F o u n d OBJECTS

by Keith Barber

The promise of two local artists will be on full display at the Anne Rudd Galyon Gallery at Greensboro College through Februaru. Greensboro College seniors Juan Carlos Plaza and Lisa Drevlow will exhibit the culmination of their college works, with a reception scheduled on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Plaza’s senior art exhibition entitled, Color: An Element without Boundaries, includes paintings, ceramics and drawings. Drevlow, who grew up in parts of Africa, will display her photographs series entitled First Exposure. Her art reflects her experiences in places like Liberia, where she saw extremes of beauty and poverty. Her work reflects the impact of her emotional experience. In addition, the Irene Cullis Gallery at Greensboro College will host an exhibition of student works from both art majors and non-majors this month. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. On Thursday, UNCG will host the Triad premiere of “Prometheus’ Garden,” a 28-minute animated film by legendary Seattle underground artist Bruce Bickford at 7 p.m. at Weatherspoon Art Museum auditorium. Admission is free. UNCG will also screen “Luck of a Foghorn,” a 28-minute documentary on the making of “Prometheus’ Garden” by filmmaker and UNCG faculty member Brett Ingram. Other notable film screenings in the Triad this week include Reynolda House Museum’s showing of Between at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12. Directed by Lee Chank-Jae, the documentary looks at the lives of Korea’s modern-day shamans and a culture that has existed for thousands of years. Also, Green Street Church in Winston-Salem, 639 S. Green Street, will screen The Trials of Darryl Hunt at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, this feature documentary tells the story of Winston-Salem native Darryl Hunt, who spent nearly 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Both a social-justice story and a personally driven narrative, the film chronicles the capital case from 1984 through 2004. The film has received a number of accolades including a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Also on Feb. 12, Krankies Coffee at the Werehouse hosts Piedmont Slam. Formerly known as the Winston-Salem Poetry Slam, Piedmont Slam kicks of at 8 p.m. at the Werehouse, located at 211 E. 3rd Street. The slam is a competition for poets performing poems of their own writing, no longer than three minutes. Performances will be judged on a scale of 1 to 10 by judges selected from the audience. Founded by Marc Smith in Chicago, the Slam has spread across the country. Winston-Salem has had a slam each year since 1992; they have placed as high as fifth in the national competition. The Slam is open to poets of all ages and origins. The competition will be preceded by an open-mic performance for those who don’t wish to compete. The winner will receive the traditional $10 prize. Admission is $3.00. And finally, good news for art patrons and art lovers in the Triad. Last month, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art received a $25,000 grant from the Winston-Salem Foundation. The grant, provided by the Charles Babcock, Jr. Field of Interest Fund, will be used to fund the development of SECCA’s forthcoming strategic plan, said SECCA director Mark Leach.