2014 Annual Members Party

May 20, 5:30pm - 9pm

2014 Annual Members Party photo

Join us as we recap the past year of activities and exhibitions, programs, and events; ratify newly nominated board members; and enjoy an exciting program followed by the chance to mix with long-time and new friends at a delightful reception. Free and open to WAM Members.

  • 5:30 pm • Business meeting
  • 6 pm • Guest speaker: Michael Rooks - "Alex Katz: This is Now"
  • 6:45 pm • Members' Party + Fallen Fruit: Lemonade Stand

WAM Members kindly RSVP by Friday, May 16: Cathy Rogers at (336) 256-1450 or csrogers@uncg.edu

Michael Rooks is the Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. Prior to joining the High in 2010, Mr. Rooks held curator positions at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, where his 2003 exhibition, War What Is It Good For?, was the first major museum response to the Iraq war. Rooks has curated numerous monographic exhibitions including Roy Lichtenstein: Interiors and H. C. Westermann, for which he co-authored Westermann’s catalogue raisonné. He is currently working on a major survey of the work of Alex Katz.

Rooks served as Commissioner and co-curator of the U.S. Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia in 2010; that exhibition, Workshopping: An American Model of Architectural Practice, traveled to the High Museum. Two historical survey exhibitions entitled Picasso to Warhol: 14 Modern Masters and Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913-2013 anchored the High’s cycle of exhibitions from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.  

Fallen Fruit (David Burns & Austin Young): Lemonade Stand

Join Los Angeles-based art collaborative Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) for a cold glass of organic lemonade. In exchange, participants will be invited to create ​​self-portraits using ​​black ink markers on ​​lemon​s​ ​and to share a ​memory of the best day or the worst day of their lives.  ​Selected lemon self-portraits will be presented in the exhibition, Food for Thought, at the Weatherspoon this summer (June 21 - Aug. 24, 2014).​ ​

The impulse for Lemonade Stand is to recontexualize the phrase, “when life gives you lemons…” 

Many thanks for the generous support of Reto's Kitchen, Zeto Wine & Cheese Shop, and Deep Roots Market.

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