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A Shark and Narwhal Walked into a Museum 10/15-17

Tuesday, 10/15/2019
11:30AM-11:45AM  
Extended: Tues. Oct. 15 through Thurs. Oct. 17
11:30 am daily
Galleria
CAM staff bring marine-themed puppets by Folkmanis from the Museum Shop to life as a farewell to their sea friends in "Sketch Aquarium". The “puppets” will also perform shrimp-sized portions of the otterly adorable kid’s book, Narwhal’s Otter Friend. Expect hilarity and off-key singing for this short staging. Puppets and books available at the shop.


A Shark and Narwhal Walked into a Museum 10/15-17

Wednesday, 10/16/2019
11:30AM-11:45AM  
Extended: Tues. Oct. 15 through Thurs. Oct. 17
11:30 am daily
Galleria
CAM staff bring marine-themed puppets by Folkmanis from the Museum Shop to life as a farewell to their sea friends in "Sketch Aquarium". The “puppets” will also perform shrimp-sized portions of the otterly adorable kid’s book, Narwhal’s Otter Friend. Expect hilarity and off-key singing for this short staging. Puppets and books available at the shop.


Wed. Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 10/16/2019
1:30PM-2:00PM  
A different touring experience each Wednesday. Learn more about the artwork on view, process of selection and installation with tours by CAM staff every Wednesday.

CAM Members: Free, Non-Members: Museum admission

A Shark and Narwhal Walked into a Museum 10/15-17

Thursday, 10/17/2019
11:30AM-11:45AM  
Extended: Tues. Oct. 15 through Thurs. Oct. 17
11:30 am daily
Galleria
CAM staff bring marine-themed puppets by Folkmanis from the Museum Shop to life as a farewell to their sea friends in "Sketch Aquarium". The “puppets” will also perform shrimp-sized portions of the otterly adorable kid’s book, Narwhal’s Otter Friend. Expect hilarity and off-key singing for this short staging. Puppets and books available at the shop.


CAM Café MUSIC: Jeff Sanchez

Thursday, 10/17/2019
6:00PM-8:00PM  
Enjoy music by Jeff Sanchez 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm while you dine at CAM Café, the restaurant serves dinner Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm and offers half-price bottles of wine. Jeff has been playing music in Wilmington since 2006, when he joined local rock n roll band The Clams as a drummer, but slowly gravitated to rhythm guitar and vocals. He also played guitar and sang with Upstarts and Rogues. Among his favorite singers are Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Harry Nilsson.

Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated 910.777.2363.



Kids@CAM- Miracle Field

Sunday, 10/20/2019
1:00PM-3:00PM  
RESCHEDULED - NEW DATE & TIME: 4th Annual Kids@CAM at Miracle Field

We are bringing Kids@CAM to Miracle Field at Olsen Park! A day for families with children of all ages and abilities to play and create together, featuring an interactive concert by the Broccoli Brothers Circus www.facebook.com/broccolibrothers). Don't miss this afternoon of creativity, inspiration, art and FUN! All Ages and Abilities Welcome. No pre-registration necessary. Parental supervision required at all times.

Miracle Field at Olsen Park is located at 5510 Olsen Park Lane. The Miracle League of Wilmington gives hundreds of children and adults with disabilities a chance to play baseball with their fully accessible field and playground.

Sunday Exhibition Tours

Sunday, 10/20/2019
1:30PM-2:00PM  
Explore, discover and discuss the art work currently on view with docent-led tours.
CAM Members: Free, Non-Members: Museum Admission



Dessert Doppelganger Challenge

Wednesday, 10/23/2019
12:00PM-12:30PM  
National Dessert Day is in October. Oh Boy! CAM volunteers and friends attempt to capture the mouth-watering pastels and high-calorie hues of artist Wayne Thiebaud’s desserts by recreating the cakes in "Display Row"s using whipped cream and food coloring. You don’t want to miss this sweet treat for the eyes. Galleria.

Museum Shop to offer cards and puzzles depicting the delicious art of Wayne Thiebaud and dessert-themed kitchen towels. See the color lithograph in CAM’s new exhibition "The Eye Learns: Modernist Prints from the Louis Belden Collection" (on view Oct. 22, 2019 – Apr. 25, 2020) and enjoy a real dessert at CAM Café. Yum!


Wed. Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 10/23/2019
1:30PM-2:00PM  
A different touring experience each Wednesday. Learn more about the artwork on view, process of selection and installation with tours by CAM staff every Wednesday.

CAM Members: Free, Non-Members: Museum admission

CAM Café MUSIC: Perry Smith, guitarist

Thursday, 10/24/2019
6:00PM-8:00PM  
Enjoy music by Perry Smith (www.perrysguitar.com) from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm while you dine at CAM Café . CAM Café is open for Thursday dinner 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Thursdays enjoy half-price bottles.

Perry is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in guitar and including hand percussion, oud, mandolin, Native American flute, key boards and vocals. Perry accompanies dance classes at UNCW, facilitates drumming programs for special populations, and teaches lessons from his studio at the Art Works. He plays regularly with Cosmic Groove Lizards, Axiom, Zion, Sea Pans and Narayani.

CAM Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated phone:910.777.2363.


Frank Harmon “Native Places: Drawing..."

Thursday, 10/24/2019
6:30PM-8:00PM  
Illustrated Lecture: “Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See” with Frank Harmon, FAIA

Celebrated Raleigh architect and author Frank Harmon wants to change the way we observe the world around us. That’s why five years ago he started his online journal NativePlaces.org . Many posts from that journal became his new book "Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See", published by ORO Editions. Harmon shares excerpts from his book as well as examples of his own architectural work to illustrate how sketching “as a way to see” enhances the grace with which we observe and appreciate all sorts of “native places”. Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone, and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. CAM Members: $12.00, Non-Members: $17.00 and Students with valid ID: $8.00. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

ALSO: Take a drawing class, "Urban Sketching: Drawing As A Way To See" with Frank Harmon 9:00 an - 4:00 pm through CAM’s Museum School. Visit the Museum School page for details. Registered workshop students can attend Harmon’s illustrated lecture on at no cost.




Behind the Scenes Gallery Talks

Friday, 10/25/2019
11:00AM-12:00PM  
Hear the stories behind the acquisition and selection of the artworks included in "Stories in Print" (on view Oct. 22, 2019 – Apr. 25, 2020), with CAM’s Chief Curator, Holly Tripman Fitzgerald. CAM Members: Free, Non-Members: Museum Admission. Brown Wing.


SPOKEN WORD: COAST Poetry Jam

Friday, 10/25/2019
8:00PM-11:00PM  
Listen to poets puttin’ down the true spoken word, hosted by Bigg B and Sandra, the Midday Miss and music by DJ Mike Lang of COAST Radio (97.3 FM). For details or to participate as a poet email: sandra@coast973.com or call the studio line: 910.763.0973. Purchase seats the night of at the door; cash bar and light bites available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the North Carolina Black Film Festival.
Admission: $10.00. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall


Ben Billingsley On the Louis Belden Collection

Saturday, 10/26/2019
2:00PM-3:30PM  
ILLUSTRATED LECTURE: On the Louis Belden Collection - Ben Billingsley, artist

A discerning and popular lecturer, painter and printmaker Benjamin Billingsley will give insight into Modernist prints and print making techniques through highlighting select works from CAM's newest exhibition, "The Eye Learns Modernist prints from the Louis Belden Collection". Billingsley is the third-generation artist and art instructor in his family, currently teaching studio art and art history at Cape Fear Community College where he has worked full-time since 2001. He is a regular participant in large scale woodcut print events, printing woodblocks with a steamroller, most recently in April 2019 at UNCW. Ben is also a frequent guest lecturer for CAM's docent program and the Wilmington Art Association. He was a visiting artist at East Carolina University in February 2019.

Purchase seats on CAM’s website: www.cameronartmuseum.org, by phone, and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. CAM Members: $12.00, Non-Members: 17.00 and Students with valid ID: $8.00. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall and Brown Wing. Held in conjunction with CAM's exhibition: "The Eye Learns Modernist Prints from the Louis Belden Collection" (on view Oct. 22, 2019 – Apr. 25, 2020).

MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Ben Billingsley has exhibited work in the Southeastern United States as well as in Estonia, Russia, Japan and at the Pedvale Open Air Art Museum in Sabile, Latvia (summer 2013 and 2015). In 2006 he received the Marilyn Goodman Anderson Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching. His artwork has appeared in several publications, including the "Chautauqua Literary Journal" (2013), "Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts" (2012), and on the covers of "…hide behind me…" (Main Street Rag 2011) from poet Jason Mott, and "Days of Dark Miracles" (Seven Kitchens Press 2011), and "Waxwings" (Lethe Press 2012) both by poet Daniel Nathan Terry.


Sunday Exhibition Tours

Sunday, 10/27/2019
1:30PM-2:00PM  
Explore, discover and discuss the art work currently on view with docent-led tours.
CAM Members: Free, Non-Members: Museum Admission



Wed. Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 10/30/2019
1:30PM-2:00PM  
A different touring experience each Wednesday. Learn more about the artwork on view, process of selection and installation with tours by CAM staff every Wednesday.

CAM Members: Free, Non-Members: Museum admission

CAM Café MUSIC: Bill Kerr, guitar

Thursday, 10/31/2019
6:00PM-8:00PM  
Enjoy music by Bill Kerr 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm while you dine at CAM Café, the restaurant serves dinner Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm and offers half-price bottles of wine.

Bill learned to play the guitar at the age of seven and began playing professionally at the age of twelve. Over his career he has played with numerous rock, country, funk and jazz bands in Denver and Wilmington with his ability to cross between genres with ease, and brings with him an extensive background in the music industry. He also owned and operated Kerr/Macy Music Group, one of Denver’s top recording studios, during the 90’s. His primary influences include Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Al Di Meola, John Scofield and Allan Holdsworth. Bill brings a wealth of experience with him and his passion for the guitar is evident in every performance.

CAM Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated 910.777.2363.