Upcoming Event “Beacons” with alumna Annie Leist – Nov 10

Upcoming Event “Beacons” with alumna Annie Leist – Nov 10

Please join the Department of Art for a talk by alumna Annie Leist (’96): “Beacons.”  Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021, 5 pm, Room 102, Scales Fine Arts Center

Annie Leist will speak about her work as an artist, advocate, and educator since graduating from Wake Forest in 1996. Born and raised in North Carolina, she is currently based in New York City. She pursued undergraduate study at Wake Forest University, double-majoring in studio art and mathematics. As a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, she studied semiotics and cultural theory at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in visual art from Rutgers University. Her paintings, inspired by her limited visual perception of light and life in urban spaces, can be seen in numerous public and private collections and on her website http://www.annieleist.com. In parallel with her artistic career, Ms. Leist works in the accessibility field, specializing in enriching the cultural experiences of people with disabilities, and has significant expertise in working with individuals with vision loss. She is currently Associate Educator, Community, and Access Programs, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Beacons, a talk by Annie Leist (’06), has been sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute with support made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Hosted by the Wake Forest University Department of Art.

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