Found objects: YES! Weekly's arts calendar

Three new visual art exhibits open in Greensboro and Winston-Salem this week.

The Green Hill Center for NC Arts in Greensboro holds a members-only preview for its new Home Work: Domestic Narratives in Contemporary Art exhibit on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit, which features 28 North Carolina artists whose works depict domestic life, opens to the general public on Friday and runs through Nov. 3.

Also on Friday, a 50-year retrospective of the work of Winston-Salem artist Anne Kesler Shields opens at 7 p.m. at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts in Winston-Salem. The 80-year-old Shields has “steadily applied her considerable talent, rigorous visual-art training and incisive intellect toward developing a masterful body of work in two- and three-dimensional media,” as the center’s website tells it.  

And on Saturday an exhibit of artist Catherine Murphy’s work opens in the Leah Louise B. Tannenbaum Gallery at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro. Murphy’s paintings utilize “simple and everyday subjects” in ways that “challenge our skills of perception at the same time that they suggest intriguing narratives,” according to the museum website. 

On Wednesday: Associated Artists of Winston-Salem hosts an artist network meeting in the cafĂ© and terrace area of the Milton Rhodes Arts Center on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. 

For anyone who has not checked out the Modifications exhibit featuring the work of Curtis Mann or the paperless exhibit at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts, Sept. 16 is the final opportunity before the installations come down. 

I had the opportunity to take a look at the Oh Snap! exhibit at the Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro, which opened on First Friday. Featuring hundreds of images captured on smart phones through an open call, the exhibit offers a banquet of sensory and experiential multiplicity. It’s well worth checking out. 

Artists are invited to submit visual art pieces for a community art show later this month at the Interactive Resource Center in Greensboro. For more information, visit or The Sawtooth School for Visual Art is accepting submissions from local artists for the Deck the Halls arts and crafts show. Early registration is available through Oct. 26 while regular registration is through Nov. 15. Information can be found at 

And the Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County is soliciting nominations for four annual awards: the Arts Council Award, the R. Philip Hanes Jr. Young Leader Award, the Arts Development Award and the Arts Knowledge Sharing Award. To learn the criteria for the awards, visit intothearts.rog. Nominations should be e-mailed to Mona Campbell at or mailed to the Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County, Attn. Awards Committee, 206 N. Spruce St., Suite 3, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-2747.

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