found objects

by Keith Barber

Leading off this week’s edition of Found Objects is the celebration of a momentous occasion in the local arts world. The Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University will celebrate its 20 th anniversary with an evening of art, dinner, jazz and poetry on Friday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. Playing on the theme Have Art, Will Travel – Remembering The Past, Investing In The Future, attendees will travel through time with a festive tour by costumed actors. Also, the exhibition Pride and Dignity from the Hill: A Celebration of the Historic Happy Hill Community will be on display. Tickets are $50.

Also in Winston-Salem, the Free Arts Festival Sunday series continues this week with a student showcase from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the downtown Arts District. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) presents North Carolina New Contemporary, a show of eight emerging artists from across the state. The show runs through March 13, 2011. Also, SECCA will sponsor a lecture by Pentagram partner Luke Hayman on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Hayman will speak on how to shape an institution’s voice. For further info, call 336.725.1904.

START Gallery at Wake Forest University proudly presents Transforming Race, a collection of visual art pieces by five public high school students and five Wake students that address issues related to racial identity and diversity. The show concludes on Oct. 14 so don’t miss out!

On Thursday, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem presents one of its most popular shows of the year, Cultural Crossroads. Featuring some of the most innovative talent in the region, Cultural Crossroads will hold a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with live music provided by the Hispanic Arts Initiative. Admission is free.

Artworks Gallery in Winston-Salem is currently displaying the artwork of Drew Mash and Jody Danner Wlker. Mash is displaying intaglio prints with imagery of birds, feathers and bird wings while Walker is displaying her collection of cast glass record albums in her exhibit entitled Sound Affects.

And finally, Wake Forest Theatre & Dance presents an evening with Tim Miller on Monday, Oct. 18. An internationally acclaimed performance artist, Miller explores his identity as a gay man.