He was "one of America's pre-eminent artists" and "the nation's foremost collagist", according to the New York Times obituary for Charlotte native Romare Bearden. This week at Greenhill visitors to the gallery can view dozens of Bearden prints and more, and even bring some home. It’s the Select Collection Prints of Romare Bearden which opened yesterday and will remain on view through June 22nd. On April 26th Greenhill will host a daylong educational program that’s open to the public.
The Music Academy of North Carolina increases access to music education in our community through school collaborations, festivals and competitions, and they’ve been doing it for 32 years. What began as music educator Ivan Battle’s vision and five teachers has since grown to an organization of 35 faculty instructing 1,000 students each week.
Winston-Salem Children’s Puppet Theatre & The Second Harvest Food Bank present: A Tall Tale of Peter Rabbit this weekend. Saturday, April 12th at 11 and 2, and Sunday the 13th at 2 at Heritage Theatre 4630 Old Walkertown Road. There you’ll see and hear the puppets, muppets, rabbits and actors from Heritage Theatre perform. Director Jane Quinn aka Granny Blue Ridge has led the group for 17 years with puppet and mask shows, reenactments on virtually every school subject imaginable often encompassing the Common Core Curriculum.
Tania Kharchenko and Safyah Usmani tell stories through film. Both are Fulbright Scholars (Tania is from Ukraine and Safyah is from Pakistan) currently studying with the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University. Their most recent documentary short focuses on homelessness in Winston-Salem, and more specifically, takes the Bethesda Center for the Homeless and the experiences of three women, Teresa, Gay, and Evelyn as its subject.
David Gordon Green burst onto the film scene with his critically acclaimed film George Washington, which was shot in Forsyth County. He went on to make films in a variety of genres, from serious fare like All The Real Girls & Undertow, to comedies like Pineapple Express, and the HBO series Eastbound and Down.