found objects

by Keith Barber

Leading off this week’s installment of Found Objects is a book signing with new writer Jason L. Green at Barnhill’s Books (located at 811 Burke St. in Winston-Salem) on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Green will sign his book entitled The Weeds are Always Greener. Copies will be available for $14.

On Thursday, some of the finest spoken word and performance poetry artists in the area will compete during Piedmont Slam at Krankies Coffee in downtown Winston-Salem. Sign-ups begin at 7:30 p.m. with the open mic event slated to begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $3. Patrons under 18 get in for free. Krankies Coffee is located at 211 E. 3rd St.

On Tuesday, June 1 Artworks Gallery presents a two-person exhibit of sculpture and drawings by artists Don Green and Mitzi Shewmake. The gallery, located at 564 N. Trade St., will hold an opening reception for the artists on June 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On Friday, Gateway Gallery will open its exhibition How ‘bout That! with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit will feature pottery by Stacy Wingate and paintings by Raul Montero. Gateway Gallery is located at 1006 S. Marshall St. in Winston-Salem. For further info, call 336.777.0076.

On Thursday, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts will hold its third-year student film screenings at its ACE Cinema Complex located on S. Main St. in Winston-Salem. On Friday, UNCSA will present its fourthyear student films at the ACE Cinema Complex. Third-year student films will be screened on May 27 at 7 p.m. in the Main Theatre, and at 8 p.m. in Babcock Theatre. Fourth-year student films will be screened on May 28 at 3, 6 and 9 p.m. in the Main Theatre, and at 8 p.m. in Babcock Theatre. Tickets are $5 and are available by calling the UNCSA Box Office at 336.721.1945.

Finally, on Sunday, the Art for Arts Sake (AFAS) group presents the final installment of its Arts on Sunday Festival Series on Trade Street in the Arts District of Winston-Salem. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and features arts, crafts, music, performance arts and the ever-popular Kids Corner. Admission is free.