Found objects 1.17.07

by Amy Kingsley

The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival has put on sale tickets to two upcoming productions: Tru and Faith Healer. The former is a one-man play by Jay Presson Allen about the life and times of writer Truman Capote. Capote, the author of In Cold Blood and several novels, channeled not only his own muse, but also led a life deemed worthy of recollection by plenty of screenwriters and playwrights.

Faith Healer just ended a Broadway run and the NCSF production will be directed by Kristin Kundert-Gibbs. Performances of both shows will be held in the Montcastle Forum in Winston-Salem and tickets are available at the High Point Theater.

UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum is opening the new year (well, sorta) with a number of events that are, as always, free and open to the public. In addition, they announced the arrival of Falk visiting artist Denzil Hurley. An exhibition featuring his work opened on Sunday, and on Monday and Tuesday the artist will be talking about said art. Check the museum’s website for information and times.

A Thursday screening of An Inconvenient Truth will be followed by a lecture by UNCG professor Jay Lennartson. It will be free, of course, and close enough so most students won’t have to fire up anything fossil-fueled to get there.

The Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art announced the opening of an exhibit by sculptor Jon Ray Smith. A public reception on the occasion of the opening will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The gallery is located in the Cultural Center in downtown Greensboro.

Smith’s work has been exhibited at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and recently at the Weatherspoon as part of the Art Faculty Biennial. According to the press release, he works with materials as diverse as umbrellas, knitting needles and optical lenses. For the Green Hill exhibition, he will create an environmental light installation for viewers to admire and interact with.

At the end of the week Triad Stage will welcome patrons to the preview performances for Noises Off!. The performances start on Sunday, and are as good a way as any to celebrate the professional theater’s fifth anniversary. It was, in fact, five years ago this very month that Preston Lane and Rich Whittington first welcomed theater fans into the refurbished downtown space.

The Guilford College Alumni Art Exhibition is now on display at the school’s art gallery. Work from several alumni will hang until Feb. 24; the closing of the exhibition coincides with a two-day panel featuring artists in the show.