Triad Arts

Weekdays at 8:35am & 5:44pm

Join 88.5 WFDD's David Ford every weekday for interviews and insight into the Piedmont Triad's rich artistic community.

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8:40 am
Mon January 13, 2014

No Rules Theatre Company Invests in New Community Arts Fund

No Rules Theatre Co.

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

Nonprofit arts organizations typically rely heavily on fundraising to survive.  Last November a small theatre company took a large step toward changing the ways in which they raise money in the 21st Century. No Rules Theatre Co. (NRTC), dual-headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, and Arlington, VA, announced that it had raised more than $100,000 for two things at one time – its own organization, plus a new community arts fund at The Winston-Salem Foundation. No Rules artistic director Joshua Morgan spoke with David Ford about the unique fundraiser and he began by asking him why raise money for non-profits other than his own.

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Arts
8:51 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Music for a Great Space Presents the Relevents Wind Quintet

Relevents Wind Quintet

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

Relevents Wind Quintet is the faculty ensemble in residence at High Point University. What began in 2008 as a group of professional Greensboro musicians who clicked as musical colleagues and friends quickly turned into one of the Triad’s premiere chamber ensembles. Since then they’ve toured throughout Florida, Virginia, the Carolinas, and southern Germany. On Friday night, January 17th you can hear this remarkable quintet live in concert right here in the Triad compliments of Music for a Great Space. The concert series brings only the finest musicians to the Piedmont, where they perform in great spaces. The Relevents performance is no exception. It’ll be held in St. Pius Catholic Church in Greensboro, 2210 N. Elm Street.  It’ll be a dynamic program too with virtuoso music for winds by American composer Samuel Barber, a living composer inspired by his work, and two other living composers forging new musical paths of their own. Oboist Thomas Pappas and flutist Laura Dangerfield Stevens spoke with David Ford about the program.

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Arts
8:44 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Meet the Artist: Zac Trainor

Discovery by Zac Trainor
Zac Trainor

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

Delurk means to participate in something you only previously spectated, and the artist run Delurk Gallery invites the passive observers among us into the conversation with fresh new bodies of work exhibited every month. They’re submitted by guest artists and members of the current Delurk Collective. Zac Trainor is one such artist. He’s also taught a variety of courses at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art.

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Arts
8:50 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Hispanic Arts Initiative Presents Punto de Vista: Latino Perspectives

De Norte A Sur
Hispanic Arts Initiative

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

The Hispanic Arts Initiative provides platforms for Latino visual and performing artists; raising awareness about Latino culture, and our fast-changing social demographics. The organization’s signature event is the annual Latino Visual Artists Exhibit. Punto de Vista: Latino Perspectives opens this Friday at the Womble Carlyle Gallery of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Hispanic Arts Initiative Executive Director Maria Sanchez-Boudy spoke with me recently about the exhibition, and David Ford began by asking her how the Hispanic Arts Initiative goes about enhancing cultural inclusion here in the Triad.

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Arts
8:35 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Weekly Roots Revival Service Blends Music and Worship

Martha Bassett and friends.
Patrick O'Hannigan

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

On Wednesday nights in Winston-Salem, there’s a unique service happening at Centenary United Methodist Church. It’s called Roots Revival, and it features outstanding local, regional and national musicians performing live in Centenary’s newly renovated auditorium. The Wednesday night sermons are based on the song texts from that evening’s performers. Each song is carefully selected in coordination with the minister, musicians, and Roots Revival Music Director, singer/songwriter Martha Bassett. She spoke with me about a new concert series at Centenary.

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