found objects

by Brian Clarey

The annual 6 Days in November presented by the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County headlines this week’s installment of Found Objects. “A Feast for the Senses” is the 2011 theme for the event that includes a wealth of arts, cultural and entertainment opportunities in the Twin City from Nov. 15-20. The following exhibitions, forums and performances are part of the 6 Days in November celebration: The Winston-Salem Light Project will illuminate the corner of 4th and Marshall streets with its presentation, “Energizing the City,” from Nov. 15-19. “The piece uses projection, and LED lighting to explore how the human presence breathes life to the bricks, mortar and glass of the city,” a press release reads. The 30-minute program will give viewers a real time visualization of the city’s audio landscape and a birds-eye view of Winston-Salem.

The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts presents, “Does Hip-Hop Dislike Women?” on Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The forum will focus on one of the major critiques of Hip-Hop music — its views toward women. The Center for Design Innovation presents, “An Idea Exchange: Introducing Community Design” on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For further info, call 336.725.1371. Studios at 625 presents a workshop by artist Marianne Dinapoli-Mylet on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its location at 625 Trade St. in Winston-Salem’s Downtown Arts District. Dinapoli-Mylet will create a multi-media piece focusing on texture, rhythm and movement, while discussing her passion and techniques with all in attendance. Admission is free. For further info, call 336.724.3000. Artworks Gallery presents a two-person exhibit by EO Hill and Alix Hitchcock throughout the 6 Days in November event. Artworks Gallery is located at 564 N. Trade St. in Winston-Salem. For further info, call 336.723.5890. Piedmont Craftsmen presents the work of metal artist Cynthia Wynn and glass artists Deana Blanchard and Chuck Young all this week at its location at 601 N. Trade St. For further info, call 336.725.1516. Finally, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts presents its Fall Dance even at the DeMille Center throughout 6 Days in November. The event will feature new works by UNCSA alumni choreographers Trish Casey, Helen Simoneau, Grady Bowman and Juel Lane. Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for students and seniors. For showtimes, call 336.721.1945.