by Jordan Green
Sometimes you have to widen your sphere and take a detour off your beaten paths to find what’s fresh, new and interesting. This week, all the action in the Triad arts is definitely not limited to the urban centers of Winston-Salem and Greensboro.
At Elsewhere, the museum fashioned from a thrift store and all-purpose arts omnibus, Aaron Finbloom discusses Hans-Goerg Gadamer’s concept of play on Wednesday from 8 to 9 p.m. and Ali Momeni gives a performance of Time Machine! on Friday from 8 to 9 p.m.
Slightly out of our area, but definitely in our orbit: The Vocabulary of Printmaking: Its Origins and Techniques exhibit opens at Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury on Saturday. Of note, two of the featured artists hail from the Triad. James D. Gall works from his studio in Jamestown, and David Faber is a professor of art and master printmaker at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. An opening reception is scheduled for Aug. 24.
The Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem offers a behind-the-scenes tour on Aug. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the kitchens, laundry, mechanical rooms, ice-block air conditioning rooms, squash court, swimming pool and wetlands. Visit reynoldahouse. org for prices.
This is your last chance to see Sabrina Tillman McGowen’s exhibit From Strength to Strength, which runs through Aug. 19 at Yalik’s Modern Art in High Point. This is the first I’ve heard of Yalik’s, so I thought it would be worthwhile to help readers find it. It’s located at 710 E. Washington. Call the gallery at 336.989.0047 or visit yaliksmodernart.com for more information. Watch this space for information on the gallery’s upcoming exhibit, John Coltrane vs. the Jazz Critics, 1961-1966, which opens on Aug. 23.
Wayne Epperly, JF Jones, Cole Martin, Beth Meyers and Jay Rothberg, five visual artists with studios in the Old Greensborough Gateway Center, have formed a tenant coalition, according to a recent newsletter from Downtown Greensboro Inc. The coalition will host an open house with live music, wine and refreshments during First Friday activities next month. The Old Greensborough Gateway Center, located at the corner of South Elm and Lee streets, was built in 1916 and originally served as the main manufacturing plant for Hudson’s Blue Bell Overall Co. and world headquarters for its Wrangler division, according to Downtown Greensboro Inc.