April 21. 1969
The N.G. Essay
BAMPTON LEAVES FACULTY
Rose Bampton, teacher of voice
at the North Carolina School of the
Arts, will leave the School's facul
ty following the Siena Summer Ses
sion in September.
Robert Ward, President of the
School of the Arts, said today that
"her responsibilities in New York
have increased to the extent that
she is unable to continue to com
mute to Winston-Salem, which she has
done for the past four years, since
the School opened in the fall of
Ward said, "Miss Bampton has
made a splendid contribution to the
School as a teacher and as a person
with the highest standards and great
"At present she is assisting us
in our search for a successor in or
der to continue her fine work."
Miss Bampton said, "I feel very
sad to have to leave. I am devoted
to the School and all it stands for.
I have been very close to the stu
dents, and it will be a great wrench
to give up these friendships.
Heat draining in thought
untrust world and gay
So will in heat hurt a sun once.
Laugh at the funny sickness
the day brought
Wrapped in black death
So perfect a day '
for running in tracks until,
your hate into
Can you smile?
There is grass to tickel
your feet at the end
of a lazy blanket.
beaten by time
over and over the end begins
and that enough
the wandering grief
a reason in unjust hating
You must be needing
a new flower
it is time
by LISA PARKINS
"It has b' -:n most rewarding to
see the fruition of the work which
actually began at those first audi
tions held on Easter weekend in
1965. Now some of those who audi
tioned then will be graduating in
June, and my greatest hope and be
lief is that they will have success
ful careers as performing artists.
My interest in the School and its
students will certainly continue.
In addition to teaching at; the
School of the Art-?. Miss' Bampton is
on the faculty at the Manhattan
School of Music in New York. She
The exhibit which opened at the
Gallery of Contemporary Art in Old
Salem April 17th was a curious com
bination of the very find and the
very poor in contemporary, mixed-
It was a varied assortment of
media--woodcuts, oils, lithographs ,
silk screens and sculptures. Espec
ially Interesting was the use of
plexiglass and light. An intriguing
example of this was "Soul Mirror"--a
plexiglass painting by Jerrold Freid
of Southern Pines, N.C.
The award for Best in Show went
to a silk screen entitled "Weenie
Soda” by Charles Magistro of Rich
mond, Va. -- a rather unfortunate
judgement. It was a ".rite work--
right down to the magenta Marylin
Monroe lips holding the straws in
the lower half of tJie picture.
Royalyne Ward represented the
School of the Arts with an oil
painting entitled "Girl with a
Plant." The combination of warm co
lors and broad brush strokes gave it
a swirling solidity.
Clifford Earl also of the
School of the Arts won the $500
prize for his sculpture, "Chicken
was leading dramatic soprano for 18
years with the Metropolitan Opera
and major opera companies of ^lurope
and the Americas. She has s inj;" con
certs throughout the United tafos,
Canada, Europe, South Afrlc,. and
South America. She has reccrdad for
RCA Victor under Toscanini, Stokow
ski nad Pelletier.
She has a bachelor of Music
degree from Curtis Institute of Mu
sic and an honorary doctorate of hu
manities from Drake University.
Stool." It was not as you might
suppose a stool tor the fatigued
fowl-- it was a large, orange, steel
chicken equipped with stirrups, har
ness, and ciiphfon. Ttie head of the
creature resembled a demented gar-
goyle--pos£lbly homicidal. It was a
SET FOR SATURDAY
Representatives of the Norling
Studios, High Point, will be at the
School Saturday morning, April 26,
to interview and test photograph
students for professional modeling
Both male and female models are
wanted, and no previous modelinp ex
perience is necessary. Applicants
should come with a change of cloth
ing: leotards and dresses for the
girls, sport clothes and a business
suit for the boys.
A number of the applicants will
have test photographs made Saturday
and will be furnished complimentary
copies of these photos.
The interviews will be conduct
ed in the .Theatre beginning at 10 AM
Saturday. Prospective models should
report to the Theare lobby.
by Kathy Fitzgerald