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March 24, 2010

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

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 African collection, explores various themes in African religion and how practices have evolved over time.

Free.  (336) 758-5282

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

Through June 27

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

 

April 1

Great Decisions Series:  7 - 8:30 p.m., Scales Fine Arts Center, Room A-102.  A citizen’s forum on current foreign policy issues.  “Europe’s ‘Far East’: the Uncertain Frontier.” 

Free.  (336) 758-5938

April 4

Family First Southern Sculpture Workshop.  2 – 4 p.m., Reynolda House.  For elementary school-aged children and up, accompanied by an adult.  All materials are provided.

$7 per person attending workshop.  (336)758.5599 for required reservations.

April 6

Documentary Film.  7 p.m., Annenberg Forum, 111 Carswell Hall.  Jesus Camp is a documentary film by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing about a Pentecostal/charismatic camp for children who spend their summers learning and practicing their “prophetic gifts” and being taught that they can “take back America for Christ.”  Director Rachel Grady will be available for Q/A following the screening.

Free.  (336) 758-3367

A Cutting-Edge Look at the Endowment Model of Investing.  2 – 3:30 p.m., Benson University Center, Room 401.  Martin Lebowitz, one of the leading voices in the endowment field, and co-author of the upcoming book, “The Endowment Model of Investing: Return, Risk and Diversification,” Rui de Figuerido, a Senior Consultant to Morgan Stanley specializing in portfolio construction and risk management within Alternative Assets.  The session will focus on providing fresh insights into risk analysis and extending thoughtful advice for endowment managers about responding to the challenges inherent in policy portfolios.

Free.  (336) 758-4252

“Sustainable” Style WSNC.  7 – 9 p.m., Magnolia Room, Reynolda Hall.  Sustainable Style WSNC is a fashion show celebrating the best of sustainable style.  The runway show will highlight eco-designers crafting the chicest eco-apparel that makes the choice of dressing sustainably EASY.  The goal is for all guests and participants to walk away with a sense that incorporating eco-friendly attributes into one’s daily life is fun and do-able.  This will be Winston-Salem’s first ever eco-fashion show and will be open to the public.

http://pdc.wfu.edu/event/1864, Registration required.  (336) 758-3482

April 8

The Challenge of an Increasingly Assertive China.  4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Greene Hall, Room 145.  Dr. Suisheng Zhao, professor and executive director, Center for China-U.S. Cooperation, University of Denver, is the speaker.  One of “The First Year of the Obama Administration” speaker series.

Free.  (336) 758-5455

Great Decisions Series.  7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Scales Fine Arts Center, Room A-102.  A citizen’s forum on current foreign policy issues.  “The U.S. and the Persian Gulf.”

Free.  (336) 758-5938

 

April 9 – 10; April 14 - 17

Moon Children.  7:30 p.m., Ring Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  The production of Michael Weller’s “Moon Children,” directed by Sharon Andrews, associate professor of theatre.  Set in the 1965 communal apartment of college seniors, the play brilliantly captures a specific and electric moment in time while telling a humorous and anxious story of facing adulthood that is still startlingly contemporary.

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

April 9

All Over Alabama, the Lights Are Out.  8:00 – 9:30 p.m., Reynolda House.  Staged reading of an original play by Frank Levering, “All Over Alabama, the Lights Are Out,” based on the book, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” by writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans.

$8-Members/Students, $12-Non-members.  (336) 758-5150

April 10

Mini-Recital and Masterclass with Leone Buyse, flute.  10 a.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  Ms. Buyse, professor of flute and chamber music at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas.  She has enjoyed a prestigious career, holding positions as an orchestral flutist with the Rochester Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Boston Symphony, and performing worldwide in various chamber music.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

Boy Scout Native American Day.  1 – 4 p.m., Museum of Anthropology.  For the third year, the Museum of Anthropology will cooperate with the old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America to present a day of fun and learning.  Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities including atlatl throwing, blowgun shooting, flint knapping, wigwam building and Native American stickball.  The event also will feature Native American craft and food vendors and merit badge assistance.  Commemorative patches will be for sale. 

$5 per scout, parents and troop leaders are free.  (336) 758-5282

All Over Alabama, the Lights Are Out.  2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Reynolda House.  Staged reading of an original play by Frank Levering, “All Over Alabama, the Lights Are Out,” based on the book, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” by writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans.

$8-Members/Students, $12-Non-members.  (336) 758-5150

Student Recital.  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  Virginia Browne, soprano, with Ann Listokin, piano.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

April 11

Musical Theater Concert.  3 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.   David Hagy, conductor.  Featuring concert performances from some of Broadway’s finest shows.  Proceeds from ticket sales go to support the rental of music for the concert.

$10-general admission, $5-students.  (336) 758-5026

Moon Children.  2:00 p.m., Ring Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  The production of Michael Weller’s “Moon Children,” directed by Sharon Andrews, associate professor of theatre.  Set in the 1965 communal apartment of college seniors, the play brilliantly captures a specific and electric moment in time while telling a humorous and anxious story of facing adulthood that is still startlingly contemporary.

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

April 13

Founding Faculty Lecture.  4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Wait Chapel.  Dr. E. Frank Tupper, professor of theology, School of Divinity will give a lecture, “Why Can’t We Talk About Homosexuality in the Church? Four Viewpoints Worthy of Conversation,” as a part of the year-long celebration of the School’s 10th anniversary.

Free.  (336) 758-5121

Tomato Plant Sale.  5:30 – 6:30 p.m., 100 Reynolda Village.  Heirloom and new varieties of tomato plants grown in the Reynolda Gardens greenhouse.

Free.  (336) 758-3485

Tory Belleci from Mythbusters.  7:30 p.m., Benson University Center, 401. 

Free and open to the public.  (336) 758-5697

April 14

Collegium Musicum Concert.  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  Collegium Musicum Concert.  Stewart Carter and Brian Gorelick, directors.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

April 15

23rd Hylton Lecture Series in Accountancy.  4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Location TBD.  Timothy P. Flynn, chairman of KPMG International, will deliver the 23rd Hylton Lecture. He will speak on leadership, ethics and integrity.

Free.  (336) 758-2173

Great Decisions Series.  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Room A-102, Scales Fine Arts Center. A citizen's forum on current foreign policy issues.  “Enhancing Security through Peace-building.”

Free.  (336) 758-5938

Wind Chamber Music Concert.  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall. 

Free.  (336) 758-5026

Moon Children.  7:30 p.m., Ring Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  The production of Michael Weller’s “Moon Children,” directed by Sharon Andrews, associate professor of theatre.  Set in the 1965 communal apartment of college seniors, the play brilliantly captures a specific and electric moment in time while telling a humorous and anxious story of your facing adulthood that is still startlingly contemporary.

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

April 16

Organ Recital.  7:30 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church (520 Summit St.).  A recital celebrating the release of the CD "The Music of Dan Locklair," by one of America's finest concert organists. 

Free.  (336) 758-5105

Wake Forest Faculty Wind Quintet.  7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Hanes Art Gallery, Scales. A program of chamber music for Wind Quintet featuring: Kathryn Levy, flute; Anna Lampidis, oboe; Eileen Young, clarinet; Amber Ferenz, bassoon; Robert Campbell, horn.  A highlight of this concert will be "5 Ring Circus" by Russell Peck. Before his death on March 1, 2009, this prolific composer and humanitarian lived in Greensboro, NC, where he composed numerous symphonic pieces as well as chamber music works, and worked tirelessly for a starvation-free world.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

April 17

Big Spring Sale.  8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 100 Reynolda Village.  Annuals and perennials for sun and shade. Grown or selected by the Gardens staff. Proceeds benefit educational programs and garden maintenance.  (336) 758-3485

Fifth Annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair.  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Manchester Plaza (The Mag Quad).  The Fifth Annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair will feature over 100 exhibits on a wide range of environmental topics, sustainable solutions, and local initiatives.  Come enjoy live entertainment all day, demonstrations, an all-natural food court and more.
Free and open to the public.

(336) 758-3482

Student Recital.  3:00 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales.  Student Recital: Anthony DeMartino, baritone, with Thomas Turnbull, piano.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

April 18

Moon Children.  2:00 p.m., Ring Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  The production of Michael Weller’s “Moon Children,” directed by Sharon Andrews, associate professor of theatre.  Set in the 1965 communal apartment of college seniors, the play brilliantly captures a specific and electric moment in time while telling a humorous and anxious story of facing adulthood that is still startlingly contemporary.

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

April 20

University Jazz Ensemble Concert.  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales.  University Jazz Ensemble Concert.  Kevin Bowen and Philip Morgan, conductors.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

April 20 – May 12 (except on Sundays)

Spring Shop Sale.  10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Museum of Anthropology.  Find the perfect gift for a mom, college graduate, or spring birthday at the Museum of Anthropology’s annual Spring Shop Sale.  The shop features jewelry, gifts, crafts and toys from around the world.  Visitors will receive a 15% discount off purchases of $5 or more.  MOA Friends receive a 25% discount.

Free.  (336) 758-5282

April 21

Spring Concert: Ben Harper.  8:00 p.m., Wait Chapel.  Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Ben Harper will be performing for Student Union's annual "Big Concert." The student ticket pre-sale will be Tuesday, March 2 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Ticket sales to the public will begin on March 6 at noon for $35.  Day-of-show ticket prices for Ben Harper are $30 for students and $40 for the public.  (336) 758-5697

April 22

Great Decisions Series.  7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Room A-102, Scales.  A citizen's forum on current foreign policy issues. "The Global Financial Crisis and its Effects." 

Free.  (336) 758-5938

Spring Choral Concert.  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales.  Spring Choral Concert with Brian Gorelick conducting.  The concert will feature the Concert Choir and Collegium Vocal Ensemble presenting choral works with organ accompaniment to inaugurate the new Allen organ in Brendle Recital Hall.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

April 23

String Chamber Music Concert.  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales.  String Chamber Music Concert with Jacqui Carrasco coordinating.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

April 25

University Wind Ensemble.  3:00 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales.  University Wind Ensemble with Kevin Bowen and Philip Morgan conducting.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

April 27

WGS Research Colloquium.  4:30 p.m., Room C216, Tribble Hall.  The Women's and Gender Studies Research, Development and Advancement Committee presents Sandya Hewamanne, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  The title of  Hewamanne's talk is "Surviving City and Village: Suicide Narratives and In-Between Identities Among Sri Lanka's Global Factory Workers."

Free.  jenkinms@wfu.edu

The Early Days at Reynolda.  5:30 p.m., 100 Reynolda Village.  An excursion on woodland and meadow trails to learn how the 129 acres of Reynolda Gardens were used in the early twentieth century.  Admission- $5, Free-Friends of Reynolda Gardens.

(336) 758-3485

April 28

University Orchestra Concert.  7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall, Scales.  University Orchestra Concert with David Hagy conducting.  In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Barber, the concert will feature his Adagio for Strings and Medea's Meditation and Dance as well as the Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition.

Free.  (336) 758-5026

May 1

Exploring Africa Family Day.  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Museum of Anthropology, WFU.  This family-friendly afternoon will feature fun activities for all ages including African crafts, games, music, storytelling and food.

Free.  (336) 758-5282

May 2

Family First Workshop.  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Reynolda House.  Inspired by William Christenberry's photographs of flowers, children will create their own egg carton flowers. For elementary school-aged children accompanied by an adult; art supplies and refreshments provided. Reservations required. 

$7 per person; reservation required.  (336) 758-5599

May 6

Reynolda After Hours.  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Reynolda House.  Barbecue, Brews, and Blues on the Lawn: Take in William Christenberry's views of Alabama juke joints, honky tonks, and country churches for a night of barbecue and blues. 

$5-Members/Students, $8-Non-members.  (336) 758-5150

May 27

Gallery Talk.  12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Reynolda House.  Looking Closely at the Permanent Collection: Worthington Whittredge's "The Old Hunting Grounds" in a gallery talk by Postdoctoral Fellow Jennifer Raab.

Free-Members/students, Free with Admission-Non-members.  (336) 758-5150

Press Contacts:

Kerry King
(336) 758-6084


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(214) 546-8893


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