WFU stArt Gallery offers online exhibition

Wake Forest’s student-run art gallery, stArt gallery, has launched “stArtStream,” an online presentation of selected works of video art from the John P. Anderson Student Art Collection.

These works are thematically centered around ideas of identity and how we interpret the world in which we live. Through this exhibition, stArt gallery is offering the opportunity to engage with student artwork outside the physical gallery space.

“This year, we have been reminded that the arts have a role in keeping us grounded,” said stArt gallery manager Kayla Amador (’19). “Whether you’ve listened in on a neighborhood concert, picked up a new craft in your spare time, or just spent a lot of time catching up on movies – we’re all consuming art in some way or another.”

“In thinking about how to present a gallery exhibition during this current climate, viewing the work of similar institutions, and feeling elated at the chance to widen the reach of the arts outside the physical gallery space – an online exhibition just made sense,” Amador said. “It is my hope that we can continue to find solace in the arts as we navigate our new realities and do our best to stay well.”

Established in 1993, the John P. Anderson Collection of Student Art purchases student works of art as a way to recognize the accomplishments of Studio Art majors and students achieving Honors in Studio Art at Wake Forest.

The stArt gallery’s in-person programming has temporarily moved to Hanes Gallery’s mezzanine and will resume there with an exhibition in October. Due to pandemic-related restrictions, access to Hanes Gallery is currently limited to Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff.