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Film series

Aperture Cinema will host Luminaries, a new filmmaker series.

The first honoree is Winston-Salem native Ramin Bahrani.

Bahrani’s 2014 documentary, “Life Itself,” is available for online screening.

Ticket and film information at

Other movies will include:

April 23: “Chop Shop” (2007). Outdoor or drive-in screening, then virtual starting April 24.

April 24: “Man Push Cart” (2005). Virtual cinema.

May 7: “Socrates” (2018). Virtual cinema.

3 p.m. June 6: Lit/Flix with Bookmarks featuring The White Tiger (2021)

July 23: “99 Homes” (2015). Outdoor or drive-in screening

TBA August: Ramin Bahrani shorts. Virtual or in-theater.

Sept. 10: “Goodbye Solo” (2009). Outdoor or drive-in screening.

Others will be announced later.


Author events

Bookmarks will continue to host author events.

They will include:

April 6: Morgan Jerkins’ “Caul Baby”

April 8: Summer Bookseller Recommendations

April 13: Patrick Radden Keefe’s “Empire Of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty”

April 15: Romance Book Club with author Rosie Danan

For other events, go to

Solo exhibits

Artworks Gallery will feature two new exhibits: Chris Flory “All Fall Down” and Susan Smoot “Roadside Compositions” from April 2 to May 2 at 564 N. Trade St. in Winston-Salem.

Flory, who lives in Winston-Salem, earned an MFA from UNCG and has lived in Winston-Salem since 1993. Her work is graphite on paper, drawn in 2020. Most are about the anxiety and frustration that Flory has experienced during the pandemic.

Smoot’s works focus on long-standing architecture of utility. Farmhouses, sheds and barns are depicted, showing evidence of their usefulness and the disrepair of time. These rural scenes and buildings, observed locally, were rendered to celebrate the details of age, tarnish, patina and rust on these witnesses of the past.

Admission is free.


Author event

Greensboro Bound will holds a virtual version of its annual Dinner With Friends at 6:30 p.m. April 15.

The event will feature 10 simultaneous discussions lead by hosts knowledgeable in one of 10 genres (you choose your genre). Each discussion will include discussions that highlight authors who will be part of 2021 Greensboro Bound Literary Festival “21 Conversations.” Genres include cookbooks, literary fiction, memoir/personal essay, mystery/detective, nonfiction, poetry, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, short story and young adult/crossover.

Cost is $25 for an author section at

Downtown Greensboro restaurants Jerusalem Market and Machete will have meals for sale. Cost is $20 for a shawarma or chicken kabob meal from Jerusalem Market or $50 for Charcuterie or Vegetarian from Machete at



Starworks Glassfest will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 16 at 100 Russell Drive in Star.

A sale will feature glass products from guest artists, including glasses, cups, bowls, glass fruit, vases, flowers, sculptures, garden items and a new line of woodland animals, pineapples and lighting. Glassblowers will offer demonstrations on Saturdays. If you don’t want to go in person, demonstrations are also on Starworks’ Facebook page.

Admission is free.

In-person gallery visits require reservations.

Call 910-428-9001 or visit or

Virtual theater

UNCG School of Theatre will present virtual versions of “The World On A Hill” by Alice Childress and “How We Got Here: An Oral History Play” by Karen Sabo.

“The World on a Hill” centers on an affluent white woman who takes her son, Lionel, for a picnic up a hill near their summer vacation home. After Lionel rushes off down the hill in search of sweets, he comes across Winston, a Black teenager, and Norma must face the reality of her prejudice.

“How We Got Here: An Oral History Play” is based on transcripts from the Southern Oral History Database. Using four actors playing 10 diverse characters, this show features stories of regular people who want ordinary things — lunch at the Greensboro Woolworth’s, to be pregnant and professional, to sit downstairs at a movie theater — but who find they must fight for respect and equal treatment.

Tickets are $5 at or by phone at 336-334-4392 and will be available for online streaming April 8-10.


Nature art

A new exhibit, “Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment,” will be on display through May 23 in the Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing Gallery at Reynolda House Museum of American Art at 2250 Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem.

The exhibition will feature works by 19th-century artists Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, as well as contemporary artists including Paula Hayes, Maya Lin, Richard Estes, Juan Fontanive, Roxy Paine, Rachel Sussman and Vik Muniz. Guests can explore their own connections between art and nature on visits to the estate’s gardens, which include birding and nature trails.

To register and buy tickets, go to

‘Look Closer’

Yadkin Cultural Arts will present a new exhibit called “Look Closer” by John Scrudder through April 23 in Welborn Gallery, 226 E. Main St. in Yadkinville.

Scrudder was featured in the Yadkin Arts Councils Juried Exhibition Show in 2020.

Scrudder, who has lived in North Carolina since 1997, creates abstract mazes with tiny designs and seemingly erratic lines on upcycled items such as wakeboards and mirrors.

Visit or

Seeking artists

Yadkin Arts Council has issued a call for art for its 2021 juried exhibition at Welborn Gallery.

Artists from across North Carolina are eligible to participate in the 10th annual exhibit, which will be on display from July 1 to Aug. 27.

Affee Vickers, local Winston-Salem artist, will be the juror for this exhibition. Vickers works in glass, acrylic, stainless steel, titanium, abstract art, oil paintings and sculptures.

The deadline to enter the show is by midnight June 6. Eligibility for entry is open to fine art artists in both 2D and 3D categories who are at least 18 and live in North Carolina.

Prizes will be awarded and an opening reception will be July 1. Depending on social distancing limitations in July, the Arts Council is planning on hosting the opening reception in person. More details will follow closer to the date.

Awards will be: $1,250 for first place, $850 for second place, $500 for third place, $150 for People’s Choice 2D, $150 for People’s Choice 3D, and $100 for six honorable mentions.

For more about Vickers or to apply, go to

— Staff Reports

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