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WFU Art Alumni Spotlight

Rising star’s art combines reality, fantasy: Sculptor Jessica Vogel (’08) named one of ‘Six to Watch’ by The Boston Globe
By Cherin C. Poovey (P ’08) Wake Forest Magazine
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. More »
An artist comes home: Q and A with Alumnus, Anderson Williams (’99)
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. More »
Douglas Fordham (’95), Associate Professor of Art History, University of Virginia
“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.”
More » Teaching it Forward: Undergraduate days at Wake Forest inspired a career in the classroom for eight alumni professors. By Lisa Kline Mowry (’82) Wake Forest Magazine
Heroes and Villains: Exhibition features faces of good and evil through the eyes of Rudy Shepherd (’98)
By Marcus Keely (’10) START Gallery Manager
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 had been ignited inside of me. More »
Economy doesn’t dampen need for art
An interview with gallerist, Mary Leigh Cherry (’98)
By Stephanie Burt, The News and Record
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. More »
Read feature about Mary Leigh Cherry: “Art Smart”, Wake Forest Magazine March 2004, page 52