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by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects is perfect for those last-minute Christmas shoppers. Lovers of art, theater, dance, poetry and literature are quite often procrastinators. So much like the Herald Angels, I bring tidings of great joy!

Theatre lovers can catch the final performance of Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity tonight (Wednesday) at Triad Stage at Pyrle Theater on South Elm Street in downtown Greensboro. Tickets range from $10-$42. Show time is 7 p.m.

Visual arts lovers have until the end of the year to catch some of the more intriguing exhibits on display. Fluidity, the Art Of Fluid by Robert Kernodle is currently on display at Maria’s, located at Lawndale Shopping Center in Greensboro. Reynolda House Museum of American Art’s exhibit, Now/Then: A Journey in Collecting Contemporary Art at Wake Forest University, will also conclude Dec. 31. The exhibit focuses on the Wake Forest University Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art, considered the university’s premier collection. The collection includes more than 150 pieces by more than 100 different notable artists. Every four years since 1963, a small group of Wake Forest students have visited New York City to purchase art on behalf of the university. Also, the UNCG photography exhibit, Times, They Are A-Changin: Photographs by Sarah Dorsey and Mark Stewart, will end its run Dec. 31. The exhibit is being held in the Jackson Library Reading Room.

The Community Arts Café in Winston-Salem will conclude its exhibit of its three featured artists for the month of December at the Gallery of the Arts. The works of Gail Roberts, Jonna Ellis Holston and Leigh Sommerville McMillan will come down Dec. 31.

And finally, Diggs Gallery, located on the campus of Winston-Salem State University, continues its photography exhibit entitled Young Americans: Photographs by Sheila Pree Brigh.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

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