found objects

by Brian Clarey

Man oh man, will I be glad when Keith Barber gets back from his two weeks of “work” at the Sundance Film Festival and can take his arts section back. Until then I am your humble host for Found Objects.

This week starts off with special kudos to 10,000 Villages in Greensboro, which has been doing business with artisans in Haiti since the store opened in 1990. They remind you that it is another way to give to the people devastated by last week’s earthquake.

Thursday is a big day for the Triad’s arts patronage non-profits, including the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Arts Council Kickoff 2010 Campaign for the Arts at 8 a.m. at the new Hanesbrands Theatre, featuring a sneak preview of the theater and music by the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus and the Arts Based Elementary School.

Over in Greensboro, the United Arts Council holds the first of its orientation sessions for anyone planning to apply for the 2011 Cultural Partner Grant Investment program. The first session is at 10 a.m., and the council reminds everyone that attendance is mandatory for at least one of these meetings for anyone intending to apply. For more information, contact Altina Layman at 336.373.7523 x-242 or

Saturday sees the opening annual used book sale at Beth David Synagogue in Greensboro beginning at 6:30 p.m. with wine and cheese. The sale runs throughout the weekend, ending Monday at 1 p.m.

Monday is the deadline for the Community Theatre of Greensboro’s Best Picture denim jacket design contest for all artists age 10 and over. For details, see the website at www.

Monday also sees the debut of performance classes at Korner’s Folly in collaboration with First in Flight Entertainment for children in grades 1-12. For a full schedule of classes and information on registering visit www. or call 336.924.7028.