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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

Dance Works-in-Progress Showcase

Sunday, 2/18/2018
The Dance Cooperative, in association with CAM, provides informal showings to give working choreographers and dancers a place to present works in progress for review and critique in a nurturing environment. The public is invited to witness the creative process through its many stages and provide assistance to help the creator grow the works to realize their concepts to the fullest potential. If you are interested in presenting work, e-mail: no later than the Monday preceding each showcase. Free and open to the public.

Weekly Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 2/21/2018
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.

GALLERY TALK: "State of the Art"

Thursday, 2/22/2018
Artists Ashly Farley ("Bob’s Office", found materials, LED Lights), Addison Jones ("Christian’s Piece", charcoal), Claire Mains ("Petunias in Watering Can", watercolor)and Owen Wexler ("Lake View - Airlie Gardens", oil on panel) whose work is on view in CAM’s 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 enjoy classical guitar music by Justin Hoke in CAM Café with your refreshments and/or dinner.


Friday, 2/23/2018
Listen to poets puttin’ down the true spoken word, hosted by Bigg B and Sandra, themiddaymiss of COAST Radio (97.3 FM) with music by DJ Mike Lang. For details or to participate as a poet email: or call the studio line: 910.763.0973. Purchase seats the night of at the door; cash bar available.
Admission: $10.00, Students with valid college ID: $5.00. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

Group Singing: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers

Sunday, 2/25/2018
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, 2/28/2018
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 series: Light Under the Sun with Serena Wiley

Thursday, 3/1/2018
Jazz @ The CAM Series: The Light Under the Sun Featuring Serena Wiley

Serena Wiley (tenor saxophone/flute/vocals) returns to the Jazz @ The CAM series with new and continuing members of The Light Under the Sun: Theous Tyrell Jones, drums, Ittai Korman, bass and Joe McPhail on piano. A combined group of emerging young artists who expressively create a great synergy of substance which is unique and lively specializing in Jazz, Hip Hop, and Rhythm and Blues.

Serena is an accomplished saxophonist with many high-profile dates with artists that include Branford Marsalis, Fred Wesley, Antonio Hart, Rene Marie, Nnenna Freelon, Carolyn Malachi, and many more while getting her bachelor’s and a master’s degree at North Carolina Central University in Durham. In addition to playing sax across different genres in some of the Triangle area’s hottest bands, she’s also a poet who has been known to grace the stage with her voice as a singer and a dynamic hostess. As a singer and poetess, some of her influences range from Michelle NdegeoCello, Michael Bublé, Count Basie to Sam Cooke.

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).

Don't forget you can dine before or after the concert at CAM Cafe, reservations are suggested and appreciated.

Jazz @ The CAM is 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.

RECEPTION: NC Arts Council Fellowship 2017 Award

Friday, 3/2/2018
Meet the artists and be among the first to experience this exhibition celebrating the state’s contemporary artists. The "North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship 2017 Award Exhibition" features work by seventeen artists from across the state. Enjoy light refreshments, cash bar and music by The Swing Shifters at the opening reception.

CAM Members and their guests: $10.00 per person. Not a member? Join on CAM’s website, by phone and at the Visitor Services desk.