Found Objects

by Amy Kingsley

When you think of necklaces, do you picture pearls, gems and silver chains? If so, prepare to have your mind blown. This weekend, Mack and Mack will host a two-day trunk show featuring pieces by jeweler Detra Kay. The press release promises jewelry made from exotic materials including, but not limited to, coral, silver, blown Czechoslovakian glass, sardonyx, aventurine, tiger eye, abalone, Venetian glass, jade, Swarovski crystal, jasper, onyx, serpentine, carnelian, amethyst, malachite and amber. Show those jewels off at Triad Stage’s brief revival of Brother Wolf, an Appalachian interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. On Friday and Saturday, the theater will stage a two-night performance of the elaborate bluegrass musical before sending it on to Boone for the Appalachian Summer Festival. Tickets for the festival are $15 for general admission with a limited number of premium seats available for $25. The Elliot University Center Gallery at UNCG is hosting an opening reception for the exhibition “Put Together,” featuring work by Mark Brown and Derrick Sides. The party gets started on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Greensboro Dances” continues this week with a dose of Scottish dancing and a performance of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, by the Greensboro Ballet Summer Festival Company. The performance will take place at Center City Park at I p.m. on Friday. A joint production of The Full Monty (see article) produced by Community Theatre of Greensboro and the Little Theater of Winston-Salem migrates east this week. The show moves into the Carolina Theatre on Friday, where it will remain until closing on July 29. Tickets for adults are $20; the play has adult content, but if you must bring children under 13, tickets for them are $15. The exhibition at Gallery 115, titled Five Painters of Poetic Narrative, will close this week after a three-month run. Your last chance to see paintings by Michael Northuis, Fritz Janschka, Michael Ananian, Katie Claiborne and Mark Kingsley (no relation) will be this Saturday. On Monday and Tuesday, the Kernersville Little Theater will hold auditions for its upcoming production of Oscar and Felix. The director is seeking six men and two women; auditions will be held at Korner’s Folly in Kernersville. Izumi Ryono, a Greensboro resident and product of UNCG’s MFA program, received the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture award. Ryono’s work, titled “I Think I Should Have Been Born as a Boy,” was one of 21 selected for the honor. The piece will be displayed at Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey starting in October.

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