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by Jordan Green

Inspired by artists Chiharu Shiota and Sebastien Preschoux, Reynolds High School teacher Amy Cruz and her students turned the school’s courtyard into a “stringed art space” over 25 hours in five days. On Monday afternoon, according to a press release from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, a stringed instrument ensemble performed and the strings were cut simultaneously in a startling finale.

On Wednesday, visiting artist Richard Mosse gives a gallery talk to UNCG students, faculty and staff at the Weatherspoon Art Gallery in Greensboro from 4 to 5 p.m. Mosse returns to the Weatherspoon on Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to give a free lecture. Mosse’s photographs are on display through April 15.

On Thursday, Greensboro residents are invited to a community forum on the proposed performing arts center at the Regency Room at Elm Street Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

On Friday, Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, former members of Luna, perform a soundtrack to Andy Warhol’s screen tests at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem at 8 p.m. Contact SECCA at 336.725.1904 for information about pricing.

On Saturday, art historian Ellen Wiley Todd gives a lecture about American realist painter Kenneth Hayes Miller from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday also marks time for the closing reception for the Reincarnated: A Collection of Artwork and Home Décor Focused on Rebirth, Rebuilding and Repetition exhibit, featuring artists Ron Curlee, Carolyn Owen and Carol Hunter at the Studio and Gallery in Greensboro.

On April 3, Elsewhere in Greensboro presents its 2012 lineup of artists, projects and initiatives during a benefit wine dinner at Table 16. Call 336.279.8525 for more information.

An exhibit of work by spring-semester students remains on display in the Cowan Humanities Building on the campus of Greensboro College through April 6.

The High Point Area Arts Council is accepting nominations for Individual Support of the Arts, Corporate Support of the Arts and Teacher of the Arts. Nominations may be made at highpointarts.org/WhoWeAreAwards.asp. The deadline is April 30.

And the NC Arts Council is accepting nominations for North Carolina’s next poet laureate, who will be considered the state’s ambassador for literature, through April 9. To nominate, visit ncarts.org.

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