- Casa Artom opens doors for La Biennale June 26, 2013
Casa Artom, Wake Forest’s residential study center on Venice’s Grand Canal, became a gathering place for artists, curators, collectors and art critics during the opening of La Biennale di Venezia this summer. Students and alumni had the opportunity to discuss works of art with key members of the international art community at an event organized ...
- Meet Greg Murr: A successful Wake Forest artist returns to the classroom in a new role January 22, 2013
In a Ferris Bueller moment, Greg Murr’s post graduate plans took a turn. This 1993 graduate in studio art headed to Albuquerque, N.M., for graduate school, which propelled him on a course to Italy, New York City and Germany. This spring, Murr is returning to Wake Forest to teach printmaking classes in the art department ...
- An artist comes home: Q and A with Alumnus, Anderson Williams (’99) September 21, 2012
When Anderson Williams came to Wake Forest, he wanted to play baseball. By the time he graduated with honors in 1999, he was an artist. It was an unexpected turn.
- Rising star’s art combines reality, fantasy: Sculptor Jessica Vogel ‘Six to Watch’ by The Boston Globe June 14, 2012
When Jessica Vogel (’08) enrolled at Wake Forest in 2004 her plan was to pursue a career in anthropology. But as often happens with plans, hers changed when she received a Presidential Scholarship in art.
- Alumnus, Marcus Keely, recalls an illuminating NYC trip made possible by the Acquavella Fund for Art and Business June 05, 2012
“I am confident that the opportunity to experience these interactions firsthand instilled within me an insatiable curiosity about the art market — one that has informed and inspired me over the past two years as manager of the START Gallery and will continue to do so for the rest of my life.”
- Heroes and Villains: Exhibition features faces of good and evil through the eyes of Rudy Shepherd (’98) October 14, 2011
I started at Wake Forest as a pre-med student, fully intending to become a doctor. After three years of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and physics, I decided to take a sculpture class at the recommendation of one of my friends. David Finn’s sculpture class changed my life! By the end of that class a fire ...
- Douglas Fordham (’95), Associate Professor of Art History, University of Virginia October 05, 2011
“As a professor of art history, I still look back to the faculty at Wake Forest as exemplary models of teaching and mentoring. They inspired me with the love of learning and the confidence to pursue art history as an undergraduate and beyond.”
- Work of Art: Thanks to student art-buying trips, Wake Forest’s collection is ever-evolving, and so are those who make the journey September 01, 2009
A short walk through Benson is a journey through fifty years of contemporary art, made possible by a unique educational experience. Every four years since 1963, students, accompanied by faculty mentors, have gone to New York City to purchase art for the Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art — thought to be the only university ...
- Economy doesn’t dampen need for art: An interview with gallerist, Mary Leigh Cherry (’98) February 25, 2009
The world of art dealing and collecting is also sometimes seen as one of those luxuries, although Mary Leigh Cherry, a Wake Forest alumna and Los Angeles gallery owner, disagrees. She sees her role as a gallerist as vital, a gallery owner who goes beyond simply selling art and cultivates nurturing relationships with artists.