Found Objects

by Keith Barber

We begin this week’s installment of Found Objects with a photography exhibit of the Nyanya Project — Wake Forest professor Mary Martin Niepold’s philanthropic venture that gives aid to grandmothers responsible for AIDS orphans in Kenya and Tanzania. On May 1, photographer Virginia Weiler will open her exhibit at Simplyummy in Reynolda Village in Winston-Salem. The Roots and the Light will run through May 31. On May 5, Simplyummy will host a celebration/ fundraiser for the Nyanya Project from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Weiler and Mary Martin Niepold will be on hand to talk about the project.

On May 1, the Guilford Education Alliance presents its 4th annual On Stage! at War Memorial Auditorium on Thursday at 7 p.m. A showcase of student talent, On Stage! supports arts education in the school system. For further info, call 336.841.4332.

On Thursday, Open Space Caf’ Theatre in Greensboro presents On Golden Pond at 8 p.m. The play will runs through May 9 with 8 p.m. shows and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays. For further info, call 336.292.2285.

Also, this is the final weekend for theater lovers to catch Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow at the Pyrle Theater at Triad Stage in downtown Greensboro. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. For ticket info, call 336.272.0160.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum presents its Leonardo Drew exhibition with a tour by Xandra Eden and Belinda Tate on Thursday at 5 p.m. Eden, the curator at Weatherspoon, and Tate, the director of Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State, will take visitors on a tour while discussing their insights into Drew’s work. Admission is free.

The Yew Tree Gallery in Greensboro continues its art sale benefiting Haitian earthquake victims this week. Selected paintings will be priced at $50 and pottery will be priced at $25 with all proceeds going to Family Health Ministries’ work in Haiti.

Finally, UNCG presents its 2010 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring work by eight student artists May 2 at Weatherspoon Art Museum at 2 p.m. Admission is free.