CAM offers free night at the museum for educators on Dec. 3

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WILMINGTON—Cameron Art Museum is hosting Educator’s Night on Dec. 3, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., and will offer free admission to teachers, educators, and education administrators. They will have the opportunity to see various exhibits on display, including “Illumination,” “She Persists,” “The Face of Lincoln,” “Dorothy Gillespie Centennial Celebration,” “The Lived-In Body: Celebrating Women Over […]

In Pictures: Cameron Art Museum opens ‘Illumination,’ annual lantern exhibit

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WILMINGTON, NC—Silhouettes of light speckle the walls and ceiling in the Cameron Art Museum, as 42 lanterns welcome visitors to “Illumination.” The 2020 exhibit is going on its sixth year of marking the change of season as days are longer and darker, yet homes are brighter from the holiday season’s luminescence. Annually, CAM puts out […]

Wilma Daniels hosts first in-person exhibit with retrospective of No Boundaries International Art Colony

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WILMINGTON, NC—Annually, No Boundaries International Art Colony takes place for two weeks in November on Bald Head Island and welcomes artists from around the world to the partake in unencumbered, undisturbed creativity. With the quietude and serenity of the island serving as a backdrop for inspiration, the residency admits a dozen or so artists, from […]

CAM’s community lantern project illuminates silhouettes, provides nostalgic comfort

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WILMINGTON—Cameron Art Museum has hosted its year-end exhibit, “Illumination,” every holiday season since 2015. It’s become a celebration of transitioning from fall into winter, lighter days into darker nights, and self-reflection as the year comes to a close. In 2020, CAM asked artists to contemplate what light means to them. A warm glow of safety? […]

Photograms and copper sculptures make unique ‘Manifestations of Colour and Form’ in latest art exhibit

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WILMINGTON, NC—Local photographer Melissa Wilgis blends a love for the natural world and antiques in the creation of her photograms, now on display as part of Art in Bloom Gallery’s “Manifestations of Colour and Form.” Wilgis recently purchased at an auction a bunch of glass negatives from the early 1900s, featuring more than 100 snapshots […]

Did you see the ‘Together’ banner flying across Wrightsville yesterday? Here’s the backstory

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC — Beachgoers on Wrightsville Wednesday caught an inspiring yet concise message flying amongst the clouds. “Together.” It’s a word emphasized in recent months as many try to grapple with the times amid a polarizing election and taxing pandemic. A plane towing a printed banner with the artistic text flew back and forth […]

CFCC Faculty Art Exhibit goes virtual at Wilma Daniels Gallery

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WILMINGTON — Curating an art exhibit virtually can be quite tedious compared to hanging one in a real gallery, according to local artist and art teacher Abby Spangel Perry. Perry teaches a gallery assistantship course, and two-dimensional art in painting drawing and design at Cape Fear Community College. She coordinated its Annual CFCC Faculty Show, […]

Art-Oberfest returns Saturday, features 37 artists set up in historic neighborhood

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WILMINGTON — Last fall Quinn Cook had an idea to display the artistic talent of her neighbors in the Carolina Place and the Ardmore Historic Street Car District, located on the fringe of downtown Wilmington. So she culled 19 painters, quilters, musicians, sculptors and other creative makers to launch a neighborhood porch exhibit and sale, […]

CAM celebrates the 19th Amendment, features 90% of female artists from its permanent collection

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The 19th Amendment turned 100 years old on August 19 — the day it was ratified in 1920. To celebrate a woman’s rights to vote — in the midst of an election year, nonetheless — and the power of the creative feminine mind, Cameron Art Museum (CAM) has opened “She Persists.” With more than 50 […]