Found objects 2.28.07

by Amy Kingsley

The Carolina Theatre, which opened as a silent film palace in 1927, will be ushering in a new, high-decibel era with a screening of the 1980s horror flick Alien on March 13. The film screening is a couple weeks away, but the installation of a Dolby Digital Surround Sound System EX is, thanks to a number of local organizations, complete.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum will be offering milder cinematic fare on Thursday with their screening of What Remains, a film about photographer Sally Mann that is part of the spring’s Photography on Film series. Mann’s subjects have included 12-year-old girls and the cadaverous denizens of a medical farm. The film premiered at Sundance last year and won best documentary at the Jacksonville Film Festival. The movie will be showing at 7 p.m. and is free to all comers.

On the other side of the media production continuum, Ndesanjo Macha of the Greensboro Boys and Girls Club announced the grand opening of the first recording studio for kids at their Glenwood facility. Macha, who’s been behind a number of interesting Boys and Girls projects, says the new facility will allow club members to record their songs, poetry, stories, etc.

Fort Grunt, an artists collaborative from Durham, has work hanging in UNCG’s Elliot University Center art gallery. It’s free and centrally located, but if you need proof before making the trek, check out their website at

Wednesday is the final day to see the Annual Founding Members Invitational Exhibition in the African American Atelier in the Greensboro Cultural Center. The exhibit celebrates the Atelier’s founding and honors the African American Arts festival artist.

The spring issue of Backwards City Review hits shelves this week, wherever you can find it. The slim lit mag features the usual mix of comics, fiction and poetry readers have come to expect from Gerry Canavan and company. Highlights include “Shooting Republicans,” a short story by George Singleton.

On Saturday the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro will be holding its 3rd annual Cabaret Service Auction. Karla Kincaid from Green Queen Bingo is the featured entertainment, along with the singing, dancing and storytelling members of the church’s congregation. Performances will be followed by a silent auction; admission is $5 and includes hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and a cash bar.

Also on Friday, the Greensboro Public Library is holding its semi-annual book sale. The event starts at 9 a.m.; line up early.

North Carolina School of the Arts is holding a digital symposium on Monday and Tuesday. Topics to be discussed are the iterative and narrative processes of design; events will be held in the Eisenberg Social Hall.

Students and faculty in the Guilford College art department are responding to the Jan. 20 events outside Bryan Hall with a series of collaborative art works. The first is on display in the Hege Library now.