found objects

by Jordan Green

Spring marks the beginning of the natural cycle and a rite of passage for many students who are completing their studies and moving into new phases of their lives.

Three Greensboro College seniors, Meghan Rich, Jenny Neal and Stephanie Newman, exhibit their paintings in the Anne Rudd Galyon and Irene Cullis galleries in the Cowan Humanities Buildings on the campus of Greensboro College on Wednesday. Rich and Neal will hold a reception on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Newman’s reception will take place in May.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro launches its Matisse and the Decorative Impulse exhibit on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. The artists in this exhibit emulate the French painters style.

Unclaimed Treasures, an exhibit and sale of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. collection, runs through April 21 at the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Arts Center in Winston-Salem. As the company now known as Reynolds American shutters its Whitaker Park plant and Factory Complex 64, site of historic strikes led by African-American women in the 1940s, receives local historic landmark designa- tion status, it’s worth taking a look at the art col- lection of this world-striding corporation. And the deals are hard to beat.

Hell, Purgatory, Paradise, an exhibit of paintings by Gale Fulton Ross, is on display at the African American Atelier in Greensboro through May 6.

Pride of Self, an exhibit of nudes by artists Vickie Hand, Ron Curlee, Eric Moss, Carol Hunter, Karine Thoresen and Steve Brenneis, is on display at the Studio and Gallery in Greensboro through the end of the month. The closing reception takes place on April 28. Until then, contact thestudioandgallery@ to view the exhibit. Congratulations to Benita VanWinkle, an art instructor at High Point University, who was recently honored with a third- place award from the Of Memory, Bone and Myth national photography exhibit, which is sponsored by the University of North Dakota Department of Art and Design and the Myers Foundation. The Piedmont Triad Sustainable Communities Project seeks photos that capture livability and sustainability in the region in a contest open to amateurs and professionals. The contest includes three categories: econo- my, environment and community and must be taken in Forsyth, Guilford, Alamance, Davidson, Davie, Caswell, Montgomery, Rockingham, Randolph, Yadkin, Surry or Stokes counties. The deadline is May 4. Visit photocontest to learn more. Greensboro Beautiful is accepting applica- tions from artists who wish to display twodimensional artwork at Parisian Promenade, scheduled for June 3 at Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden in Greensboro. For more information, call 336.273-7448 or e-mail