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UNCG hosts its fourth annual Design, Art and Technology Symposium this weekend, and it’s free and open to the public. But you have to register first. Go to dats.uncg.edu and click on the registration link. Artists, architects and various other creative folk will flood the Greensboro campus, dishing theories on sustainable architecture, community building, recreational tree climbing (really!) and other stuff.

Sherrill Milnes, an international opera and recording star, conducts a super choir on Thursday composed of Greensboro College’s chorale and Starmount Presbyterian Church’s chorus. It’s happening at Greensboro College, at the Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center; call the box office for ticket prices.

Winston-Salem’s Gateway Gallery opens Flowmotion on Friday. The exhibit – a collection of aquatic-themed sculpture – features work by Duncan Lewis, John Martin, Derrick Monk and the artists of Gateway Studios.

The Green Hill Center opened Facing South last week. It’s an exhibition of portraiture featuring work by 20 of North Carolina’s finest artists.

Professional photographer Abigail Seymour unveils her new digs on Thursday. She and her cohorts at Abigail Seymour Photography recently moved into an office at the renovated Revolution Mills.

On Friday and Saturday, MFA student Kerrie-Jean Hudson will perform her thesis concert at the Dance Theater at UNCG. Hudson did her undergraduate work at UNCG, and her final concert features her 6-year-old daughter. Members of the general public can buy tickets the night of the performance at the Dance Theater box office.

Local playwright Ed Simpson wrote a play about the Woolworth’s sit-ins, and the Community Theatre of Greensboro is seeking actors to play its characters. Auditions for Periphery will be held on Monday and Tuesday at the CTG studios in the Cultural Arts Center.

Student choreographers at the NC School of the Arts are holding a free concert next week, starting on Tuesday. All performances start at 8 p.m. in the Agnes de Mille Theatre.

The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce honored Logie Meachum with its O. Henry Award last week. The prize recognizes an individual’s contribution to Greensboro’s arts and cultural development. Congratulations, Logie!

The chamber wasn’t the only local institution tossing out gifts – Elsewhere earned a grant from the Tannenbuam-Sternberger Foundation that will allow them to upgrade their façade. Expect major changes come April, when the wacky museum plans to add outdoor benches and giant moonflowers.

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