Here at Triad Stage, we are very proud to partner with Wake Forest Baptist Health to present WIT. They have been an invaluable resource to our artistic process during production. Two Wake Forest doctors also have a talent for the creative, and their talents are on display at the new exhibit “Wonderment” at the Hanesbrands Theatre, through the run of WIT.
Kathryn Greven and Brandi Page are both cancer physicians and are drawn to express their feelings of ￼the power and wonderment of the natural world through their art. They both believe that when we ￼learn to view the natural world around us as mystical and meaningful that our lives are enriched in ￼countless ways. ￼
In addition to academic pursuits in their field, Dr. Greven and Dr. Page have collaborated on artwork ￼featured on the front cover of a scientific cancer journal, the International Journal of Radiation ￼Oncology, Biology, Physics.
￼”Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.” ￼- Henry Van Dyke
Dr. Greven uses photography to capture some of the wondrous moments of the natural world. She has discovered that “the universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” (Eden Phillpotts) As a cancer physician she has been able to witness miracles in healing and coping with physical and emotional illness. She believes that God provides us with daily occurrences of beauty in the natural world and that Nature can have a powerful healing influence on all of us. Her hope as she contemplates the world with camera in hand is to portray the magic and beauty of Nature in her photographs. Her hope is that these moments can endure so that they can be enjoyed and bring peace and joy to the viewer. Dr. Greven is a radiation oncologist and full professor at Wake Forest Medical School. Her involvement in teaching residents and medical students, cancer research and patient care was recognized by being elected to fellowship in the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
￼”Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about ￼what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” – Stephen Hawking
“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves–strong, powerful, beautiful–and it ￼has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.” – Pam Brown
Dr. Page has been fascinated with her favorite subject, the horse which conveys the emotional qualities of freedom, happiness, and strength. Her sculptures start out as inanimate, dormant wire. Over time the wire seems to take on a semblance of personality, movement, and emotion, created in a space filled with music, most notably from Beethoven or Bach. It is the artist’s mission to feel the sleek edges of the metal in the hands, to understand its traction; its pull. To understand its resistance but pliability, continuously and carefully bending the unwrapped shiny wire, to allow the hidden spirit to emerge and come alive. The resultant lively horse is compiled in a continuous, uninterrupted fashion and is composed of several different colorful alloys. Having ties with the Winston-Salem, North Carolina community, Dr. Page completed her radiation oncology fellowship at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and has recently joined the radiation oncology faculty at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. ￼
“I saw the angel in the marble, and I carved until I set him free” ￼-Michelangelo