found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s installment of Found Objects kicks off with a special screening of the documentary film Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, at the Stevens Center in Winston- Salem as part of the RiverRun International Film Festival’s fall film premiere program. The VIP reception runs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. The story of the man behind the beloved Muppet, Being Elmo chronicles the rise of Kevin Clash from his humble beginnings in Baltimore to becoming a member of Jim Henson’s family of puppeteers. Being Elmo won a Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Tickets can be purchased for the reception and film combo for $60 or the film screening only for $15 for adults, $7 for students and children. For ticket info, call 336.724.1502.

There’s still time to catch This & That, the Gateway Gallery exhibition of work by five instructors at Winston-Salem’s Enrichment Center. The show, comprised of work by artists Stacey Sword-Halsey, Laura Lashley, Jason Lancaster, Will Parham, and Aaron Bachelder, will be on display through Nov. 18. For further info, call 336.777.0076.

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem presents its Cultural Crossroads exhibition, a national juried exhibition, juried by David J. Brown, featuring works that celebrate the diversity of our culture. Part of Six Days in November, Cultural Crossroads closes Nov. 22. For further info, call 336.722.0340.

Artworks Gallery presents an exhibition of works by artists EO Hill and Alix Hitchcock through Nov. 26. Hill’s work includes computeraltered images of an abandoned Oldsmobile in the woods. Hitchcock works in the medium of colored ink on Yupo paper or embossed, printed paper to depict images from nature in an abstract, colorful space. For further info, call 336.723.5890.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art presents its exhibit of work by artist Lilly McElroy. McElroy is described as “a young, Arizona-born artist who playfully, but poignantly moves between poles of aggression and intimacy.” Admission is free. The exhibit runs through Jan. 22. For further info, call .336.725.1904.

Finally, Reynolda House Museum of American Art continues its exhibit of Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum through Dec. 31. For further info, call 336.758.5150.