found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with two events at one of the Piedmont Triad’s most cherished arts venues — the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. On Saturday at 2 p.m., SECCA presents a talk by Winston- Salem-based artist and writer Carl Galie. In his current project Lost on the Road to Oblivion, The Vanishing Beauty of Coal Country, Galie documents the controversial practice of mountaintop removal in the southern Appalachians. Galie’s project, in conjunction with the exhibit American Gothic — which explores the transformation of rural mythology — asks “whether years of environmental regulation should be overruled in an attempt to stimulate the economy by allowing this industrial coal mining practice to continue,” according to a press release. On Thursday, June 16 from 6:30 p.m. to10 p.m., SECCA will will host its inaugural House Party fundraising event. The evening will feature a silent auction with magnificent homes offered temporarily to those seeking summer weekend getaways.

On Saturday, Barnhill’s Book Store will host a book launch party for poet Helen Losse’s Seriously Dangerous from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the bookstore in Winston-Salem. Reynolda House Museum of American Art presents Anne Kesler Shields’ Diptychs, an appropriated image installation at Artworks Gallery, through June 25. In the exhibit, iconic paintings meet their contemporary counterparts from the worlds of advertising, pop culture and current events, according a press release. For further info, call 336.723.5890.

5IVE & 40RTY Gallery presents a photography exhibit by Alan Calhoun entitled Lines D’ Une Femm through June 30. “This series of photographs celebrates the intrinsic beauty of the female body,” a press release states. “They prove the old adage of ‘less is more.’” Using one model, one light, and one camera, Calhoun manages to elevate the female body to new heights. For further info, call 336.724.2474 or visit:

And finally, A/perture Cinema is screening two highly acclaimed foreign films this week — The Double Hour and In a Better World. For info and screening times, visit: