Found Objects

by Amy Kingsley

Bricolage – a regional arts festival – opens this Thursday with a trio of events: A performance by alban elved dance company in Winston-Salem, a mural presentation in downtown Eden and an interactive film screening in Asheboro. Check out the website at to find out more about the four-day event.

UNCG is hosting a number of cultural events this week, including a lecture – “The Mind and Abstract Art” – and a film screening, Strange Culture, both on Thursday evening. Both of those events are happening at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, as is an exhibit of works by James Tucker that is opening in the atrium two days later.

The John Gamble Dance Theater will be performing this weekend at the UNCG Dance Theatre. The show, “The Tragic End of Lust: A Tale of the Seven Deadly Sins,” opens Thursday and runs through Saturday. General admission tickets cost $15 and can be had by calling the UNCG Box Office.

Tracey Marshall, one of Greensboro’s biggest cultural ambassadors, is presenting a collection of art by orphans in Moldova this month. There will be an opening reception on Thursday at the Marshall Gallery. Proceeds from art sold that night will benefit arts and sports programs at the orphanage.

Terry Gross, the host of NPR’s “Fresh Air,” visits the Carolina Theatre on Friday. According to the press materials, Gross will play clips from her best and worst interviews and offer a little insight into her process.

Two Art Chicks is moving soon to make way for a Mellow Mushroom. But the venerable gallery isn’t done yet, and will be unveiling its final show at the cavernous South Elm Street location on Friday evening. The show will feature work by Melodi Fentress and Tracy Hayes.

The SEED Gallery in Winston-Salem, which isn’t going anywhere, is opening an exhibit of work by gallery founder Millicent Greason this month.

On Monday, poet Sebastian Matthews will read from a collection of his work at UNCG’s Faculty Center. The event, which is part of the school’s MFA reading series, is free and open to the public.

UNCG’s departments of art and interior architecture are collaborating on an exhibit that celebrates the impact of forward-thinking design on our community. “Close to Home” opens at the Gateway Gallery on Tuesday and moves to the Elon University School of Law in December.

Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. the Fibonacci Chamber Orchestra will perform the second concert of its 2007-2008 Season at Odell Auditorium on the campus of Greensboro College. The concert, entitled Dance, Dance, Dance!, will be conducted by Music Director & Founder Matthew Thomas Troy. For advance concert tickets, call the Triad Stage box office at 336.272.0160 (Tuesday-Friday, 1:00-6:00 p.m.).