Poetry, textile art, hair and miming — it all falls under our big tent this week.
Artist Jan Detter of Third Eye Studio leads a salon discussion about the evolution of textiles as art and the life of a professional working artist at the New Winston Museum on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. I haven’t given adequate exposure to the New Winston Museum in this space in the past so it’s only fair that I mention that it’s located at 713 S. Marshall St.
Friday night at the Interactive Resource Center in Greensboro will be all about the artistic dimensions and social implications of hair. Beginning at 6 p.m., the Hair Do Project features a documentary premier, a panel discussion and photo exhibit, all focused on the experience of receiving a haircut.
Teens from Greensboro-area schools compete for the 2013 Gate City Youth Slam Team at Triad Stage Cabaret on Friday at 7 p.m. Throughout the day, a youth poetry slam tournament goes down at the Elliot Center on the campus of UNCG. These events are all part of Poetry GSO, which continues through the end of the month. Let’s continue, shall we? Tate Street Coffeehouse hosts an open mic, spoken word reading at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday — one of the few free events in this rundown. And at 8 p.m. at Triad Stage, 15 poets from across the country will compete for a $500 cash prize. Then, on Sunday, 32 teams from eight schools will compete through poetic pieces meant to create positive change for the reward of being part of a video to be shared throughout Guilford County Schools.
The 2013 UNCG Masters of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition opens on Saturday at the Weatherspoon. The six artists in the UNCG arts graduate program featured in the exhibit are Nickola Dudley (painting/drawing), Matthew Hayes (video), Harriet Hoover (sculpture/ drawing), Branch Richter (painting), Amy Stibitch (video/sculpture) and Clark Williamson (video/sound). The artists will be at the Weatherspoon for an opening reception and talk on Sunday, April 28 from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem participates in Slow Art Day in Saturday during an extended lunch period from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It works like this: Visitors bring lunch purchased at a local restaurant and spend extended time with one specific piece of art. They might also discuss the art with friends. Visit secca.org to register.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem hosts a free community day on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. in conjunction with the exhibit Star Power: Edward Steichen’s Glamour Photography. Activities include jazz tunes played on the museum’s Aeolian pipe organ, a Steichen-inspired photo shoot by students at RJ Reynolds High School and Michael Huie’s performance of 3 Hats, a one-man show celebrating the silent clown performances of Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton.