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by Jordan Green

Not everything happens on First Friday in the arts, and there are a handful of cool events that benefit from some breathing room being scheduled out a week or two.

Earshot Records in Winston-Salem holds an opening reception for a new joint exhibit of work by Millicent Greason and Peter Spivak on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Spivak will be playing music starting at about 5 p.m. He says that the exhibit highlights the importance of record stores as community centers.

Paula McCoy of the Winston-Salem Funders Collaborative gives a talk at the New Winston Museum about how local community development corporations create paths for social and economic vitality at 5:30 p.m.

205 Collaborative in Greensboro holds a “starving artist yard sale” on Saturday to unload art, furniture, vintage items and other odds and ends on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Things Wondrous & Humble: American Still Life opens at Reynolda House in Winston-Salem on Saturday. The exhibit includes works in Reynolda House’s permanent collection and loans from museums and private collections from across the state of North Carolina.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem invites families to visit on Saturday at noon. Admission is free to families with children with programming to explore painting and photography, and to enjoy performances in the auditorium.

Uptown Artworks’ Second Sunday Community Art Sho features the work of Hannah Fillingim, Brenda Gray Poole, Jamin, Stephanie Fischer and Marshall Lakes at the Greensboro gallery on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro offers a free docent-led tour of the Art History: Redux exhibit on Aug. 13 at noon.

And kudos to African American Atelier in Greensboro for its new and vastly improved website. Watch this space for information. Check them out at africanamericanatelier.org. There’s nothing new happening this week, but watch this space in our next issue for information about an upcoming exhibit pairing artists whose work has previously been displayed at the gallery and their protégés.

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