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by Jordan Green

The First Friday bloom of gallery hops may be done for the month, but there’s still plenty of new art and performance to see and learn about in the Triad.

Old Salem Museum & Gardens presents the puppet show The Legend of Betsy Ross in the Heirloom Puppet Theater at the Frank L. Horton Museum Center in Winston-Salem on Wednesday and Friday. Also at Old Salem Museum & Gardens, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts hosts a discussion about early maps of Virginia and the Carolinas on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Curator Phil Archer leads a talk about the exhibit Partisans: Social Realism in American Art at Reynolda House in Winston-Salem at noon on Nov. 7.

Kevin Smith’s short documentary about the Hair Do Project — an amalgam of hair styling and community activism — screens at Geeksboro Coffeehouse in Greensboro on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

The Annual Guilford College Student Exhibit takes place at Founders Hall on the campus of Guilford College, followed by a reception at Hildebrandt Senior Thesis Studios on Thursday.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem hosts a family day for parents and children to learn about design in conjunction with the center’s Graphic Design — Now In Production exhibit Saturday at noon.

Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival takes place south of the railroad tracks on South Elm Street in Greensboro on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Poet and performance artist Adrian Vyner-Brooks leads a collective reading of Rumi backed by a musical ensemble at Church of the Covenant in Greensboro on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Uptown Artworks in Greensboro launches its 4 Women: Beyond Boundaries exhibit, featuring Vicki Johnson, Jennifer Nichols, Patrice Frinzi and Sally Lambrecht with a reception on Nov. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum offers a free tour of its ongoing exhibit of sculpture and wall hangings by Willie Cole on Nov. 10 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Then, on Nov. 12, the museum offers a free, docent-led tour of the Annie Lapin exhibit from noon to 12:30 p.m.

And a new exhibit at the Sechrest Art Gallery at High Point University featuring work by the late photographer Merry Moor Winnett opens on Nov. 11.

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