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January 12, 2010


January 5 – August 28


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

Permanent exhibit:  “African Religion: Nothing Was or Will Be Except God.”  10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  This new permanent exhibit, featuring stunning objects from MOA’s significant African collection, explores various themes in African religion and how practices have evolved over time.

Free.  (336) 758-5282


Jan. 5 through August 28

Featured exhibit:  "Only Skin Deep? Tattooing in World Cultures". 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Museum of Anthropology. The exhibit explores the history of tattoos to mark identity, from ancient times to today, and the meaning of tattoos in different cultures. It includes photographs, prints, implements and tattoo ephemera from the museum’s collections, as well as items on loan from photographers, artists, collectors, and other museums. The exhibit was curated by several Wake Forest students after taking a class to explore tattooing traditions around the globe; several of them also took an independent study course to learn how to curate the exhibit.

Free.  (336) 758-5282

Feb. 13 through June 24

Traveling exhibit:  “William Christenberry:  Photographs, 1961-2005”. 7 p.m., Reynolda House, Babcock Wing Gallery.  The exhibition includes 58 photographs, one sculpture, and three signs which chronicle the effects of the passage of time on the buildings, back roads, and landmarks in rural Hale County, Alabama, the artist’s hometown.

Free.  (336) 758-5150


Jan. 14

Secrest Artists Series presents Nathan Gunn:  7:30 p.m., Wait Chapel.  Nathan Gunn’s dashing good looks and “velvet-voiced” baritone (in New York Magazine) have made him one of the nations’s most in-demand opera singers.  Mr. Gunn has earned critical praise for his many roles including the title roles in Billy Budd and Hamlet, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tute, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea.  Mr. Gunn’s recent first solo album, “Just Before Sunrise,” showcases his ability as a contemporary pop singer as well.  He is also a notable concert performer.

$22, $17 seniors & non-WFU students, Free to WFU faculty/staff/students. (336) 758-5101


Jan. 15

Masterclass with Nathan Gunn.  11 a.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  A masterclass with world-renowned vocalist Nathan Gunn, baritone, and Julie Gunn, piano, featuring students of Wake Forest faculty Teresa Radomski and Richard Heard.

Free.  (336) 758-5026


Jan. 16

12th Annual MLK Basketball Tournament. 12:30 – 8 p.m., Reynolds Gym, Wake Forest University.  Co-sponsored by Wake Forest’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and  Campus Recreation, the invitational basketball tournament will bring together intramural teams from several North Carolina universities.  Past competitors have included Wake Forest, WSSU, North Carolina A&T, Johnson C. Smith University, WNCG and UNCC.  It will include tournament play culminating in a championship game as well as slam-dunk and three-point shot contests.

Free.  (336) 758-5864.

Jan. 17

5th Annual MLK GospelFest.  3 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  The concert, sponsored by the WFU Office of Multicultural Affairs, will feature renowned gospel artist Kurt Carr.  Several Winston-Salem community choirs including the Wake Forest Gospel Choir will perform.

$5 admission, free to students with ID and children under 12.  (336) 758-5864.

Jan. 18

10th Annual Wake Forest/WSSU MLK Joint MLK Celebration.  7 p.m., Wait Chapel.  “On Common Ground:  They Stood Together Then. We Stand Together Now.”  This year the keynote address by world-renowned author, poet and Wake Forest University professor, Dr. Maya Angelou.

Free.  (336) 758-5864

Jan. 24

Senior Recital.  3 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  Megan Larkin, soprano, with Thomas Turnbull, piano.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

Jan. 28

Tattooing 101.  7 p.m., Museum of Anthropology.  C.W. Eldridge, proprietor of the Tattoo Archive in downtown Winston-Salem, will provide an introduction to the historic context of tattooing in America and cultures around the world.

Free.  (336) 758-5282.

Jan. 30

Faculty Wind Quintet.  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  A highlight of this concert will be “5 Ring Circus” by Russell Peck.  Before his death on March 2, 2009, this prolific composer and humanitarian lived in Greensboro, N.C., where he composed numerous symphonic pieces as well as chamber music works, and worked tirelessly for a starvation-free world.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

Jan. 31    

Worship in Wait.  7 p.m., Wait Chapel.  Marcus Borg, internationally known biblical and Jesus scholar, will preach.  Renowned author of 18 books including “Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time” and “The God We Never Knew.”  He is Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon.

Free.  (336) 758-5101.


Feb. 4

Energizing the Future: Technology, Policy and Entrepreneurship.  8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Pugh Auditoriu, Benson Center.  This conference is constructed to foster the development of a Wake Forest University Center of Energy, Environment and Sustainability.

Free.  (336) 758-3224.

Wake Forest Guitar Series:  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  One of the most talented guitarists of his generation, Australian born Rupert Boyd, has performed throughout the United States, Spain, Italy, France and Australia, and among numerous prizes is the recipient of the Andres Segovia Award from the Manhattan School of Music.  This guest artist recital will feature a program of works from Boyd’s native Australia and works by Albeniz, J.S. Bach, Ponce, Houghton, and Granados.

$12 General Admission; Senior Citizens $10, Free with WFU ID.  (336) 758-5026

Feb. 5

African Religion Opening Reception:  7 – 9 p.m., Museum of Anthropology.  Please join the Museum of Anthropology staff in celebrating the opening of its newest permanent exhibit, “African Religion: Nothing Was or Will Be Except God.”

Free.  (336) 758-5282

Feb. 10

Voices of Our Time Event.  6:30 p.m., Wait Chapel.  “Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution – and How It Can Renew America”.  Tom Friedman will speak.

Free.  (336) 758-3531

Feb. 11

Energizing the Future: Technology, Policy and Entrepreneurship.  8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Pugh Auditorium, Benson Center.  This conference is constructed to foster the development of a Wake Forest University Center of Energy, Environment and Sustainability.

Free.  (336) 758-3224.

Feb. 18

Founders’ Day Convocation.  4 p.m., Wait Chapel.


Feb. 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

The Threepenny Opera.  7:30 p.m. (2:30 on Feb. 28), MainStage Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  John Friedenberg, director of theatre, will direct the production of “The Threepenny Opera” by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.  The groundbreaking work exposes the comfortable fictions about social institutions.  Teresa Radomski, professor music, will serve as the vocal director, and Wake Forest Orchestra director David Hagy will conduct the orchestra.

$12 adults, $10 senior citizens, $5 students, group rates available.  (336) 758-5295

Feb. 23

Worship in Wait.  11 a.m., Wait Chapel.  Dr. Brad R. Braxton ordained Baptist minister, Biblical scholar and teacher of preaching, will deliver the message.

Free.  (336) 758-3957

Civil Rights Event.  6 p.m., location to be determined.  50th year anniversary of the sit-in at the Woolworth lunch counter. Sponsored by: WFU Multicultural Affairs, Provost’s Office, Winston-Salem Community, WSSU

Free.  (336) 758-3224.

Feb. 26

Remembering Frederic: A Musical Conversation Between Chopin and George Sand.  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  A tribute for 2010 to commemorate the bicentennial of Chopin’s birth, this program plumbs the tortured relationship between the gifted Polish composer and the Frenchwoman George Sand, herself a gifted writer whose words form the basis for this musical journey in time.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

Feb. 27

Senior Recital.  3 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  Senior Presidential Scholar Recital:  Emily Sigler, flute, with Ann Listokin, piano. 

Free.  (336) 758-5026

March 1

University Wind Ensemble.  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  Kevin Bowen and Phillip Morgan, conductors.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

March 2

Concert Choir Home Concert.  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  This concert will be a fundraiser for the Concert Choir’s Italy Tour in March.  The choir will sing their tour repertoire all at once for the first time this year and announce the tour’s itinerary and concert locations.  The program will comprised of Italian and American music, featuring opera selections by Manuel Garcia, music for chorus and guitar by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Jeffrey Van, and lighter American numbers by Moses Hogan and Aaron Copland.  Donations will be accepted at the concert and CDs will be sold in the lobby following the program.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

March 3

Senior Recital.  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  Senior Presidential Scholar Recital.  Elizabeth Marin, violin, with Joanna Inkman, piano.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

March 4

Secret Artists Series.  7:30 p.m., Wait Chapel.  Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  As cultural ambassadors both at home and abroad, Ladysmith Black Mambazo represents the customs of their native South Africa through traditional music called Isicathamiya.  Ladysmith also appeared at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony of 1993, on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Ladysmith Black Mambazo is cherished by audiences worldwide for their rich vocalizations, authentic world-music, and “celebration of the human spirit” (Boston Herald).

$22, $17 Seniors & non-WFU students, Free to WFU faculty/staff/students. (336) 758-5101

March 5

The Winston-Salem Guitar Septet.  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  Part of the Wake Forest Guitar Series, co-sponsored by the Piedmont Classic Guitar Society.  The Winston-Salem Guitar Septet, formed in 2006, offers a diverse program of musical styles, including classical, jazz, contemporary, and rock.  The septet is comprised of a family of nylon-stringed guitars, including two specialty instruments:  the higher pitched requinto and the lower octave contrabass.

$12 General Admission; $10 Senior Citizens, Free WFU ID.  (336) 758-5026.

Press Contacts:

Kerry King
(336) 758-6084

Ellen Sterner Sedeno
(214) 546-8893

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