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by Keith Barber

We kick off this week’s edition of Found Objects with good news for Festival Stage of Winston-Salem. The professional theatre company recently received a $90,000 gift from an anonymous donor. Wil Elder, Festival Stage’s new president & CEO, said it’s humbling for the company to be recognized for its work. “This wonderful city continues to open its arms to us and we look forward to a long and very bright future,” Elder said.

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem presents Location, Location, Location, an exhibit by the artists guild’s members that celebrates a sense of place. The exhibit will be on display at Associated Artists at 301 W. 4th St. through Oct. 7.

On Friday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m., the Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County will conclude its online auction of selected pieces from the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company Collection currently on display at the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Many of the featured works are by local and North Carolina artists, including Claude Howell, Maud Gatewood, Elsie Popkin, Edd Presnell and Catherine Ryan. To bid on an item, visit: www.winstonsalemartauction.com. The exhibition will run through Sept. 24.

Cinema Under the Rock Stars, the Reynolda House summer film series, will wrap up on Friday with a screening of the 1984 classic This is Spinal Tap, the hilarious story of the world’s loudest and beloved fictional rock band and their 1982 American comeback tour. Show time is 8 p.m. on the lawn at Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

The Hanesbrands Theatre presents the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. A collection of outdoor action adventure short films, the Radical Reels program features extreme sports such as mountain biking, BASE jumping, skiing, snowboarding and other adrenaline junkie pursuits. For further info, call 336.747.1414.

Finally, on the arts horizon is 17 Days Greensboro!, which will run from Sept. 22-Oct. 8. Showcasing nearly 50 artists and groups, 17 Days Greensboro! will include more than 85 events, performances, workshops and exhibits. Performances will be held at dozens of indoor and outdoor arts venues in Greensboro, including historic theatres and art galleries.

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