by Jordan Green

The action tilts in Winston-Salem’s direction this week, but there is plenty to peruse in the realm of arts at both the west and east poles of the urban Triad.

Case in point: The Womble Carlyle Gallery in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem holds an opening night reception for Coming Home, a 70-year retrospective of the works of Bob Timberlake, on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event, which benefits the Arts Council Annual Fund, are somewhat pricey. Bonus items include a signed Timberlake mini print and an artist lecture. Contact Katherine Bowman at 336.747.1465 or for ticket information.

The Delta Arts Center in Winston- Salem hosts a reception and artist talk to feature Leo Rucker on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Rucker’s exhibit at the arts center runs through July 20.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem screens Mathew Barney: No Restraint, a documentary about the artist, on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Visiting artists Clint Sleeper and Lea Devon Sorrentino host a conversation at Elsewhere in Greensboro on Thursday from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Two new exhibits open at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem on Friday. reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today was produced by the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland. Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: A leaf from my rose garden was curated by Steven Matijcio, who recently decamped Winston-Salem for a new gig at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati.

The Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro holds an opening reception for Reliquum, a solo exhibit by Justin Poe, on Friday, from 6 to 9 p.m.

In case you missed it — which I did — the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem opened Kaleidoscope, a crocheted, climbing art installation created by Japanese textile artist Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam, on June 13.

And an exhibit of figure painting and portraiture loosely organized around the theme of body art by Cheryl Ann Lipstreu is on display at Ember Gallery in Winston-Salem through June 28.