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by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with the Weatherspoon Art Museum exhibit Drawing Us In, which concludes on Sunday. Highlighting the diverse social, political, philosophical, and artistic ideas that have characterized American drawing over the last and current centuries, Drawing Us In features early 20th century American drawings by renowned artists Stuart Davis, Peggy Bacon, John Graham, Lee Krasner, Robert Arneson and Enrique Chagoya. The exhibit displays “the creative possibilities of modernism, social realism, abstract expressionism, and geometric abstraction,” according to a museum press release. Admission is free. For further info call 336.334.5770.

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art exhibit Trains that Passed in the Night: The Photographs of O. Winston Link is winding to a close. Described as “haunting,” Link’s 1950s-era black-and-white photographs that depict the end of steam railroading in North Carolina and Virginia will likewise come down on Sunday.

A/perture Cinema in Winston-Salem is showing three highly acclaimed this week, including Woody Allen’s latest gem Midnight in Paris. A/perture is also screening director Tom Shadyac’s documentary film I Am. In the film, Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what’s wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it, according to IMDB.com. A/perture is also screening director Giuseppe Capotondi’s film The Double Hour this week. The Italian romance/mystery/thriller will screen at 8 p.m. through Thursday. For all screening times, visit: aperturecinema.com.

The High Point Fine Art Guild will hold an opening reception for its annual juried art show on June 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the High Point Theatre. Admission is free. For further info, call 336.989.0047.

The Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro will offer a class in cel animation from June 23-28. The class is excellent for animation lovers hoping to better understand character design, story development and how to create their own animated short film with sound. Admission fee is $75 for members and $90 for nonmembers. Classes will be held nightly on the 4th floor of the Cultural Arts Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For further info, call 336.333.7475.

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