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by Amy Kingsley

It usually takes a while for the Triad’s artistes to return to their pre-holiday rhythms, and this year is no different. Except at UNCG.

The Spartans are barging into the spring semester with a slate of cultural offerings that spans everything from student sketches to Great American Literature. So let’s start with the kiddies.

The Gatewood Gallery in the studio arts building has exchanged December’s student photography exhibit for a collection of student paintings and drawings. The show will be up until early February, for more information visit uncg.edu/art.

At the Weatherspoon, the Lead Pencil Gallery takes up its semester residency on Wednesday with a gallery talk to be conducted at 4 p.m. The next day, the same group will be presenting a slide show of their work. They’ve got an installation up at the museum, and if you miss the opening or slide show, stop by sometime before the show closes in mid-April.

The University Concert and Lecture Series will host Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway at the Carolina Theatre on Wednesday. Stars from the biggest Broadway musicals will convene for one night only to honor the Great White Way.

John Irving, bard of New England and author of Cider House Rules, The World According to Garp and A Prayer for Owen Meany, will make an appearance at the Elliot University Center on Thursday at 8 p.m. He’ll be reading from his newest novel, Until I Find You. The event, sponsored – naturally – by the MFA program, is free and open to the public.

On Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., UNCG will hold a reception for Tim McDonald to honor the work he has hanging in the EUC Gallery. Go, it’s free.

The list of events not taking place at UNCG this week is blissfully short. The Snow Queen, a performance featuring the Hudson Vagabond Puppets, will be showing at the Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem on Thursday and Friday.

The Printed exhibition opens at the Green Hill Center on Friday. The show features prints from artists across North Carolina. Keep an eye on these pages, I’ll tell you more about it next week.

Comedian Paula Poundstone is coming to the Carolina Theatre on Saturday. Poundstone, a regular guest on NPR, made her name touring the country’s open mic nights and is returning to her standup roots, according to the press materials.

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