Triad Arts

Weekdays at 8:45am & 5:44pm

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

Triad Arts Weekend brings you a full hour of arts -- Fridays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.

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10:24 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem Celebrate "Art of the Environment" and Spring for Art

Associated Artists Executive Director Piers Clarkson and Associated Artists Co-President Aurelia Gray Eller.
Credit Cindy Hodnett

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem is the largest membership organization for the visual artists in the Piedmont Triad with more than 300 members from aspiring artists to some of our state’s best known professionals.

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8:26 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Winston-Salem Symphony Presents Pictures at an Exhibition

Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director Robert Moody.
Winston-Salem Symphony

The Winston-Salem Symphony is bringing Pictures at an Exhibition to the Stevens Center—literally. The concert features internationally renowned German visual artist Andreas Fischer.

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9:40 am
Tue May 7, 2013

HiFi Art from Ember Audio + Video and Gallery in Winston-Salem

Chris Livengood (left) and Blake Stewart (right) own Ember Audio + Video and Gallery.
David Rolfe Winston-Salem Journal

Ember audio video and gallery on Trade Street in Winston-Salem is a high performance stereo shop that partners with a host of other excellent hifi shops throughout the region to create home theatre and home automation designs that’ll rock your world---regardless of your budget.
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10:37 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Second Spring Arts Celebrates the Creativity of Those Sixty and Older

Artist Kathryn Chadbourne
Second Spring Arts

Second Spring Arts is a community wide celebration of the achievements of people 60 and over in every art form imaginable, and the four-day festival at Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem will showcase them all.

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12:00 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

UNCSA Students Use Art as a Bridge to Port-au-Prince

Jonathan Milner and his wife Cary Clifford with children from the Zanmi Beni orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Cary Clifford

Jonathan Milner teaches AP US Government, Civics and Economics to high school students at the University of NC School of the Arts.

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10:26 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Cuban String Orchestra Camerata Romeu Comes to Winston-Salem

Conductor Zenaida Romeu.
Credit Zenaida Romeu

The award-winning, internationally acclaimed Cuban string orchestra Camerata Romeu live in concert brings an amazing collection of Cuban and Latin American chamber music performed from memory by a group of dynamic women musicians.

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10:07 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Stained Glass Playhouse Presents "Private Lives"

Michael Ackerman (Elyot), Rene Walek (Amanda), and director Mike Burke from Stained Glass Playhouse.
Credit David Ford / WFDD Staff

The Noel Coward classic Private Lives turns 83 this year, but it’s just as funny, witty, entertaining and relevant today as it was back in 1930. Much of that is thanks to Coward’s amazing writing and the onstage chemistry in a perpetually stormy relationship between Amanda and Elyot.

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8:51 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Sculptor Patrick Dougherty Installs Branch Masterpieces Around North Carolina and the World

One of sculptor Patrick Dougherty's pieces at Guilford College.
Theresa N. (Terry) Hammond, Founding Director & Curator, Guilford College Art Gallery Guilford College

Internationally acclaimed Chapel Hill based artist Patrick Dougherty is a sculptor who weaves branches into whirling, animated shapes that take on natural forms like tumbleweeds, wasp nests, or gusts of wind. 
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10:56 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Author Jo Maeder Talks About Her First Memoir and New Release "Opposite Attacks"

The cover of Jo Maeder's When I Married My Mother.
Jo Maeder

Jo Maeder is the Greensboro-based author of the Kindle Memoir Bestseller When I Married My Mother: A Daughter’s Search for What Really Matters—and How She Found It Caring for Mama Jo.

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9:16 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Once Upon a Blue Ridge Presents "Mr. Lincoln's Office"

Peter Holland plays Abraham Lincoln in Once Upon A Blue Ridge's Mr. Lincoln's Office.
Credit Mike Foley

Once Upon a Blue Ridge actor Peter Holland brings his original production “Mr. Lincoln’s Office” to the Greensboro Historical Museum on Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM.

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10:25 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Spring is Here with John Newman Garden Design

Christine Rucker Photography

Early spring is still in the air, and for acclaimed garden designer John Newman that means Cornus, Hamamelis , and Thymelaeaceae…that is: dazzling dogwoods, wonderful witch-hazel, and exciting edgeworthia.

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9:49 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Piedmont Environmental Alliance Hosts 8th Piedmont Earth Day Fair

Earth Day Fair
Christine Rucker Photography

It’s time once again to pay tribute to Mother Earth and for the Piedmont Environmental Alliance that means running the 8th annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem.

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11:16 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Delurk Gallery's New Exhibit Highlights Four Local Artists

Broken Crown by Patrick Harris and Chad Beroth.
Patrick Harris and Chad Beroth

There are lurkers on the internet who view content from outside the community and refuse to engage.  The artist run Delurk Gallery invites the passive observers among us into the conversation with dynamic artists, fresh new exhibits monthly, and mentorship programs for young and old alike.

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12:20 pm
Mon April 22, 2013


Jazzen is Eric Mowry and Scott Marvill.

Jazzen is guitarist/bassist Scott Marvill and keyboardist Eric Mowery.

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11:40 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Poet Joe Mills Brings Poetry to the People through the Foothills Arts Council

Poet Joe Mills.
Joe Mills

It's springtime in the foothills, with live poetry readings and music performed in a beautiful outdoor garden.

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10:17 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Meet the Artist: Singer/Songwriter Randy Fulk

Singer/Songwriter Randy Fulk.
Randy Fulk

From the age of eight, Randy Fulk worked with his family on the tobacco farm where he grew up. During harvest celebrations and on Saturday nights he played guitar and accompanied his Aunt Bessie on banjo and Uncle Joe on fiddle playing old time ballads.

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10:57 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Paper Lantern Theatre Presents "A Perfect Likeness"

A Perfect Likeness begins April 8th at Paper Lantern Theatre.
Credit Paper Lantern Theatre


Daniel Rover Singer’s new play A Perfect Likeness is a one-act comedy that explores the psyches of Charles Dodson (better known by his pen name Lewis Caroll) and Charles Dickens.

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9:47 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Take the Lead Dance Benefits Bethesda Center for the Homeless

David Piner and Anne Guill dance for Take the Lead.
Idlewild Photography

Take the Lead Winston-Salem is a local group of daring, high-profile community leaders who are paired with dance professionals for an evening of dynamic and entertaining performances. 

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9:12 am
Thu April 11, 2013

New Willingham Theatre Brings Art and Entertainment to Yadkin County

Yadkin Cultural Art Center's new Willingham Theatre.
Credit Yadkin Arts Center

In December of 2012 Yadkin Cultural Arts Center opened the doors to its new Willingham Theatre

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11:53 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Igudesman and Joo Join the Greensboro Symphony for a Night of Music and Laughter

Violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo.
Igudesman and Joo

Imagine the intersection of Mozart and Monty Python, or South Park and Johann Sebastian Bach and you pretty much have Igudesman and Joo.

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11:04 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Piedmont Chamber Singers Perform Hebrew Psalms and Love Songs

Wendy Looker, Piedmont Chamber Singers Artistic Director.
Piedmont Chamber Singers

Hebrew Psalms and Love Songs is a concert celebration of the Piedmont Chamber Singers and their 35 years of great choral singing. Their 2013 season has been devoted to widening its audience and celebrating the diversity of our local culture through collaboration.

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9:49 am
Mon April 8, 2013

RiverRun International Film Festival Executive Director Gives 2013 Preview

RiverRun International Film Festival begins April 12th.
Credit RiverRun International Film Festival

The RiverRun International Film Festival kicks off this Friday, April 12th and will run through the 21st with 143 screenings including 66 features and 77 short films from 35 countries. RiverRun Executive Director Andrew Rodgers says this year’s lineup of films ranges from hysterically funny comedies and powerful documentaries to groundbreaking independent works and critically-acclaimed international movies. Andrew has this preview of what’s new at  RiverRun 2013.

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11:13 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Triad Stage's Innovative Production of My Fair Lady

Julia Osborne and Nick Cartell in Triad Stage's production of My Fair Lady.
Credit VanderVeen Photographers

"Wouldn’t it be Loverly," "I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "Get me to the Church on Time," "With a Little Bit of Luck" - all of these great Lerner and Loewe tunes and many more can be heard in My Fair Lady. The Tony Award winning musical based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion comes to Triad Stage in Greensboro opening April 7th and running through May 5th with evening performances as well as Saturday matinees throughout the run.

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9:32 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Reynolda Film Festival Celebrates 6th Year

The Reynolda Film Festival runs all week.
Credit Reynolda Film Festival

For years the Reynolda Film Festival at Wake Forest University was one of the Triad’s best-kept secrets.

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11:33 am
Wed April 3, 2013

The Lorena Guillen Tango Duo Talk Upcoming Performances

Singer Lorena Guillen.
WFDD Staff

Tango and more! is the guest artist recital coming up in Brendle Hall on the Wake Forest University campus featuring the Lorena Guillen Tango Duo

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11:05 am
Tue April 2, 2013

An Evening With Sir James Galway and the Winston-Salem Symphony

Flutist Sir James Galway.
Paul Cox


Flutist Sir James Galway has raised the bar for his instrument in much the same way as Jascha Heifitz did for the violin, and Charlie Parker did for the saxophone. 

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9:50 am
Mon April 1, 2013

NC A&T E. Gwynn Dancers Perform "Diggin' Our Roots: From South Africa to South America"

NC A&T E. Gwynn Dancers and Triad Arts' Technical Producer Eddie Garcia.
Credit WFDD Staff

The E. Gwynn Dancers of NC A &T State University are ready to transport you to a different place and time with their upcoming production Diggin’ Our Roots: From South Africa to South America

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10:53 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Our State Magazine Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Hudson Talks North Carolina

Editor-in-Chief of Our State Magazine Elizabeth Hudson.
Our State Magazine

You’ve seen it at bookstores and newsstands all over but you probably didn’t know that more than 800,000 people in every state in the union and 42 different countries worldwide enjoy an incredible magazine that just happens to be entirely devoted to North Carolina people, places, history and travel.

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10:13 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Rhett Iseman Trull and Her Prize-Winning Poetry

Poet and editor of Cave Wall Press Rhett Iseman Trull.
Credit Cave Wall Press

Rhett Iseman Trull is an award-winning poet who grew up in Winston-Salem.

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10:14 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Dane Snodgrass Teaches the Ancient Art of the Selfbow at Sawtooth School for Visual Arts

Sawtooth School for Visual Arts.

The Sawtooth School has been leading the way in the Piedmont Triad for nearly 70 years, providing art education for all ages from beginner to advanced skill levels.

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