May Art Hop in Winston

by Foxy Moxy

Welcome to anotherwonderful month for the arts in Winston-Salem. Preparing to make merryfor the month of May are a myriad of artists and gallery spaces. Inhopes of good weather for First Friday, plenty of partying is plannedright in the streets! You can catch the Ruby Scarab Belly Dancers orfabulous fire performances by fetching flame-tamers Kara and Cypris. Oneof the many standout gallery offerings this month is Saved, aconceptually driven project exhibited through large color photographicprints at the 5IVE & 40RTY Gallery, at 541 N. Trade St. The showfeatures images of objects that people have saved from loved ones whohave passed away. The artist, Jody Servon, is currently an assistantprofessor, coordinator of the art management program and director ofthe Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University in Boone. Anotherspecial hop stop this month is the Salute to the Sixties Weekend atAtelier Studios, 619 N. Trade St. The kickoff for the celebration isAtelier’s Salute to 60’s AM Radio – and the WTOB Good Guys. JR of the WTOB Good Guys from back in the day, is scheduled to make ared-carpet arrival in front of Atelier Studios at 7:15 p.m. during theFirst Friday festivities. Other surprise VIPs (including a veryimportant vixen) are also expected to walk the carpet that evening. Ialso want to clue you in to the rest of the weekend Atelier has plannedsince it reprises a popular event from earlier this year. As part ofthe tribute weekend, Saturday brings Salute to the Doors 2. Atelier andguest artists will paint actual doors that draw inspiration fromdifferent Doors tunes from noon to 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. they’ll be holdingthe People are Strange Costume Contest, which gets you, what else? Adoor prize. Here’s the hot list for May’s Hop: • Young’sVintage Home and Garden; 633 N. Trade St.; large vintage concrete planters and lighting by variousdesigners. All furniture and lighting is discounted 15 percent and thesale will be honored during Gallery Hop. •Timothy Nichols Gallery; 629 N. Trade St.; Thefeatured artist for May is Fran Speight, a pastel artist who hails fromKing. One of the gallery’s top selling artists, Fran is inspired bypastoral country landscapes. Glass is also featured this month,including mercury glass and glass hurricanes on forged iron bases. • Studios at 625; 625 N. Trade St.; 336.724.3000 New work on display in member studios throughout the building plus a meet and greet with new member artists. • Golden Flower T’ai Chi Center; 612 N. Trade St.; Presentingan evening of ongoing t’ai chi demonstrations with Grandmaster DongZeng Chenas as well as an open drum circle at 9 p.m. •Earthbound Arts; 610 N. Trade St.;; Beautifulnew works by Gordon Jones and Lucy Duncan including a special rakufiring demonstration during gallery hop by Gordon, AKA the HairyPotter. They’re also offering big stoneware bowls just in time forMother’s Day. • Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery; 601 N. Trade St.; PresentingSpectrum of Weavers, a fiber arts exhibit that features the work of LizSpear of Waynesville and Carla and Doug Filippelli of Asheville • The Fiber Company; 600 N. Trade St.; 336.725.5277 A collective gallery that showcases work by fiber artists and designers features new work for gallery hop • Artworks Gallery; 564 N. Trade St.; May brings a new exhibit by member artists Kim Varnadoe and Mitzi Shewmake. •The Other Half; 560 N. Trade St.; 336.407.5494 OffersThe Garden Art Show for May, featuring birdbaths and vases by RonPropst and garden benches and lighting by Jack and Celeste Chapman Dentas well as wire and glass wall vases by Robert Rothbard • Urban Artware/SEED Gallery; 207 W. 6th St.;, FeaturingWoodie Anderson’s new show 23Mes. Prints on paper and fabrics includemixed-media serigraphs and three-dimensional fiber works that have beendescribed as focused, smart and playful. Combining printmaking,fiber-work and graphic elements with found fabrics, collage andstitching, her work addresses the areas where cultural identity,gender, personal history and society intersect. • Mary Ann Zotto Studio; 202 W. 6th St. 336.575.9850 An open studio show featuring paintings by 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 new works on display throughout in participating member studios • DADA Community Center building; 526 N. LibertySt.; A new exhibit of works will be showcased at the Community Center in May. Foxy Moxy is the editor of The Hippo magazine.