found objects

by Jordan Owens

A nearly forgotten art form kicks off this week’s edition of Found Objects. The Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro hosts a tea with traditional sign painter Louis Brady at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Brady discusses his career rendering words, images and symbols on brick buildings and glass paned storefronts — all by hand using a lettering brush. For further information, call 336.629.0399.

In Winston-Salem, the Community Arts Café presents two community exhibits that run through March 13. Underground Abstracts displays abstract and non-objective works, while the simultaneous Winter Miniatures Show exhibits works tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Learn more about the Community Arts Café by calling 336.793.8000.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art hosts Winston- Salem artist Glenda Wharton to discuss her animated film The Zo. The haunting, dream-like narrative premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is being screened at SECCA alongside an exhibition of Wharton’s hand-drawn animation cells at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston- Salem, at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

In Greensboro this week, Weatherspoon Art Museum on the UNCG campus presents two solo exhibitions. For Judy Pfaff: Falk Visiting Artist, the pioneer of installation art worked on-site to create a series of paper-based works. North Carolina artist Stacy Lynn Waddell is featured in The Evidence of Things Unseen. The exhibition investigates heritage and personal identity through a collection of thought-provoking works spanning drawings, collages and installations. Both run through April 17. For further information, call 336.334.5770.

North Carolina A&T, meanwhile, is championing art education and celebrating the next generation of artists.

Celebrating Tomorrow’s Artist Today showcases talented Guilford High School students, giving them a rare opportunity to exhibit in a university museum. The show runs through March 11 in the Henry Clinton Taylor University Gallery on 1601 East Market Street in Greensboro. For further information, call 336.334.3209.