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by Jordan Green

The Weatherspoon has a ton of programming this week. Reynolda House launches a major show. And Delta Arts undergoes a significant leadership change. Those are the highlights for the Triad arts this week. Now for the nitty gritty.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro invites families with children to an evening of programming inspired by the drawings and sculptures of Diana Al-Hadid, including a performance by Chad Eby and students in the UNCG Jazz program on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Al-Hadid’s exhibit runs through May 5.

Star Power: Edward Steichen’s Glamour Photography opens in the Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing Gallery of Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. On Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m., Martha Bassett, Federico Pivetta, Matt Kendrick and John Wilson perform selections by George and Ira Gershwin to complement the portraits of George Gershwin by Steichen. At 3 p.m., Penelope Niven, author of Edward Steichen: A Biography, and Francesca Calderone-Steichen, the photographer’s granddaughter, discuss Steichen’s role in developing modern fashion photography and elevating photography’s status.

The Penetrating Gaze, an exhibit that dwells on eyes as portals into the interior life, opens at the Weatherspoon on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Xandra Eden, curator of exhibitions at the Weatherspoon, gives a talk about artist Diana Al-Hadid at the museum on Feb. 27 from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Daphne Holmes-Johnson has been named interim executive director of Winston-Salem Delta Arts. A member of the center’s board of directors, Holmes-Johnson will fill the vacancy left by departing Executive Director Dianne Caesar until the board appoints a permanent replacement.

Board chair Cynthia Jeffries said in a prepared statement that going forward the organization will focus on balancing artistic excellence with sustainability. Established in 1972 by members of the Winston-Salem alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of neighborhood and area residents by stimulating interest in arts and humanities, with an emphasis on the contributions of African Americans.

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