Watercolor works by Chuck McLachlan and Sterling Edwards will be on display at the Blue Diamond Gallery this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The opening coincides with First Friday and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run through the end of August, and the artists will demonstrate their craft several times during the interim. Visit artsacademylive.com for more information.
Also on First Friday, but over in Winston-Salem, is the opening of Personal Statements, a show with works by Chris Flory and Nancy Hayes at the Artworks Gallery. From 7 to 10 p.m. you can enjoy free food, drink and art on bustling Trade Street in the Twin City.
On the following day, the African Services Coalition in Greensboro will be celebrating 10 years of service with dancing, food and a soccer tournament at Temple Emanuel. The soccer tournament will be played in the early afternoon, followed by cultural events starting at 6 and lasting until 1:30 a.m. Contact the NC African Services Coalition for more information.
Refugees of a different sort will be enjoying themselves at the Eastern Guilford High School dance concert, which will also be happening Saturday at UNCG. Those who’ve buried their heads in the sand might not realize that Eastern burned to the ground last November. UNCG has filled one of many gaps for the students by donating dance facilities for this event.
Masters of Fine Arts students at UNCG will pack away their degrees and the work in their thesis exhibitions next week. Catch it while you can, the MFA show at the Weatherspoon Art Museum closes Sunday.
On Tuesday the Carolina Theatre continues its Cinematique Carolina series with a screening of the TV Set, the latest release by the Think Film Company. The movie starts David Duchovny and costs less than a first-run feature at the Grande.
UNCG sent a press release about the Urban Studio course at UNCG in which seniors in the interior design program built a brand new house for a low-income couple. I visited the house, wrote about it, and can attest to its sleekness. I’m looking forward to what the students and professor Robert Charest embark upon this year.
All this UNCG repetition is making me feel a little shill-like, but still I’m obliged to mention that Robert Hansen, a theater professor, recently donated his large collection of performance arcana to the school’s Jackson Library. The 10,000 pieces are valued at nearly $125,000.
Carolina Pinnacle Studios and Makeup by Kathy are casting for a commercial that will begin shooting next week. Check out their website, makeupbykathy.com, to find out whether they can make use of your services.
And finally we’d like to extend our congratulations to LaMyra Kinzer, who secured a starring role in a LiveMansion production cast via the internet. The announcement came down on May 21, and we’d like to wish LaMyra all the best as she pursues her career.