The theatre and counseling departments have partnered, through an IPLACe-funded initiative led by Phil Clarke and Sharon Andrews, so undergraduate theatre students can sharpen their improvisational acting and counseling students can gain realistic counseling experience.
Arts & Culture
Biology professor Kathy Kron and the 11 students enrolled in Biology 105: Plants & People met at Reynolda House Museum of American Art to learn firsthand how biology is incorporated in the current exhibition, “Things Wondrous and Humble: American Still Life.”
Wearing silk saris and carrying parasols, Sonalee’s New Generation Dance Company brought “Bollywood” dance styles to campus during Wake Forest’s fifth annual World Cultural Festival. Watch video of the event.
Marion Secrest, who endowed the Secrest Artists Series, passed away on Sept. 20 at the age of 107.
Scott W. Klein, professor and chair of the English department, was recently named artistic director of the Secrest Artists Series, a signature performing arts series at Wake Forest. The 2013 series opens on Thursday, Sept. 12, with the Carolina Chocolate Drops in Wait Chapel.
Casa Artom, Wake Forest’s residential study center on Venice’s Grand Canal, became a gathering place for artists, curators, collectors and art critics during the opening of La Biennale di Venezia this summer.
Arts and humanities are naturally woven into academics at Wake Forest. From a concert to promote environmental conservation and a student art buying trip to a Musicircus and an interdisciplinary symposium on biotechnology, students enjoyed opportunities to learn through a variety of lenses during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Student artists spent hours in the studios in Scales Fine Arts Center, creating pieces this semester. Thirty-four of these works will be on display through May 20 as part of the Student Art Exhibition in the Hanes Gallery.
Senior theatre major Dean Guerra knows the power of bringing stories to life on stage from his participation in 43 productions as actor, director, sound designer, light designer and stage manager. He also shares this love of theatre by teaching children in a local school.
Student groups came together to showcase the “Big Tent,” encouraging their peers to think about diversity and identity through art. The project was part of the University’s year-long Faces of Courage celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of integration.