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by Keith Barber

Greetings, YES! Weekly readers. It’s good to be home. Having grown up in northwest North Carolina, I feel honored and privileged to cover the local arts scene. Despite my familiarity with the area, it’ll probably take me a week or two to get my bearings, so bear with me. In the meantime, here’s the lowdown on what’s in store for the coming week: On Sunday at 3 p.m., Wake Forest will present The Life and Times of Ray Bradbury featuring Bradbury biographer Sam Weller at the Winston-Salem Central Library at 660 W. 5th St. Weller, a professor in the fiction and English Departments at Columbia College in Chicago, serves as a regular feature writer for the Chicago Tribune Magazine, as well as the Chicago Public Radio program “848.” Weller will sign copies of his books at the event. Then, on Monday, as part of its “Great Movies from Banned Books” series, the central library will present a film screening and discussion of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. Bethania’s second annual art exhibition transforming the 1894 Alpha Chapel into a unique gallery space is running now through Nov. 29. Visitors can view original works in a variety of mediums by locally and internationally recognized artists, and experience 250 years of culture and history in Bethania. And the great thing is, admission is free. Hot Glass Cold Steel, an exhibit featuring works by Loretta Eby and Jeff Jackson is currently on display at the Other Half Gallery at 560 N. Trade St. in Winston-Salem running now through Nov. 10. The Yadkin Valley Craft Guild has a new exhibition entitled Electropositive Elements running now through Oct. 23 at 122 W. Main St. in Elkin. The United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro announces the availability of supplemental grants with an application deadline set for 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15. Supplemental grants are open to individual artists and organizations in the Greater Greensboro area (with the exception of for-profit organizations) for the purpose of promoting the arts or an art form. Those interested in applying for a supplemental grant may download an application at www.uacARTS.org or call the UAC office at 336.373.7523, ext. 256. The Center for Design Innovation with Krankies/Wherehouse and Creative Collaborators are pleased to conduct discussion and a screening of the landmark film, Powers of 10, featuring examples of work from the portfolio of Charles and Ray Eames and their collaborators Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Krankies/Wherehouse, 211 E. 3rd St. in Winston- Salem. There is no charge for this event. And finally, on Thursday, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Mark Strand will open UNCG’s Herbert Conference. Strand will open the three-day conference honoring English poet and priest George Herbert, reading alongside Carl Phillips, chancellor of the American Academy of Poets. The Strand-Phillips poetry reading will be held in the Elliott University Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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