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by Jordan Green

There’s not much new activity churning the waters in the Triad’s art world this week. It’s time to relax and unwind before college students return for the fall semester and the next round of programming kicks into high gear.

So let’s go to the movies, shall we? The Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro is screening Terri, starring John C. Reilly, in conjunction with its excellent photography exhibit about family relationships, the kids are all right.

In Winston-Salem, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art shows Pollock, a biopic about the abstract expressionist master featuring Ed Harris, on the same night at the same time.

Both films are free and screen on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Also on Thursday, Nikita Gale, an artist in residence from Atlanta, talks about consumerism and capitalism at Elsewhere in Greensboro on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

On Saturday, From the Canvas to the Page, a youth program combining visual arts, writing and performance, begins Saturday and runs through Aug. 24, culminating in a student showcase. The program takes place at Elsewhere every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Contact Kelly Rae at poet.she7@gmail.com or 219.741.5420 for more information or to reserve a spot.

Between my e-mail inbox and Facebook events list, new exhibits and receptions are few and far between, so let’s take at some shows that underway.

The last chance to catch Associated Artists of Winston-Salem’s all-member exhibit at Reynolda Village is July 21.

Salty Twisted Things, a joint exhibit by Jane Buck and Phred Rainey at Earshot Records in Winston-Salem, runs through the end of the month.

A Storyteller’s Eye, an exhibit of News & Record photographer Jerry Wolford’s work, runs through Sept. 8.

Highly recommended, based on this museumgoer’s experience is an exhibit pairing two films by Nina Pereg, Abraham Abraham and Sarah Sarah that documents a “changing of hands” of a sacred burial site in Hebron in the West Bank that has historically been a place of worship for both Jews and Muslims. Abraham Abraham shows the clearing of Jewish artifacts to accommodate the celebration of Muslim holiday, while Sarah Sarah conversely records a switch to make way for the Jewish holiday of parsha.

Abraham Abraham/Sarah Sarah, along with an exhibit of Arlene Schechet’s sculptures and, run through Sept. 15 at the Weatherspoon.

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