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August 21, 2009

EXHIBITS

Aug. 26 – Oct. 11

Exhibit:   “Cuban Artists’ Books and Prints 1985 – 2008.”  Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery.  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday.  This traveling exhibition has been organized by Linda Howe, associate professor of Romance languages at Wake Forest, in cooperation with Wake Forest faculty and students.  120 books, related prints and printed objects will be on display.  The opening will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.  Opening reception:  Thursday, Sept. 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Free.  (336) 758-5585


Sept. 1 –

Permanent exhibit:  “Art of Sky, Art of Earth: Maya Cosmic Imagery.”  10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Museum of Anthropology.  A collaboration between the Museum of Anthropology and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY. The exhibition focuses on St. Bonaventure’s collection of ancient pottery from the Maya civilization dating from A.D. 250 through 900. 

Free.  (336) 758-5282

Sept. 10 – Oct. 11

Exhibit: “Linda Herritt:  Peaks and Valleys.”  Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Mezzanine Gallery.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday.  Visiting Artist Talk:  Thursday, Sept. 10, 12 p.m., Room 9.

Free.  (336) 758-5585

Sept. 15 – Nov. 18

Exhibit:  “Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead).”  10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Museum of Anthropology.  Bilingual exhibit features a traditional Mexican ofrenda and items related to the ancient religious celebration honoring children and the dead.  The exhibit will also include traditional Mexican crafts and a photo essay illustrating different aspects of the celebration.

Free.  (336) 758-5282

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Sept. 1

Reynolda Meditations :  9 -11 a.m. Reynolda House.  This course explores different approaches to finding meaning in a landscape. Students will be introduced to elements of Buddhist and Christian meditative traditions; gain awareness of the many species that have made the estate a thriving habitat, and study the nature poetry of A.R. Ammons, who taught at both Wake Forest University and Reynolda House and knew these woods well.

Registration is $80 for members/students, $100 for non-members.  (336) 758-5900

Sept. 3

Gallery Talk: “Reynolda Landscape.” 12 p.m. Reynolda House.  These informal talks led by Reynolda House staff will introduce Thomas Sears' photographs of the Reynolda landscape, followed by a brief walking tour of the estate. Sears was landscape architect to Katharine Smith Reynolds and her daughter Mary Reynolds Babcock.

Members/students free, non-members free with museum  admission  (336) 758-5150

Sept. 4

Movie:  7:30 p.m. Reynolda House.  Come spend one of your last "Summer Nights" on the lawn of Reynolda House to watch “Grease.” The gates will open at 7:30 p.m. for Reynolda After Hours, film begins at 9 p.m.

Members/students $3, non-members $3.  (336) 758-5150

Movie:  “Angels and Demons.”  7 and 10 p.m. Pugh Auditorium.

Free.  (336) 758-5228

Sept. 6

Workshop:  2-4 p.m. Reynolda House.  Take a walk through the shady woods around Reynolda House and gather items to create your own nature sculpture and print in the studio.  The workshops are held from 2 to 4 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month for elementary school-aged children accompanied by an adult.  Art supplies and refreshments are provided. Reservations are required, as space is limited.

Admission is $7 per person. (336) 758-5389 for more information and to register.

Sept. 8- 30

Museum Shop Fall Back Sale:  10-4:30 p.m. Museum of Anthropology.  A special selection of merchandise, including crafts from around the world, will be available at the MOA Museum Shop with greatly reduced prices during this special shopping event.

Free.  (336) 758-5282

Sept. 11

Concert:  Manchester Plaza.  Jon McLaughlin and Dave Barnes.

Free.  (336) 758-5228

Sept. 17

Other:  Opening Convocation.  4 p.m. Wait Chapel.

Gallery Talk:  “Reynolda Landscape.”  12 p.m. Reynolda House.  These informal talks led by Reynolda House staff will introduce Thomas Sears' photographs of the Reynolda landscape, followed by a brief walking tour of the estate. Sears was landscape architect to Katharine Smith Reynolds and her daughter Mary Reynolds Babcock.

Members/students free, non-members free with Museum admission.  (336) 758-5150

Secrest Artists Series:  “Concert by Angela Hewitt.”  7:30 p.m. Brendle Recital Hall.  Hewitt is considered by critics as one of the world’s premiere pianists and “the pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time.”

$20/$25 for non-WFU students and seniors.  (336) 758-5757

Sept. 20

Concert:  Adam Carter, Cello, and Jeanette Jang, violin.  3 p.m. Brendle Recital Hall

A recital featuring works by Bach, Ravel, Halvorsen and Ysaye.  (336) 758-5364

Sept. 22

Piedmont Environmental Alliance: Connecting People to Preserve our Planet.  3-4 p.m. Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 204.  Terri LeGrand, Executive Director of the Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA), will discuss the work that the PEA is doing to make a more sustainable community.   A brief comparison will be made between Winston-Salem and a city of comparable size that has successfully addressed issues of energy use in transportation and the built environment. The Executive Director of this grassroots, all-volunteer staffed organization will also share ideas for individual action at home as well as at school and at work.

Free.  (336) 758-4322

Schweitzer Conference:  4:30-6:30 p.m. Wait Chapel.  This conference will offer a retrospective on Albert Schweitzer's philosophy of reverence for life and the implications of his ideas for 21st century globalism.

Free.  (336) 758-5121

Sept. 24-25

Conference on restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes.  9 a.m. Reynolda House.  Returning to Our Roots: Planting & Replanting the Historic Southern Garden- Conference on Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes.

Registration for members is $295, non-members $325 (subject to change).  (336) 758-5900

Sept. 24

Cuban Art Symposium: 1-5 p.m. Brendle Recital Hall.  As part of the "Cuban Artists Books and Prints" exhibition, a symposium, "Archipelago of Dreams: Cuban Culture, History, and the Business of Art," will include a panel of Wake Forest faculty members and Cuban artists.   Panelists will reflect upon the cultural legacy of the Cuban Revolution as well as new trends in Cuban art and literature. 

Free.  (336) 758-4905

Institute for Dismantling Racism Celebration:  4-6 p.m. Benson Center  Celebration of the 5-year anniversary and 501(c)3 status of the Institute for Dismantling Racism (IDR).

Free.  (336) 758-3219

Cuban Artists’ Books & Prints Exhibition:  5:30-7:30 p.m. Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery.  Opening reception in the Hanes Gallery for exhibition of hand-made books by Cuban aritsts.

Free.  (336) 758-5585

Sept. 25-26; Sept. 30

Play:  “Doubt.”  7:30 p.m. MainStage Theatre.  "Doubt," by John Patrick Shanley, will be directed by Brook Davis, associate professor of theatre. The play shines a light on the gray area between the truth and suspicion when a determined nun confronts a progressive priest with allegations of impropriety. Set in St. Nicholas Catholic School in the Bronx in 1964, this riveting drama challenges the safety of certainty.

$12 adults, $10 senior citizens, $5 students; (336) 758-5295

Sept. 27

Worship in Wait.  7 p.m. Wait Chapel.  Barbara Brown Taylor will preach at the first Worship in Wait event for 2009-2010. She teaches religion at Piedmont College in Georgia and is an adjunct professor of spirituality at Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia.

Free.  (336) 758-5121

Sept. 29

Concert:  8 p.m. Brendle Recital Hall.  Features Second City. 

Free.  (336) 758-5228

Documentary Screening.  7 p.m. Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall.  "Oakdale Cotton Mills: Close-Knit Neighbors" is a documentary about a way of life for textile mill workers that was once common in the Southeast but is rapidly fading away. Located in Jamestown, NC.  Oakdale Cotton Mills is the oldest continuously operating cotton mill in the country.

Free.  (336) 758-6160

Sept. 30

The Big Read:  Zora Neale Hurston.  3-4 p.m. Rare Books Reading Room, Z. Smith Reynolds Library.  Join Rian Bowie and other Wake Forest faculty members for a discussion of Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God" and for the opening of the Harlem Renaissance authors exhibit in the rare books reading room at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.  "Their Eyes Were Watching God" is the selected text for the 2009 Big Read, an NEA grant funded community reading program also co-sponsored by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library and the Forsyth County Public Library.

Free.  (336) 758-4314

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