Leading off Found Objects this week is a call for nominations from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem for its annual Arts Council Award and R. Philip Hanes Jr. Young Leader Award. Nominees for both awards should exhibit commitment and volunteer service to the local arts scene. The R. Philip Hanes Jr. Young Leader Award is given to someone 40 years of age or younger who has exhibited leadership in the arts community. Contact Mona Campbell at the Arts Council at 336.722.2585 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org nomination forms. A letter of nomination is also required. All materials must be received by Oct. 2. Awards will be presented on Oct. 28 at Gray Auditorium at Old Salem’s Visitor Center.
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance continues its 2009-’10 season with another installment of its popular “Spend the Night” series. Spend the Night with the Legends will run Sept. 17-19 at 8 p.m., Sept. 19 at 4 p.m., and Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Theatre Alliance Playhouse located at 1047 Northwest Boulevard in Winston-Salem. Spend the Night with the Legends will feature a variety of tribute artists performing the works of Elvis, Tina Turner, Carole King and Patsy Cline. Tickets are $14 for adults; $10 for children; and $12 for students and seniors. For further info, call Theatre Alliance at 336.723.7777.
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, or SECCA, and Reynolda House Museum of American Art present a launch party and artist talk by sculptor Mark Jenkins on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The free event will be held in the auditorium at Reynolda House beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Alban Elved Dance Company will hold auditions on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Salem College Dance Studio, located at 601 S. Church St. in Winston-Salem, for its November performances of Inertia: Remembering the Holocaust. Auditions begin at 3 p.m. with additional auditon times slated for 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Circa Gallery in Asheboro will host an exhibit entitled, North Meets South: The Pottery Works of Jim