found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s edition of Found Objects kicks off with two spoken word events, including a screening of Freedom Slam, a short film by local artists Reasons 2 Rhyme. Freedom Slam documents a Greensboro poetry slam held in April at Triad Stage. The film premieres on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Carousel Luxury Cinemas on Battleground Avenue.. Tickets are $10. On Thursday, Krankies Coffeehouse in Winston-Salem hosts Piedmont Slam!, a spoken word competition. Sign-ups begin at 7:30 p.m. with the open mic poetry session beginning at 8 p.m. The slam follows at 9 p.m. Event organizers promise outstanding poetry from “some of the best literary artists that the Piedmont area has to offer.” The Cinema Under the Stars series at Reynolda House Museum of American Art continues on Friday night with Moulin Rouge! The Arts Council Theatre will hold Teen Theatre Ensemble auditions on Saturday beginning at noon. Young people between the ages of 13 to 18 are invited to audition for the upcoming session, which is sponsored by the NC Black Repertory Co. Those wishing to audition must first schedule an appointment by calling 336.723.2266 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Each artist must perform a two-minute monologue, a choreographed dance piece and a song. Each presentation should not exceed five minutes. Art lovers can still catch an ongoing series of exhibitions at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, located at 200 North Davie Street in Greensboro. Gallery Nomads features the work of more than 50 artists from the Research Triangle Park area and present works by more than 50 artists. Flanders Art Gallery and Adam Cave Fine Art have collaborated with Green Space to present these works. The Design Box Gallery will present the Obama Inauguration Poster exhibition, which features 24 local artists who “interpret their hopes, expectations and style to reflect the new presidency.”