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by Jordan Green

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. If that isn’t an exact quote, Elvis Costello is said to have made a statement very close to it. Apparently, talking about art is easier.

Art photography collector Frank Konhaus leads a roundtable discussion over lunch at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, or SECCA, in Winston-Salem on Wednesday at noon.

Sculptor Arlene Shechet gives a talk about her work — showcased in her That Time exhibit of ceramics — at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The event is free but seating is limited. Doors open at 5 p.m. A reception follows.

Per the usual arrangement, the Greensboro arts phenomenon known as Elsewhere hosts a salon led by visiting artists in residency on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. This go-round will be led by Bridget Beck, Catherine Moorse and Kristy Robertson. The event will be held at the storefront theater, weather permitting.

Drmcoat Studios, a Greensboro-based artist collective, puts up its inaugural show on Friday at New York Pizza on Tate Street on Saturday. The exhibit did not go up as planned, on Aug. 2, because the venue was overbooked, owner and co-founder Magena Morris said.

Angels and Earthly Creatures, a joint exhibit with Nancy Hayes and Kim Varnadoe opens at Artworks Gallery in Winston-Salem on Sept. 3. As the title alludes, Hayes specializes in papiermâché animal constructions, while Varnadoe’s focus is photographic representations of angel statues. Her quest has taken her beyond Winston-Salem, to Savannah, Ga.; Biloxi, Miss.; and Lviv, Ukraine. Watch this space for forthcoming information about a reception and appearances by the artists.

The Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem is switching up the program for its fall slate of classes with The Art of Mehndi: Henna Tattoos taught by Kristie Staton on Sept. 21; Traditional American Tattoo Designs by CW Eldridge on Oct. 19; The Fundamentals of Landscape Design & Container Gardening by John Newman; Skateboard Art by Jaeson Pitt and Jerry Cooper on Sept. 21, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5; and Street Art by Hieronymus on Nov. 1 and 2. Call 336.723.7395 or visit sawtooth.org for information about fees.

SECCA is seeking volunteer docents for the Graphic Design: Now in Production exhibit. To get involved call Deborah Randolph at 336.397.2109 or e-mail her at Deborah.randolph@ncdcr.gov.

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