by Jordan Green

It’s First Friday this week, y’all. Associated Artists of Winston- Salem is renting the Liberty Arts Center for its “One Night Stand” event to showcase work by member artists for the occasion.

Delurk Gallery features Clark Whittington, the founder of the famed Art-o-mat. For the uninitiated, the Art-o-mat repurposes vintage cigarette machines as vending dispensaries for small-sized art.

Casa Azul of Greensboro will have a Dia de los Muertos altar exhibit open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Greensboro Cultural Center. The reception, scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m., includes an unspecified performance, music and a food truck.

Banana Lazuli, a Canadian-Peruvian transplant from Montreal, who uses vocal loops, harmonium and hand-held gadgets as accompaniment for her poetic songs, performs at the Green Hill Center for NC Arts from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lazuli’s performance closes the Home Work: Domestic Narratives in Contemporary Art exhibit curated by Edie Carpenter.

Elsewhere resident artists Irwan Ahmett, Tita Salina, Naueun Jeon, Aliso Wilder, Bridgett Quinn and Andrea Polli will have installations, performances and works in progress at the collaborative’s South Elm Street storefront in Greensboro.

Papermaker Susanne Martin demonstrates marbling paper and Charlotte and Erik Ström will be signing copies of their children’s book, Wishful Thinking, at Earthworks Gallery in Greensboro from 6 to 9 p.m.

In other programming throughout the week, Managing Curator Allison Slaby gives a Halloween-themed gallery talk on the subject of “Mystical Visions, Divine Revelations:

Religion and Spirituality in 19th- Century Painting” on Wednesday at noon at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem.

The Island President screens at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

In observation of Veteran’s Day, admission to Reynolda House is free to veterans and their families through the month of November. An aspect of the ongoing exhibit Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey is the warrior’s long journey home. The museum is working with the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Advocacy Law Organization at the Wake Forest University School of Law to provide resources to veterans during the exhibit.

Laura Tohe, a poet and professor at Arizona State University, presents Armed with Our Language, We Went to War as a celebration of Native American Heritage Month and Veteran’s Day in the Francis Auditorium in Phillips Hall on the campus of High Point University on Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Cone Sisters Collect exhibit opens at the Weatherspoon on Saturday.

Other items of note: A photograph of a ceramic work by Janet Gaddy, assistant professor of art at Greensboro College, will be included in the forthcoming book 500 Prints on Clay, set for publication in March.

The United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro is soliciting applications for its 2012-2013 Regional Artists Grant Investment program. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Nov. 15. Applications may be downloaded from uacarts. org or by contacting the council at 336.373.7523 ext. 256.

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