Samantha Goodman ('21) is an artist from Greenville, North Carolina. Originally working in oil paintings, she found her love for drawing with colored pencil and graphite in high school. During her junior year she produced a series on mental health which received a scholastic art award. She also had a self portrait displayed in the Greenville Museum of Art. Since then she has experimented in sculpture and has continued to cultivate her work in pencil. She is currently pursuing a minor in studio art.
<< Samantha created this piece in her home studio
Cameron Michles is a sophomore from Pensacola Beach, Florida, planning to major in Theatre and Biology with minors in Psychology and Neuroscience. Cameron is a Presidential Scholar in Theatre with specialties in acting, playwriting, and directing. She is an active member of the Anthony Aston Players, the theatre service organization on campus, and is currently serving on its executive board. Cameron was last seen on Wake’s stage in the Anthony Aston Players’ production of “Gruesome Playground Injuries,” and she will be participating in the writing and performance of “Young Voices of Protest” later this semester.
<< Cameron's writing spot
Jasmine Marshall is a first-year student at Wake Forest University. Her major is currently undeclared, but her interests include psychology, philosophy, and music. She is currently studying music composition with Dr. Dan Locklair. She spent her senior year of high school as a student of UNCSA, where she studied music composition with Dr. Michael Rothkopf. She enjoys writing works for piano and other instruments, and will occasionally write vocal works as well. She’s a Winston-Salem native, and her hobbies include running, baking, playing the piano, and going hiking with her older brother.
<< Jasmine's piece was created and recorded on campus
Meghan Pressimone is a senior at Wake Forest with a Chemistry major and minors in Spanish and Studio Art. As a Presidential Scholar in Art, Meghan is most invested in oil painting, but also enjoys three-dimensional art. Flowing forms and femininity characterize much of her work.
<< Meghan's art spot
Melissa Cooney ('21) is a senior from Long Island, New York. She is majoring in Communication with a concentration in media studies, and is minoring in both Journalism and in Studio Art. Melissa has been making films and taking photos her whole life, and is passionate about art in these mediums. She is hoping to pursue a career in either television production or reporting, and taking her love of the camera with her!
<< Melissa created her work on Ranch Drive in Winston-Salem
Hi! My name's Georgia Orchid, I'm from Austin, Texas and I'm really excited to be at Wake! It's my freshman year and I'm on the pre-med track and plan to minor in Theatre and Spanish. I'm a Presidential Scholar for Theatre, a member of the rock climbing club, and in the spring I plan on interning as an athletic training assistant! In my free time I like to run, write, play guitar, drive with all the windows down, and eat Tex Mex.
<< Georgia's creative surfaces
My creative practice is technically driven and includes pieces that show a wide range of my abilities. Oil paint is a medium in which I excel. Many of my oil paintings are very traditional and show my exploration of paint application. I have recently been exploring more conceptual and thought provoking concepts, as well as a variety of new mediums. I have branched out to use acrylic, pastels, and modeling paste. Some of my most recent pieces are focused on the environment and my personal political views. In the future I hope to explore more complex issues plaguing society.
<< I painted this piece partially in my room and also outside of Luter Residence Hall at a picnic table.
Amanda Black is from Boston, Massachusetts, where she majored in Dance at Walnut Hill School for the Arts. After graduating, she took a job dancing for Ballet Austin in Austin, Texas. Although she loved exploring a career in dance, she decided to attend Wake Forest University, where she is a Biology major and Dance minor and spends her free time teaching ballet to members of the Winston-Salem community and teaching Zumba to Wake Forest Students.