Reynolds High School will honor some of its most creative alumni Saturday when it inducts 13 into its inaugural R.J. Reynolds Arts Hall of Fame.
This is the 10th year the school has been a magnet school for the arts, according to Brent Campbell, spokesman for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. The Hall of Fame also recognizes noteworthy artistic graduates from earlier years.
According to the district, the 13 that will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday night include:
Ben Brantley, who wrote for Vanity Fair and the New Yorker before becoming chief theater critic for the New York Times.
Howell Binkley, a lighting designer who won Tony Awards for “Jersey Boys” and “Hamilton.”
Photographer Endia Beal, known for her photographic narratives videos on minority working women.
Ben Folds, a well-known singer and songwriter.
George Hamilton IV, country musician, known for “Abilene.” Inducted posthumously.
Phil Morrison, movie director, including, “Junebug.”
Wilton Barnhardt, author of “Lookaway, Lookaway.”
Painter Joseph “Joe” King, inducted posthumously.
Sculptor Earline Elizabeth Heath King, whose works include a sculpture of R.J. Reynolds and Bowman Gray Sr., inducted posthumously.
Orchestra instructor Minnie Lou Raper, who was a teacher at Reynolds and performed with the Winston-Salem Symphony, inducted posthumously.
Trumpet player Leonard Foy, who also teaches at DePauw University.
Michael Wilson, who directed “The Trip to Bountiful” on Broadway.
Composer and sound designer Lindsay Jones, who has worked on scores for more than 30 movies.
The group will be inducted during a school ceremony that is open to the public at 7 p.m.
The 13 were selected from among 58 nominees who attended the school during its 95-year history, according to the school system.