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by Keith Barber

To kick off the New Year, the Greensboro Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for the world premiere of the original play The Man with the Ten-Gallon Nose on Jan. 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Greensboro Cultural Center, located at 200 North Davie St. A Wild West spin on the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story, The Man with the Ten-Gallon Nose was written by Greensboro Children’s Theatre’s own Stephen Hyers. For further information, contact Rosina Whitfield at 336.373.2728. On Jan. 20, the Hanes Art Gallery is holding a reception for two new installations, WFU Art Department Exhibition and LA Woman: A Gallerist’s Eye, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The department exhibition, which will run through March 22, is a multimedia installation featuring the work of 13 university art department faculty or staff members. The 40 pieces in the exhibit will represent a variety of media ranging from oil paintings, encaustic paintings, collages (both paper and sound), mixed-media installations, sculpture, digital images/prints, drawings (traditional graphite, powdered pigment and digital), furniture and intaglio printmaking/ installation (metal plate etching). Alix Hitchcock, instructor of drawing, will show two of her recent encaustic paintings, entitled Nature’s Share and Crow Soul. The exhibition will also feature oil paintings, including Running Black Woman, from Page Laughlin’s new interior series. The exhibit will feature collages like via Cavour II by Paul Bright, assistant director of the Hanes Gallery. LA Woman: A Gallerist’s Eye, a collection of works curated by Wake Forest graduate Mary Leigh Cherry, will run through March 6 in the Mezzanine Gallery. Admission to the gallery is free. For further information, call 336.758.5585. The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem ends the winter holiday season by participating in a community celebration popular in many parts of Europe and Latin America (also known as the Epiphany and Twelfth Night). Experience the giving-to-others traditions of the Three Wise Kings with Rosca de Reyes bread, crafts, a “camel” race and photo opportunities. The program will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the museum located at 390 S. Liberty St. Two ongoing art gallery exhibits of interest include Reynolda House Museum of American Art’s installation of artist John Sloan’s Seeing the City: Sloan’s New York. In conjunction with this exhibition, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Arts Education Department and Reynolda House have developed a citywide exhibition of K- 12 student art called Seeing Our City Through Our Students, currently on display at Reynolda House, Delta Arts Center, and the Children’s Museum through Jan. 4. In Greensboro, the Weatherspoon Art Museum continues to display its Art on Paper 2008 exhibit, which features the work of 75 artists of regional and international significance. The exhibition runs through Jan. 25 at the museum, which is located at the corner of Spring Garden and Tate streets in Greensboro. For further information, call 336.334.5770. To add your event, e-mail Keith T. Barber at keith@yesweekly.com.

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