There’s a crazy ton of local art happening this week, so hold on. At the Weatherspoon, performance artist Janine Antoni stops by this week for a two-part artist talk. The first part, which may cover her famous mastication work “Gnaw,” starts at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The second begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Both are free and open to the public. On Tuesday, the museum will host a brown bag lunch and public tour of the exhibit, which is also free.
Later on Thursday, curator Will South continues the Modern Art Lecture series. Pre-registration is required, so call over to the Weatherspoon for prices and information.
A reception for a design exhibition – Close to Home – will be held on Thursday at the Gatewood Gallery. The show will be up until December 1, when it moves over to the Elon University School of Law.
Julianna Baggott visits UNCG’s Faculty Center on Thursday to read some of her poems. The reading is a part of the school’s MFA Series, and you could probably do worse than poetry and free wine on a Thursday.
Wrapping up the UNCG happenings, we have The Taste of Sunrise opening Saturday, about the spiritual awakening of a deaf boy. The play is acted in American Sign Language and spoken English.
Guilford College is hosting Chilean novelist Isabel Allende as part of their Bryan Series. She will speak at War Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday; tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the Coliseum box office.
Aspiring writers should note that today is the registration deadline for the 2007 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Writing and Publishing Conference. The event itself will be happening at the Hawthorne Inn in Winston-Salem next weekend. Visit ncwriters.org to register.
Greensboro’s Central Library is collecting stories for the Veteran’s History Project this Saturday. They are looking for veterans and civilian workers who want to share their wartime experiences.
St. Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro is holding its annual sweater and handcrafts sale this Saturday, featuring goods made by the Artesania Pachamama Women’s Cooperative in Manazo, Peru. The temperature is dropping, so now is probably a good time to pick up something in alpaca or pima cotton.
The Community Arts CafÃ© is hosting its first Walk for the Arts, an event intended to gin up interest and funds for local artists. The walk will begin around 10 a.m. on Saturday at the North Carolina School of the Arts.
On Tuesday at SECCA, artist Susan Jamison will talk about her work, which is hanging in the Overlook Gallery. The event, which starts at 6 p.m., is free for students and cheap for the rest of us.