found objects

by Keith Barber

Only three shopping days left until Christmas and the Piedmont Triad is abuzz with yuletide arts celebrations. The Sawtooth School for Visual Art continues its annual holiday sale of artwork created by its students, faculty and regional artists through Dec. 30. The new Sawtooth School is housed in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem. Admission is free.

The Community Arts Café presents a holiday exhibit that runs through Dec. 31. The exhibit features new works from gallery members who have created special holiday and winter-themed works that will deck the walls of the gallery in downtown Winston- Salem. For further info, call 336.793.8000. Also, the Community Arts Café continues its exhibit of the Cosmic Cow Society Group in its Underground Theatre Gallery. The 12 artists of the Cosmic Cow Society are featured in the exhibit.

Foothills Brewing presents a photography exhibit and musical performance showcasing the talents of Greensboro native Susannah Masarie on Dec. 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Masarie will entertain audiences with two sets of her music while her photography exhibit will remain on display at Foothills for several months. The event is open to the public. For further info, call 336.777.3348.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) continues its North Carolina New Contemporary series at its renovated space at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem. The show features the work of eight emerging artists from across the state working in painting and sculpture with styles that span the aesthetic spectrum. The show remains on display until March 13.

Marshall Art Gallery presents a holiday art exhibit featuring a selection of gifts and original artwork. The show runs through Dec. 27 in Greensboro.

And finally, Benjamin Vineyards in Graham presents its 12 Days of Christmas Art Show, featuring the work of 20 local artists and more than 35 pieces of artwork that depict days from the traditional Christmas song. In addition, Benjamin Vineyards will offer wine tastings of more than a dozen wines. The event runs daily from 12 noon to 5 p.m. through Jan. 2. For further info, call 336.376.1080.