found objects

by Keith Barber

Leading off this week’s edition of Found Objects is the grand reopening of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, or SECCA on July 15 with the unveiling of two international exhibitions — Look Again and GlassWear: Glass in Contemporary Jewelry. The free public reopening of SECCA will begin at its newly renovated facility located at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem at 7 p.m. Look Again delves into modern translations of what the French liked to call the trompe l’oeil or trick of the eye tradition. GlassWear explores the potentialities of glass as an artistic medium. The exhibition is a compilation of work by 60 artists from countries. In conjunction with GlassWear, SECCA will offer a panel discussion on July 29 at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, July 8, the Agnes Demille Theatre of the UNC School of the Arts (UNCSA) presents Terpsicorps, a professional dance company featuring performers from across the nation. Terpsicorps will perform works by former NC Dance Theatre artistic director Salvatore Aiello and former dancer and Winston-Salem native Heather Maloy. The show runs through July 10.

A/perture Cinema in Winston-Salem presents its A/Kids Summer Animated Film Series and the 2003 Oscar-nominated film The Triplets of Belleville July 6-8, and July 10 at 11 a.m. All tickets are $5. A/ perture Cinema is located at 311 W. 4 th St. in Winston-Salem. For further info, call 336.722.814.

Piedmont Craftsmen presents fiber artist Vicki Essig and clay artist Annie Van Every in their exhibit titled Forms. The show runs through July 31. Admission is free. Piedmont Craftsmen is located at 601 N. Trade St. in Winston-Salem. For further info, call 336.725.1516.

Salem College offers its basic drawing class for teens and adults July 12-16. The course features exercises with facial shapes, shadows, form ad the effects of lighting. Students are taught to draw in the classical way. Tuition is $160. For further info, call 336.721.2600.

On Saturday, UNCSA presents the Howard Hawks classic Bringing Up Baby with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant as part of its Treasures from the UNCSA Moving Image Archive series. The film will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Main Theater in the ACE Exhibition Complex. Admission is $8; $2 for UNCSA students.

Wikipedia: A found object, in an artistic sense, indicates the use of an object which has not been designed for an artistic purpose, but which exists for another purpose already.