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October 30, 2009

EXHIBITS

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

Thru  December 9

Exhibit:  “Accidental Mysteries:  Extraordinary Vernacular Photographs from the Collection of John and Teenuh Foster.”  Opening reception: Friday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

 

Thru  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

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Nov. 3

Lecture-Recital with Katie Morgan:  11 a.m. – noon, Scales Fine Arts Center, Room M-208.  Katherine Morgan, a Wake Forest junior and recipient of a Richter research grant at the university, will give a lecture and recital about Sir Arthur Sullivan’s art songs.  Morgan will explore the relationships Sullivan had with famous Victorian poets, his many love affairs and the personal connection he had with his music.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Community Gardening Roundtable.  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Cowbarn, Reynolda Village.  Representatives of area community gardens will discuss their projects and invite others to join the local community gardening movement.  Ellen Kirby, moderator, is co-editor of “Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Regions Guide Community Gardens.”

$5; free-Friends of Reynolda Gardens  (336) 758-3485

Lecture-Recital with Katie Morgan:  11 a.m. – noon, Scales Fine Arts Center, Room M-208.  Katherine Morgan, a Wake Forest junior and recipient of a Richter research grant at the university, will give a lecture and recital about Sir Arthur Sullivan’s art songs.  Morgan will explore the relationships Sullivan had with famous Victorian poets, his many love affairs and the personal connection he had with his music.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Nov. 4

Lecture:  Wine Industry in North Carolina.  3 – 4 p.m., Z. Smith Reynolds Library.  As part of the Library Lecture Series, please join Wake Forest professors Ian Taplin, Clay Hipp and Terry Baker as they discuss the economic and cultural aspects of North Carolina’s wince industry as well as their experiences and research in this area.

Free.  (336)758-4322

Film:  “At the Death House Door”.  7 p.m., Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall.  “At the Death House Door” follows the remarkable career journey of Carroll Pickett, who served 15 years as the death house chaplain to the infamous “Walls” prison unit in Huntsville, Texas.  During that time he presided over 95 executions, including the first lethal injection done anywhere in the world.

Free.  (336) 692-9854

Poetry Reading by Helen Losse:  7:30 p.m., Z. Smith Reynolds Library.  Losse will read poems from her new book, “Better With Friends.”

Free.  (336) 758-432

Nov. 4 - 8

Play: “Sonnets for an Old Century.” 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., MainStage Theatre. Cynthia Gendrich, associate professor of theatre, and Christina Soriano, assistant professor of dance, will co-direct the production.  Jose Rivera’s fearless, funny, lyrical monologues form a dreamscape filled with characters given one last chance to tell their stories.

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

Nov. 5

Irish Poetry Reading:  7 p.m., Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall.  Eilean NiChuilleanain and Paula Meehan, two of Ireland’s most esteemed poets, will read their poetry, followed by a book signing and reception with refreshments.  This reading celebrates the publication of new books by both poets.

Free.  (336) 758-5448

Nov. 6

Faculty Recital:  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Faculty recital with Lee Morgan, mezzo-soprano and voice instructor, Carol Cook, piano, and Richard Cook, tenor.  Featuring Brahms’ “Zigeunerlieder” and works by Bach, Barber, Purcell, Handel, Strauss, Duparc and Sondheim.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Nov. 7

Strings Chamber Music Concert:  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  This fall’s String Chamber Music Concert highlights the chamber works of Ludwig Van Beethoven, with selections from his early string quartets and a later violin sonata.  The playful Scherzo from “Bass” quintet rounds out the evening.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Nov. 8

Cultures Up Close:  2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., Museum of Anthropology.  This program is intended for elementary school-aged children and an accompanying adult.  Each session will include a learning activity and craft project.  In November, participants will learn about the tradition of Japanese printmaking and then design a work to take home.  Reservations and advance payment are required and may be made up to the Friday before the program.

$7/child; $5/MOA Friends; Free/Adult; (336) 758-5282

Flute Fest 2009:  3 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  In its 15th year, the concert will feature the students of Kathryn Levy, lecturer of music; the Wake Forest Flute Choir; students at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts; the Silver Wind Flute Choir of Winston-Salem; and community flutists.  The program will include solo works by Pergolesi nd Telemann, as well as Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” and Faure’s “Pavane.”

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Nov. 9

Studio Series Three:  7:30 p.m., Ring Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  A collection of student-produced one-acts, directed by senior theatre majors.

$2 cash only; (336) 758-5295

Nov. 10 – Dec. 18

Museum Shop Holiday Sale:  10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Museum of Anthropology.  Find the perfect holiday gift.  During the sale, the MOA Shop will feature holiday decorations and gifts from around the world. 

MOA Friends receive a 25 percent discount on purchases over $5.00, while other patrons will receive a 15 percent discount.  (336) 758-5282

Nov. 10

Living Barriers:  12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Education Wing, Greenhouse, Reynolda Gardens.  Garden designer Sprig Parker will discuss the plants, places, and people associated with hedges and hedgerows in the U.S. and Europe.

$5; free-Friends of Reynolda Gardens.  (336) 758-3485

Studio Series Three:  4:30 p.m., Ring Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  A collection of student-produced one-acts, directed by senior theatre majors.

$2 cash only.  (336) 758-5295

Gallery Talk: The Class of ’63: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Reynolda House.  Held in conjunction with the Now/Then exhibition, Provost Emeritus Edwin G. Wilson and Ted Meredith represent the Wake Forest Class of 1963, the first group to acquire art for the Student Union Collection.

$5;  (336) 758-5150

Secrest Artists Series:  7:30 p.m., Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University campus.  Bruckner Orchester Linz with Dennis Russell Davies, conductor.  The Bruckner Orchester has a rich history of over 200 years of excellence.  In the more recent past, it has risen to prominence as a leading orchestra in Central Europe.  The Orchestra’s 110 musicians are dedicated to “reflecting tradition and the present equally” as a “key task of any orchestra that plays an important role in the cultural life of our times.”  David Levy, Wake Forest professor of music and Beethoven scholar, will give a pre-performance talk at 6:40 p.m. in the Balcony Room of Wait Chapel.

$21, $16 seniors & non-WFU students, free to WFU faculty/staff/students. (336) 758-5101

Nov. 11

Lecture:  Never again?  3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 204.   Wake Forest Assistant Professor, Sarah K. Lischer, of the Political Science Department will speak on her research and experiences in African refugee camps during Spring 2009.

Free.  (336) 758-4322

Nov. 12

Gallery Talk:  12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Reynolda House.  Betsy Main Babcock Postdoctoral Curatorial and Teaching Fellow Jennifer Raab will discuss the installation of Frederic Church’s “The Andes of Ecuador” and the artist’s work as it relates to the scientific study of Charles Darwin.

Free.  (336) 758-5150

Artist Lecture by Elizabeth King.  3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 9.  Visual presentation and lecture on her multi-media sculpture by Elizabeth King, artist, author and professor of art at Virginia Commenwealth University.

Free.  (336) 758-5795

Hits & Misses: Collecting American Art at Reynolda House.  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Reynolda House.  Reynolda House’s founding president Barbara B. Millhouse describes four decades of looking closely at American art and shares anecodates about the creation of a nationally recognized collection.  This is Part One.  Part Two will be held on December 3.

Members/students $15 per lecture, non-members $20 per lecture;  (336) 758-5150

Dialogue with Artist Michel de Broin:  7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102.  SECCA curator Steven Matijcio will talk with artist Michel de Broin about his floating sculpture and other works.

Free.  (336) 758-5795

2012:  What’s the Story?  7:30 p.m., Museum of Anthropology.  Before you see the movie, learn the truth.  Anthropologist Duncan Earle will discuss basic information about the Maya calendar and time keeping, its correlations with astronomical events, current perspectives from contemporary Mayas who still divine and predict based on the shamanic use of the sacred calendar, and the true meaning of 2012.

Free.  (336) 758-5282.

Collegium Musicum Concert:  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Wake Forest professor of music, Stewart Carter and Wake Forest associate professor of music, Brian Gorelick, directors.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Nov. 14

Senior Voice Recital:  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Leah Wagner-Stout, mezzo-soprano.  Thomas Turbull, piano.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Nov. 15

Charanga!  3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Brendle Recital hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Students and faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University will join forces for an evening of charanga, a style of Cuban dance music featuring strings and including danzan and salsa arrangements.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Nov. 17

Gallery Talk: The Class of 89: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Reynolda House.  Held in conjunction with the Now/Then exhibition, representing the Wake Forest class of 1989, David Faber and H.D. “Giz” Womack discuss their selection of works by Richard Diebenkorn, Odd Nerdrum and Robert Colescott.

$5; (336) 758-5150

Nov. 19

University Jazz Ensemble Concert:  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center. Kevin Bowen, Wake Forest director of bands and Philip Morgan, associate director of bands, conductors.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Nov. 19 – 22

Fall Faculty Guest Artist Dance Concert:  7:30 p.m., MainStage Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  The Fall Faculty/Guest Artist Dance Concert will feature work by guest artists Joel Lane, Larry Lavender, Sean Sullivan and Guyla Pandi, and dance faculty Brantly Shapiro, Tina Yarborough Liggins, Christina Soriano and Nina Lucas.  The concert will be held Thursday through Saturday, November 19-21, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday,  November 22, at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased beginning November 9 at the box office 336-758-5295.

$10 General Admission; $5 Students/Seniors.  (336) 758-5393

Nov. 21

Wind Chamber Music Concert:  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Coordinated by Jacqui Carrasco, associate professor of music at Wake Forest, the concert by Wake Forest students will feature music for a wide variety of ensembles, including flute choir, clarinet choir, woodwind trio, saxophone quartet, clarinet quartet and woodwind quartet.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Nov. 22

University Wind Ensemble Concert:  3 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  The Wake Forest Wind Ensemble will perform “Music with a Spanish Flair” in its concert.  The centerpiece of the program is a new work for wind ensemble, Symphony No. 3, “Don Quixote,” by Robert W. Smith.  Conductors will be Kevin Bowen, director of bands, and Philip Morgan, associate director of bands at Wake Forest.

Free.  (336) 758-5364.

Wake Forest Guitar Series:  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Guest artist Ben Verdery, guitar.  An internationally renowned recording artist who is head of the guitar program at Yale University.

Free.  (336) 758-5364.

Nov. 24

Building Good Garden Soil:  12:30 p.m. – 1: 30 p.m., Education Wing, Greenhouse, Reynolda Gardens.  Phillip Gillespie of Thunder Horse Farms will discuss addressing the chemical, physical and biological features of soil as a basis for a productive and sustainable garden.

$5; free-Friends of Reynolda Gardens, (336) 758-3485

Dec. 1

Creative Wreaths for the Holidays:  10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Education Wing, Greenhouse, Reynolda Gardens.  James Helms, garden lecturer, will give a demonstration of techniques for making wreaths using plant materials from the landscape, plus tips on shrub pruning.

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Gallery Talk: The Class of 77:  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Reynolda House.  Wake Forest Professor Emeritus of Art, Robert Knott and graduate Matt Bullard discuss their buying trip to New York and the work of artists Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg and Red Grooms.

$5; (336) 758-5150.

Lighting of the Quad:  7 p.m. – 8 p.m., Reynolda Patio, Wake Forest University.  Inter-faith celebration including performances by student musical groups.  Speakers will remark on their holiday traditions and the Wake Forest community will celebrate the annual tree lighting.  Refreshments will be served.

Free.  (336) 758-4549

Dec. 2

University Orchestra Concert:  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  The Wake Forest Orchestra’s fall concert will present a program that includes Rossini’s Overture to “The Barber of Seville,” Paul Hindesmith’s Five Pieces for String Orchestra and Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony.  David Hagy, orchestra director at Wake Forest, will conduct.

Free.  (336) 758-5364

Dec. 2 - 3

Studio Series Four: 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, Ring Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  A collection of student produced one-acts, directed by senior theatre majors. The productions are:  “The Tiny Closet” by William Inge and directed by Jenny Malarkey, “North of Providence” by Edward Allan Baker and directed by Aleshia Price and “Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage)” by Paul Dooley and Winnie Hotzman and directed by Kate Miners.

$2 cash only. (336-758-5295)

Dec. 3

Holiday Choral Concert:  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  The concert will be a fundraiser for the Concert Choir’s Italy tour scheduled for March.  The holiday program will feature choral anthems and traditional music for the season.  Also performing on the program will be the Collegium Vocal Ensemble, the Clarinet Choir and the Wake Forest Chorale.  Wake Forest Director of Choral Ensembles and Associate Professor of Music, Brian Gorelick will the conductor.  The admission charge for the concert will help cover the choir’s travel expenses in March.  Tickets will be on sale at the door.  To reserve tickets, call the Department of Music at 336-758-5364.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students; admission is free for Wake Forest students with identification.

Lecture:  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Reynolda House.  Reynolda House founding president Barbara B. Millhouse discusses collecting American Art at Reynolda House from 1966 – 2009, the hits and misses.

Members/students $15, non-members $20 per lecture; (336) 758-5150.

Dec. 5

Exhibition: The Expatriates:  9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Reynolda House.  A new exhibition opens in the Northeast Bedroom Gallery of Reynolda House.  ”The Expatriates: Cassatt, Sargent and Whistler.”

$10; $9-seniors and AAA; free-students; (336) 758-5150.

Dec. 6

Family First Workshop: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Reynolda House.  For elementary school-aged children accompanied by an adult.  Children will make holiday card, tags and relief prints using winter greenery and the Reynolda House printing press.

$7/person; (336) 758-5599.

Annual Lovefeast:  8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University. 

Free. (336) 758-5210.

Dec. 10 - 12

Reynolda House Candlelight Guided Tours:  4:30 p.m., Reynolda House.  View Reynolda House as it was decorated by the Reynolds family in December 1917.  Guided tours include refreshments, carols on the house organ, family cards and holiday letters.  Tours given at 4:30 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

$12 members/students; $15 non-members;  (336) 758-5150

Dec. 12

Orchid Display and Sale:  9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Reynolda Gardens Greenhouse.  Members of the Triad Orchid Society join greenhouse manager David Bare to showcase unusual orchids for the home grower.

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Dec. 17

Gallery Talk:  12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Reynolda House.  Managing curator Alison Slaby will discuss the work of “The Expatriates: Cassatt, Sargent and Whistler.”

Free to members/students; included in admission price for non-members; (336) 758-5150.

Dec. 20

A Christmas Memory: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Reynolda House.  Robin Voiers stars in the one-woman play based on Truman Capote’s much loved story.

$8 members/students; $12 non-members; (336) 758-5150.

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