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Wake Forest faculty/staff art exhibit to open with dance performance


November 8, 2006

The work of 15 Wake Forest University faculty/staff artists as well as dance photography will be the focus of the next exhibitions featured at Wake Forest’s Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery from Nov. 29 to Jan. 28.  The opening reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 and will feature a dance performance at 5 p.m. in the gallery lobby. 

“Selections from the Faculty and Staff of the WFU Department of Art” will be presented in the Main Gallery.  Nearly 50 works in a wide variety of media from paintings and sculpture to printmaking and encaustic, a form of painting in which colors in wax are fused to a surface with heat, will be featured. 

The exhibition will include “To Close the Circle,” a digital work by Wake Forest’s newest art department faculty member, Assistant Professor Roy Carter, pieces from award-winning artists Page Laughlin and David Finn, and “50% Gray,” a collage by Assistant Gallery Director Paul Bright.

“This exhibit will allow students, faculty and the community to view the recent work of artists who teach at Wake Forest,” said Bright.  “Diversity is the basis for the exhibition, and the varied work allows visitors an opportunity to understand the different ways of seeing and thinking that comprise artmaking.”

Photographer Steve Clarke’s “O Body Swayed:  Photography of Dance” will be featured in the Mezzanine Gallery.  Clarke’s exhibition takes its title from the concluding lines of “Among School Children” by W. B. Yeats.  Clarke will present 20 works, including “Bridget in Silver Dress,” that highlight his collaborative work with dancers in improvisational sessions.

In conjunction with Clarke’s exhibit, Christina Tsoules Soriano, assistant professor of dance, and student dancers from her intermediate modern technique dance class will present an improvised dance performance based on photography concepts of the moving body.

Visitors with young children should note that the dance photography exhibit will include some images of nudes. 

Admission to the gallery is free.  Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

For more information, call (336) 758-5585.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


"To Close the Circle" by Roymieco Carter (visualization of text by Martin Settle), 2006
"To Close the Circle" by Roymieco Carter (visualization of text by Martin Settle), 2006
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"Bridget in Silver Dress" by Steve Clarke, 2006
"Bridget in Silver Dress" by Steve Clarke, 2006
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