Terry Ward

Producer / Valley Voice Director

Terry Ward is a WMRA producer and WEMC announcer. From 1997 to 2014 Ward was the WMRA's host on WMRA during either Morning Edition or All Things Considered. Ward started the PublicRadioArtSpace and acted as curator/wall-tsar from 2008 until the enterprise's discontinuation in  2014. Ward directs the Valley Voice reading service for the blind.

Ward started with WMRA in the Reagan Era as a volunteer writer, actor, and hourly announcer. His past jobs also included work in archeology, concert stagehanding, and teaching art. He is a long time advocate for news media coverage of the arts (especially visual art). His FaceBook radio personna is RadioActive Terry Ward.

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The Spark
11:57 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Eye on Art : Town-Coolness and Real Public Art

The Flower Pot in Staunton

Terry Ward's essay on public art and what impression it can make on visitors --and what constitutes "real" public art.  (Virginia's fiberglass apples don't count.)

The Spark
11:24 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Eye on Art : Camera Angle and "Like"

Students posing in the photo-op project. On the left, the "candidate" who got good camera treatment (and won the election). The bad angles candidate is on the right.

Terry Ward recalls teaching an art class about how camera angles and other visual techniques can make  viewers like or dislike the people pictured --whether actors or politicians.

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The Spark
12:08 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Eye on Art : A Gender-Bendy Exhibit

Terry Ward appreciates a show of Aaron McIntosh art and is pleasantly surprised to find it in Harrisonburg. 

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The Spark
12:06 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Death Camp Escapee Thomas Blatt

Thomas Blatt (vintage photo)

Sixty-eight years ago today, Thomas Blatt (AKA "Toivi") and some 300 otherwise-doomed Jews broke free from the Nazis during a revolt at Sobibor extermination camp which led soon after to the camp's demolition.   Terry Ward speaks with Thomas about the problem-solving involved with the escape --and about the biggest leap of imagination:  the realization that there really could be a way to break out. 

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The Spark
3:58 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Eye on Art : Realistic Art IS Abstract

ANIMATE THE IMAGE with a click. Raphael's Sistine Madonna (1513-14) and how Terry's dad might have marked it up to show the abstract structure.

Terry Ward recalls a childhood lesson from his dad about the abstract structure underpinning realism.

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Civic Soapbox
5:53 pm
Sat April 24, 2010

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