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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The PAAD Study : Physical Activity and Alzheimer's Disease (Health/Exercise)
Location: UNC Greensboro

UNCG is offering a free 8-month exercise program for people who qualify to take part in aresearch study. Interested individuals must be between 50-65 years of age and have a family history ofAlzheimer’s disease. If interested, they should go to the website for the Physical Activity and Alzheimer’sDisease study which is at www.paadstudy.org

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A Storyteller's Eye: The Work of Photojournalist Jerry Wolford (Museums)
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27401

Award-winning photographer Jerry Wolford has been using his camera to tell stories for almost three decades, most of that time for the Greensboro News & Record. Visit this exhibit to see some of his best storytelling images, trace the changes in professional photographic equipment during his career, and find out what skills he believes are key to his success.

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Descendants of the Maya: Photography by Dr. Morton W. Huber (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

This exhibit features twenty-seven black-and-white photographs of Maya people, traditional craft activities, archaeological sites, and colonial constructions taken in Guatemala during the 1960s. Weavings and other items collected by Dr. Huber at the time are also on display. High Point resident Dr. Huber, a biochemist by training, is also an accomplished artist and photographer. His art and photography have been featured in three books and galleries in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Japan. Admission is free.

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Museum of Anthropology (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

As the MOA commemorates its 50th year, this student-curated retrospective exhibit showcases the Museum’s history through a detailed timeline featuring photographs from the institutional archives and artifacts from around the world. Open Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free.

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Chinese Ceramics from the Changsha Kilns (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

MOA’s new permanent exhibit provides an overview of the ceramics produced by families at the Changsha Kilns during the Tang Dynasty more than one thousand years ago. The exhibit puts Tang ceramics into their historical, geographic, and cultural context. The Tang Dynasty was a time of peace, prosperity, and acceptance in China, during which Changsha ceramics and other goods were traded to reach as far away as western Asia and Africa. The exhibit features more than 100 spectacular ceramic objects from the MOA’s Lam Collection. Open Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free.

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Memory - Nature and Nurture (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Four female artists examine a delicate blend of memory & imagination & its role in nature & nurture in shaping cultural norms for women. Creative process & inspiration are highlighted in a woman’s life by visual representation. Diana Greene’s (Winston-Salem) beautiful narrative features photographs of different dresses from various stages of her life. Allison Luce’s (Mooresville) clay work is symbolic of the body & soul & questions how embedded attitudes & nostalgia influences our memory. Kristi Ryba (St. John’s Island, SC) uses vintage photographs to create paintings from personal memory based on iconography & messages of Medieval & Renaissance altarpieces. Kathy Sosa’s (San Antonio, TX) series of portraits are a celebration of women, influenced by the rich cultural heritage of Mesoamerica. Opening Reception Friday, May 31. Informal gallery talks with artists at 5pm. Reception 6-8pm. Free & open to the public.

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