found objects

by Keith Barber

Found Objects kicks off with a fantastic opportunity for local filmmakers and videographers. The Piedmont Triad Film Commission is inviting videographers and filmmakers to submit 30-second video shorts that recruit location managers, producers and directors to film their next production in the region. The winner will win a $5,000 contract to produce a three-minute version of the video, which will be posted on thec ommission’s website and sent to film professionals. Contest entrants must be residents of the 12-county Piedmont Triad region. Submissions are due by July 29. For further info, contact Lisa Watts, development director for the Piedmont Triad Film Commission, at 336.501.8579 or e-mail:

On Saturday, author Carole Boston Weatherford will participate in the opening ceremony of the Juneteenth Africana Festival at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Annex with a book signing from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Associated Artists continues its Red, White or Blue exhibition, a display of fine art by Associated Artists members. The show runs through Friday, July 8. For further info, call 336.722.0340. On Saturday, June 25, the Eastern Music Festival kicks off its 50th anniversary season with a celebration of education, music and life that includes more than 100 concert and music-related events various Greensboro venues during a five-week period. For tickets and show info, call 336.333.7450 or visit:

Sound Off: An exhibition of work about music and sound is currently showing at the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem. The show, which extends to local artists an opportunity to create and exhibit works about music and sound, closes on Thursday. The exhibition features a number of formats and mediums including two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For further info, call 336.725.8916.

And finally, A/perture Cinema is showing three highly acclaimed films this week including Woody Allen’s latest work, Midnight in Paris; the thought-provoking documentary, Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us? and the Oscarnominated Incendies. For further info on screenings, call 336.722.8148.