May Art Hop in Winston

by Foxy Moxy

Welcome to another wonderful month for the arts in Winston-Salem. Preparing to make merry for the month of May are a myriad of artists and gallery spaces. In hopes of good weather for First Friday, plenty of partying is planned right in the streets! You can catch the Ruby Scarab Belly Dancers or fabulous fire performances by fetching flame-tamers Kara and Cypris.

One of the many standout gallery offerings this month is Saved, a conceptually driven project exhibited through large color photographic prints at the 5IVE & 40RTY Gallery, at 541 N. Trade St. The show features images of objects that people have saved from loved ones who have passed away. The artist, Jody Servon, is currently an assistant professor, coordinator of the art management program and director of the Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University in Boone.

Another special hop stop this month is the Salute to the Sixties Weekend at Atelier Studios, 619 N. Trade St. The kickoff for the celebration is Atelier’s Salute to 60’s AM Radio – and the WTOB Good Guys. JR Snyder. one of the WTOB Good Guys from back in the day, is scheduled to make a red-carpet arrival in front of Atelier Studios at 7:15 p.m. during the First Friday festivities. Other surprise VIPs (including a very important vixen) are also expected to walk the carpet that evening.

I also want to clue you in to the rest of the weekend Atelier has planned since it reprises a popular event from earlier this year. As part of the tribute weekend, Saturday brings Salute to the Doors 2. Atelier and guest artists will paint actual doors that draw inspiration from different Doors tunes from noon to 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. they’ll be holding the People are Strange Costume Contest, which gets you, what else? A door prize.

Here’s the hot list for May’s Hop:

• Young’s Vintage Home and Garden; 633 N. Trade St.; Featuring large vintage concrete planters and lighting by various designers. All furniture and lighting is discounted 15 percent and the sale will be honored during Gallery Hop.

•Timothy Nichols Gallery; 629 N. Trade St.;

The featured artist for May is Fran Speight, a pastel artist who hails from King. One of the gallery’s top selling artists, Fran is inspired by pastoral 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.;

Presenting an evening of ongoing t’ai chi demonstrations with Grandmaster Dong Zeng Chenas as well as an open drum circle at 9 p.m.

•Earthbound Arts; 610 N. Trade St.;;

Beautiful new works by Gordon Jones and Lucy Duncan including a special raku firing demonstration during gallery hop by Gordon, AKA the Hairy Potter. They’re also offering big stoneware bowls just in time for Mother’s Day.

• Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery; 601 N. Trade St.;

Presenting Spectrum of Weavers, a fiber arts exhibit that features the work of Liz Spear 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

Offers The Garden Art Show for May, featuring birdbaths and vases by Ron Propst and garden benches and lighting by Jack and Celeste Chapman Dent as well as wire and glass wall vases by Robert Rothbard

• Urban Artware/SEED Gallery; 207 W. 6th St.;,

Featuring Woodie Anderson’s new show 23Mes. Prints on paper and fabrics include mixed-media serigraphs and three-dimensional fiber works that have been described as focused, smart and playful. Combining printmaking, fiber-work and graphic elements with found fabrics, collage and stitching, 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.