Posts Tagged ‘Persona’
Time has just flown by and now we are down to the final three live performances of Kate Gilmore‘s Wall Bearer at the Weatherspoon. I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to the artist and all of the performers of this work, who have been so amazing to get to know.
Here’s a picture of the whole group! Back row (left to right): Jennifer Schenck, Heather Flow, Rebecca Henderson, Mary Piepmeier, Kate Gilmore, Valerie Osipova, and Diana Dau. Front row (left to right): Tiffany Littlejohn, Claire Wardlaw, Melanie Harris, Katie Tyler, Kim Yancey, Gracelee Lawrence, and Arleen Westmoreland.
The dates and times for the final performances of Wall Bearer are:
Thursday, December 1, 3:30-6:30 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2-5 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2-5 pm
- posted by the exhibition’s Curator, Xandra Eden
On Thursday, November 17, eight of the WAM Teen Art Guides were present to lead their first official tour of the season—for the Guilford County School’s middle and secondary art teachers. Students worked in teams to engage the teachers in looking at and discovering the art works in Persona: a Body in Parts—an exhibition about identity, how we present ourselves to others and how others perceive us.
Being an effective tour guide is not as simple as it may appear. One has to know how to ask the right questions to get people looking—and then talking. One has to be an active and sensitive listener to know when to impart information.
WAM’s Teen Art Guides are from Grimsley High School and Weaver Academy. Some have been Guides for almost a year, and others started with the group in October. In addition to learning how to get others as excited about art as they themselves are, these teens are having a variety of experiences in the museum. Over the course of the year they will have the opportunity to meet museum staff, interview visiting artists, create audio guides for visitors, and volunteer at a variety of fun museum events. Be sure to look for them when you visit the Weatherspoon!
Pictured left to right: Claire Foust, Kevin Walser, Olya Sheikina, Shamira Azlan, Matthew Ribar, and Maura Hatzman. Not pictured: Emery Kiefer, Angele Gray
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The Weatherspoon’s Summer 2011 Newsletter features the exhibitions Tom LaDuke: run generator, Allora & Calzadilla: A Man Screaming is Not a Dancing Bear, Fritz Janschka: My Choice: “Joyce“, Matisse: In Two and Three Dimensions, Race and Representation: The African American Presence in American Art, a sneak peek at Persona: A Body in Parts; plus information on a Woodblock Printmaking workshop by Mona Wu, a lecture by David Phillips on Japanese Actor Prints, event photos from Spring programs, mention of an Artist Talk with Joe Bigley on his Traversing a Foreign Border Domestically project. We also have information on two upcoming films in conjunction with the the two Lenoir Wright Collection exhibitions: Encore! Japanese Actor Prints and Persian and Indian Miniatures that are currently on display. Don’t miss mention of our search for new docents as training begins on August 29.