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As part of its 250th anniversary celebration, Salem Academy and College and Bookmarks will host author Chelsea Clinton in conversation with Salem President Summer McGee at 7 p.m. on April 4 at the Elberson Fine Arts Center on Salem Campus 601 Church St. S in Winston-Salem.

Much of the April 4 event will focus on Clinton’s new book for young readers titled “She Persisted in Science.” Published by Penguin Young Readers Group and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, “She Persisted in Science” is out March 1.

The book tells the stories of women who became successful scientists and is part of Clinton’s No. 1 New York Times bestselling “She Persisted” series.. Salem Academy and College focuses exclusively on developing tomorrow’s healthcare leaders and change agents in STEAM fields and beyond.

“The conversation with her will be informal and promises to be very informative about the importance of educating future generations of girls and women in science,” McGee said.

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In “She Persisted in Science,” Clinton writes, “Being a woman scientist isn’t always easy. Sometimes women are told that their ideas aren’t smart enough, their research isn’t good enough, just because they’re women. But this is not true. The world needs everyone’s scientific discoveries.

The cost to attend the event is $25 at and includes a copy of “She Persisted in Science.” Participants can return their books to Bookmarks as part of its program to increase access to children’s books in Winston-Salem.


Professional dancer Jessica Fry McAlister had dreamed of dancing the role of “Cinderella”. But being a brunette who stands just over 5ft 3in, McAlister didn’t look like the traditional Cinderella. But now she has her chance.

Greensboro Ballet will perform “Cinderella” with McAlister in the lead role at 5 p.m. March 26 and 3 p.m. March 27 at the Carolina Theater, 310 S. Greene St. in Greensboro.

Tickets are $20-$40 with a $5 discount for children, students, seniors and military at 336-333-2605 or

Masks are recommended but not required. Social distancing is encouraged.

Cinderella’s Ball, an adult gala benefiting Greensboro Ballet, will be held March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Renaissance Room at the Carolina Theater. Donor admission is $60 per ticket or $100 per couple at

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The art exhibit “A Joy Forever: Asian Brush Paintings” by artist and art historian Barbara Rizza Mellin will be on view through March 30 at Forsyth Central Library, Second Floor Art Gallery at 660 W. Fifth St. in Winston-Salem.

Taking its title from a line of poetry by John Keats, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” this exhibition features 23 works created in a modern interpretation of an ancient Chinese technique.

“What I love about Asian brush painting is the simple elegance of the natural subjects, as well as the real and apparent spontaneity of the process,” says Mellin.

She creates each image in a single session, without prior drawing. The idea is to capture the natural essence of the flowers rather than a detailed botanical copy. She uses water-based paint and calligraphic line drawing with bamboo brushes. Mellin is a member of the Artworks Gallery and national, international and local art organizations.

Support Ukraine

Winston-Salem Symphony has performed, recorded and now broadcasts the national anthem of Ukraine.

Over the past two weeks, the musicians, staff and board members of Winston-Salem Symphony have watched the situation in Ukraine and felt the need to respond to this unfolding tragedy. Guest conductor Stephen Mulligan suggested performing the national anthem of Ukraine because it would involve the whole orchestra and, combined with blue and yellow stage lighting, would make a powerful statement without any additional commentary. necessary.

Music and the arts have the power to transcend borders, and this small gesture has been the Winston-Salem Symphony’s way of bringing us all a little closer during this crisis.

The performance took place March 5 and 6 at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem.

The performance is available to stream at

original work

The Stokes County Arts Council will present an exhibition of original artwork by Wendee Smith and Maasai Tabari in the Apple Gallery at 500 Main St. in Danbury, through March 31.

Smith grew up in Winston-Salem and lived briefly in New York as a child. She is a teacher in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and has been teaching for 14 years, eight of which have taught art. His work in this exhibition includes portraits, paintings, drawings and abstract works, created primarily with acrylic paint and oil pastels.

Maasai Tabari was born and raised in New York. Most of her family hails from Winston-Salem, where she now lives part-time. Tabari typically uses a mixture of watercolor watercolor pencils, brightly colored oil pencils, left opaque and acrylic paints. She also creates with digital platforms and uses mixed media, such as painting on printed paper, blending paper collage with a traditional style of painting.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.


A new exhibition titled “Transitioning” will run through March 26 at the Artworks Gallery at 564 N. Trade St. in Winston-Salem.

The exhibition will feature works by Alix Hitchcock and Lea Lackey-Zachmann. Hitchcock, who exhibits works on paper using hand-drawn prints transformed into collages and abstract paintings on paper, is interested in the symbolism of humans grappling with their place in the natural world. Lea Lackey-Zachmann, exhibiting paintings, prints and drawings, shows a mixture of past thoughts and the beginning of new ideas for discovery and growth in her work — Transitioning.

An opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 6.

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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Exhibition of colored pencils

The Yadkin Arts Council presents “The Fine Art of Colored Pencil” by the Colored Pencil Society of America (District Chapter 114 Raleigh-Durham) through April 29 at 226 E. Main St. in Yadkinville.

The collective exhibition will highlight the beautiful and versatile medium of colored pencil. An opening reception will be held at 5 p.m. on March 11. Reception is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1990 by Vera Curnow, the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 2,000 members worldwide who work with colored pencils.

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Work needed

The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority is looking for artwork from artists in North Carolina and Southern Virginia, including two-dimensional paintings, photography, mixed media, and three-dimensional sculpture for interior and exterior use. outside.

The work will be loaned to the PTAA for one year. An agreed fee will be paid for installation time.

Visit to view current artwork on display or for art submission details.

Art exhibition

A new exhibit titled “Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And” will run through April 30 at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St. in Greensboro. The exhibition is on loan from the Brooklyn Museum in New York. This is the first comprehensive overview of the work of Lorraine O’Grady (born in Boston in 1934), one of the most important figures in contemporary performance, conceptual and feminist art.

Her work also includes video, photomontage, concrete poetry, cultural criticism and public art.

Raised in Boston by middle-class Jamaican immigrant parents and educated at Wellesley College, O’Grady spent years working as an intelligence analyst for the US government, a translator and a rock music critic before beginning her career as a visual artist in the late 1970s at the age of 45.

O’Grady draws attention to the segregated nature of the art world.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Wednesday and Friday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.



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