F o u n d O B J E C T S

by Keith Barber

Leading off Found Objects this week is a collaborative performance by the Alban Elved Dance Company and RJ Reynolds High School in Winston- Salem tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium. Wingspan No. 6 is a joint venture of the dance company, Reynolds High School, Janelle Tatum Eggleston, Jennifer Medina, Cara Hagan of 87 Dance Productions, Naomi Greenberg, East Forsyth High School and Glenn High School. Ticket prices are $10. Children age 8 and younger will be admitted for free. The Arts Council of Forsyth County is the event sponsor. For further information, e-mail: On Friday, the UNCG Department of Dance presents a concert of faculty and graduate student works at 8 p.m. Two additional performances will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The concert in the UNCG Dance Theater will feature three pieces choreographed by faculty members Amy Beasley, John Gamble and Larry Lavender, and four videos of dance for film by faculty member Robin Gee and graduate students Alison Williams, Sarah Arnett and Tricia Zweier. Tickets will be $12 for general admission, $9 for children and seniors and $6 for students. For further info, call 336.334.4849 or go to: Java K’s Coffee Shop, located at 3801 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro, will offer creative outlets for visual artists, poets and lyricists over the next several weeks. The coffee house will host four workshops for watercolor artists. The first one will be held today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Entitled Color Effects, the workshop will examine the characteristics of color and how to use them for expression and description in one’s paintings. On Friday, Java K’s will host a workshop entitled, Understanding the Importance of Value in which participants will learn how to use value to create more interesting and descriptive works. The workshop runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. On May 8, the coffee house will host a workshop entitled Color Mixing Basics where participants will learn how to mix colors, including a tutorial on mixing delicious blacks and perfect neutrals. And on May 15, Java K’s will sponsor Watercolor Characteristics and Techniques, a guide to painting with watercolor using experimental as well as traditional techniques. This Friday, Java K’s will also sponsor an open mic and spoken word event from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Java K event comes on the heels of the April installment of the Piedmont Slam! spoken word competition at Krankies Coffeehouse in Winston- Salem on Thursday. In celebration of National Poetry Month, the April slam competition will showcase the talents of Bluz, the coach and slam master of SlamCharlotte. The open mic event will be held from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by an hour of slam poetry before Bluz takes the stage. And finally, the Broach Theatre presents The Fable of Fiona Fish, an original play written by Stephen Gee and performed by the Ragamuffin Theatre Company. Set to coincide with Earth Week, the play is described by the Broach Theatre as the theater company’s way of raising awareness among young people of the importance of protecting the environment. The show runs today through Saturday at the theater, which is located at 520C S. Elm St. in Greensboro. Showtimes: 10 a.m. on Wednesday through Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased for $3. For further info, call 336.378.9300.