found objects

by Jordan Green

On the first day, that is Wednesday, there was the word — that being the word from the Writers Group of the Triad and writer Melanie Arrowood Wilcox, who present a literary open mic at the Green Hill Center for NC Arts in Greensboro from 6 to 8 p.m.

On Thursday, curator Edie Carpenter gives a gallery tour of the Green Hill Center from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Also on Thursday, the center hosts a reception for Greensboro painter Rod Cooper from 6 to 8 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Across town on the campus of UNCG, artist Mariam Aziza Stephan gives a lecture at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at 5 p.m.

Khalisa Williams hosts a weekly female spoken word/performing arts empowerment group every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Tate Street Coffee in Greensboro On March 21, UNCG associate history professor Lisa Tolbert gives the “Art for Lunch Gallery Talk” at the Weatherspoon at noon. Later on the same day, collagist Paul Rousso gives a talk at the Green Hill from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Rousso is one of the artists featured in the Word Maps exhibit, which is on display through April 1.

The deadline for M4, a “mobile media mini movies” competition sponsored by the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem in partnership with a/ perture Cinema, the NC Piedmont Triad Film Commission and Wake Forest University’s film studies program, has been extended to March 30. Films can be up to two minutes and can be submitted under four categories: narrative, documentary, experimental and a special theme related to “pulp/noir.” The special theme celebrates artist Tracey Snelling’s cross-disciplinary installations, Women on the Run at SECCA. Visit m4competition for more information about the competition.

Indie-folk provocateur and Ramseur Records recording artist Paleface has paintings on display at the Dye Pretty hair salon in Winston- Salem. His work tends toward somewhat crude, folk-art celebrations of vintage guitars.

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has established a memorial fund for the family of Kenneth Mabe, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on US Highway 52 on Sunday. Mabe was the husband of Hope Mabe, events coordinator at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. His brother, Andy, is a musician. Contributions can be made at any Piedmont Federal bank branch or by mailing a check made to the Kenneth Mabe Family Fund to the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, 305 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.