Arts & Cultural Events Calendar Sept. 12 – 25

Join us for our Annual Meeting

September 25, 2017
Hanesbrands Theatre, 251 Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC

Free and open to the public

 

 Events
September 12-25

 

Art in the Evening

September 14, 2017

Sawtooth

Join us for our community open house to learn about fall class and workshop offerings. Sign up for a class that evening and receive a free Sawtooth membership which will give you reduced rates for classes as well as 10% off in our gift shop on Mondays. Enjoy a beer or wine, light bites, watch art making demos, and hands on activities. This event is FREE and open to the public!

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Introduction to Reynolda for Aspiring Docents

September 14 – October 19, 2017

Reynolda Museum of American Art

Designed for lifelong learners who want to become docents and lead tours, this class provides an exhilarating introduction to the history and collections of Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Each thematic session begins with time in the historic house and galleries, followed by class discussion and activities. No arts background is necessary. Bilingual preferred but not required; the only requirement is a keen interest in the Museum and its visitors.

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Saturn Day

September 15, 2017

Kaleideum North

Discover the wonders of Saturn… its rings, moons, and more! Enjoy interactive demonstrations and special planetarium shows as we celebrate the Cassini spacecraft’s mission and its final plunge – TODAY – into Saturn!

Fiddle & Bow Society Presents: Chuck Brodsky

September 15, 2017

Fiddle & Bow Society

Chuck Brodsky really needs no introduction to the Fiddle & Bow audience. He has been bringing his wry story-songs our way since the mid-90’s. Acoustic Guitar Magazine said, “Chuck Brodsky can sing, finger-pick, and strum with the best of ‘em, … a storyteller, and a riveting one at that… an underlying tone of warmth and compassion runs through all his carefully observed narratives.” Larry Groce, host of Mountain Stage radio show said, “One of the finest singer/songwriters in America. There are a lot of good ones, but when it comes down to the really great ones it boils down to a select few – he’s one of them.” Chuck has released 12 critically acclaimed albums, the latest 2015’s “Tell Tale Heart.”

 

Winston-Salem Symphony Classics Series: Enigma Variations

September 17-19, 2017

Winston-Salem Symphony

The Winston-Salem Symphony’s opening concert for the 2017-2018 season will feature Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Ott’s Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra; and Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Guest artists, cellists Brant Taylor and Brooks Whitehouse will perform.

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Animal Extravaganza

September 17, 2017

Kaleideum North

Uncover secrets about Kaleideum North’s resident animals and other critters with live animal encounters, games, crafts, and special guests.

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Sensory Friendly Monday

September 18, 2017

Kaleideum

SENSORY-FRIENDLY MONDAYS are a time for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have a fun, enjoyable, and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment! Learning can be verbal or non-verbal; hands-on or hands-off; fast or slow; social or solitary; loud or quiet; directed or inquiry-based. Sensory Friendly Mondays are offered one day per month, September through May, on Members-only Mondays when Museum attendance is light. You do not need to be a member in order to attend, but admission or membership is required. Our sensory-friendly programming modifications include choice boards and a designated quiet room. A social narrative and visual schedule are available to help you and your child familiarize yourselves with the Museum before your visit.

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Riverrun Presents: The Best of the 48 hour Film Project

September 21, 2017

Riverrun 

RiverRun is proud to partner with the Greensboro 48 Hour Film Project for an encore screening of this year’s local award-winning short films. The 48 Hour Film Project’s mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers. Through its festival/competition, the Project encourages filmmakers and would-be filmmakers to make movies. It’s a wild sleepless weekend in which teams of all ages and backgrounds create short films in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams draw a film genre from a hat. They are assigned one character, prop and line of dialogue that must appear in every film. On Sunday night, in a wild dash to the drop-off event, films are submitted – and teams celebrate! After much deliberation, judges selected this year’s winning films. Awards were presented in July in Greensboro, and we are partnering to present a Winston-Salem encore screening event.

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Picturing the American Garden with Sam Watters Lecture & Book Signing

September 21, 2017

Old Salem

The public is invited to “Picturing the American Garden: Photography and Restoration with Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1900-1930”, a lecture by Sam Watters. That we know how gardens looked a century ago, we owe to early photographers. Among the most famous of this pioneering group was a Washingtonian with deep Southern roots — Frances Benjamin Johnston. Trained in Paris, Johnston devoted her career to greening an America degraded by industrialism and the Civil War. In a lecture illustrated with Johnston’s colored slides, Sam Watters travels back to an era when Johnston rallied women with checkbooks and trowels to restore beauty to American backyards. Presented by the 21st Conference on Restoring Southern Gardens & Landscapes and hosted by Salem Academy and College.

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Gardening in a Golden Age Landscaping Conference

September 21, 2017

Old Salem

Gardening in a Golden Age Southern Gardens & Landscapes of the Early 20th Century and the Challenges to their Preservation Landscape Conference – September 21-23, 2017 Gardeners and garden historians alike look back on the early 20th century as a “golden age” — one of unprecedented garden-making in America, and an era since unequaled. Explore this remarkable period with noted scholars and enjoy an afternoon trolley tour (with garden stops) of Winston-Salem’s Golden Age! Register early, space is limited.

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Southern Silver Treasures with Gary Albert

September 22, 2017

MESDA

Join Gary Albert, MESDA’s Editorial Director and Adjunct Curator of Silver and metals for a close look at some of the stories behind our silver collection.

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Beyond Imagination

September 22-24, 2017

Imagination Installations 

Imagination Installations hosts free, multi-media, interactive art event, featuring the sights and sounds of nature. Beyond Imagination is a Dream Journey presented inside the CUBE–a dramatic, four-story high, concrete box–at The Center for Design Innovation in Winston-Salem. A video depicting the life of a dream seed that grows into a four-story Tree of Life is the centerpiece of this interactive installation. Imagination Installation participants’ dreams, collected over the past 6 years, will soar through the “air” in the video. Participants will move through elements representing earth, air, water, & fire, strolling along a giant infinity symbol. Their personal dreams for our community’s future will be collected to become part of the the installation. Free. Suitable for all ages. Open house format; plan on 30-45 minutes to participate.

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 Exhibitions

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

September 12 – November 19, 2017

“Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” presents a completely new, highly focused, and meticulously researched perspective on the unified modernist aesthetic of O’Keeffe’s dress and art. In addition to a number of carefully chosen paintings by O’Keeffe and photographs of her and her homes by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Todd Webb, Philippe Halsman and others, the exhibition will feature selected items from her personal wardrobe that highlight her preference for compact masses, organic silhouettes, and minimal ornamentation. Freshly conserved and shown in this exhibition for the first time, her understated and carefully designed garments dating from the 1920s to the 1980s will be presented alongside key paintings and photographs of her at various points in her career. Reynolda House is one of only three venues to host the exhibition, and the only venue south of New York.

Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico

Sept. 12 – December 8, 2017

Museum of Anthropology

The MOA’s annual exhibit celebrates the unique Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead. The exhibit’s centerpiece is a traditional ofrenda, an altar with food and beverage offerings, flowers, sugar skulls, and photos of deceased family members. The colorful exhibit features a photo essay illustrating the celebration in San Miguel Allende and a new section discussing the commercialization of the holiday. It also includes information on the celebration’s history and its unique skeleton-themed folk art. The exhibit presents text in English and Spanish. Admission is free.

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Sonya Clark: “Entanglements” exhibit

September 14, 2017 – January 7, 2018

SECCA

Entanglements: Stories woven in fiber. On view September 14, 2017 – January 7, 2018 Fiber is a medium charged with meaning in Sonya Clark’s work. The artist consciously weaves together content and material by using hair as a cultural and physical medium. This solo exhibition surveys Clark’s honed oeuvre and her explorations of identity, labor, collective memory and culture. Entanglements includes new and existing works by Clark.

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Design Zone Exhibit

Sept. 2 – December 31, 2017

Kaleideum

What does it take to create a video game, line up rhythms like the best DJs, or design a roller coaster that produces the biggest thrills? In Design Zone, go behind the scenes and see how creative problem solvers use math to do amazing things. Design Zone explores mathematical concepts like patterns, variables, scale, slope, and ratios used by artists, architects, engineers, musicians, and other innovators. Included with museum admission and free for members.

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Botanical Disposition

September 1 – November 15, 2017

Sawtooth School of Visual Art

On display September 1 – November 15th, a collaborative show from Kathy Schermer-Gramm (watercolor), Trena McNabb (acrylic), Carl Galie (photography), Diane Demers-Smith (ceramic, watercolor) and, Kelsey Brown (fibers) centralized around the concept of botanicals. Each piece is either inspired by botanicals, or created using botanicals.

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Katy Mixon 12×12 Salon Series: Painting the Weights

July 18 – August 20, 2017

SECCA

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

WSSU

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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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.

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

SciWorks

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

SECCA

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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