found objects

by Keith Barber

Leading off this week’s edition of Found Objects is Triad Stage’s production of Moliére’s classic comedy Tartuffe at the historic theatre’s MainStage venue, which opens Sunday, June 7 and runs through June 28. Translated by Curtis Hidden Page and directed by Preston Lane, Tartuffe tells the story of a hilarious hypocrite Tartuffe who shakes up the very comfortable life of Orgon. Triad Stage has earned a reputation for transforming classic works into timely stories that resonate with audiences.

Will undoubtedly continue that proud tradition. Ticket prices are $16 with student and group discounts available. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sunday, with 8 p.m. shows on Fridays and Saturdays and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee as well. Sunday also marks the final day of the Sharon Louden’s exhibit entitled Taking Turns at Weatherspoon Art Museum at 500 Tate St. on the UNCG campus. Patrons of Weatherspoon will find the Louden exhibit inside and outside the museum — a suite of 14 paintings and a digital video projection make up the interior installation of the exhibit while the museum’s garden is the setting for an installation of threedimensional fiber-optic “drawings” by Louden. The museum boasts that the different parts of Taking Turns “inform and amplify one another.” On Wednesday, Reynolda House Museum presents Portals of Discovery: Edith Wharton’s New York Stories at 6 p.m. Wake Forest University Professor of English Barry Maine will conduct a reading of short stories that trace Wharton’s lifelong project: the taxonomy of manners and moral imperatives in New York society. Maine will conduct repeat performances on June 10, 17 and 24. Registration is $150, $120 for members and $80 for students. Advance registration required. For further info, call 336.758.5150. The exhibit Urban Impressions in Paint and Clay is still on display at Gateway Gallery and will run through July 18. The show features impressionistic paintings of downtown Winston-Salem by Steven W. Dunn and clay pots and plates by Janet Childress. Call 336.777.0076, x238 for further information. The exhibit Artizzm: Unlocking Autism Through Art by Virgina Kassay is still on display at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Kassay, the mother of an autistic daughter, will display her paintings at the Spine Gallery at the hospital through July 7. And finally, the Hawthorne Gallery presents Out of the Darkness by Billy McClain and Strong & Simple by George Schober. Shoberworks in color and black and white; on paper and on aluminum using anew process, aluminart. The exhibit runs through June 27. For furtherinformation, call 336.724.1022. Hawthorne Gallery is located at 1281 W.4 th Street in Winston-Salem. Downtown Kernersville businesses will host over 40 artists, musicians and wineries at Arts d’Vine onFriday for “Arts d’Vine – A Celebration of Art, Wine and Music.” Elevenwineries, 20 artists, and 8 musicians will display their finest for thepublic to enjoy. Some of the artists featured are Susan Harris, Betty Recoulley, Ron Curlee, Trish Linville, Abigail Eaton and members of the Cosmic Cow Society of Greensboro. Thelist of performing musicians includes Nashville country recordingartist Tammie Davis, David Crouse singing Top 40/Oldies andKernerville’s own American Idol contestant Chris Lane, who will performa variety of covers and more. Arts d’Vine is free and will take placefrom 5-8 pm on the blocks surrounding the Main and Mountain St.intersection in Kernersville.