Wake Forest University Humanities Institute Panel: A River in Critical Context during the "Dance for the River" Exhibit at SECCA

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
750 Marguerite Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

“The River in Critical Context” will consist of a reception and gallery walk-through at 5pm, followed by a panel discussion at 6pm, arranged to give exhibit attendees historical, ecological, and artistic contexts for “Dance for the River.” 

The panel begins with a short film about the exhibit, followed by an overview of the process of creating the exhibit, presented by Phoebe Zerwick, Director of Journalism at Wake Forest and co-producer of “Dance for the River.” 

Then, Wake Forest Professors Eric Jones (Anthropology) and David Philips (Humanities) will speak about the Native American history of the Yadkin River valley and on the present-day ecology of the river, respectively.  Reynolda House Museum of American Art Curator Allison Slaby will discuss “Dance for the River” in relation to the cultural significance of rivers in American art. 

Each panelist will speak for about ten minutes, and there will be plenty of time for museum visitors to ask questions and enter into conversation.