found objects

by Keith Barber

The New Year’s edition of Found Objects kicks off with a number of winter showcases and holiday art shows celebrating their final days. ArtQuest celebrates the art of craft at Green Hill Center for NC Art’s Winter Show with a program that runs through Jan. 14. Education staff and docents will be on hand this week to help young visitors see the depth and breadth of the work done by artists. For further info, call 336.333.7460. Artworks Gallery in Winston-Salem continues its annual Holiday Show featuring artists working in all media, including oil paintings, photography, sculpture, prints and works on paper. The show concludes on New Year’s Eve. For further info, call 336.723.5890. 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 Museum of American Art 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, will come down from the museum walls in four short days. The exhibition of 43 key paintings and sculptures by 31 of the most celebrated artists of the 1950s and 1960s concludes on New Year’s Eve. 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 336.725.1904. Weatherspoon Art Museum continues its exhibit of the work of Falk visiting artist Tom Burckhardt through Jan. 8. Admission is free. In his work, Burckhardt focuses on the artistic process, particularly the dilemma of the contemporary painter, in his innovative works. For further info, call 336.334.5770. On the arts horizon, the Winston-Salem Festival Ballet presents its Fairy Tale Series with two shows on Jan. 7 at the Hanesbrands Theatre. A one-act production designed specifically for the delight of young people, the Fairy Tale Series features choreography by Gary Taylor. A parade of characters and special themed activities are planned prior to each performance so audience members can meet the performers. For further info, call 336.724.9977.