Found Objects 4.18.07

by Amy Kingsley

Our Lady of 121st Street opens Wednesday at UNCG’s Taylor Theatre and runs through the weekend. Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis in 2002, the play concerns a group of old classmates from Harlem confronted with the unexpected death of Sister Rose. Performances are in the evening, except for the Sunday matinee. Call the box office for information.

Poet Tung-Hui Hu will be reading at the Faculty Center at UNCG at 8 p.m. on Thursday, an event hosted by the Greensboro Review and the UNCG Center for Creative Writing in the Arts. Hu’s work has garnered praise from many a literary quarter – too many to adequately list here. The event is, as always, free, open to the public, and accompanied by wine and hors d’ouevres.

At Winston-Salem State University on Thursday, professors in the art and design departments will discuss the future of four-dimensional design. The event gets going at 6:30 p.m.; students with valid ID are eligible for free raffle prizes.

“Carolina People, Places & Things” are the featured subjects in the spring juried show held by the High Point Fine Arts Guild opening this Friday. All the work was culled from local artists, and all is two-dimensional. Please contact guild President Judy Glazier at 336.889.6019 for more information.

Also on Friday, a cinematic collaboration by film students at Triad-area universities will light up the big screen at the Carolina Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Students at Wake Forest University, UNCG and PCC worked together on Scripture Cake, a narrative film about a family riven by race and united by culinary tradition.

Dancers from Hubbard Street in Chicago will be visiting the Carolina Theatre for a one night stand on Saturday at 8 p.m. The company, comprised of six dancers between the ages of 17 and 25, will perform a repertoire of works by some of the nation’s youngest and most promising choreographers. Contact the Carolina Theatre box office for ticket prices and other information.

At Gallery 115, the fine arts space tucked inside a graphic design studio on Pomona Drive, curators and artists will celebrate the opening of “Five Painters of Poetic Narrative,” on Saturday. Works by Michael Northius, Fritz Janschka, Michael Ananian, Katie Claiborne and Mark Kingsley (no relation) will be accompanied by beverages, snacks and live music.

Preview performances of Syncopation, Triad Stage’s latest production, start Sunday. The play, which is directed by artistic associate Jay Putnam, an award-winner for 2004’s Proof, will open for real the following Thursday.

Subscribers to Smitty’s Notes, an online guide of goings-on in Winston, will have the opportunity to meet their fellow listees at a 10th anniversary celebration on Tuesday at the Garage. The reception will start at 7 p.m. with food from Finnegan’s Wake and will be followed by a screening of 24 Hours on Craigslist.

Also, Poetry GSO is in full swing this week. Check for complete listings.