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Group Singing: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers

Sunday, 1/28/2018
1:30 pm: Instruction for beginners
2:00 - 4 pm: Group Singing, all
Songbooks provided, beginners welcome!

Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers ( presents a traditional Sacred Harp Singing and invite you to join in the music and raise your voice in song! This dynamic form of a cappella social singing dates back to Colonial America, using a modern reprint of the 1844 songbook "The Sacred Harp". Sacred Harp and related shape-note styles are the oldest continuous singing traditions in the United States. Surviving as a living tradition in parts of the South, notably Georgia and Alabama, Sacred Harp music has been discovered by new generations of singers who have spread the heritage across North America and to Australia and Europe.

The music is loud, vigorous and intense. It is meant to be sung, not just observed. No previous experience is necessary. Learn more about Sacred Harp singing at Free and open to the public, Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

Weekly Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 1/31/2018
A different touring experience each Wednesday. Learn more about the artwork on view, process of selection and installation with tours by CAM staff. CAM Members: Free, Museum admission all others.

ART INSPIRES - Poetry & Dance

Sunday, 2/4/2018
ART INSPIRES…Poetry and Dance: Khalisa Rae and Brittany Patterson
“The Exploitation of the Woman” is a dance and spoken word performance exploring media's depiction of female beauty and sexuality across racial lines. The performance is inspired by two photographs, "Lovely Six Foota" and "Alicia Oscar: from the series Third World Blondes Have More Money" in CAM’s current exhibition "Created by Light" (on view through February 11, 2018). The performers—Dancers: Amanda Lee Wolf and Kylah Thorpe, Narration and Lyrical Score: Khalisa Rae and Choreography: Brittany Patterson—will highlight the contrast between the woman as a sex symbol and an exploited figure in popular culture. Travel from past to present- witnessing the experience (exhilarating and exhausting) of dance, music, and art- between women and race. See how perceptions and structuring can alter a woman's work and worth in entertainment.
CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others. Brown Wing.

The dancers and poet are part of a larger production entitled: “The Invisibility Project”, a lyric and dance collaboration that highlights the effect of Wilmington's 1898 race riots on modern society.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Khalisa (Kelly) Rae is a author, poet, and the Co Founder and Creative Director of Athenian Press 501c3. Kelly is a former English Professor at Cape Fear Community College and is active in the art scene in Wilmington and currently is directing and producing a sold out play entitled "7 Deadly Sins of Being a Woman_. She is a contributor for "Wilma Magazine" and is a recent graduate of the Queens University MFA program.

Brittany Patterson has been dancing since the age of 5 and began choreographing as a teenager. She danced as an apprentice for Demetrius Klein Dance Company in Lake Worth, FL and has presented her own work in New York, NY in conjunction with DKDC. Brittany studied dance at SUNY Purchase for two years before changing career paths. Brittany has a BA in Literature from SUNY Purchase and a Masters in Social Work from Simmons College. She moved to Wilmington in May, 2011 from Boston and has enjoyed reentering the dance scene in Wilmington with performances and choreography in North Carolina Dance Festival tours, Dance-a-Lorus, Wilmington Dance Festival, and SARUS festival since 2012.

Kylah Thorpe is the Community Impact Coordinator at the YWCA. She stays connected to Wilmington’s diverse populations by managing all of the outreach programs at the YWCA, as well as volunteering her time as a choreographer for an all girls dance troop called Jade.

Amanda Wolf is a local Montessori school teacher and school owner, she is involved in the dance, theater, and film community in Wilmington and highly invested in arts education.

Weekly Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 2/7/2018
A different touring experience each Wednesday. Learn more about the artwork on view, process of selection and installation with tours by CAM staff. CAM Members: Free, Museum admission all others.

JAZZ at The CAM series: Jo Gore

Thursday, 2/8/2018
Jo (Josephine) Gore ( grew up singing traditional gospel in Spring Hill Baptist Church alongside her father who was the church pianist and deacon. Church audiences were enthralled with the four-year-old's ability to memorize an entire catalog of hymns and spirituals. She was the little girl with the big voice. Jo mesmerizes audiences with her angelic voice and electrifying stage presence while remaining true to her love of classic, soul and jazz standards. Each performance is full of love, life, music, and story-telling. These days, she's the woman with the big voice and audiences are still enthralled. Welcome Jo Gore to the Jazz @ The CAM series performing with Theous Jones on drums, Doug Largent on syth/keys/bass and Logan Butler on guitar.

Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk CAM & CFJS Members: $12.00, Non-members: $20.00, $10.00 for students with valid college ID (tax and fees not included).

Presented by Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society (CJFS, Hear musicians from Wilmington and around the state performing a range of jazz genres in an intimate “close up and personal” performance setting for your listening pleasure.

Talk: Burk Uzzle & Courtney Johnson

Sunday, 2/11/2018
IN CONVERSATION: "Created by Light" artist Burk Uzzle and Courtney Johnson, Associate Professor of Photography, UNCW
Photographer Burk Uzzle ( will give an illustrated overview of his extensive body of work spanning over six decades as part of the discussion, which will be moderated by Courtney Johnson, Associate Professor of Photography, UNCW. Uzzle’s career is grounded in documentary photography, at age twenty-three he was the youngest photographer ever hired by LIFE Magazine. During his tenure as a member of the prestigious international Magnum cooperative founded by one of his mentors Henri Cartier-Bresson, Uzzle was an active contributor to the evolution of the organization and served as its President in 1979 and 1980. During the sixteen years he was associated with Magnum, he produced some of the most recognizable images we have of Woodstock (album cover and worldwide reproduction of its iconic couple hugging at dawn), the assassination and funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,among many other seminal moments he has captured.

His current work focuses on an appreciation of America’s small towns and its people. Burk Uzzle’s work is in the photography exhibition "Created by Light" currently on view at CAM through February 11, 2018. Come join in the conversation for insights into his inspiration and process. CAM Members and Students with valid college ID: $10.00, Non-Members: $15.00 (tax and fees not included). Purchase seats by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall and Brown Wing.Before the program enjoy brunch in CAM Cafe.

BIO: Courtney Johnson specializes in alternative process and experimental photography and is one of the leading scholars on the photographic cliché-verre technique. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions in New York, Miami, San Francisco, and Richmond and is included in numerous permanent collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; University of Central Florida; Tuanku Fauziah Museum and Gallery, USM, Penang, Malaysia; Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale; and FOTOMUSEO, The National Museum of Photography in Bogotá, Colombia where Johnson’s work was featured in the 4th International Biennale of Photography: FOTOGRÁFICA BOGOTÁ 2011. Johnson earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors in Photography and Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and her Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Miami. She was born in Houston in 1982 and has lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Mendham, New Jersey; Chattanooga, Tennessee; New York, New York; Richmond, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Oakland, California; and currently lives and works in Wilmington, North Carolina where she is an Associate Professor of Photography in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Weekly Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 2/14/2018
A different touring experience each Wednesday. Learn more about the artwork on view, process of selection and installation with tours by CAM staff. CAM Members: Free, Museum admission all others.


Saturday, 2/17/2018
Enjoy a day of art making and exploration with the whole family. Create 2D and 3D works of art you can take home. Draw inspiration from our "State of the Art/Art of the State" exhibition and view 657 works of art. Kids @ CAM is fun for all ages! Parental supervision required at all times. No pre-registration necessary. Suggested donation: $5.00 per child. NEW HOURS: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm