found objects

by Jordan Green

Don’t tell me there’s nothing to do in the Triad. On any given day, you can go to exhibits of new work by local artists or period pieces at roughly a half dozen galleries in Greensboro and Winston-Salem. Exhibits change up every two months, so you can be confident there’s something you haven’t seen before.

On Thursday, the Arts Council of Winston- Salem and Forsyth County presents Recent Works: A Showcase of the 2010-2011 Regional Artists Project Grantees at Hanesbrand Theatre at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Artists, including Amy Lindsey, Terry Ingalls, Iana Dontcheva, David Goliszek, Julian Semilian, Rob Simon, Amy Knox Brown, Britt Harper “Snüzz” Uzzell, Matthew James Allivato, Ed Bumgardner, Taimur Sullivan, Patrick Tucker and Eurydice White, will present samples of recent work, including storytelling, dance, film, animation, music and spoken word.

Also on Thursday, the Monti StorySLAM jumps off at Triad Stage’s Upstage Cabaret in Greensboro at 8 p.m. Eight volunteers will spin five-minute narratives based on the theme of “9 to 5: Stories about Work.”

Saturday brings the opening of Telling Tales: Narratives from the 1930s at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro from 1 to 5 p.m. The exhibit showcases social realism and regionalist art from the 1930s, including the Harry Sternberg lithograph “Builders” and other works commissioned by the Works Progress Administration during the New Deal era.

The Studio & Gallery in Greensboro will hold a closing reception for Heartache, described as “an exhibit featuring art work that emerged from the pain of heartache and home décor that helps soothe the spirit and soul,” on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Greensboro artists Charlotte and Eric Ström are convening an exhibit to raise money for Emily’s Kids Foundation at Kingpin Studio in Greensboro. Fifty percent of proceeds will go to families with children who have cancer. The exhibit includes work by the Ströms, along with Marshall Lakes, Andrew Comstock, Houston Patton, Wendi Story, Linz Hart and Brian Hicks.

In recognition of Black History Month, the Beloved Community Center in Greensboro presents an ongoing exhibit, From Greensboro to the Nation and Beyond: A Pictorial History of African-American Achievement, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.