Found Objects

by Amy Kingsley

In case you missed the cover in your fervor to read this column, the Greensboro Fringe Festival begins on Thursday and ends on Feb. 10. Consult the cover story for a complete schedule of events.

If you’re the type of theatergoer who prefers the old standbys, you’ll be pleased to hear that Triad Stage is officially opening its production of Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw on Thursday.

The traveling exhibition TRANSactions: New Art From Latin America won’t be coming to the Weatherspoon until June, but museum Director Nancy Doll will be holding a slide preview of the show on Thursday evening. It’s particularly geared toward nonprofits and businesses interested in Latin America or contemporary art, but everyone is welcome. Seating is limited, so RSVP by calling or e-mailing the museum.

Winston-Salem’s monthly gallery hop is happening this Friday on Trade Street. The cops will be there in their reflective vests, keeping an eye on the barricades and revelers. The gallery owners and restaurateurs who brought the area back from the brink of blight will be there too. Will you?

Rick Jones, Deanna May and Deborah Willard will be at Atelier Studios that night, unveiling an exhibition of their work. They will be joined by Aura3, a vocal group comprised of Marilyn, Nancy and Dodi,

The SEED Gallery will feature work by Kernersville’s Laura Frazier, a mixed media and installation artist, this month. It’ll also be opening on Friday.

If you’re in Greensboro that night, check out the Space on Tate Street. Kat Lee has been making and collected rock ‘n’ roll show flyers for years, and she’s assembled it into an exhibit. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

The Winter Light Gallery, which emerged from the ashes of Two Art Chicks, has its grand opening on Friday and Saturday. Come by to inspect their new digs at 410 Blandwood Ave., near downtown Greensboro.

Another former Two Art Chicks artist, Chuck McLachlan, is heaving open the doors to his new studio in Southside this weekend. McLachlan, who is a landscape and still life painter, also played professional football at the dawn of the NFL. He’ll set out Super Bowl-themed snacks and entertain predictions about this year’s winner.

All Guilford County students are invited to participate in the 2008 Artistry Awards talent competition happening on Saturday at the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center. For more information, call Jasia Stevenson at 336.373.2734.

A more… ahem… adult endeavor crossed my radar screen this week. Lyndon Street Artworks is currently accepting submissions for its annual Eros Erotic Art Show. Artists may submit up to three pieces, and an entry fee of $5 will apply. The deadline for submission is Sunday, Feb. 10.