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by Jordan Green

The week launches with two film screenings at art venues, at least one of them linked to visual arts. Other fun and frivolity follows over the ensuing days at multiple locations between Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum and the UNCG Sustainability Committee screen short films on sustainability by local filmmakers at the museum, located in Greensboro, on Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Cash prizes, including “audience favorite,” will be awarded.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts in Winston-Salem screens Crumb, a documentary by Terry Zwigoff about comics artist Robert Crumb as part of RiverRun Film Festival on Thursday at 7 p.m. A discussion follows the screening.

Michele M. Manderine reads from her book, Tristan, the Maine Coon Cat, at Konnoak Hills United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Delta Arts Center in Winston-Salem hosts a T-shirt quilt-making workshop on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your own T-shirts. Contact the center at 336.722.2625 to reserve a place and inquire about costs.

The 16th Annual Triad Area Pottery Festival jumps off at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on April 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale features 75 potters. Eats provided by the Great Escapes food truck.

The Creative Center in Greensboro hosts a family-friendly Earth Day celebration on April 21 from 2 to 6 p.m., followed by a reception for the Visions of Peace: Our Sustainable Future exhibit. Entertainments include performances by the Rabbit Collective, OneStringOver, the Electric Camel Contra Players, Jacob Felder, Derwin Locklear, hoop dancers, singers, multicultural dancers and drummers, along with demonstrations, displays and vendors.

Lilly Wei, Peter Plagens and Miles Manning participate in a panel discussion at Green Hill Center for NC Arts in Greensboro about a project that connects North Carolina artists with New York art professionals. The event takes place on April 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The following day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 20 artists, including Wei, Plagens, Manning, Edie Carpenter, Brett Baker, Mark Brown, Ashlynn Browning, Philip Lopez and Bonnie Melton present to a New York art professionals panel. Call 336.333.7460 to reserve a spot.

Three exhibits remain in place at Delurk Gallery in Winston-Salem through April 27. They include Collaborations by Chad Beroth and Patrick Harris, Cambria Pictures by Chris Powers and A New Continent by Zac Trainor.

A faculty art exhibit by 12 members of GTCC’s advertising and graphic design department is on display in the rotunda of Gerrald Hall on GTCC’s Jamestown campus through May 1.

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