by Jordan Green

First Friday, the Fourth of July and, in Greensboro, a rebellious cousin called Second Sundays spawned by Uptown Artworks fill the rundown for this week.

In Winston-Salem’s Downtown Arts District, Nathan Redstar hosts FreakueNCy, showcasing work by Josh Norman, Hayden Tedder, Michelle Curry and himself, along with live painting by Hieronymous, at Liberty Arts Center (formerly the DADA Center). Chelsee’s Coffee Shop in Winston-Salem launches an exhibit of tattoo artist Zack Wright’s work for the month of July. The exhibit is conceived to coincide with the Heavy Rebel Weekender extravaganza of cars and music, which takes place down the street at the Millennium Center this weekend. Thoughts from the neck up… the gayest art show ever opens at Dye Pretty Salon. And Beyond the Veil, an exhibit of portraits by Dane Walters, runs at the Ember Gallery.

On Greensboro’s South Elm Street Shaina Machlus cuts hair live at Elsewhere with musical accompaniment by Mike Wallace at 8 p.m., followed by a screening of The Hair Do Project. New work by artists John Q, Rebecca Noone, Lindsay Clark-Ryan, Ashley Yeo Yakka, Clint Sleeper and Lea Sorrentino will be on exhibit. Ambleside Gallery exhibits paintings by Harold Frontz, Leslie Frontz, Richard Niewerth, Morgan Samuel Price, Deborah Squier and Yoko Yoshimatsu.

Back to regular programming: A Storyteller’s Eye, an exhibit of work by photojournalist Jerry Wolford, opened at the Greensboro Historical Museum on Tuesday. A photographer with the News & Record, Wolford has won numerous awards.

Look for Artifacts Collective’s booth at the Fun Fourth Festival in Greensboro on Thursday. Also on the 4 th , visiting artists Thomas Choinacky of Philadelophia, Oakley Tapola of Minneapolis and Andrew Dewar of Tuscaloosa, Ala. hold a talk at Elsewhere in Greensboro on Thursday from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Resolute Matisse, an exhibit of the French master, opens Saturday at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro.

Uptown Artworks in Greensboro opens an exhibit of the work of Charlotte artist Nico Amortegui on July 8, as referenced in the Second Sunday mention.

The Weatherspoon offers a docent-led tour of the kids are all right: an exhibition about family and photography on July 9 from noon to 12:20 p.m.

Celebrity bonus: Oprah Winfrey reportedly dropped in on the Art in the Village exhibit of work by members of Associated Artists of Winston-Salem at the gallery at Reynolda Village on Sunday.

And on a sad note: Our deepest condolences go to the family of Marsha Thompson, a security guard at the Weatherspoon Art Museum who reportedly died at home on June 27.