Jaime Coggins specializes in the supersized. Her sculptures are big and so are her festivals, which descend upon Greensboro’s Tate Street every fall and spring in squalls of carnival food, bluegrass music, local artists and foot traffic.
She’s taking her penchant for spectacle south this weekend to Randolph County, which hosts the Mosaic Art & Musical Festival, a compendium of music and folk art happening Saturday and Sunday on Asheboro’s Dunbar Bridge Road.
Wanna beat the heat? Stay inside Elsewhere Artist Collaborative for the last two weeks of August and watch Cuban-American art duo Guerre de la Paz make something pretty out of the space’s glut of old clothes. Guerre de la Paz — a portmanteau of Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz — have work hanging in the Weatherspoon’s current exhibition TRANSActions.
Guerre de la Paz’s residency starts Monday. On Friday Elsewhere welcomes San Francisco’s Molly Anne Goldberg, an artist who loves the mail. This Saturday — like all Saturdays — finds the Elsewherians getting some dirt up under their nails. Come for the early morning pruning sesh, stay for the lecture by Guilford College Sustainability Coordinator Jim Dees. It happens at 2 p.m.
The Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance opens it 25th season with the comedy smash Greater Tuna on Friday. The show, penned by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, lampoons life in tiny Tuna, Texas and seems to resonate with Triad audiences. If you’re a fan of the Tuna franchise, know that the shows make regular appearances on area stages.
Also on Friday, the debut of Revolutionesque, a multi-media production of the United Mind Conglomerate featuring spoken-word artists Scottie Flippen, Soul Rebel, Bosefus and Renaissance. Music of the orchestral variety will be provided by Black Ivy and will be followed by drum ‘n’ bass courtesy of Jesus. There’s more, but I’m not going to waste my time listing it. Just check it out at 7 p.m. in Winston’s Millennium Center Gallery.
Good news for dancer/book worms: Guilford College announced a partnership with Greensboro Ballet that will allow undergraduate students to pursue a certificate in ballet while acquiring a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. The program augments the dance minor already available at Guilford and starts this fall.
I don’t know what a decanter is, and even if I did, I still wouldn’t care about the ones produced between 1972 and 1982 to promote the Greater Greensboro Open, which is now the Wyndham Championship. But Randy Harris does. In fact, he wrote a book about them, A GGO Thing: A Brief History of the Greater Greensboro Open Commemorative Decanters. Get it while it’s hot on www.amazon.com.