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by Jordan Green

You should have no trouble finding opportunities to encounter, do, show and learn about art in the Triad as the days lengthen and the social calendar condenses. Many events are free,

but some cost money, so your best bet is to call ahead.

CoLab, an after-school educational program, runs every Wednesday at Elsewhere in Greensboro from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Visit colab. goelsewhere.org for more information.

Mount Holyoke College professor Christopher Benfey interviews artist Roy Nydorf about his work, influences and other insights at the Green Hill Gallery for NC Arts in Greensboro on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nydorf’s Four Decades exhibit is on display at the gallery through June 10.

New visiting artists in residence, staff and special guest artists talk about concepts, culture and art at Elsewhere in Greensboro on Thursday from 8 to 9 p.m.

The Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro hosts an ArtVenture day for children pre-K to 8 th grade to draw, paint, sculpt and play on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit greensboroart.org for fees. The April Showers Bring May Flowers exhibit draws to a close at the Studio and Gallery in Greensboro on Saturday. The exhibit features the work of Jerry Cartwright, Carol Hunter, Vicki Johnson, Carol Moates, Judy Meyler, Renee Swink, Ron Curlee, Eric Moss and Kristi Anspach. The closing reception runs from 1 to 3 p.m.

Also in Greensboro on Saturday, the Weatherspoon Art Museum opens its Recent Acquisitions exhibit. The museum’s weekend hours run from 1 to 5 p.m.

And on Saturday Elsewhere hosts a screenprinting workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Reserve your spot by e-mailing education@goelsewhere.org. At 4 p.m., Elsewhere hosts a tour through its living museum.

The Arts on Sunday series on Trade Street in Winston-Salem’s downtown arts district features a beach music party on May 27. The Green Hill Center for NC Arts offers guided tours to learn about early commissioned portraits by Italian painters from May 29 through June 2.

The Studio and Gallery is calling for submissions for The Art of Design II, an exhibit that will celebrate the art behind design. Design categories include textiles, rugs, furniture, interior decorating, architecture, fashion and fine art. Selected works will be displayed at the Suites at Market Square on June 3-6. Submit jpegs to thestudioandgallery@gmail.com.

Congratulations to Mack and Mack for winning the Arts in Business Award from the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro. The clothing store and factory has continuously showcased

concerts on first Fridays since 2008. Other nominees included YES! Weekly, Photo Biz Web Solutions, the Printery and Red Oak Brewery.

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