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by Jordan Green

Valentine’s Day falls on Thursday, in case you didn’t know, so do something nice for your significant other, practice kindness in general and remember that love is an expressive art.

UNCG jazz studies majors, led by professor Chad Eby, perform compositions inspired by the works of artist Diana Al-Hadid at Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. Al-Hadid’s exhibit remains on display at the Weatherspoon through May 5.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art holds a Valentines Day-inspired tea featuring chocolate and strawberries on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. The tea is followed by a tour of the Afterlife: Jacco Olivier and Jennifer West exhibit. Call 336.725.1904 for ticket information.

Managing Curator Allison Slaby speaks about the reception to the first Armory Show in New York at Reynolda Museum of American Art in Winston- Salem at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 17, which is the centennial of its opening.

Quilter and author Carolyn Beard Whitlow reads from selections of her poetry during a reception for Samplers & Symmetry IV, an exhibit of African- American quilts at Delta Arts Center in Winston-Salem on Feb. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m.

The Associated Artists of Winston- Salem all-member showcase is on display at the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Arts Center in Winston-Salem through March 2.

Abstractions, an exhibit of local and abstract artists Norton Barnhill, Martha Blades, Andrew Fansler, Alex Norwood, Mary Ann Prack and Zack Trainor runs through March 15 in the Davis Gallery at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem. The center will hold an artist reception on March 1.

Delurk Gallery in Winston-Salem juggles three exhibits this month, beginning with Jeff Fansler, described as a “master of tiny work.” Coming Attractions features the work of Dane Walters, Molly Simpson, Patrick O’Kelly and Jennifer O’Kelly. Finally, Ashley Hardy and Shanthony Exum explore obsolete technology in a multimedia installation.

Carolina’s Got Art!, a jurored art exhibit and sale open to artists from North Carolina and South Carolina, is soliciting entries through March 15. Lance Esplund, art critic for Bloomberg News, is judging the entries. Participating artists have the opportunity to win $15,000 in cash and prizes. Visit carolinasgotart. com to register.

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