found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects features an annual arts celebration in Winston-Salem; 6 Days in November is a weeklong celebration of the arts and features more than 160 events. The celebration runs Nov. 16-21 and features a broad range of talented artists, from Garrison Keillor and Alan Jackson to local artisans whose work will be displayed at the Piedmont Craftsmen Fair.

On Wednesday, Old Salem Museum and Gardens presents “The Great Turkey Trot Puppet Show” from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James Gray, Jr. Auditorium. Admission is free.

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts presents its fall dance concert during 6 Days. The concert features the work of choreographer Doug Elkins.

On Wednesday, Salem College presents An Evening with Marshall Chapman from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hanes Auditorium. A singer/songwriter and author, Chapman’s concert is free to the public. Also, the Winston- Salem Light Project by the UNCSA School of Design and Production will be on display in downtown Winston-Salem on Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The light project will be on display through Sunday.

On Thursday, UNCSA presents the comedy Light Up the Sky at the Catawba Theatre. Show time is 8 p.m. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art will hold an exhibition opening for local artists Glenda Wharton and Shinique Smith on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Also on Thursday, the No Rules Theatre Company presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Hanesbrands Theatre. Show time is 8 p.m. Also on Thursday, the Youth Jazz Ensemble presents Scrambled: Food-Themed Student Art Show at Associated Artists of Winston- Salem. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Also on Thursday, A Taste of the South, a fundraiser for Authoring Action — a local youth arts nonprofit — will be held at the Millennium Center from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling 336.831.1905. Admission includes a sampling of Southern cuisine, North Carolina wines and local beer tastings and live music by the Martha Bassett Band, the Bo-Stevens and Keith Byrd, Charles Burns and Chris Murrell. Ticket holders must be 21 or older. For further info, visit: For a complete rundown of all the events being held at 6 Days in November, visit: