found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with an event at the Story Hatchery in Winston-Salem. An imaginative writing school for children and adults, the Story Hatchery will hold its holiday open house on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas cookies and eggnog will be served as local arts lovers learn what the Story Hatchery is all about. Story Hatchery is located at 1020 Brookstown Ave., Suite 3 in Winston-Salem. For further info, call 336.414.4945 or visit:

On Tuesday, Dec. 21, the Center for Design Innovation in Winston-Salem hosts its Idea Exchange winter solstice event that features “light writers” comparing images exploring local photographers’ use of light and lighting. Participants are encouraged to bring their own photos and join the discussion. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at CDI, located at 301 North Main Street, Ste. 2105 in downtown Winston-Salem. For further info, call 336.727.4310 or visit: Associated Artists presents its winter showcase exhibition, which features the work of its member artists working in a variety of styles and mediums.

The show runs through Jan. 7. Associated Artists is located at 301 W. 4 th St. in downtown Winston-Salem. For further info call 336.722.0340 or visit:

Piedmont Craftsmen in Winston- Salem continues its exhibition by jewelry and metal artist Dory Brown through Dec. 31. Admission is free. Sawtooth School for Visual Art presents its annual holiday sale Deck the Halls! at the school’s new home inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts at 226 N. Marshall St. in downtown Winston-Salem. The holiday sale features arts and crafts created by students, faculty and regional artists and runs through Dec. 30. For further info, call 336.723.7396.

And finally, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art presents exhibitions by local artists Glenda Wharton and Shinique Smith. Wharton’s hand-drawn animated film “The Zo” was an official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The exhibit runs through Feb. 13. SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem. For further, call 336.397.2107.