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by Brian Clarey

While Jordan Green is still out tending to his newborn AmyBell, I’m taking another crack at Found Objects this week using whatever press releases I have at my disposal.

On Thursday night, SEED Gallery brings the work of 11 artists to Washington Perk & Provision Co. in Winston-Salem at 5 p.m. for Eleven Artists, Eleven Wines. Be sure to try them all.

On Thursday, Aug. 29, sculptor Arlene Shechet discusses her new exhibit at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on the UNCG campus at 5:30 p.m. Arlene Shechet: That Time runs through Sept. 15.

Elsewhere in Greensboro has a new artist in residence, Erin O’Daniel, who arrives this week. If you’re a member of the ultimate found-object warehouse, meet her at the member dine-in on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Check out goelsewhere.org for details on all of this and more.

On Friday, Greensboro’s Hemphill Branch Library holds Red, Yellow and Blue, art exploration for ages 1-3 and their caregivers, at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the age-appropriate public. Call 336.373.2925 for more information. Later that day, at 3 p.m., ArtQuest holds Studio Plus Painting for ages 7 and under at the branch library.

Saturday sees the Creation Celebration at City Arts in downtown Greensboro. The event, according to a press release, “is an open house showcasing all the exciting drama, dance, music, visual arts, and multi-cultural arts programs and activities that take place at City Arts everyday.” It’s a freebie, and it begins at noon.

And just a reminder, things are gearing up for Greensboro’s 17 Days festival that begins Sept. 20 and features theater, music, arts and more. So far they’ve booked Joan Osborne, set up an animation exhibit, wrangled in the Tate Street festival and musical performances at the Green Bean, a concert by a sitting city council member and a meerkat musical. What more could anyone possible ask for? Find out more details at the website, 17daysgreensboro.org.

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