found objects

by Keith Barber

It’s great to be back from my annual pilgrimage to the Sundance Film Festival. Many thanks to my editor, Brian, and our two terrific interns, Eric and Christian, for holding down the fort. This week’s Found Objects kicks off with an abundance of fine arts exhibits currently on display in the Piedmont Triad.

Wake Forest University presents Corner of the Room, a selection of student works from Leigh Ann Hallberg’s Introduction to Drawing class at the START Gallery at Reynolda Village in Winston-Salem. The exhibit features student drawings of corners of the START Gallery, which are suspended from the ceiling. The exhibit closes Feb. 12.

Winston-Salem State University presents the photography exhibit Bunce Island: A British Slave Castle in Sierra Leone in Room 207C of the Thompson Center through Feb. 26. An exhibit composed of images and text, Bunce Island tells the castle’s history and its significance in the history of the American slave trade. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, Feb. 15, the Center for Design Innovation presents Idea Exchange, a public forum on creative processes, digital techniques, business strategies and other ideas related to developing the knowledge economy from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. This month’s workshop features students’ digital portfolios for Disney ImagiNations.

For Black History Month, Tattoo Archive presents Scarification Around the World, an exhibit on the art of traditional scarification from Africa, Australia and beyond, through April 30.

Artworks Gallery presents its exhibit of painters Lea Lackey-Zachmann and Lucy Spencer at its gallery space in downtown Winston-Salem. The show runs through Feb. 26.

Weatherspoon Art Museum celebrates its 70 th anniversary with an exhibition featuring 100 works from its nationally renowned permanent collection. The retrospective will include works by such icons as Willem de Kooning, Paul Manship, David Smith, Louise Nevelson, Alexander Calder, Ann Hamilton, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and many others. The exhibit runs through May 1 and admission is free.