Refugees, ballad singers, classic car collectors and victims of forced sterilization —Wake Forest third-year documentary film students have spent the last year working on movies that show what life is like from these different perspectives.
Wake Forest documentary filmmakers entertain and challenge
Wake Forest junior Brian Spadafora and sophomore Geoff Weber helped Italian artist Delio Gennai install his works for the opening exhibition at Hanes Gallery, “Of Paper.” The exhibition includes works from two continents by artists who live more than 4,500 miles apart.
For 10 years, Wake Forest and Reynolda House Museum of American Art have worked together to form academic connections – a relationship that showcases how a liberal-arts education mindset joins knowledge and resources in surprising ways.
From art exhibitions to dance-offs to film festivals to theatre productions, Wake Forest faculty and students are exercising their talents throughout the school year. Here are some highlights from 2011-2012.
The Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery will close the season with its annual Wake Forest Student Art Exhibition through May 21. The exhibition includes works in various media including, painting, drawing, printmaking, video, photography, sculpture and other mediums that bridge or combine these approaches.
The undergraduate and graduate students in Comm 370 spent the spring semester pondering a bioethics case study surrounding organ transplants and patient selection while also enhancing their communications skills by learning how to perform the material as a radio play.
Seven thousand eight hundred and forty-three miles. That’s how far a cappella singers in Chi Rho will be traveling for their spring mission tour this year. The student-run and directed ensemble has toured nationally and internationally — performing contemporary Christian pop, rock and traditional hymns and releasing 11 albums — since 1993.
Music professor and concert pianist Pamela Howland uses film clips and movie soundtracks to teach students classical music conventions. Her mission? For Brahms and Beethoven to join Beyonce on iPod playlists.
START, Wake Forest’s student art gallery, is hosting an exhibition of projection and monitor-based works produced by professor Joel Tauber’s video art students. Works from four different classes will be on display.
Senior chemistry major Tara Seymour (’12) has been dancing since she was 4. She never imagined she would be dancing out the process of DNA replication until the opportunity arose to participate in Movement and the Molecular, the first class where chemistry meets dance taught at Wake Forest.