found objects

by Keith Barber

A special anniversary kicks off this week’s installment of Found Objects. On Jan. 13, 1991 the African American Atelier in downtown Greensboro held its grand opening. Twenty years later, those who had the vision to conceive of this unique artists’ workspace celebrate with a Founding Members Invitational exhibition, which will showcase work of founding member artists as well as local and regional artists. The exhibit will go on display on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Admission is free. The exhibit runs through Feb. 26.

Green Hill Center for NC Art and ArtQuest present Kid Krafter Fridays for young artists ages 7 and up. On Friday, ArtQuest will conduct a wallhangings workshop, where artists learn how to create decorative art. Registration fee is $3 for members and $8 for nonmembers. In addition, ArtQuest will teach classes in watercolor basics and bubble painting beginning Jan. 17.

On Saturday, Greensboro Historical Museum presents Making History with Howard Covington, a workshop dealing with how history writers and writers of historical fiction find their topics, perform research and tell fascinating stories. For further info, call 336.373.2043.

On Jan. 18, Winston-Salem Writers will hold its monthly open mic event at Rana Loca. It’s not a poetry slam but spoken word is the featured event. Members and potential future members get the opportunity to read excerpts from their prose and poetry before a receptive audience. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. with a 7 p.m. showtime.

Green Hill continues its winter show exhibit for just a few more days. Featuring more than 500 works of art from artists all over the state, the winter show is considered one of the largest and finest juried exhibitions in the state. The winter show closes on Jan. 15.

On Thursday, Greensboro College presents a screening of the documentary film Garbage Dreams at 7 p.m. Set in the world’s largest garbage village on the outskirts of Cairo, Garbage Dreams tells the story three teenage boys born into the business. The screening will be held at the Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center. Admission is free. Better yet, so are the popcorn and drinks!