found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects leads off with a film series sponsored by Krankies Coffee. You Reely Should Know presents The Age of Stupid on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Starring the late Pete Postlethwaite, this documentary/drama/ animation hybrid tells the story of a future archivist living on an Earth devastated by climate change who looks back on footage of people in the early 21 st century and asks the question, “Why didn’t we stop climate change when we still had the chance?” Inter-Section Gallery presents Pink and Blue by Sarah Megyesy and Rachel Qualliotine, exploring gender-bending and addressing society’s preconceived impressions of male and female. Megyesy and Qualliotine are recent graduates of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ filmmaking program. The show runs through May 28.

Piedmont Craftsmen presents It’s All in the Pattern, a special multimedia exhibit featuring the use of patterns. Admission is free. The show runs through May 28. For further info, call 336.725.1516.

Old Salem Museum & Gardens presents Masterworks of North Carolina Earthenware, a survey of the work of 18 th century North Carolina potters through Aug. 14.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art presents American Gothic, a two-person exhibit that explores the connotations of wood as a contemporary artistic medium. Featuring the work of Aaron Spangler and Alison Elizabeth Taylor, American Gothic marries folk traditions, craft techniques and subject matter that span “rural exodus to utopian dreams” and a “renovated portrait of the American heartland,” according to a press release. The show runs through Aug. 21.

Artworks Gallery presents Here to Infinity, a dual exhibit of photography by Alan Calhoun and watercolor paintings by Beverly Noyes through May 28. Calhoun utilizes the Outer Banks of North Carolina as his subject matter while Noyes work is inspired by her observations of outer space through the lens of a telescope.

Finally, Greensboro artist Ron Curlee presents Exposed, a collection of nude artwork and photography that focuses on gay and lesbian themes. The show opens June 3 with an artist reception. For further info, call 336.420.4810.