by Brian Clarey

by Brian Clarey

This week’s Found Objects column begins with a solicitation for volunteer docents at UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Gallery. The ’Spoon will hold a training class that begins on Aug. 27. From the e-mail: “WAM docents provide an invaluable service by helping visitors of all ages engage with works of art through the museum’s guided tour program. While no experience is required, volunteers must be comfortable talking to the public about contemporary art and be available to give two tours per month.” Fill out an application at weatherspoon.uncg. edu.

And because I couldn’t fir this into the Served column, I’ll tell you that Chef Timothy Grandietti — AKA Dr. Brownstone — holds his Sweet Summer Luv Luv Festival at Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar in Winston- Salem through Saturday.

Also in Winston-Salem on Saturday, the Southeast Center for Contemporary Art holds Community Day beginning at noon. “Discover art making with paper and create your own mixed-media modifications all inspired by the current exhibitions paperless and Curtis Mann: Modifications,” sayeth the press release. Find out more at

Again — Saturday in Winston- Salem — Krankie’s Coffee holds the Winston-Salem Shuffle at 8 p.m. — a monthly talent contest of original composition or publicdomain material. Find out more at

The High Point Museum has a couple things running as well. Throughout the Olympics, the HPM has High Point Goes for Gold, an exhibit dedicated to the annual sporting event featuring High Point athletes Harry Webb Williamson, Eddie Pope and Heather Richardson.

And through Labor Day HPM has Keeping Cool in the Good Ole Summertime, which, according to a press release, “examines how people kept cool in the days before air conditioning.” Find out more at

And the Center for Visual Artists Gallery at the Creative Arts Center in Greensboro has Dirty Fingernails 2012 through Aug. 24. This is the biggest chldren’s art exhibition in the area, featuring the work of more than 300 kids ages 3-18. For more information, call 336.333.7475.