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January/February calendar of events

January 12, 2007


Through May 25

Exhibit: “Gifts of the Monkey Gods: Maya Crafts from Guatemala.”  Museum of Anthropology.  10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.  Features wooden masks and sculptures, hand-woven clothing and other crafts made in Guatemala during the last century. 

Free.  (336) 758-5282.

Feb. 6 - May 25

Exhibit: “Chaeronia: 6000 Years BC.”  Museum of Anthropology.  10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.   Features photographs, illustrations and objects discovered during the excavations of an early Greek community. 

Free.  (336) 758-5282.

Feb. 8 - March 18 

Exhibit: “The Projectionist” and “After Migrations.”  Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday; 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. weekends.  “The Projectionist” features a multimedia installation by Kendall Messick on the life of Gordon Brinckle with a display of a portion of Brinckle’s nine-seat movie theatre in the Main Gallery.  “After Migrations” features recent paintings by Susan Brenner in the Mezzanine Gallery. 

Free.  (336) 758-5585.



Jan. 17

MLK Event: “What’s Goin’ On?”  Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration speech by Micah Andrews, Wake Forest senior; introduction by WFDD radio personality Denise Franklin; music by WFU Gospel Choir.  5 p.m.  Z. Smith Reynolds Library Atrium.

Free. (336) 758-4931.

Jan. 18-21

Conference: “Celebrating Women of Proud Nations.”  Jan. 18-21. Benson University Center.  Four-day conference on creating and sustaining hope for American Indian women and their families.  Visit for details.

Cultural evening; 7 p.m. Jan. 18; free. 

Remaining conference registration required; $150. (336) 758-5359.

Jan. 21

MLK Event: Second Annual MLK GospelFest.   4 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Featuring Byron Cage, WFU Gospel Choir, Chi Rho and WSSU Inspirational Voices.

$5 at the door; free with student ID.  (336) 758-5864.

Jan. 25

Lecture: “The Little Brother of War:  An Introduction to Southeastern Indian Stickball.”  Featuring Eric Bowne, visiting professor of anthropology at Wake Forest University.  7:30 p.m.  Museum of Anthropology.

Free.  (336) 758-5282.

Jan. 27

Concert: Senior Violin Recital with Gerianne Benson and Thomas Turnbull, piano.  8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364.

Jan. 28

Lecture: "My Struggle to Believe" with Nathan O. Hatch, president of Wake Forest and religion historian. 11 a.m. Wait Chapel.

Free. (336) 758-3957.

Jan. 31

Concert: Faculty Wind Quintet Concert.  Features Kathryn Levy, flute; Anna Lampidis, oboe; Eileen Young, clarinet; Rebecca Hammontree, bassoon; and Robert Campbell, horn.  8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.

Free.  (336) 758-5364.


Feb. 1

Lecture:  "Gender, Social Justice and Rape Work” with Patricia Yancey Martin, sociologist and feminist activist.  4 p.m.  Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center.

Free.  (336) 758-5495.

Feb. 6

Concert: “A Bartók Violin Celebration!”  Faculty recital featuring Jacqui Carrasco and Wake Forest student and faculty violinists.  8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  (336) 758-5364.

Feb. 7

Lecture: “Corn Shucking” with Anthony Parent, professor of history at Wake Forest University.  A look at slave culture in the South and the traditions behind corn shucking.  3 p.m.  Z. Smith Reynolds Library. 

Free.  (336) 758-4931.

Feb. 8

Film Screening: “The Projectionist.”  Kendall Messick’s 2003 documentary on Gordon Brinckle’s life as a projectionist.  Includes personal introduction by Messick.  3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Scales Fine Arts Center Art Department Room 102. 

Free.  (336) 758-5585.

Exhibit Opening: “The Projectionist.”  Kendall Messick’s multimedia installation on the life of Gordon Brinckle and “After Migrations” featuring recent paintings by Susan Brenner.  4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery. 

Free.  (336) 758-5585.

Feb. 9

Concert: Harpsichord Recital featuring Peter Kairoff, professor of music at Wake Forest University.  8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.

Free.  (336) 758-5364.

Feb. 16-17; 21-25

Play: “Psycho Beach Party” by Charles Busch.  7:30 p.m.  Feb. 16-17; 2 p.m. Feb. 25.  MainStage Theatre. 

$12/$5.  (336) 758-5295.


Feb. 22

Panel Discussion: “Apocalypto: Fact and Fantasy in Mel Gibson's Maya World.”  7:30 p.m.  Museum of Anthropology.  Panel discussion about Mel Gibson’s film “Apocalypto” featuring George Stuart, president of the Center for Maya Research, Patricio Balona, a Yukatek Maya and journalist at the Daytona Beach News Journal, Jeanne Simonelli, professor of anthropology at Wake Forest and Stephen Whittington, director of Wake Forest's Musuem of Anthropology.

Free.  (336) 758-5282.

Feb. 22-23

Secrest Artists Series: Yin Mei: “Nomad, The River.”  7:30 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall.  Secrest Signature Talk with Christina Tsoules Soriano; 6:40 p.m. Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 208.

$16/$12 senior citizens and non-WFU students.  (336) 758-5295.

Feb. 24

Music Competition: 30th Annual Lucille S. Harris and Christopher Giles Competitions in Musical Performance. 1 p.m.; open competition featuring 26 Wake Forest music students; Wait Chapel.  7 p.m.; piano competition featuring five Wake Forest piano students; Brendle Recital Hall.

Free.  (336) 758-5364.

Feb. 27

Lecture: “Social Stratification of the American Deep South.” Wake Forest sociology professors Angela Hattery and Earl Smith will discuss their sociology course and bus trip through the deep South with Wake Forest students during the summers of 2003, 2005 and 2007.  3 p.m.  Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 204.

Free.  (336) 758-4931.


Feb. 28

Concert: Wake Forest University Orchestra Concert.  8 p.m.  Brendle Recital Hall. 

Free.  (336) 758-5364.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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