Foundation sets 2007 schedule of performances
By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on December 12, 2007 2:14 PM
An Emmy award-winning composer who hails from Goldsboro will highlight the spring season for Wayne Community College Foundation, while the author of this year's "Wayne County Reads" selection is also scheduled to speak at the college, officials recently announced.
Velton Ray Bunch, a Goldsboro High School graduate and sports standout, will be honored during the Foundation's 2008 gala, planned for April 12. Several events are expected to surround his visit to Goldsboro that weekend, said Jack Kannan, director of the Foundation.
"Ray Bunch Scores" is the theme, said Kannan, a tribute to his baseball-playing days as well as his successful musical career in Los Angeles.
His Emmy award, for orchestral score for "Startrek: Enterprise" was his sixth nomination and first win. He has also scored music for such TV shows as Magnum P.I., Hill Street Blues and Quantum Leap.
The college will also play host to Dr. Tim Tyson, author of "Blood Done Sign My Name," this year's featured book for "Wayne County Reads," on Monday, Jan. 28. Further details are to be announced.
The new year also promises some exciting programs for the Foundation's Arts and Humanities Program, said Bill Brettman, director.
In January, a mini course will be offered entitled "Utopias: Dreams of Perfection or Nightmares?" Offered on three Monday evenings, Jan. 7, 14 and 21, and on Tuesday, Jan. 29, text for the course will be Sir Thomas More's "Utopia." Copies of the book are available in the college bookstore.
The following month, a series of DVD programs will be offered, featuring the artistry of Rembrandt, Jacques-Louis David, Pablo Picasso and Mark Rothko.
Simon Schama's "The Power of Art" will take place Feb. 11, 18, 25 and March 3, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Walnut 101. Each film lasts one hour, and will be followed by a half-hour of discussion time, Brettman said.
Continuing the art theme, a trip is being planned to the North Carolina Museum of Art on Thursday, March 13, to see the exhibit, "Far From Home." Featuring paintings, sculpture and photography from people brought to this country through slavery or as refugees, the exhibit will reflect their sense of rootlessness and struggle to find a new identity.
Admission to the exhibit is free, with the cost for lunch to be $14.
For more information on any of the upcoming programs, or to pre-register, call 735-5152, ext. 360 and leave a name, phone number and the program of choice.
Tickets and further information on the gala event with Bunch will be available later in the new year.
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