< November, 2017 >


Group Singing: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers

Sunday, 11/26/2017
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, 11/29/2017
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.

Artists Talk: James Bridges & Diego Camposeco

Thursday, 11/30/2017
IN CONVERSATION: "Created by Light" artists James Bridges and Diego Camposeco

James Bridges and Diego Camposeco will give illustrated overviews of their body of work as part of the discussion, which will be moderated by Holly Tripman Fitzgerald, Chief Curator, CAM. Both reside in the Wilmington area, and their work on view in the photography exhibition "Created by Light" is part of CAM’s permanent collection. Come join in the conversation for insights into their 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 or after the program enjoy a meal and/or refreshments in CAM Cafe with classical guitar music by Justin Hoke.

OPENING PARTY: "Art of Illumination"

Friday, 12/1/2017
Meet the artists and be among the first to experience over thirty original designed lanterns! Enjoy this evening with light refreshments, cash bar and live music by bluegrass band, Massive Grass ( CAM Members and Students: $10.00 Non-Members: $16.00.

"Art of Illumination" (on view December 2, 2017 through January 7, 2018) returns to CAM for a third year, drawing inspiration from traditional lantern festivals that mark the transitional moment of season’s change and year’s end. Experience original lanterns created by over thirty artists from NC, IL, and AZ. These artists use silk, fabrics, handmade paper, recycled plastics, glass, clay, metal and the unifying quality of light to create their lanterns which comprise this unique exhibition during the holiday season.

Weekly Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 12/6/2017
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: Grenoldo Frazier

Thursday, 12/7/2017
Jazz @ The CAM Series: Grenoldo Frazier
Crowd-pleaser and Wilmington favorite, composer, arranger, pianist and vocalist Grenoldo Frazier will be singing and swinging to start off the holiday season. Frazier's broad range pulls from his vast array of musical knowledge and experience crossing and combining many genres from jazz, show tunes, classical to contemporary. His presence and showmanship leaves audiences hoping the night never ends. 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). Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

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. The Jazz @ The CAM series is presented by Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society (CJFS,

SCREENING: "School Daze" (1988)

Saturday, 12/9/2017
COAST Radio (97.3) and the Black Arts Alliance celebrate Spike Lee’s look at Greek sororities and fraternities at an African American college in "School Daze" (2 hr. 1 min., 1988). After the screening, a panel discussion on the importance of Greek life and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Hosted by Bigg B. Purchase admission at the door the night of the screening: $5.00 with unwrapped toy, $10.00 without, Students with valid college ID: $5.00 without toy, Free with unwrapped toy. Refreshments available for purchase from CAM Café. Bring an unwrapped toy donation for COAST’s Holiday Smiles Toy Drive. For more details contact COAST: 910-763-9977. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

Floating Lantern Ceremony

Sunday, 12/10/2017
Imagine hundreds of paper lanterns floating on water and glowing warmly from their individual source of flickering light – a candle’s flame. Together, they become a soulful display of community spirit. CAM’s Floating Lantern Ceremony is an opportunity for expressions of Remembrance, Reflection and Gratitude. Participants are encouraged to personalize a paper lantern sleeve and then float it on CAM's Reflecting Pond.

Lantern messaging and decorating begins at 4:00 pm; Floating begins at 5:00 pm through 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public, donations are appreciated.
Lantern sleeves are currently available for purchase ($12.00) and throughout the ceremony.

Live music – from harps, bagpipes, violins, mandolins and accordions - inside the museum and on the grounds, enhance the late afternoon/early evening activities. This is an outside activity, the Museum and exhibitions will remain open until 7:00 pm. Festive food and beverage available for purchase. Don’t miss this unique and uplifting event.

Weekly Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 12/13/2017
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.

GALLERY TALK: "State of the Art"

Thursday, 12/14/2017
Artists Brian Peterson (Stevie, clay sculpture), Loraine Scalamoni ("The Boy and the Sea", mixed media acrylic and collage on paper), Kelly Starbuck ("Guardian Angel", photograph) and Sharon Thomas ("Amataphegea", watercolor and ink)whose work is on view in the current exhibition "State of the Art/Art of the State", come together for an informal conversation on their art work. Join in the discussion about their inspiration and process. CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others. Hughes Wing.

Before and after the program stop in CAM Café for refreshments and/or dinner.