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by Jordan Green

It’s the last week of winter, but it already feels like spring with the front door of our office propped open to allow the warm air to waft in after a morning shower. That should lower one significant barrier to getting out and experiencing art in some way. So many choices, so little time.

Chasing Ice screens at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts in Winston- Salem on Thursday at 7 p.m. Watershed screens on March 17 at 7 p.m.

Delta Arts Center in Winston-Salem hosts a discussion about Jennifer Chiaverini’s book, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, on Thursday at 6 p.m. RSVP for the event by e-mailing dara_silver@hotmail.com. On March 19 at 10 a.m., the arts centers hosts a demo on how to make simple dresses out of pillow cases. The dresses will be distributed to little girls through orphanages, churches and schools in Africa. Contact Peggy Moore at pmoore68@att.net for more information.

The Artifacts Cooperative holds a spring art sale at the Interactive Resource Center in Greensboro on Friday at 6 p.m.

Woven Melodies, an exhibit of the African American Quilt Circle of Durham, opens at African American Atelier in Greensboro on March 17 with a reception at 3 p.m. The Durham quilting circle showcased its work at the now-defunct Yalik’s Modern Art in High Point last year. Greensboro quilter Andrena Coleman gives a quilting workshop for adults on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop is free to seniors over 65. Others may e-mail info@africanamericanatelier.org or call 336.333.6885 for prices.

I Don’t Do Boxes, a magazine for queer youth in the Southeast and beyond seeks writers, bloggers, journalists, artists and storytellers for its first issue. Collaborators will meet to put together the publication on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elsewhere in downtown Greensboro. Contributors from afar may submit stories to education@goelsewhere.org.

Middle and high school students in Forsyth County are invited to enter print, drawing, painting, collage, photo or computer-generated artwork in a contest hosted by Bookmarks and Art For Art’s Sake. The winning entry will be printed on 5,000 2-by-9-inch bookmarks to promote the Bookmarks Festival of Books. The festival will be held on Sept. 7. All submissions should be sent as a high-resolution JPG or PDF to gh@bookmarksnc.org or to Bookmarks and AFAS Student Art Contest, PO Box 11867, Winston-Salem, NC 27116. The deadline for entries is May 20.

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