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POSTPONED Jazz@CAM: Willie Atkinson

Thursday, 9/5/2019
6:30PM-8:00PM  
Due to the possible impact of Hurricane Dorian, this concert is postponed and will be rescheduled.

Willie E. Atkinson and the Transitional Jazz Trio

Extend your Labor Day holiday vibe with the kick-off concert for Season 10 of the Jazz@CAM series. The concert series begins on a strong note with area favorite and crowd-pleaser, New Bern vocalist Willie E. Atkinson (willieeatkinsonjazz-blues.weebly.com) performing with percussionist Michael Hanson, jazz guitarist Phil Owens and double bassist Doug Trammel.

Atkinson is a Jazz/Blues vocalist born in the northern region of Johnston County, NC where he became a student of his kinfolk’s musical voice, a music that would become known as the Piedmont Blues. He recalls his Grandmother teaching him how to tell the story of a song without losing the beat “…Just hold your head high, sing it like you mean it and pat your feet.”

The popular eight-concert series returns for its tenth season! Offering great music from Wilmington area favorites and musicians from around the state in concert playing a range of jazz genres in an intimate listening room "close up and personal" performance setting for your pleasure. Presented by Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society.

Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. CAM/CFJS Members: $17.00 for, Non-members: $25.00, Students with valid college ID $12.00 (tax and fees not included).

Not a member of CAM or CFJS? Not a problem, become a member of either--or support both!--organizations and enjoy cost savings on the jazz series as well as other member benefits offered by each. Don't delay concerts routinely sell out!

Enjoy dinner and drinks at the CAM Café (910.777.2363) before or after the concert. Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated.



POSTPONED Kids@CAM- Miracle Field

Saturday, 9/7/2019
10:00AM-12:00PM  
Due to the possible impact of Hurricane Dorian, this program is postponed and will be rescheduled.

FAMILIES: 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 the Broccoli Brothers Circus. The Ability Garden will offer a fun planting activity. We will have other wonderful community organizations joining us. Don't miss this afternoon of creativity, inspiration, art and FUN for the whole family! All Ages and Abilities Welcome. No pre-registration necessary. Parental supervision required at all times. Suggested donation: $5.00 per child.

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.

CAM Café: Jeff Sanchez, guitarist

Thursday, 9/12/2019
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.



CANCELLED "Florence Stories..."

Thursday, 9/12/2019
6:30PM-7:30PM  
STAGED READING: "Florence Stories: Voices from After the Storm"
Mouths of Babes Theatre
CANCELLED: Thurs. Sept. 12 – 6:30 pm Due to Dorian's impact MoB's rehearsal time
Sun. Sept. 15 – 2:00 pm -- Remains on schedule to happen.

Read of a new work in development by Mouths of Babes Theatre (www.mouthsofbabestheatre.com)about the September 2018 Hurricane Florence that hit North Carolina. Interviews gathered from the community create a discussion on the impact of the hurricane and the increasing effects of global warming on coastal communities. Free, donations appreciated. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.



PROJECTION PERFORMANCE: "Confluence" Gene Felice

Thursday, 9/12/2019
7:30PM-8:45PM  
PROJECTION PERFORMANCE: "Confluence": Gene Felice, artist/educator and the Coaction Lab at UNCW

Throughout July and August of 2019, the Mobile Coaction Lab (MCL, www.coactionlab.org) embarked on its maiden research voyage titled “Ebb & Flow”, traveling from Wilmington, NC to Santa Barbara, CA and all points in between. The Coaction Lab at UNCW, led by artist and educator Gene A. Felice II, will perform "Confluence" on the exterior of CAM for the closing event of the “Ebb & Flow” project. The museum’s surface will be projection mapped with an array of imagery from the summer research trip, blended with an assortment of local imagery and sound recordings compiled by Professor Felice and his students in the Digital Arts program at UNCW. The event will be powered for 60 minutes by the solar powered Mobile Coaction Lab. Free. CAM Grounds.

On each leg of the research trip, the MCL collaborated with a variety of aquatic ecosystems, including oceans, rivers, lakes, watersheds and headwaters. Each day, imagery, sound, data and live water samples were collected and blended into an array of site-specific evening performance, exploring our relationships with water and the life that it supports.

CONCERTS @ CAM: Tallis Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, 9/14/2019
3:00PM-4:00PM  
Tallis Chamber Orchestra presents a "Concert of First Movements" to begin their 14th season. The concert will feature soloists within the orchestra: Cellist Hillary Flowers will play the "Monn Cello concerto" and violinist Linda Estep and violist Carrie Jackson will perform Mozart's "Sinfonia Concertante". The TCO will also play the first movement of Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence". Free, donations appreciated. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall


"Florence Stories: Voices from After the Storm"

Sunday, 9/15/2019
2:00PM-3:00PM  
STAGED READING: "Florence Stories: Voices from After the Storm"
Mouths of Babes Theatre
Thurs. Sept. 12 – 6:30 pm
Sun. Sept. 15 – 2:00 pm

Two readings of a new work in development by Mouths of Babes Theatre (www.mouthsofbabestheatre.com)about the September 2018 Hurricane Florence that hit North Carolina. Interviews gathered from the community create a discussion on the impact of the hurricane and the increasing effects of global warming on coastal communities. Free, donations appreciated. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.



CAM Café: Perry Smith, guitarist

Thursday, 9/19/2019
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.


"Accidental Odyssey..." Roger Manley

Thursday, 9/19/2019
6:30PM-7:30PM  
ILLUSTRATED LECTURE: "Accidental Odyssey—Self-Taught Artists of the South"
Roger Manley, Director, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, NC State University

Every town seems to have at least one—someone who has covered his house with hubcaps or flattened-out beer cans, or hung hundreds of dolls and plush toys in the trees; a man who has glued spoons or mirrors all over his car or the woman who went over the top with the Christmas lights and then left the holiday decorations up. These are the kind of places you go when friends from elsewhere come for a visit and you want to amaze them with something unique and really local.

Starting in 1970 when he was just 18, Roger Manley, currently director of NC State's Gregg Museum of Art & Design, began visiting hundreds of people like this—some call them visionaries or outsiders; he calls them self-taught artists—and he will talk about his accidental odyssey and the startling discoveries it led to. The author of books that include "Weird Carolinas", "Signs and Wonders", and "The End is Near!", Manley will lead the audience on a series of strange encounters with folks who are offbeat, unusual, or downright wonderful.

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. Held in conjunction with CAM's current exhibition "Minnie, Clyde, Annie, Vollis" on view through Sept. 22, 2019.

PERFORMANCE: Sterling Elliot, Cello

Friday, 9/20/2019
12:30PM-1:30PM  

Give yourself a lunch time treat at CAM, come for a preview performance, followed by Q&A, by cellist Sterling Elliott, the 2019 Sphinx Competition Finals 1ST Place Winner of the Senior Division, with Steven Errante accompanying. Elliott, 19, has been playing the cello for 16 years and currently attends the Julliard School in New York. Free and open to the public. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

Sterling Elliot will be in residency in Wilmington September 16 – 22, 2019, and will be performing Tchaikovsky’s "Rococo Variations" with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra on Sat. Sept. 21 7:30 pm at the Wilson Center.

Dance Works-in-Progress Showcase

Sunday, 9/22/2019
2:00PM-3:00PM  
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: dancecooperative@gmail.com no later than the Monday preceding each showcase. Free and open to the public.


Volunteer Open House

Wednesday, 9/25/2019
2:30PM-3:30PM  
Fall is time for sweaters, walking through the leaves and attending CAM’s Volunteer Open House! Consider structuring your schedule with a new commitment as one of CAM’s volunteers, who provide an essential role in serving our visitors and realizing our mission to the community. Sample some seasonal beverages and nibbles and learn more about CAM’s volunteer history and how you can participate. For more information contact: John Sikorski jsikorski@cameronartmuseum.org or Nan Pope
npope@cameronartmuseum.org 910-395-5999 x 1013.