found objects

by Keith Barber

The Christmas edition of Found Objects kicks off with Christmas Candlelight Tours at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston- Salem. Visitors are invited to take a guided tour by candlelight through the Historic District to step back in time and experience an 18th or 19th century Salem Christmas. The tour schedule is as follows: Dec. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Dec. 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For further info, call Old Salem at 336.721.7350.

Artworks Gallery presents its annual Holiday Show with all its exhibiting members. The showcase features artists working in all mediums, including oil paintings, photography, sculpture, prints and works on paper. The show concludes on Dec. 31. For further info, call Artworks Gallery at 336.723.5890.

Gift givers should also check out the Sawtooth School for Visual Art’s annual holiday sale, Deck the Halls,which runs through Dec. 23. Sawtooth is located inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts at 251 N. Spruce St. in downtown Winston-Salem, and is open daily until 6 p.m. For further info, call 336.723.7395.

The Womble Carlyle Gallery presents Homage to Abstraction: Artists of the Enrichment Center Respond to Modern Masters, a collaborative project between the Enrichment Center, Reynolda House and the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County which runs through Jan. 28. Participating artists include Shanthony Exum, Andrew Fansler, Matt, Groce, Laura Lashley and Jason Lancaster, and Jae Pitt. For further info, call 336.747.1426.

Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the once-in-a-generation exhibit currently on display at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, is in its final days. The exhibition of 43 key paintings and sculptures by 31 of the most celebrated artists of the 1950s and 1960s concludes on Dec. 31. Artists include Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline and Robert Motherwell.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art presents the photography of Lilly McElroy through Jan. 22. For further info, call SECCA at 336.725.1904.

Finally, the Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro presents the 1947 classic film Miracle on 34th Street on Wednesday with show times at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. A very young Natalie Wood plays a little girl who doesn’t believe in Santa, and Maureen O’Hara and John Payne play the couple that helps Kris Kringle prove in court he’s the real Santa Claus. For further info, call 336.333.2605.