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by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects leads off with a class to unleash the artist within. Greensboro’s Center for Visual Arts is currently offering photography classes for amateur photographers who wish to learn how to effectively use their digital SLR cameras. Students will learn the basics of camera functions, metering, using the flash and more while taking photographs in downtown Greensboro. Tuition is $75 for members, $90 for non-members. The class meets every Tuesday and runs through March 22. NC A&T University presents “Celebrating Tomorrow’s Artist Today,” the Guilford County High School art exhibition through March 11. The exhibition, which showcases work by juniors and seniors in the Guilford County schools, also features the artistry of Guilford County art teachers.

The work is currently on display at the Henry Clinton Taylor University Gallery on the A&T campus. Green Hill Center for NC Art presents a retrospective of the work of Fatimah Tuggar’s large-format photographs through March 27. Tuggar’s photographs depict scenes from African and American society while exploring themes of how media and technology impact our daily lives. The Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro presents the next installment of its Mixed Tape Film Series with “The Dark Side of Oz” on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz will be presented with music from Pink Floyd’s classic album, Dark Side of the Moon. Tickets are $5. Salem College presents an evening with Alice Lovelace on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call 336. 917.5313. Also on Wednesday, Wake Forest University presents Carl Safina and “The Oceans and Us: Caught in the Same Net,” at the Benson University Center- Pugh Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The author of more than 100 articles and four books about the mysteries of the sea, Safina will sign his latest book, View from Lazy Point, after the lecture. And finally, A/ perture Cinema in downtown Winston- Salem presents the Oscar-nominated film, Biutiful, starring Javier Bardem beginning Friday. For showtimes, visit: www.aperturecinema.com.

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