Found objects 3.07.07

by Amy Kingsley

We here at YES! Weekly would like to extend our hearty congratulations to Kyle Gilliland, a 15-year-old from Mooresville, NC who took fifth place honors at the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Grand National Calling Championships held in Nashville, Tenn. According to a press release, championship-level turkey emulation requires both skill and commitment, qualities that will likely serve young Gilliland well as he ages into adulthood. The National Wild Turkey Federation itself has been committed to increasing this country’s stock of game birds from 1.5 million to 7 million in a little more than three decades – an achievement that is itself something to crow about.

Just as Southern as turkey calling, but more Gothic by a mile, is the film A Christmas Family Tragedy – a documentary about the 1929 Lawson family massacre. Tobacco baron Charlie Lawson murdered his wife and six of his seven children on Christmas Day. The tragedy, which occurred outside of Winston-Salem, was one of the most sensational crimes of its era. The film will be showing at the Carousel Theater through Thursday.

Open casting for Wesley, a biopic about Methodist Church founder John Wesley, will be happening at Trinity Moravian Church in Winston-Salem on Saturday. Bring headshots, resumes, high collars, etc.; for more information visit

The Southern Ideal Home Show, going down at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center this weekend, will have a pavilion dedicated to green construction materials. Those interested in building their own energy efficient domicile, or in updating an existing structure, can take this opportunity to talk with local architects, electricians and interior decorators.

A few art openings are happening this week, including a textile show at the Greenhill Gallery. Fifteen North Carolina artists contributed fabric, textile and fiber artworks to the exhibition, which will open officially with a reception early Friday evening and run through April 28.

Across town at Guilford College works by Ethiopian artist Wosene Worke Kosrof will be hanging in the art gallery off New Garden Road. That show, titled “Words: From Spoken to Seen,” opens on Monday and will include a number of pieces that display Kosrof’s facility combining abstract painting with Amharic script. Details concerning a reception and panel discussion will be forthcoming in future issues.

The Grove Winery continues a tradition of hosting local artists with a fete this Friday for painter and UNCG alumna Tracy Martin. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample local wines as they admire Martin’s acrylics and watercolors.