Found Objects

by Amy Kingsley

Greensboro welcomes summer with dueling Solstice parties. On Friday, the Weatherspoon Art Museum opens its latest exhibition TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art with a Samba-styled throw down brought to you by Brazilian Soul. The museum provides food, art and a cash bar. The party starts at 7 p.m.

Two days later, Boutique Hypnotica and Resources for Artful Living present their summer solstice celebration at the Arboretum. The party – a family-friendly event – will feature plenty of people dressed like faeries and goddesses. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and it’s free.

Photographer Dawoud Bey has been making large-scale portraits of high school students for the past 15 years, hoping to create “a portrait of American youth in its various social and human dimensions.” Forty of those pictures – and essays by the subjects – are hanging at the Weatherspoon through summer.

REGROWTH, an exhibition featuring nine artists’ interpretation of gardens, blooms at the Green Hill Center on Friday. The artists in the show are Nancy Baker, Faye Foster, Carmen Grier, Bryant Holsenbeck, Ann Marie Kennedy, Kevin Mullins, Ann Resnick, Sally Rockriver and Leah Sobsey.

Theatre 232 opens at Triad Stage this week. Redbeard’s Revenge, a children’s show, plays on the main stage while Mere Mortals entertains the late night crowd in the UpStage Cabaret.

Triad Stage also holds general auditions starting Monday. Get your headshot, resume and monologues together and e-mail for an appointment. Walk-ins will not be allowed to audition.

Elsewhere continues its summer series with events on Friday and Saturday. The first features New Zealand artist Jason Workman, and the second stars Stephanie Edwards of the Center of GIScience and Health.

Drink and Draw returns to the Werehouse in Winston-Salem on Tuesday. You know the deal – bring art supplies, drinking money and a designated driver.

Bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray visits Winston-Salem on Sunday to read and sign her latest book, Too Little, Too Late. That’ll be happening at Borders on Stratford Road at 2 p.m.

Derrick Sides accepted an appointment as the new executive director of Greensboro’s Center for Visual Arts. For Sides, who’s been working as the interim director for several months, it’s the culmination of a three-year career at the gallery.

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