Must be the season of the witch

by Jim Dowell Jr.

Well it’s that time of the year again! Summer is almost over; leaves and grass are drying up everywhere; and everyone is ready for a change of season.

Speaking of change, there are several new additions to some galleries in town. Lyndon Street Artworks welcomes Jon Meadows and Steve and Stephanie Thomas to their fold. Steve and Stephanie are landscape photographers and Stephanie is a painter and graphite artist. Jon Meadows is one of our more talented “found objects” sculptors, and creates whimsical treats for your home and yard. Meadows work is always colorful, unique and quite often thought provoking.

Lyndon Street features over 40 local artists’ studios that are open to the public, in addition to the Artworks Collective Gallery. In-house potters, painters, sculptors, glass blowers, filmmakers, clothes makers, metalsmiths and other creative minds can help you with any need you may have for any setting. Check out for information or directions, and join them for First Friday Art Stop for their reception from 6 to 9 p.m.

‘ Kit Rodenbough of Design Archives and Larice White of Artists’ Resource Center have teamed up to bring the nationally acclaimed Apron Chronicles art exhibit to Greensboro. The Smithsonian-affiliated exhibit will also feature author and essayist EllynAnne Geisel of Greensboro to be on hand for the opening reception on Sept. 26, along with photographer Kristina Loggia. The exhibit will take all thre floors of the Nussbaum Center, located at 2005 Yanceyville St., and will run through Oct. 29. Sponsorships are being sought to cover rental fees for the exhibit. For additional information call 336.272.1800 or check out

The Emmett Williams Gallery is open from 10 to 6 weekdays, with appointments recommended. Emmett is offering a 10 percent discount on all items and light refreshments. See emmettonline.comor call 336.987.4209 for information.

‘ The Upstairs Gallery continues the Summer Blues show through Sept. 29. New works from Anna Dermatas, Frank Russell, Kim Burroughs and newcomer James Joyce are on display. Upstairs offers custom framing from Addison’s Loft, as well as a completely remodeled Shaw Design Center on the first floor. Hours are Monday though Friday from 10 to 5. See or call 336.288.9369 for more information.

Helena Sanders and Tristan Miller are opening a joint show at Bailey’s Salon on Elm Street. The show opens as part of First Friday ArtStop Sept. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Greensboro painter/teacher Jack Stone will be offering oil classes on Wednesday nights from 6 until 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 6. Classes will be limited, and will be held at Casa Sevilla at Bessemer Court. The classes are a great way to relax and learn for moms, retirees, students and professionals who need a mid-week change of focus. Call Jack at 336.375.7568 for more information.

Artmongerz presents The Weight of Water featuring recent works by resident artists. The roster now includes Mary Welch Austin, Zack Distel, Kathy Dollyhigh, Tracy Hayes, Frank Holder, Lori Key, Shannon Michallea, Lori Polene, Jackie Romano, Frank Russell and Geoff Smith. The entire group also has a show at Southern Lights Restaurant and Bar, located at 105 North Smyres Place through mid November.

That is all the scoop I have for this month. Look forward to seeing you in September, and as always, send your scoop or your “poop” to Have a great month!