found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with a number of art exhibits in Winston-Salem. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art continues its exhibition of its North Carolina New Contemporary show, which features eight contemporary artists from across the state. The show runs through March 13.

Time is running out for art-lovers hoping to catch the work of clay artist Ken Sedberry at the Piedmont Craftsmen gallery. The show will close on Nov. 27. Admission is free. Also, Artworks Gallery presents Mystery, Memory and the Market, a three-person exhibit by Nelida Flatow, Alix Hitchcock and Kimberly Varnadoe. The show closes on Saturday.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art continues Virtue, Vice, Wisdom & Folly: The Moralizing Tradition in American Art in the Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing Gallery of the museum. The exhibit is interactive as visitors are encouraged to place the works of art in one of four categories: virtue, vice, wisdom or folly. The show closes Dec. 31. Also, this weekend, the Greensboro Coliseum presents the Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Arts & Crafts Festival. A tradition 37 years in the making, the festival features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftsmen from across the nation. Patrons get the rare opportunity to meet with the actual artists and craftsmen as they discover what goes into the artistic process of creating crafts. The show runs from Nov. 26-28.

The holiday season is in full swing as evidenced by the full slate of Christmasthemed shows in the Piedmont Triad. The Piedmont Wind Symphony presents Christmas with the Irish Tenors at the LJVM Coliseum on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan will entertain audiences. For more info, visit or call 800.745.3000.

And finally, the Stevens Center presents a holiday classic The Nutcracker Dec.

4-12. The show will feature new staging by director Ethan Stiefel, a 26-foot-tall Christmas tree plus a few other surprises. Tchaikovsky’s music will be performed by the UNCSA Nutcracker Orchestra. Also, the Greensboro Ballet will perform its own version of The Nutcracker on Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre. Tickets range from $10-$35. For further info, call 336.333.2605. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!