by Jordan Green

A provocative exhibit opens at the Weatherspoon this week. Also noted this week are ceramics, poetry, textile performance art and artifacts of a university’s conquest.

The Kids Are All Right, a photography exhibit about evolving notions and practices of family, opens at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Guilford College alumni Charlie Tefft, Phil Haralam, Alex Matisse, Brett Mc- Donough and Tara Wright exhibit ceramics in an outdoor showcase on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will help fund a kiln-building project at the college.

Poets Rosalyn Marhatta and Brenda Wilson give a free reading at Barnhill’s Books in Winston-Salem on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Visiting artist Melissa Vandenberg enacts a performance-art piece involving sewing machines and fabrics at Elsewhere in Greensboro on Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. Later, from 8 to 10 p.m. artist in residence Peter Pendergrass opens his SanctuWHEREium project, which explores the cultivation of spiritual identities outside of institutional religious spaces. Cell phones and Skype-enabled laptop computers are encouraged.

The Meet Mr. Cooper exhibit opens at the EUC Gallery at UNCG on June 3. The exhibit features photographs, upholstery and handcrafted furniture from Mr. Cooper’s Upholstery Shop, which was demolished to make way for the university’s expansion into the Glenwood neighborhood.

A two-person exhibit of book sculptures by Mary Blackwell-Chapman and mixed-media paintings by Betti Pettinati- Longinotti opens at Artworks Gallery in Winston-Salem on June 4.

Congratulations to the architecture and interior design department at Forsyth Tech, whose students took first and second place at the 2013 US Green Building Council NC Chapter’s Natural Talent Design Competition in Raleigh last month.

Team “wYe” Transit, which took first place, included interior design student Alena Perry, and architecture students Lynn Furner, Kate Galantha, Jerry Marion and Balam Ray, all from Winston-Salem. Team Semaphore, which came in second, included interior design students Juliana Gregory Barco and Louise Pickergill, both from Winston-Salem; and architecture students Matthew Lucas from Pfafftown, Brandon Semones from Lowgap and Cameron Whitley from Winston-Salem.