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JAZZ @ The CAM: Jon Hill Quartet

Thursday, 2/7/2019
Making his first Jazz @ The CAM appearance leading his own group, welcome the Jon Hill Quartet for an evening of original compositions and standards of the jazz idiom. Hill ( is the resident drummer for the Sunday Jazz Jam at Burnt Mill Creek hosted by Benny Hill (no relation) and performs around the area with the Jon Hill Trio. Joining Jon for the concert will be: Natalie Boeyink, Bass, Paolo Gualdi, Piano, Ryan Mulder, Sax with Hill on Drums.

An educator as well as musician, following his graduation from UNC Wilmington’s Department of Music, he was offered the position of Drum Set Instructor joining the faculty in the fall of 2018.

Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone, and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. CAM/CFJS Members: $12.00, Non-members: $20.00, Students with valid college ID $10.00 (tax and fees not included). Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall. The eight-concert series is presented by CAM and the Cape Fear Jazz Society.

Before and after the concert enjoy dinner and drinks at CAM Café (910.777.2363). Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated.

Welcome Home, Caroline!

Saturday, 2/9/2019
Join us as we welcome back our 27 foot tall whirligig, "Caroline". "Caroline" left town just before Hurricane Florence and is now back in her full red, white, blue and yellow glory. "Caroline" is North Carolina outsider artist Vollis Simpson’s last large whirligig and was originally installed on CAM’s grounds in 2012. After five months of conservation work at Wilson’s Whirligig Park, "Caroline" once again soars and spins as Wilmington’s largest sculpture.

Take part in hands-on activities during this family-friendly event including: Pinwheels (make your own or purchase one of ours), Revolving Serpent streamer making, "Caroline" coloring sheets, whirligig trivia and more activities will be set up outside. Learn about the physics of wind and "Caroline"’s response to our coastal breezes. Inside the museum, view three of Vollis Simpson’s smaller whirligigs up close, view the Brigade Boys and Girls Club’s new photography display, and enjoy brunch (10:00 am - 2:00 pm) with music in the Café by The Casserole (11:00 am – 1:30 pm).

Spend more time and experience the three Brown Wing exhibitions free of charge*—10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Either way, watch the whirligig spin, let your imagination fly high and learn about Vollis Simpson, the artist, and the NC Whirligig Park. Free and open to the public. CAM Grounds.

*special exhibition admission to the Hughes Wing for "A Time When Art is Everywhere: teamLab" still applies, $6.00 person, 3 & under free.

Behind the Scenes Gallery Talks

Friday, 2/15/2019
Curious to know more about how the museum's exhibitions are put together?
Join us for a gallery talk with Holly Tripman Fitzgerald, Chief Curator, and gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on current exhibitions and CAM’s collection through "Along the Eastern Sea Road" and "A Time When Art is Everywhere: teamLab".
CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others Brown Wing, and Hughes Wing* *Hughes Wing: special exhibition admission still applies, $6.00 per person, 3 and under free.


Saturday, 2/16/2019
Guest artist Emily Krueger will lead a fun art activity making paper craft birds. Inspired by our exhibition, "Recovery in Flight: The Sculptures of Grainger McKoy", children will use an assortment of colors and textures of paper to create their own unique birds. Make art, explore our exhibitions and stay for brunch at CAM Café (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)! Kids @ CAM is fun for all ages! Parental supervision required at all times. No pre-registration necessary. Suggested donation: $5.00 per child.

Dance Works-in-Progress Showcase

Sunday, 2/17/2019
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.

PERFORMANCE: Experimental Music, Noise & Sound

Thursday, 2/21/2019
Carl Kruger, subterrene, and The Waking Life
Inspired by and expanding on their interaction with CAM’s exhibition "A Time When Art is Everywhere: teamLab", experimental and noise musicians Carl Kruger, subterrene, and The Waking Life perform solo sets and as a team. Each bringing their own style to create a unique experience with each performance.

By re-envisioning recordings of the sounds and visuals of the exhibition, Carl Kruger will interpret "A Time When Art Is Everywhere" with a focus on the meeting of Japanese folk elements and contemporary digital sound processing, echoing teamLab's style of mirroring the past with the present. His instruments for the evening will consist of a PC and a mixer.

As the nature of the images in "Flower and Corpse Glitch" by teamLab are of a slowly unfolding, dreamlike, yet looping nature, subterrene will be performing drones which slowly evolve and then loop back to their origin. This reflects and expands upon the images displayed in the installation. subterrene is a panoply of chugging noise, shifty atmospheric disturbances, quiescent meditative regions, a veritable bastardizing of rugged Eno-charred terrain that challenges your aural foibles.

The Waking Life performance will touch on all aspects of the team lab exhibition with a focus on the "Flower and Corpse Glitch" installation. He has created a 12 track album inspired by the installation with each track representing a panel of the installation, and will also perform live instrumentation to accompany the tracks that were created in response to the piece.
Cost: $10.00—Pay at door, tax not included. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

US Colored Troops and Civil War Living History

Saturday, 2/23/2019
The American Civil War shaped the history of Wilmington and North Carolina in many ways. Discover and discuss the roles and impacts of United States Colored Troops with reenactors utilizing three stations highlighting Camp Life, North Carolina Battles and Slavery, plus two Living History personalities, Harriet Tubman (Carolyn Evans) and Frederick Douglass (Malcolm Beech).

Enjoy a talk by Wilmington’s Civil War historian Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., 1:00 pm in Studio 1. Also, all day in Studio 1 watch the documentary short "The Battle of Forks Road" (24 min., 2015).
Free and open to the public. Cameron Art Museum Grounds and Studio 1.

THEATRE: "Wilmington Reconstructed"

Saturday, 2/23/2019
STAGED READING: "Wilmington Reconstructed" - Mouths of Babe Theatre Company

In November of 1898, a group of white supremacists seized the city of Wilmington in a violent coup, expelling prominent black citizens and destroying Wilmington's Black newspaper: "The Daily Record". The event was covered up and whitewashed for the better part of a century. This work-in-progress documentary play by Mouths of Babes Theatre Company follows the "New York Times Magazine" writer John Jeremiah Sullivan as he enlists 8th graders to track down and recover lost articles of "The Daily Record", literally reconstructing the lost history of that period, and bringing to light voices that hate sought to destroy.
Free and open to the public. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall

GROUP SINGING: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers

Sunday, 2/24/2019
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. 1:30 pm: Instruction for beginners, 2:00 - 4 pm: Group Singing, all. Songbooks provided, beginners welcome! Learn more about Sacred Harp singing at Free and open to the public. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.