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by Jordan Green

New visiting artists in residence, staff and special guest artists give a talk at Elsewhere in Greensboro on Thursday from 8 to 9 p.m.

On Friday from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

UNCG grounds staff pre-dig the hole for Pedro Reyes’ Palas por Pistolas tree planting at the east side of the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s sculpture garden. The tree planting itself takes place at 7 p.m. as part of the museum’s Summer Solstice Fiesta to celebrate Latino culture and the opening of the Zone of Contention: The US/Mexico Border exhibit. Music made by West End Mambo, Fredd Reyes and DJ Diego, with food provided by Azteca Taqueria Truck, Noras Empanadas and Tamales by Aracely.

On June 16, Zones of Contention opens. It focuses on artists’ examinations of issues related to the US/ Mexico border such as migrant labor, immigration law, national sovereignty, the DREAM Act and border control through photography, sculpture, paper art, video and new media.

Interactive Resources Center artists get an opening reception at the Creative Center, at 900 16th St. in Greensboro on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Then, starting at 7:30, Morgan McPherson and David Reavis do feature spots at the Showcase Gallery & Café.

Occupy Greensboro’s art/communication/media working group meets on June 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Glenwood Coffee and Books.

The Tattoo Archive in Winston-Salem opened a new exhibit, Long Playing: Tattoo Art, which pays homage to classic album covers that showcase tattoos or body painting. The exhibit runs through the end of the year.

Paper artist Johannes VanDerBeek completed a residency at Ronald Reagan High School in Pfafftown through SECCA’s Intersections Project. Van- DerBeek worked with Jennifer Rice’s art classes over three days to create a piece of artwork for the school’s media center that used compressed and sanded magazines for a mural. His work is at SECCA as part of its paperless exhibit through Sept. 16.

The Wedding Dress Project is collecting wedding dresses, tuxedos, bridesmaid dresses and prom dresses for a community-wide deconstruction event in Greensboro scheduled for Oct. 14, which is part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To donate garments, visit theweddingdressproject.org.

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