found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with three fantastic exhibits on display at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Henri Matisse: In Two and Three Dimensions highlights the sculptural work of the famed French impressionist painter. The exhibition places Matisse’s two-dimensional and three-dimensional work side-by-side to reveal how he blended themes, imagery and processes throughout his storied career. The show runs through Oct. 2. Tom LaDuke: Run Generator features the work of the LA-based painter and his obsession with light. LaDuke depicts light streaming into his studio, light coming from the cathode ray tube of a TV set, light from a film still and blends these images to create his paintings. The exhibit runs through Sept. 18. Also, the Weatherspoon is currently displaying Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972-2008. Downes, a British-born painter, specializes in capture American landscapes and city scenes. Admission is free. The exhibit runs through Aug. 21.

Green Hill Center for NC Art presents its Gallery Nomads Down East exhibition. The second in a series of exhibitions featuring regional artwork, Gallery Nomads highlights art from the eastern part of the state. The show runs through Aug. 21. On Wednesday the Carolina Theatre continues its Summer Film Festival with the 1962 classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Show time is 7:30 p.m.

The Forsyth County Public Library presents the Journey Home writing workshop on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will be led by awardwinning journalist Jennifer Stevenson.

Participants are encouraged to bring pen, pad and postcards from a trip. UNCSA presents The Music Man, the 1962 classic film starring Robert Preston, as part of its Big Screen series on Saturdayat the ACE Cinema Complex at 7 p.m.

And finally, A/perture Cinema is showing Woody Allen’s latest gem Midnight in Paris, as well as The Tree of Life starring Brad Pitt. For showtimes, visit: Carousel Luxury Cinemas in Greensboro also has a strong lineup of independent films. For showtimes, visit: