Faculty [III] 13, an exhibit of work by faculty and staff in the Wake Forest University Art Department, opens Thursday at the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery in Winston-Salem. The troika of work includes Leigh Ann Hallberg’s installation PCC&D; Gregg Murr’s water drawings, which are based on recombined satellite photos of the Hudson River, and Joel Tauber’s 32-minute film, Searching for the Impossible: The Flying Project. The film is premised on the artist’s twin desires to fly and achieve enlightenment at the same time, and reportedly culminates in a 1.5-hour flight over the desert in Tauber’s musical flying machine/sculpture. Perhaps someone should introduce Tauber to Billy the Blogging Poet and his 2006-vintage Wackemall-1 street plane.
A quick note on galleries at colleges and universities: Their websites aren’t always easy to find and then often their calendars are out of date. So a press release in my e-mail inbox is much appreciated. Thanks to Marcus Keely at Hanes Gallery for keeping me in the loop.
Delurk Gallery in Winston-Salem is showcasing work from the parents of some of the artists who regularly exhibit at the gallery through Jan. 26. Not Far from the Tree features the work of Don Beroth, Jill Bush, Patsy Harris, Tim Walters, Ed Simpson, Anne Safrit and Sarah Whittington.
African American Atelier’s Founding Members Invitational, which began on Sunday, runs through Feb. 20. The gallery is located in Greensboro. The exhibit features the work of Henry Sumpter, Floyd Newkirk, Alma Adams, John Rogers, Vandorn Hinnant and the late Eva Hamlin Miller. Adams and Miller founded the gallery.
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County launches its annual capital campaign at BioTech Place in downtown Winston-Salem with a public breakfast and entertainment program on Jan. 23 at 8 a.m.
The Lanier Library of Tryon is soliciting submissions from North Carolina and South Carolina poets who have not been previously published in book form for the 2013 Sidney Lanier Award Poetry Competition. The deadline is Feb. 15. Visit the library’s website at lanier.lib.org for entry forms and additional information. The deadline is March 9. Visit burlingtonwritersclub.org or call 336.227.2351 for more information. The Burlington Writers Club is accepting entries for its annual spring contest, which is open to adult writers in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham, Caswell, Chatham, Orange and Durham counties Elements Gallery in Greensboro has hired two new managers to replace the departing Lorrie Price. Dave Macinnes is a retired high school and college chemistry teacher who works with wood and glass, and Jerry O’Donnell is a fiber, felting and weaving artist who is a retired registered nurse.