found objects

by Keith Barber

Among the scores of New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Winston-Salem Symphony welcomes guest artists from Cirque de la Symphonie for a new year’s celebration on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, located at 301 N. Hawthorne Road. Cirque de la Symphonie combines the artistry of cirque with the power of a live orchestra concert. Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director Robert Moody will lead the orchestra in a program of light classics, including overtures, waltzes and ballet music, as the audience enjoys the Cirque de la

Symphonie acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, mimes and hand balancers. Tickets are $15-$55 and are available by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336.464.0145, or visiting Student rush tickets are $5 at the door. The Electric Moustache Gallery at Krankies Coffeehouse, located at 211 E. 3rd St. in Winston-Salem, presents new mixed media paintings by Shawn Peters on Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 336.722.3016.

’Tis the season for turning over a new leaf, so if you want to explore your artistic side in 2010, check out the following audition notices: The Community Theatre of Greensboro holds auditions for The Sunshine Boys Jan. 4-5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the CTG Studio at the Greensboro Cultural Center, located at 200 N. Davie St. The Open Space Café Theatre, located at 4609 W. Market St. in Greensboro, holds auditions for Godspell Jr. for young thespians in grades 6-12 on Jan. 9-11. Auditions begin at 11 a.m. on Jan. 9 and 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 11. Finally, the Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center Theatre presents Project for Ezra Jack Keats Image Gallery Jan. 5-Feb. 27. The program offers children in grades K-6 an opportunity to explore the world of Ezra Jack Keats, the award-winning children’s author. The Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center is located at 1700 Orchard St. in Greensboro. The cost of the class is $40 per pupil. Happy new year to one and all!