found objects

by Keith Barber

17 Days Greensboro, the two and half week arts celebration sponsored by the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro, is in full swing and leads off this week’s installment of Found Objects. 17 Days features more than 300 events for art lovers to explore and experience the arts in the Gate City. Green Hill for NC Art presents Relocations, an exhibition of 13 artists who express the urban experience through the mediums of painting, printmaking, mixed media installations, photography and video installations. Featured artists include Lori Belk, Michael Ehlbeck, Keiko Genka, Rachel Herrick, Gordon C. James, Corwin Levi, Mario Marzan, Juan Obando, Sarah Powers, Jean-Christian Rostagni, Lee Walton, Jimmy Craig Womble and Rosemary Wynn. The show runs through Nov. 6. For further info, call 336.333.7460.

Greensboro College presents an exhibit by the newest member of its art faculty, Ted Efremoff at the Anne Rudd Galyon & Irene Cullis Galleries in the Cowan Building. Grind, a Skate Art Show is currently on display at the Greensboro Center for Visual Artists as part of the 17 Days celebration. The exhibit features art on decks and contemporary skate art and runs through Oct. 14. The Weatherspoon Museum presents Henri Matisse: In Two and Three Dimensions through Oct. 2. Donated by local philanthropists Etta and Claribel Cone, figurative sculptures are placed side-by-side with Matisse’s two-dimensional figurative works.

Green Hill Center for NC Art presents an artist talk with Rachel Herrick and Sarah Powers on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The event is part of the 17 Days celebration. For a complete schedule of events, visit:

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art presents Etaernus Vita by Alban Elved Dance Company Oct. 1-2. The Saturday performance will begin at 7 p.m.; the Sunday performance is slated for 3 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for SECCA supporters and students. For ticket info, visit: or call 336.397.2109.

Finally, an exhibit works by Winston- Salem artists Kim Varnadoe and Mona Wu at Artworks Gallery comes to a close on Saturday. Varnadoe’s works utilize old Polaroid emulsion prints and the new Impossible instant films. Wu’s woodcuts and etchings utilize a printing press to make her one of kind works.