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Artfolios' Birthday Bash

Updated: May 26, 2022

Join us for a Birthday Bash on Sunday, June 5 from 2-5p at the Millennium Center located at 101 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

GREAT ART: Meet and talk to the 22 participating artists about their collections. Artists include: Alix Hitchcock, Ann Bonner, Barbara Lister-Sink, Barbara Rizza Mellin, Carrie Leigh Dickey, Dean Roland Johnson, Emily Clare, Hannah Gaskins Pabón, James Gemma, Jessica Singerman, Kimberly Varnadoe, Laurie Basham, Melrose Tapscott Buchanan, Pat Spainhour, Robyn Churn, Sharon Hardin, Terry Schupback-Gordon, Tim Bowman, Trena McNabb, Virginia Shepley Riccio, Whitney Durner, and Will Willner. Artwork will be available for purchase.

LIVE JAZZ: Ron Rudkin, saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist; Federico Pivetta, pianist; and William Morris, double bassist

COMMUNITY: Come to enjoy! There will be hors d’oeuvre and cash bar. The event is free and open to the public.

PARKING: Park on Trade Street or in the Sixth and Cherry Parking Garage located 1 block of the Millennium Center. There is a walk through in the garage located at the bottom back left that will bring you to Trade Street and directly across from Millennium Center. Enter through the Trade Street door. Click here for a map.



Ron Rudkin, saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist, is a jazz performer, band-leader, arranger, orchestral and chamber musician and has been active on the North Carolina music scene for over 40 years. As Professor of Music at UNCSA he serves as Director of the Jazz Program and teaches Music Theory. He also holds the post of Associate Principal and Second Clarinet in the Winston-Salem Symphony. As a free-lance musician, a member of various North Carolina jazz groups, and as part of the UNCSA concert schedule Ron has performed with numerous prominent jazz musicians and entertainers.

Federico Pivetta is a versatile pianist with a unique mastery of both classical and jazz styles. An active accompanist, chamber musician, and teacher, he has made numerous recital appearances with his wife, flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta, and their CD, “Passion and Romance” has received numerous accolades. In 1999 they were winners of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, winning the Community Concerts Performance Prize. The year 2000 marked the beginning of an extensive concert tour across the United States. Mr. Pivetta is an active freelance musician and maintains a private teaching studio as well. Federico Pivetta studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Double bassist, William Morris is one of a growing number of musicians who has successfully merged the two worlds of classical and jazz music. His extensive experience in both fields has led him from the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland to the stages of Carnegie Hall and around the world. In New York, he performed as principal bass of the Chelsea Opera Orchestra and the Red Bull Artsehcro, and as solo bassist of the Claremont Ensemble. While he was a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Bill immersed himself in the New Orleans jazz community, performing with such local jazz greats as Irvin Mayfield, Marlon Jordan, Ellis Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Edward Anderson, and vocalist Annais St. John. Mr. Morris has also performed with jazz greats Benny Green, the YellowJackets, Bob Mintzer, Terrell Stafford, Peter Erskine, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Houston Person, and Luís Conte.


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