by Jordan Green

Welcome to another edition of adventures in Triad arts discovery and appreciation.

Alison Ferris, the curator of the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wis. and organizer of the kids are all right: an exhibition about family and photography, talks about the exhibit at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro on Thursday at 5 p.m.

The Green Hill Center for NC Art’s new exhibit Speaking in Species: A North Carolina Perspective opens on Friday.

Guests at Elsewhere don fanny packs and for a game involving the conceit that the collaborative’s facility is a city waiting to be explored by tourists, complete with a button currency on Friday at 8 p.m.

Joyce Teta gives a workshop on leather bookmaking at the Eleanor & Egbert Davis Gallery at the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts in Winston- Salem on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

An exhibit of sculptures by Arlene Shechet opens at the Weatherspoon on Saturday.

This event gets consideration partly because of the participation of a poet, author and journalist, namely Adrienne Christian, as emcee, and partly because the venue, Mack and Mack, is an apparel designer and manufacturer. But it has to be said that the main draw is music, that being Dave Fox & the Draves of Meldavia and Channing & Quinn. The fun gets underway on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Attention artists: The West End Artsfest in Winston-Salem, scheduled for Sept. 14, is accepting artist entries. Visit for more information.

Two worthy ongoing exhibits I failed to mention when they opened at the beginning of the month:

Salty Twisted Things, Jane Buck and Phred Rainey’s joint exhibit, is on display at Earshot, the record store Rainey manages in Winston-Salem, through the months of June and July.

The Delta Arts Center in Winston- Salem is exhibiting paintings and drawings by Leo Rucker, a local artist whose murals grace Diggs Elementary, Winston Lake YMCA, Experiment in Self Reliance and the Clark Campbell Transportation Center. The exhibit runs through July 20.