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Here is a calendar of events scheduled Saturday through July 12 at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art: Saturday:(Unless otherwise noted, all events Saturday are free and are being held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on SECCA's back lawn.)

Community welcome. Food, music and entertainment.

``Artchamacallits' projects for children and parents. Small fee for art supplies.

Jazz, blues and country concert by Daryle Ryce (noon).

Jim Brock and The Montuno Jazz Orchestra (2-4 p.m.)

Gallery visits. $3, $2 for seniors and those under 12. SECCA members get in the gallery free and pay $2 less for other special events. May 10:

``Next Generation Ideas and Artists' (8 p.m.) Opening exhibition discussed by curator Lowery Stokes Sims of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and three of the exhibiting artists: Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Tom Miller and Terry Adkins. $5. May 11:

Babatunde Olatunji and His Drums of Passion (8 p.m.) Nigerian drum master in concert with musicians and dancers. $12. May 16:

``African Influences on American Culture' (8 p.m.) Lecture by Robert Farris Thompson, Yale scholar and author. $5. May 17-19:

Tales and Scales, comedy in music and story by a six-member troupe. (4 p.m. May 17-18, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. May 19.) $7. May 22:

Impact XX (8 p.m.) Black music of the century with emerging black musicians. Includes the premiere of ``Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra' with soloist Arnadi Hummings in Patrick Byers' work. Sponsored by the Winston-Salem Symphony and SECCA. $12. May 24:

``Shades of Gray in the Black Aesthetic' (8 p.m.) Panel on isolation of black artists vs. a demand for ``blackness' in art, led by Richard Powell of Duke University with critics Judith Wilson and Greg Tate. $5. June 1:

The Scott Tradition: Three Generations of American Artists (8 p.m.) Joyce Scott, visual and performing artist with work in the opening show, talks about her family's three-generation quilting tradition. $6. June 4:

Reading (8 p.m.) Novelist John Edgar Wideman, author of ``Sent for You Yesterday,' ``Brothers and Keepers' and ``Fever.' $6. June 8:

Ethnic Notions (7 p.m.) Award-winning film documentary tracing the evolution of racial stereotypes. Discussion by filmmaker Marion Riggs. $6. June 15-16:

An Evening with Ossie Davis (8 p.m.) Veteran actor and Emmy Award-winner offers a program of stories, anecdotes and poetry. $12. June 19 - Aug. 2:

Artchamacallits children's programs designed to encourage creativity (9:30 a.m. to noon.) June 19-21, July 17-19, 6- and 7-year-olds; June 26-28, July 24-26, 8- and 9-year-olds; July 10-12, July 31-Aug. 2, 10- and 12-year-olds. $35. June 23:

Sun Ra and his Intergalactic Arkestra (6 p.m.) on center grounds (8 p.m. inside if it rains). Avant-garde jazz. $12. June 25:

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (8 p.m.) Pioneering works by black choreographers. $12. July 10:

``The Triple Negation: Black Women Artists' (8 p.m.) The struggle of minority women artists against gender, racial and aesthetic barriers. Panelists are Adrian Piper, artist / critic; Coco Fusco, critic / curator; Kinshasha Conwill, Studio Museum of Harlem director; and Leslie King Hammond, art historian. $5. July 12:

Chuck Davis Afro-American Dance Ensemble (8 p.m.) Dance drawing on the West African tradition and African-American experience. $7.

SECCA memberships are: $35 individual ($15 students and $25 seniors), $50 families (two adults and children). For information, call SECCA Education Department at 725-1904.

Funding for the opening programs came from the James G. Hanes Foundation and the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation.


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