Beach Boys To Bach

Composer Dan Locklair found magic in music.

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Brianna Casini

Art, anthropology, and accounting

Brianna Casini ('19) on creativity and process

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Joel Tauber playing baseball

Border Ball

Joel Tauber's pilgrimage along the U.S.-Mexico border

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Riley Phillips

On the Runway

Riley Phillips ('21) at Vancouver Fashion Week

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Nathaniel Mackey

Nathaniel Mackey's Powerful Performance

Our True Day Begun Soon Come Qu’ahttet

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From The Ground Up Story Tile

From The Ground Up

A Performance on Hearn Plaza Starring WFU Facilities Staff

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Students outside the gallery

stArt @ 10

Alumni reflect on can-do experiences as art entrepreneurs at the student gallery.

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Meagan Hooper '03

Acting Gigs to Finance

Meagan Hooper ('03)

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A Tango Star is Born

Kelly FitzGerald (’17) pivots from handing out Oscars and working in film to competing in a difficult Argentine dance

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video projections

Adding to the Cultural Landscape

Video art on the streets

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Aerial view of Venice

Redeye To Venice

Sean Wilkinson (’15) had an unexpected chance to join Wake Forest students at La Biennale in Venice, Italy

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Sacred Arts of Tibet

Sacred Arts of Tibet

Tibetan Monks create a sand mandala in Hanes Gallery

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Curt Beech '94

Making Movie Magic

Curt Beech ('94) creates the look of 'BlacKkKlansman,' other films, TV shows

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Unity Project

Forty-foot art project celebrates diversity

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Xiaoying Yu represents Chinese dance

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Donovan Livingston

Artist as Leader

Lift-off with Donovan Livingston

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Melissa Proctor

From Ball Girl to CMO

Art alumna shares her career journey to the Atlanta Hawks

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The Sweet Sounds of Nashville

Christian Sedelmyer ('07) hits all the right notes in his blossoming music career.

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Art Gallery with Bench


The Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art

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Paradise Found

Conservation photographer Carlton Ward Jr. (’98) defends a side of Florida few know

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Zack Chan

Forest Folk

Zack Chan photographs diversity on campus

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Life Into Art

Aaron Fallon (’00) Behind The Camera

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Students in Costume

Collidescope 3.0

World-renowned theatre artist Ping Chong puts on a show with Wake Forest students


Comedy Tonight

The Play's the Thing

Wake Forest's University Theatre takes front and center

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Mattos Paschal

Student Art Buying Trip

The only university art collection in the country selected by students


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Tintype Photography

Wake Forest students get hands-on with a 150-year-old photographic process

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Performance of No Normal

There Is No Normal

Senior Sarah Fine's theater piece about inclusion and rejection, featuring a cast of actors of varying abilities

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The Literary Maven of Hub City

Sparking a movement to nurture writers and cultivate readers in her hometown

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Keith Haring print

On Tour with the Wilsons

An inside look at the Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art

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Michael Barron

A Funny Thing Happened to Michael Barron

Twenty-five years after falling in love with theatre at Wake Forest, he returns to honor venerable professor Harold Tedford

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Catherine Woodard

Catherine Woodard (’80)

Art changed her personal history — and Wake Forest's

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Jenny Moore

Out of This Art World

Jenny Moore ('95) left the frenetic New York art scene to oversee an extraordinary museum in the middle of nowhere.

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Kate Lambert (’03)

‘Teachers’ brings books — and baggage

Kate Lambert (’03) TV Pilot

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A group of students take notes on a two-person interaction

Afternoon at the improv

Taking on roles has taken on new meaning for a group of theatre students helping to train counseling students.

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Hands holding ceramic art

Boundary Hopping

Jan Detter's creative spirit shines from the community to the classroom

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Emmy Red Carpet

Emmy-Winning Stars

Two clever computer junkies turn classic film into award-winning Web broadcast

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Documentary Filmmakers

To Tell the Truth

Compelling stories and a sense of social responsibility drive the new Documentary Film Program

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