358 The History of Wake Forest
Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, which brought sixty scholars from around
the world to campus. Giovanni Umberto Battel, Director of the Venice Conservatory
of Music and internationally known pianist, played on April 11 as part of an exchange
“Breaking Boundaries,” a collection of fifty works by former artists-in-resi-
dence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, was dis-
played on the lower level of the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery from late
August to early October. The upstairs gallery featured paintings by Art alumnus
William Crow (’95). In October, Corapeake, a multimedia documentary about the
small North Carolina town by photographer Kendall Messick (’87), was shown in
the upstairs gallery, and “Pattern and Possibility,” a show of watercolor paintings
by poet A.R. Ammons, was exhibited downstairs. From November through Janu-
ary, “Treasures II: Selected Works from the Wake Forest Art Collections” featured
thirty works in the downstairs gallery, while the upstairs gallery showed “Fair Wit-
ness,” a multimedia installation by artist and musician John Richard Blackburn. In
February and March, “Seeing Italy through Prints,” a collection of works from the
sixteenth to the eighteenth century by such artists as Raphael, Titian, and Michel-
angelo, graced the gallery.
Provost Emeritus Ed Wilson and Mary Dalton (Communication) read from
Martha Mason’s (’60) new book, Breath: Life in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung, on April
8. Mason, a resident of Lattimore in Cleveland County, transferred to Wake Forest
in 1958. She arrived on campus encased in an 800-pound iron lung, where she had
spent most of her life from age eleven. After her 1960 graduation at the top of the first
class to graduate from the Winston-Salem campus, she returned home. In Breath, she
wrote the compelling story of her idyllic childhood, the year she spent on hospital
polio wards, her days at Wake Forest, and her life as an adult.
Ultimate Frisbee became a popular club sport
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