found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with an opening at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. On Thursday, April 21 starting at 6 p.m., SECCA will host the opening of American Gothic, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of artists Aaron Spangler and Alison Elizabeth Taylor. The event will begin with an artist talk by Spangler at 6 p.m. in the SECCA Auditorium, followed immediately by a reception in the auditorium lobby with refreshments and cash bar.

Pelada, a documentary directed by NC filmmaker Rebekah Fergusson, will begin its one-week run at Carousel Luxury Cinemas in Greensboro on Friday. The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last year and has played at the Full Frame, Sidewalk Moving Pictures, IFF Boston, Denver Starz and Newport Beach film festivals.

In local arts news, the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is currently seeking applications for its Regional Artist Project Grants. Artists and unincorporated arts organizations in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties are eligible to apply. Deadline for applications is July 25 at 5 p.m. For guidelines, applications, and further info, visit:

UNC School of the Arts presents Unbound: Celebrating Emotional Liberation, a multimedia art installation and performance showcasing the heroic narratives of people transcending labels, recovering after psychiatric diagnosis, and reclaiming their lives through April 15. For further info, call 336.631.1223.

START Gallery, in collaboration with Wake Forest University, presents Green, It’s Not Only a Color, It’s a Movement with an opening reception at the gallery located at Reynolda Village in Winston-Salem on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition features artwork by students inspired by environmental consciousness and the use of reclaimed materials. For further info call 336.245.8508.

And finally, 5IVE & 40RTY gallery in collaboration with the Lasater Mill House, presents Jett Jackson: Fine Art Fairytales through April 30. For further info, call 336.724.2474.