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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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$1M Gift for Interdisciplinary Arts

Momentum for the Interdisciplinary Arts Center

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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

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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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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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Telephone Game

Creative translation from artist to artist

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Performers

14 Lines For Now

Shakespeare Reimagined

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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

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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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Art Chats

Conversations about artwork in the Collections

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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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Mixtape

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

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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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stArtStream

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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Manifestos

Manifestos!

Students dig deep and take a stand

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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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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

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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

Breathe

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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Motherwell Show at 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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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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stArt @ 10

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

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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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Adding to the Cultural Landscape

Video art on the streets

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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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Unity Project

Forty-foot art project celebrates diversity

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Traveler

Xiaoying Yu represents Chinese dance

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Donovan Livingston

Artist as Leader

Lift-off with Donovan Livingston

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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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Priceless

The Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art

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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

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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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Keith Haring print

On Tour with the Wilsons

An inside look at the Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art

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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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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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