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Arts entrepreneurs 'Cook It UP!' at Wake Forest

March 7, 2008

Creativity and entrepreneurship will be on the menu at Wake Forest University March 26 and April 2, when the Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts presents a two-part speaker’s forum,  “Cook It UP! Arts Entrepreneurship Summit.”

Both gatherings, co-sponsored by the department of theatre and dance and Office of Residence Life and Housing, are free and open to the public.

The objective of each forum is to showcase the dynamic, contemporary face of arts entrepreneurship today and to assert the essential roles creativity and innovation play in today’s world, said Lynn Book, visiting associate professor of theater and dance and program director for creativity and innovation in the Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts.  Innovative arts entrepreneurs will speak about their passion, their ventures and their art careers, stimulating dialogue among artists, scholars and researchers from across a variety of disciplines.

Appearing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 26 in Scales Fine Arts Center’s Ring Theater will be:

  • Maggie Orth, artist, founder and chief executive officer of International Fashion Machines, located in Seattle, Wash.;
  • Lou Mallozzi, artist, founder and director of Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago, who will also be presenting a sound installation and brief performance excerpts in the Scales lobby from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Appearing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 2 at Luter Residence Hall will be:

  • Amy Garland, founder and director of 5IVE and 40RTY, an art gallery and meeting space in Winston-Salem’s downtown arts district;
  • Angus MacLachlan, a playwright, screenwriter and co-founder of a theater company in Winston-Salem;
  • Scott Betz, a media artist and designer from Winston-Salem;
  • Glenna Batson, a physical therapist and movement researcher from Durham.

For more information, contact Lynn Book at 758-3383 or

Press Contacts:

Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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