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Experience the luminosity of Claude’s artwork as interpreted through contemporary multimedia, theatrical performance, music and dance. Enjoy an evening of music cabaret and dancing from the eras of Claude’s life and international cuisine inspired by the countries of Claude’s travels


Saturday March 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm — 2:00 am



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About Claude claudelive wilmington

Wilmington native Claude Howell (1915-1997) is well-known for his paintings interpreting life on the NC Coast; his journals chronicling his experiences and travels for more than sixty years and his leadership as teacher, mentor, arts activist, preservationist and philanthropist.


What Is ClaudeLIVE!?

Experience the luminosity of Claude’s artwork and see it in a new light as interpreted through contemporary multimedia, theatrical performance, music and dance. Enjoy an Evening of Music Cabaret and Dancing from the Eras of Claude’s Life. International cuisine inspired by the countries of Claude’s travels.


Purchase Admission for ClaudeLIVE!


7:00 - 11:30 p.m. $150 per person
Sumptuous fare, open bar, live music and special performances.

Please call 910.395.5999 to purchase admission.

9:00 - 11:30 p.m. $50 per person
Savories and desserts inspired from around the world, open bar, live music and performances continue.

Please call 910.395.5999 to purchase admission.

11:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. $10 suggested donation for ClaudeAFTERHOURS!
Light fare and cash bar, live music and performances continue

Please call 910.395.5999 to purchase admission.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To discuss your sponsorship options please
contact Jayme Bednarczyk at 910.395.5999 ext. 1010
or email jaymeb@cameronartmuseum.org
Sponsorship levels are listed below.


Claude’s Shrimpers: $500

  • 1 ticket to ClaudeLIVE!
  • Exclusive ClaudeLIVE! preview at 6:00 p.m. & preferred parking
  • Listing on sponsor banner at entrance
  • Listing in event program
  • 1 CAM VIP card for 1 year

Claude’s Mullet Haulers: $1000

  • 2 tickets to ClaudeLIVE!
  • Exclusive ClaudeLIVE! preview at 6:00 p.m. & preferred parking
  • Listing on sponsor banner at entrance
  • Listing in event program
  • 2 CAM VIP cards for 1 year

Claude’s Pier People: $1,500

  • 4 tickets to ClaudeLIVE!
  • Exclusive ClaudeLIVE! preview at 6:00 p.m. & preferred parking
  • Listing on sponsor banner at entrance
  • Listing in event program
  • 2 CAM VIP cards for 1 year

Claude’s Porch Swingers: $2,500

  • 4 tickets to ClaudeLIVE!
  • Exclusive ClaudeLIVE! preview at 6:00 p.m. & preferred parking
  • Listing on all publications for ClaudeLIVE!
  • Listing on sponsor banner at entrance
  • Quarter-page acknowledgement in event program
  • 2 CAM VIP cards for 1 year

Claude’s Net Menders: $5,000

  • 6 tickets to ClaudeLIVE!
  • Exclusive ClaudeLIVE! preview at 6:00 p.m. & preferred parking
  • Name on exhibition wall
  • Listing on all publications regarding ClaudeLIVE!
  • Listing on sponsor banner at entrance
  • Half-page acknowledgement in event program
  • 2 CAM VIP cards for 1 year

Claude’s Living Legacy: $10,000

  • 10 tickets to ClaudeLIVE!
  • Exclusive ClaudeLIVE! preview at 6:00 p.m. & preferred parking
  • Name on exhibition wall
  • Listing on all publications for ClaudeLIVE!
  • Listing on 18-foot banner at 17th Street and Independence
  • Listing on sponsor banner at entrance
  • Full-page acknowledgement in event program
  • 2 CAM VIP cards for 1 year

Sponsor Event



Performing LIVE!

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Grenoldo Frazier

7:30 pm - 11:30 pm: LaCi Band

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Alex Chamyan, violinist

9:00 pm: Live Art Auction in the Galleria

11:30 pm - 1:30 am: Treay Larrimore


In the big tent in the courtyard award winning director and producer Ray Kennedy showcases performances and music from various periods of Claude’s life—cabaret style. These performances feature the incomparable Tam Browning, along with Michelle Braxton and Jason Aycock bringing back Josephine Baker and Bessie Smith to music from big band sounds, to jazz, to 1970s disco and CanCan dancing on the stage. Additional performers for the evening include Tracy Byrd, Christy Godwin, Kendra Goehring-Garrett, Beth Swindell, Annie Marsh, Brad Mercier and Shanon Playl. And of course French food and wine and champagne will be served along with the entertainment.


Artistic Collaborators:

Phil Abbott | Luis Adorno | Adam Alphin | Jeri Baker | Mirla Criste | Beth Crookham | Hilda Dill | Clyde Edgerton | Shane Fernando | Amanda RJ Fulk | Ray Kennedy | Alex Mille | Tony Rivenbark | Jennifer Rose | Angela Rowe | Andrew Silva | Gary Ralph Smith | Steve Vernon | Alonzo V. Wilson


Event Sponsors

Roya and Henry Weyerhaeuser

Cloudwyze
Gallery of Oriental Rugs
Next Glass/Kurt Taylor

Hodges Coxe Potter & Phillips
TGK Tayloe Gray Kristof/Andrew Gray
WECT
Williams Mullen

Randy Hunt/General Contracting, Inc.
North State Bank/Sabrina Williams
Park Sterling Bank Wealth Management
Salt Harbor Designs/Jennifer Rose
WHQR

Castell Imports
Designs by Deb/ Deb Scheu
ECS
Allison Bernhart /Landfall Realty
Nurse’s Choice
One Belle Bakery /Anna Echols
Saw Mill Catering/Charles Davis