Foxy Moxy reveals some of June’s Art Top Highlights

by Foxy Moxy

June’s Gallery Hopis ready to light up the night in the Arts District. You can now counton plenty of First Friday festivities taking to the streets! Enjoyoutdoor performances this month including The Back Door, a live ongoingmusic series that takes place on Liberty Street outside the Artists onLiberty Building, the entrancing belly dancers of Three GracesEntertainment and Raku pottery firing demos courtesy of Earthbound Arts. Oneunique dance duo certain to heat up the streets this month is ExuroFire Performance, featuring Cypress and Kara. Spinning, hooping andhandling an impressive array of flaming implements, Exuro blends aneclectic fusion of funky tribal dance with flirty circus tricks. Thisis one pair of hotties who really know how to play with fire! You cancatch them at the intersection of 6th and Trade Street with shows at 8PM and 9 PM. For more information on these dynamic flame-tamers, visitthem on the web at A terrific Hop stop this month ishappening at one of my favorite places for eclectic art inWinston-Salem, the Urban Artware Gallery. The gallery offers new worksfrom this month’s featured artist, Julie Armbruster, a mixed mediapainter working in pigment, charcoal, encaustic and ink. Inher artist’s statement Julie describes her recent work as an catalogueof repetitive images on the destructive behavior of humanity and itsinsistence on being the exception to the laws of nature. This show ispart of her ongoing process of reflection on these themes, whileinjecting elements of humor and hope. Dovetailing nicely withthe previous exhibit is Pattern, a show of works by Laura Lashley atSEED Gallery. SEED Gallery is housed within Urban Artware and both canbe found at 207 West 6th Street in the heart of the Arts District. Becertain to catch both of these shows in one convenient Gallery Hop stop. Inother Arts District news, one sad note: we bid Jack and Becky ofYoung’s Vintage Home and Garden a fond adieu. Your friends, neighborsand Trade Street shoppers will miss the bright and original personalityyou added to the independent retail store aura in the area. We wish youall the best with future endeavors. Here’s the hot list for June’s Hop: •Timothy Nichols Gallery; 629 N. Trade St.; Open forGallery Hop and featuring many fine works of art to transform livingspaces into lifestyle expressions. • Studios at 625; 625 N.Trade St.; 336.724.3000: New work on display in member studiosthroughout the building plus a meet and greet with new member artists. •Atelier Studios; 619 N. Trade St.; Presents theCD release party for Aura3, an acoustic pop/rock female trio, for theirlatest recording, “Dirty Angels”. In Atelier Studios main gallery, workfeatured will reflect the CD title theme. Aura3 will perform all tracksfrom the new CD and will be accompanied by 15 oriental dancers fromThree Graces Entertainment. • Golden Flower T’ai Chi Center, 612N. Trade St.; : Offering a fun evening of tai chi, pakua, sword form, & African drumming. Tai Chi Demonstration 8-9 PM.Open drum circle from 9-10 PM. • Earthbound Arts; 610 N. TradeSt.; Beautiful new works by Gordon Jones and LucyDuncan including a special Raku firing demonstration during Gallery Hopby Gordon, aka the “Hairy Potter”. • Piedmont CraftsmenGallery; 601 N. Trade St.; PresentingFiguratively Speaking. Featuring figurative works by member artists inall media. • The Fiber Company; 600 N. Trade St.; 336-725-5277A collective gallery that showcases work by fiber artists and designersfeatures new work for gallery hop. • Artworks Gallery; 564 N. Trade St.; June brings a new exhibit by member artists entitled Pairs. •The Other Half; 560 N. Trade St.; 336.407.5494: Offers new works by RonPropst, known for innovative works in clay. Functional and decorativeitems on display by Propst and many other wonderful regional artists. •5IVE & 40RTY Gallery; 541 N. Trade St.; An artgallery and meeting space featuring a new exhibit for June. •Urban Artware/SEED Gallery; 207 W. 6th St.;, Julie Armbruster’s new show as well asPattern by Laura Lashley at the SEED Gallery. • Mary Ann ZottoStudio; 202 W. 6th St.; 336.575.9850: An open studio show featuringcolorful new works by painter Mary Ann Zotto. • Patina; 217 W. 6th St.; 336.725.6395: Open during Gallery Hop with new art, artifacts and fun retail items. •Artists on Liberty; 521 N. Liberty St.: The AOL building showcases newworks on display throughout in participating member studios. •DADA Community Center building, 526 N. Liberty St.: A new exhibit ofworks titled Color Collisionwill be showcased at the Community Centeron Liberty in June. To let Foxy Moxy know what you have coming up in your art world, e-mail