found objects

by Keith Barber

Leading off Found Objects this week is a fantastic opportunity for young artists to express themselves through arts and crafts activities. On Sunday, ArtQuest continues its Latin American theme with a Halloween program entitled Dia de los Muertos Retablos. The program starts at 3 p.m.

The Elsewhere Artist Collaborative has issued a call for collaborators and artists to create, curate, and show work in Elsewhere’s annual Fall show, The Dead Writer’s Convention, on Oct. 30. Marking the final show of Elsewhere’s 2009 season, the collaborative is seeking “ideas imagined that can be manifested in the space.” Installation of works will take place from Oct. 15-29. Elsewhere is also soliciting proposals to transform its facility into a convention center for dead writers.

On Saturday, Aycock Auditorium on the UNCG campus will host the Martha Graham Dance Company. Part of the university’s concert and lecture series, tickets for the 8 p.m. show run $28-35 and may be purchased at the university’s box office by calling 336.334.4849.

On the arts horizon, poet Rhett Iseman Trull will perform a reading Oct. 29 at the UNCG Faculty Center located on College Avenue. The reading will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

Admission is free. A book signing will follow. On Oct. 30, the Southern Fried Chicks Comedy Tour starring Etta May, Sonya White and Karen Mills Kearns comes to the Carolina Theatre for an 8 p.m. show. The tour describes itself as “the story of three different women, all from the South, and their hilarious take on life, love and the pursuit of happiness.” For tickets, call 336.333.2605 or visit:

Finally, the Weatherspoon Art Museum presents its NewArt/New Audiences Lite program on Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. The program introduces novice art lovers to the Weatherspoon with workshops led by Ann Grimaldi. For further info, call 336.334.5770.