found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s edition of Found Objects locates three summer art camps in Greensboro. The Center for Visual Artists, in conjunction with Lyndon Street Artworks, presents a jewelry-making workshop July 25-28. Adult participants will utilize soldering and cold connection techniques to create unique earrings, bangles and pendants in sterling silver, copper and brass. Workshop registration fee is $180 for members and $195 for non-members.

On Aug. 8, the Center for Visual Artists will host its summer pottery camp for adults at the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center. Participants will design sculptural and functional forms with clay and other materials, learning everything from how to utilize a pottery wheel to constructing a garden fountain. Registration fee is $110 for members and $125 for non-members. The class runs through Aug. 12. For further info, call 336.333.7475. Also, Southside Music Studio presents its music and art camps for children July 25-Aug. 5. This year’s program features two different sessions — animals and nature. Class size is limited to six students per session and is appropriate for children ages 4 and up. Registration fee is $75.

For further info, call 336.273.0959.

In other arts happenings, Piedmont Triad residents have just two more weeks to catch 25 under 25, presented by African American Atelier. The show wraps on Aug. 5. This second edition of 25 under 25 features 25 local artists including Bobby Ansley III, Jaleesa Bartley, Nicolas Benjamin, Shira Benson, Abra Boiling, Taylor Collins, Rashita Connelly, Zach Crisp, Victor Davidson, Corbett Frye, Krystal Fullwood, Quandrick Hagans, Keyshia Haithcock, George Hall II, Amiynah Hanna, Gracelee Lawrence, Vincent Martin, Stephen McIntyre, and Racquel McMullins. On Aug. 5, the Atelier will host the Wrap-Up, a celebration of music and art of these talented emerging local artists.

Finally, Old Salem Museums and Gardens continues its exhibit, Art in Clay: Masterworks of North Carolina Earthenware, a showcase for old North Carolina pottery from 1750- 1850. A joint effort of Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), the Chipstone Foundation, and the Caxambas Foundation, Art in Clay pulls together pottery from around the state that has never been shown in one place before.