A Weekend of Arts

Students and alumni connect creatively
January 31, 2010
A painting


Stanislas Colodiet

Artists and artworks from a variety of fields came together in early November for Duke's first annual student arts weekend. Exhibitions of painting, photography, and sculpture, along with musical performances, film screenings, and poetry readings, were held on campus, in many cases bringing together students and alumni around a shared enthusiasm for the arts.

Kicking off the weekend was Charles Randolph-Wright '78, a noted playwright and director who studied theater at Duke. He directed a one-man play, Through the Night, with Obie winning actor Daniel Beaty playing six roles that explore black stereotypes.

About twenty other alumni—members of the Duke Alumni Association's Duke Entertainment, Media and the Arts Network—participated in panel discussions focused on their careers in television, film, theater, and the arts business.

As part of a juried exhibition, student art work was on display in the Bryan Center and outdoors on the plaza. Top prize went to foreign-exhange student Stanislas Colodiet's Andy Warhol, pictured right.