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WFU art gallery opens new exhibit and debuts digital catalog

By Pam Barrett
336.758.5237
October 6, 2004

Credit: Robert Knott

Robert Knott, 2002; "Who Lives Here?"; Digital photograph, 13" x 11"

Credit: Robert Knott

Page Laughlin, 2002-04; "Untitled (Chinaman)"; Oil on panel 38" x35.5"

Credit: Leigh Ann Hallberg

Leigh Ann Hallberg, 2004; "de rivando: schizocerca diversicornis", Mixed media on laminated wood, 18" x 5 3/8" x 5"

Wake Forest University's Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery will present the 2004 WFU Art Department Faculty and Staff Exhibition and introduce their new digital catalog featuring faculty and staff artists at an opening night reception from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 22. The exhibit will run through Feb. 1, 2005.

The show is the largest and most diverse faculty and staff exhibition the gallery has displayed since opening in 1976. It includes more than 40 works in a wide range of media, including paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, installations, collages and fiber art, created by 14 art department faculty and staff members.

In the upstairs gallery, an individual show of images from the photo-essay "Venice — The Laundry Series, 2002" by Robert Knott, professor of art history at Wake Forest, will be displayed.

The exhibit will also feature the debut of a new digital catalog that is one of the first of its kind in North Carolina. The mini-CD catalog, which is designed to be an attractive, affordable alternative to the traditional printed catalog, represents the recent work of each exhibiting artist as well as other Wake Forest faculty and staff artists.

"The catalog is not just a CD-ROM with a collection of images or a slideshow. It navigates much like a Web site with hot' buttons and cross-linking between artists' pages, images and professional information," said Paul Bright, assistant gallery director and catalog creator.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, visit www.wfu.edu/art or call 336-758-5585.


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