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by Jordan Owens

GREENSBORO/ S. ELM STREET

Ambelside Gallery; 528 S. Elm St.; 336.275.9844 A group exhibition featuring Alexis Lavine, Nigel Price, Tracy Reid, Leigh Rodenbough and Kurt Weiser.

Center City Park; 200 N. Elm St.; www.centercitypark.org  Friday Night Live performances from Sahara Reggae Band and Big Daddy Love.

Center for Visual Artists; 200 N. Davie St.; 336.333.7485; www.greensboroart.org Opening of Dirty Fingernails 2011, an annual summer art camp student exhibition and celebration representing over 300 artists ages 3-18.

First Friday Indie Market, corner of S. Elm St. and MLK; firstfridayindiemarkets.blogspot.com An open-air market featuring handmade and vintage items.

Interactive Resource Center; 407 E. Washington St.; 336.332.0824 This month’s featured artist is woodworker Don Ames who creates fretwork masterpieces using a solar-powered drill press and scroll saw.

International Civil Rights Museum; 134 S. Elm St.; 336. 274.9199; www.sitinmovement.org Spoken word artist Josephus III blends R&B, neo-soul, pop, hip hop and jazz with words.

Greensboro Children’s Museum; 220 N. Church St.; 336. 574.2898; www.gcmuseum.com The Edible Schoolyard hosts a party to celebrate the completion of the Greensboro Mural Project’s “A Healthy Greensboro” Mural.

Greensboro Cultural Arts Center; 200 N. Davie St. ; www.greenhillcenter.org The Cultural Arts Center will be transformed into a mecca of music and art for the August Art Oasis. Featuring demonstrations, belly dancing, and artist bazaar and live music.

Studio B; 520 S. Elm St.; www.studiobgso.com Artist reception featuring tattoos and tattoo-inspired paintings from artist Kurt Gardiner. Music from The Paco Band and a dance performance by Anya Rushing.

Winter Light Gallery; 410 Blandwood Ave. Opening of Dance, Yoga and Joy featuring artist Steve Clark’s series of photographs of performances.

WINSTON-SALEM/TRADE STREET

Artworks Gallery; 564 N. Trade St.; 336.723.5890; artworks-gallery.org Opening reception features work from Chris Flory and Nelida Otero Flatow.

Inter_Section Gallery and Art Space; 629 N. Trade St.; 336.817.1248; www.intersectiongallery.com Artist Andrew Fansler attempts to map the familiarity and foreignness of recurring experience in the new exhibition, Déj’ Vu From Other Places.

Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery; 601 N. Trade St; 336.725.1516; www.piedmontcraftsmen. org Showcasing glass artist Ronnie Hughes and fiber artist Chery Cratty.

Urban Artware: 207 W. 6th St.; 336.722.2345; www.urbanartware.com Welcome to My World featuring new work by Tory Casey. A series of paintings detail the artist’s personal stories and dreams.

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First Friday Art Hops happen the first Friday of each month in Greensboro along Elm Street and in Winston-Salem emanating from the corner of 6th and Trade streets.

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