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by Amy Kingsley

It’s tough to expand your horizons — geographically-speaking — when gas is going for upwards of four dollars a gallon. But you can expand those horizons from home, too, or at least close to it. Here’s a suggestion: Attend a modern dance concert like Multiple Exposure, which is happening at Elon University’s Center for the Arts. The show consists of several pieces choreographed by Triad artists. Admission is free, but the dancers are requesting donations to be put toward the modern dance equivalent of leotards, toe shoes and tutus. RSVP Community Theatre in Asheboro opens its summer musical this weekend. Gypsy, starring Anne Shirk, JB Griffith III, Abbey Ford, Alyssa Lowe, Claire Davidson and Sarah Griffith, premieres at the high school performing arts center on Friday and runs through the following weekend. Visit www.rsvptheatre.org for more information. Winston-Salem’s Christine Rucker, a photographer who used to shoot for the Journal, opens an exhibition of her work Friday at the Ogden Station Community Arts Center in the Camel City. The show, Rhythms of Life will stay up for a month. Also on Friday, the Gateway Gallery at Winston-Salem’s Enrichment Center presents the exhibition Time Tables, featuring silk-screened items by Aaron Oakley Robbins and the Artists of Gateway. The Electric Mustache, or Em Gallery, at the Werehouse welcomes new work by Casey Lee with a reception on Sunday at 7 p.m. It’s free. Elsewhere in Greensboro confabs with Laurencio Carlos Ruiz of State College, Pa. on Friday and invites the public to listen in. Ruiz makes art that combines elements of puppetry, performance and installation. The gallery 5IVE & 40RTY in Winston- Salem’s Downtown Arts District presents eye cons (fine art cartoons) by Michael Northius this month. An opening reception with the artist happens Thursday from 5:40 to 7:40 p.m. The summer’s first Open Air Art show, curated by Fahiym and Amiynah Hanna, coincides with the Mosoul Poetry Slam on Saturday in Greensboro. The event starts at 2 p.m. on Bryson Street. UNCG sculpture professor Billy Lee’s “Vessels” was selected for inclusion in Olympic Fine Arts 2008, a cultural companion to the summer games in Beijing. The exhibition will travel for two years internationally after the close of the Olympics before returning to its permanent home in the Forbidden City. The opening of Elissa Houghton’s show Evidence at the Green Bean passed under the radar last week, which means you missed the reception. But you can still see the art, which will hang for a limited time at downtown Greensboro’s hippest coffee shop.

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