Concerts, exhibitions and other events


Artworks Gallery presents two new exhibitions at 564 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem, which will run until November 26.

Diane Nations’ “Into the Horizons” is a collection of mixed media oil paintings and collages that explores the symbolism and lessons found in our earthly horizons and the layering of time through archetypal imagery.

“Mostly Mandalas: Imagery from Lea’s Garden” by Betti Pettinati Longinotti is an exhibition centered on garden imagery, inspired by the garden of Lea Lackey Zachmann. It is composed of mandalas, which evoke healing.

A reception will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on November 13. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.



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“Finding Place,” an exhibition of multi-dimensional works by Ollie Singleton, is on view through December 16 at the Elberson Fine Arts Center at Salem Academy and College, 412 Rams Drive, Winston-Salem.

This exhibition is curated by Kimberly Varnadoe.

Singleton likes to say, “I was born in the South—North Carolina, I grew up in the South and the North, I lived in a few other states—California, Oklahoma and Texas, I taught a lot of students, held a few corporate jobs, got a few degrees, wrote a few poems; am, always has been and always will be a creature of the arts in search of beauty.

Singleton works in printmaking, painting, multimedia collage, clothing remodeling and wood art.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


40+ Stage Company will present the first performance of “Whittlers’ Bench”, at the Mountcastle Forum at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem.

The new play was written by Winston-Salem playwright David Ratcliffe. News of the problems in their small town reaches retirees who gather around the park bench every day to socialize. When a grandson of one of the members suffers an injustice, they want to come to the rescue. But can they? Age has set limits for each of them.

The play lasts 1h50 in two acts with a 15 minute intermission.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on November 17 and 18 and at 2 p.m. on November 13 and 20. A discussion session will take place after the play on November 13.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $12 for students at, 336-747-1414 or at the door.

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The University of North Carolina School of the Arts will present the musical “Sweeney Todd” at the Freedman Theater at Performance Place, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem.

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” which follows the story of a vengeful and murderous barber, opened on Broadway in 1979 and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by Hugh Wheeler, “Sweeney Todd” has had numerous revivals, as well as a 2007 film adaptation, directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp.

This iteration of “Sweeney Todd” will use a mix of 19th century and contemporary settings, drawing inspiration from the play’s British origins but embracing its identity as a musical thriller.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on November 13, 17 and 19 and at 2 p.m. on November 13.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students at 336-721-1945 or


Tattoo Archive at 618 W. Fourth St. in downtown Winston-Salem will host the “Spider Webb – Man of Many Talents” exhibit through February 28.

Webb, who lived in Asheville, was instrumental in legalizing tattooing in New York City when it was banned there in the 1970s. He was also a musician, tattoo machine builder, author, sculptor and painter.

Formed in 1980, Tattoo Archive operates a working tattoo shop, tattoo museum and tattoo bookstore under one roof.

The hours are from noon to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

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Greensboro Opera will perform Puccini’s “La Bohème” at 2 p.m. on November 13 at the UNCG Auditorium, 408 Tate St., Greensboro.

Visiting opera star David Pershall will play the role of Marcello in the local company’s full production of “La Bohème,” a mid-1800s story about relationships that is sung in Italian. “La Bohème” is the story of four struggling bohemians – a poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher who live in Paris. It will be directed by David Holley, General and Artistic Director of Greensboro Opera.

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A new exhibition, “Observations and Fantasies” by Sharon Hardin will be on view through December 23 at the Welborn Gallery at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center at 226 E. Main St. in Yadkinville.

Hardin’s paintings are created using transparent watercolor in the traditional way – without white or black pigment. Some works contain added elements of embroidery floss or watercolor pencil.

Topics include mandala imagery, creation theories influenced by the moon, circular energy, and natural phases.

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Call 336-679-2941 or visit to learn more.

Julia P. Cluff