Arts & Cultural Calendar: August 1 – August 15

Summer Park Series!
August 27th, 4-7p
Tanglewood Park

We’ve added another Summer Park Series concert, join us! Camel City Jazz Orchestra presents hot summer jazz with a sextet featuring vocalist Diana Tuffin. Classic jazz standards from the golden age of American music. Bring a picnic or grab a treat from Gunny Smitty’s Hot Dogs or Mike & Mike’s Italian Ices. We’ll also have fun kids activities from our friends at Associated Artists of Winston-Salem.


Opening Reception: Steve McCarthy- The Art of Resistance

August 4, 2017

The process of Pastel Resist is highly versatile, offering unique encounters with each image. Using oil pastel, overlaid with acrylic latex paint, Steven McCarthy explores a variety of subjects ranging from natural imagery to pop iconography. Color and shape actuate these stylized images while subtle textures and pattern emerge, often surprising the viewer. Free and open to the public.


Fiddle & Bow Society Presents: Jon Shain

August 4, 2017

Fiddle & Bow Society

Jon’s blues-based songwriting and solid guitar work make for a very entertaining show. Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who’s been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style – combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Shain’s newest disc, a duet album with Joe Newberry, Crow the Dawn, was just released in January, 2016.

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Beginner Bronze Metal Clay Workshop

August 5, 2017

Sawtooth School for Visual Art

Learn everything you need to know about bronze metal clays. From the consistency to the firing options, this class will provide you with the working knowledge to use the clays efficiently and utilize the versatility of this great medium. Carrie will discuss the clay properties and provide a detailed explanation of torch and kiln firing options. You will work in the wet clay state, practice reconstituting, refine dry pieces and prepare your piece for kiln firing. Pieces will be fired during break and polished before class ends. You will finish with a beautiful pair of bronze earrings, or a pendant, and the expertise and knowledge required to work with bronze metal clays. Students will be working with the new Five Star Metal Clays. Kit fee payable to instructor $25.

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Old Salem One Day Family Camp

August 5, 2017

Old Salem

Discover the past with your child or grandchild at Old Salem and make memories that will last a lifetime. Join us in the pottery to make a pot on the wheel as well as other clay projects. This event is for children in grades 3-8. Feel the glow as you cook in the historic kitchen using 18th-century recipes and hearth cooking techniques (which you will get to eat!). Write with a quill pen and make a corn husk boy or girl doll to take home, and much, much more. Everyone participates in each activity. The pottery that you create will be fired, glazed, and ready for pickup in September.

Bookmarks presents Christopher Swann

August 8, 2017


Christopher Swann is the author of the gripping literary thriller, Shadow of the Lions, a moving coming-of-age story that is as much about the mystery as it is about the redemption of a broken friendship and a lost soul. Swann is the chair of the English Department at Holy Innocents Episcopal School in Atlanta, where he has taught English for more than 20 years. He attended Woodberry Forest School, an all-male boarding school in Virginia, for all four years of high school. He has a BA with honors from Washington and Lee University, an MA in English/creative writing from the University of Missouri Columbia and a PhD in creative writing from Georgia State University. Bookmarks Board President, Charlie Lovett, will interview Swann for this new series.

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Crossroads: Lucinda Williams in Concert

August 11, 2017


Grammy-winner Lucinda Williams in concert for Crossroads @ SECCA #019. August 11, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$50. OUTDOOR CONCERT – ALL LAWN SEATING, please bring your own blankets or chairs. “Lucinda Williams is among the most gifted songwriters of her generation,” said Andy Tennille, SECCA Foundation board member and curator of the concert series. “We’re thrilled to be able to present her for our second-ever outdoor show in Crossroads history.” SECCA’s gates will open at 4 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Food trucks and beer from Foothills Brewing will be available for purchase. We would like to thank our sponsors for Crossroads @ SECCA #019 – Great Outdoor Provision Company, Foothills Brewing and Excalibur Direct Marketing. No coolers, outside food or drinks, tents or pets are allowed at the concert. This is a rain or shine event.

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 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

August 13, 2017

Hanesbrands Theatre

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE Presents: ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD A film screening of the live performance from London. Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.  David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds. Approximate Run Time:  3 hours 20 minutes National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world.

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Jam With Camel City Jazz Youth Orchestra

August 13, 2017

The Camel City Jazz Orchestra and the UNCSA Community Music School are holding this session to allow all the previously auditioned participants in the CCJYO program and interested students to meet each other and work out some improvisational and ensemble ideas in a casual setting. We’ll be playing some small group tunes along with members of the Camel City Jazz Orchestra, and reading a few big band charts. Parents are welcome to attend, but are not required to do so. Students who have not yet auditioned may use the jam session as their audition to the Camel City Jazz Youth Orchestra. Registration is required. See the Camel City Jazz Youth Orchestra webpage for class information and fall semester schedule. Jam repertoire: Take the “A” Train and/or So What, plus big band repertoire TBA.


National Black Theatre Hall of Fame & Museum Preview event

August 1 – August 25, 2017

Sawtooth School of Visual Art

On display August 1–25, 2017 / Reception, Friday, August 4, from 5:00–7:00 PM. An exhibition preview of the National Black Theatre Hall of Fame and Museum, envisioned to permanently preserve the cultural contributions of black actors, playwrights, directors, and others of significance. The exhibit will consist of images, video, and installation pieces to showcase the history and significance of the National Black Theatre Festival. The museum will become a new anchor in downtown Winston-Salem and will serve as a dynamic interactive space that puts the visitor in the middle of the excitement and energy of live theatre while bringing to life the giants of the genre.

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July 26 – August 28, 2017

Associated Artists

Water is a vital resource to all peoples around the world. It connects us as a means of transport, it sustains us as a natural resource, and inspires us as artists. Visit the Womble Carlyle Gallery and see the wonderful artwork inspired by the theme of “Waterways.” This event is free and open to the public!

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Metal and Threads Exhibit 

August 4, 2017 through August 26, 2017

Piedmont Craftsmen

Piedmont Craftsmen presents “Metal and Threads”, opening AUGUST 4th from 7 to 10 PM during the August Gallery Hop at Piedmont Craftsmen’s Gallery at 601 N. Trade St in downtown Winston-Salem. This two-person exhibit features the jewelry of Ashley Buchanan and embroidery of Stephen Sidelinger, highlighting the contemporary vision of their craft. Ashley Buchanan creates hand-cut, powder-coated, jewelry in silhouettes focusing on pattern and decoration, referencing ornamentation and historical jewelry motifs. Fiber artist Stephen Sidelinger will exhibit his brightly colored “paintings in thread” and “drawings translated to sculpture” made from embroidered electroplated copper wire. The exhibit will be on view from August 4th through 26th and will be available for purchase at Piedmont Craftsmen’s Gallery

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Katy Mixon 12×12 Salon Series: Painting the Weights

July 18 – August 20, 2017


Opening Reception: July 18, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Please join us for this free event and Artist Talk with Katy Mixon. Exhibit on view July 18 – August 20, 2017. Mixon’s studio process involves painting numerous layers of oil paint to a panel and then carving back into the paint to reveal built-up surface co

mplexity. The harvested chips of paint then become used to start new work, seeds to germinate new paintings. Like a process of tillage, Mixon’s paintings grow to reveal crops of color, pattern, and form. 12 x 12 artist salon series presents 12 artists from North Carolina, the 12th State.The series gives artists from across North Carolina a public platform for continued artistic development and recognition in the place where they live and work, and beyond. An arts initiative sponsored by the Flow Foundation. *Photo: Katy Mixon, Red on Yellow, 2017

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The Historical Legacy of Visual Art at Winston-Salem State University

July 14 – December 2, 2017


This year Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) celebrates its 125th year anniversary. To commemorate more than one hundred years of visual art at WSSU and the legacy of preserving African-American history and culture, we will honor the artists of the past. Opening reception • Thursday July 27, 2017 • 5:30 – 7:30pm On view 7.27.2017 – 12.2.2017 John Biggers Francis Brown Beverly Buchanan Selma Burke Elizabeth Catlett James T. Diggs Melvin Edwards Richard Hunt Glenda Wharton Little Hayward Oubre Jr. Mitzi Shewmake Roland Watts

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Escape the Museum: Central Africa

June 20 – December 8, 2017

Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

This student-curated interactive exhibit explores the traditional arts of Central African peoples while also serving as the setting for a series of puzzles similar to an “escape room” game. Visitors to the exhibit can use cryptic clues and notes found in the text to solve the puzzles in a specific sequence, ultimately revealing the solution to a mystery. The exhibit features objects from the Kuba, Kongo, Mbuti, Shoowa, and Fang cultures. Admission is free. (Please note that the Museum will be closed July 31 – Sept. 4 for renovations.)

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Vienna: A City of Culture and Contrast

June 20 – December 8, 2017

Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

Vienna, Austria, is a renowned icon of world culture, the birthplace of classical music, and a sophisticated example of a planned urban environment. The city has also struggled with social problems at the intersections of class and ethnicity. Most recently, new migrants and refugees have opened old discussions about who benefits from the amenities of the city. This exhibit, based on WFU student research conducted in the city, explores the social geography of Vienna and the inherent tensions between the urban elite, the city government’s historic program of social housing, and the diverse cultures of its residents. Admission is free. (Please note the Museum will be closed July 31 – Sept. 4 for renovations.)

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Engineer Exhibit at Kaleideum North

June 3, 2017 – August 26,2017

Explore the Design, Build, Test, cycle through hands on experiments. Discover DaVinci’s interlocking bridge, experiment with the Marble Run Station, build with Giant Blue Blocks, and more! Included with museum admission and free for members. Kaleideum North, 400 W Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem.

The Prop Shop opens at Kaleideum Downtown

June 13, 2017 – April 8, 2018

Learn about energy, what it is, where it comes from, how we use it and why it’s so important to use it wisely. Conservation Quest delivers important conservation messages and inspires visitors to make thoughtful choices about energy to protect the planet and promote healthy living. See for yourself that simple actions can make a big difference for families, communities, and the planet.

Professor Deacon’s Cultural Cabinet

February 7, 2017 through August 12, 2017

Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

What does a culture look like? Are the ideals, behaviors, symbols, and celebrations that comprise a culture truly unique, or do they share things in common with other cultures? A professor posed these questions to a group of WFU students, who then sought out the answers right here on campus. Objects representing the “Wake Forest University Culture” are on display alongside ethnographic objects from the Museum’s collection, allowing visitors to see for themselves how cultural traits might be both unique to a certain community and common to societies the world over.

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imagine-wellnessImaging Wellness Exhibit at Sawtooth School

On display through October 14, 2017

Sawtooth School for Visual Art at The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts

Sawtooth School for Visual Art presents Imaging Wellness, a multi-media exhibition in the School’s Davis Gallery. A collaboration on art and wellness, the show features work by seven female artists: Amy Jordan Kincaid, Jennifer McCormick, Aimee Mepham, Martina Moore, Terry Schupbach-Gordon, Amanda Sullivan, and Joyce Teta.

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engineer-itEngineer It! Exhibit at SciWorks

On display through October 1, 2017


Participate in the Design-Build-Test cycle through hands-on discovery. Try out DaVinci’s interlocking bridge and the Exploration Table. Experiment with racetracks, paper airplanes and helicopters, gravity, and more! Included with museum admission.

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Taha Heydari “Subliminal” Exhibit 

June 29 – October 8, 2017


Join us for an Opening Night Reception of ‘Subliminal’ on June 22, 2017, 6pm-8pm. Event is free and open to the public. “Subliminal” is on view at SECCA June 22 – Oct. 8, 2017. In his first solo museum exhibition, the large scale paintings of emerging artist Taha Heydari are richly textured narrative surfaces that resemble digital tapestries. Heydari employs elaborate ‘filters’ of line drawing, computer-generated patterns, traditional Islamic art motifs, and found photographic imagery culled from the Internet and the archives. In a series of new works made for this exhibition, we witness a hallucinatory landscape of covert government actions, political intrigue, and civilian life under arrest.

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