Found Objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with a public sale of fine art. The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will conduct a sale of hundreds of items from the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company Collection at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts — 251 N. Spruce St. in downtown Winston-Salem — beginning Friday and concluding on Sunday. This vast art collection includes oils, watercolors, prints, sculpture, ceramics and textiles as well as antiques and decorative items for home and office and substantial selections of dishes, flatware and crystal. All proceeds will sup- port the Arts Council, its funded partners and member organizations. For further info, call 336.747.1412 or visit:

Artworks Gallery in Winston-Salem pres- ents a dual exhibit by artists Don Green and Lea Lackey-Zachmann through Feb. 25.

Green’s exhibit includes wood sculptures and paintings on paper inspired by nature. Lea Lackey-Zachmann’s work includes large oil paintings and digital images based on microscopic images of plants. Artworks Gallery is located at 564 N. Trade St. in downtown Winston-Salem. For further info, visit: The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art is buzzing with activity this month. On Thursday at 7 p.m., Diana Greene will perform an illustrat- ed reading of A Dozen Dresses. The event is organized in conjunction with SECCA’s Out of Fashion exhibition. Also, on March 1, SECCA will present artist Tracey Snelling, who will launch her installation Woman on the Run with an artist talk in the SECCA Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. The talk is designed to provide, “the ideal context to navigate an expe- riential installation that fuses set building with film noir,” according to curator Steven Matijcio.

A small reception will follow the talk, and the show will be unveiled later that evening. Finally, Guilford College presents its Stickworks exhibit, featuring world-renowned artist Patrick Dougherty, who will complete the construction of a sapling sculpture on the college campus throughout the month of February. The public is invited to watch Dougherty as he builds the monumental sculpture. The school is also asking for volunteers to assist Dougherty in the gathering of building materials and the actual construction of the sapling sculpture. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this rare opportunity to help cre- ate a larger than life piece of art, contact Terry Hammond at 336.316.2438 or e-mail: tham-