ART DEPARTMENT NEWS
We speak often about teacher-scholars at Wake Forest: people who artfully combine a love for educating and challenging students with a passion for academics and scholarship. There is no better example of the teacher-scholar ideal than Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Supplee Smith, the 2014 Medallion of Merit recipient.
She presents a compelling case that ski resorts are a distinctly American type of architecture and one worthy of study. It’s just what you’d expect from Smith: to draw you into something and leave you captivated.»
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 more »
“The opportunity to be a part of this show is a true testament to the nature of the liberal arts education that Wake Forest provides. Even though I am not studying studio art, I have had the opportunity to experiment in the arts, and I feel encouraged by seeing my work displayed in a real more »
The “Big Tent,” a collaborative community art project between Wake Forest students and local high school students, was set up on Wake Forest’s Reynolda Campus for the first time on March 27 outside the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.
Over spring break, seven students will be visiting art galleries in New York City to select works of art for the University’s Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art.»
Dwelling: Interiors by Page H. Laughlin and Pamela Pecchio, an exhibition of photographs and paintings by two contemporary artists, examines and compares the investigations of interior spaces in each artist’s recent body of work.
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 more »
Landscape painter Karyn Dingledine knows exactly what it is like to dream about attending college but not have the means to make that dream come true. She also knows how just a little bit of support can transform a young person’s life. She’s lived it personally. And now, through the Karyn Dingledine Scholarship in Art, she is sharing the investment once made in her with students at Wake Forest.
Joel Tauber’s students from “Video Art: Cyberspace” recently presented their multi-channel video projects at sites (of their choosing) all over town that comment on their projects in some way. Flash video mobs!!! And, they were awesome!!! You can check them out on the Wake Forest Video Art YouTube Site, where you will also see links to the project websites.