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2012 Highlights: Arts

Junior business major Cynthia Huang performs "For Cage" — a dance she researched and choreographed with dance professor Christina Soriano —  to help celebrate the launch of IPLACe.

Performance meets liberal arts at IPLACe

The new Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center (IPLACe) will inspire new ideas and build new connections between the performing arts and other academic departments across the University.

Lowland rainforest at Los Amigos (Photos courtesy of Adrian Tejedor, Amazon Conservation Association)

Conservation liberal-arts style

Forty years from now, the world’s rainforests may be gone and with them our chance for a stable environment. Wake Forest’s JAMAZON celebrates that creative minds from biology to music to history to English can join together to find the answers.

Brian Spadafora (far left) and Geoff Weber (blue shirt) help Delio Gennai (far right) install his work in the Hanes Gallery for "Of Paper."

Behind the scenes ‘Of Paper’

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.

Artwork by senior studio art major Adelaide Knott

Art gallery features student work

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.

Part-Time Assistant Professor of Music Pamela Howland plays Chopin for her class.

Music, movies and meaning

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.

Jennifer Trafton

Words Awake!

More than 50 alumni writers returned to campus for the first Words Awake! conference last weekend. Find out more about how the writers interacted with students, the campus community and local schools, and learn about the first class of the WFU Writers Hall of Fame.

Jake Meyer, Cindy Gendrich and Wes Hughes (left to right)

On stage and behind the scenes

Wes Hughes and Jake Meyer have been friends since their first year in Bostwick Hall. “City of Angels” is the fifth major production the two have acted in together.


Music competition tests students’ mettle

What will it take to win? Senior Jacob Eichhorn is preparing for the fourth time to compete with Wake Forest’s top musicians to be a Giles-Harris award winner.

Hannah Whitaker, Untitled, 2011, linoleum print, 12 x 18” (detail)

Printmaking exhibition opens

START Gallery’s first spring exhibition, “Lightening Strikes: The Illumination of the Self,” runs through Feb. 25. The show features works by 18 students who studied in art professor David Faber’s introductory, intermediate or advanced printmaking classes.

Members of the Wake Forest Documentary Film Program who created 'The Last Flight of Petr Ginz:' (from left) Peter Gilbert, Cindy Hill, Mary Dalton, Sandy Dickson and Cara Pilson.

WFU documentary goes global

A new Documentary Film Program movie, “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz,” has caught the attention of the United Nations, which will produce a study guide and send copies of the film to its information centers in 63 countries for special screenings and educational programs.