by Jordan Green
Anne Kesler Shields, a Winston-Salem artist with classical training who moved into increasingly challenging territory over six decades and helped establish noted institutions such as Associated Artists of Winston- Salem and the Southeast Center for Contemporary Arts, has died. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Shields, who had been battling cancer, died on Oct. 6.
“I just didn’t ever think of doing anything else,” Shields told YES! Weekly last month when asked how she became an artist. “It came natural.” Of her propensity for radical shifts in style and approach every five years or so, the artist said, “I kind of get tired of one thing, and get new ideas and move on to the next thing.”
A 50-year retrospective of Shields’ work is on exhibit at SECCA through Jan. 6 and the Mary Davis Holt Gallery on the campus of Salem College through Dec. 15. A third installment of the exhibit goes up at the Charlotte & Phillip Hanes Art Gallery on the campus of Wake Forest University on Oct. 22.
Artist Juan Logan talks about his large-scale works that critique the banking and healthcare industries at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro on Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Logan’s solo exhibit, Without Stopping, is no view through Dec. 16.
The Artstock Artists Studio Tour goes down on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 at locations throughout Greensboro. Visit artstocktour.com for locations.
Silvie Granatelli, Ellen Shankin and Donna Polseno, members of the 16 Hands potters group, give a presentation in partnership with the Carolina Clay Guild at Greensboro Day School on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Gallery at 205 Collaborative, formerly Lyndon Street Artworks, holds its grand opening n Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. Music provided by Banana Lazuli, Travis Corwin and Will Ridenour.
The relatively new Uptown Artworks, located at 1007 Arnold St. in Greensboro, opens from 2 to 5 p.m. to showcase new work. Snacks and music provided.
I somehow missed this when it opened, so it merits mention here: The Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University showcases the work of 56 artists from around the world in its By Special Request exhibit on view through Nov. 2.