Featured Programs and Events

Performance: Experimental Music, Noise and Sound with Carl Kruger, subterrene, and The Waking Life

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $10 at the door

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 that challenges your aural foibles.

The Waking Life performance will touch on all aspects of the team lab exhibition focusing 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 be perform live instrumentation to accompany the tracks that were created in response to the piece.

US Colored Troops and Civil War Living History

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10 AM - 2 PM
Free and open to the public

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. at 1:00 pm in Studio 1; also, all day in Studio 1 watch The Battle of Forks Road (24 min., 2015).

Staged Reading:
Wilmington Reconstructed - Mouths of Babes Theatre Company

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2 PM
Free and open to the public

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 very own 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.

Art Appreciation Talks:
Minnie Evans

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

Wilmington proudly claims Minnie Evans as the area's most renowned visionary artist. Airlie Garden's gate keeper until she retired at age 82 in 1974, Minnie started drawing when she was 43 years old in 1935 when a voice told her she must draw or die. Over time she gained recognition as a visionary artist - her work seemingly directed by outside forces and visions from dreams. Inspired by the gardens, she did many drawings using the simple materials of wax crayons and pencils. She gave her pictures to people who admired her work, and eventually hung them up near the gatehouse at the gardens, selling them for fifty cents each, a sum equal to half her daily wages. Minnie Evans left many of her original drawings to St. Johns Museum of Art (now the Cameron Art Museum). Her work is also in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art as well as many private collections.

Illustrated Lecture: Birds of a Feather – Robin R. Salmon, Brookgreen Gardens

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:00 PM
CAM members and Students: $10; Non-member: $15

Through her talk Birds of a Feather, Robin R. Salmon, Vice President of Art and Historical Collections/Curator of Sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens offers insights and will discuss how the subjects of birds relates to the purposes of Brookgreen Gardens, several of the works in Brookgreen’s exhibition, Birds in Art, and the sculpture of Grainger McKoy in the Brookgreen collection. The work of artist Grainger McKoy is currently on view in CAM’s exhibition Recovery in Flight: Sculptures of Grainger McKoy (on view through March 10, 2019). Enjoy brunch before the lecture at CAM Café (910.777.2363). Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated.

Art Appreciation Talks:
Paul Gauguin

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

Paul Gauguin began his life as an artist after a career in business. He started with Impressionism, but left the Impressionist group after their last Exhibition. He was determined to develop both his own style and to paint his own subjects. Both in Pont Avon, Brittany- and especially in the South Seas- he produced the unique art that made him famous.

Jazz: Ernest Turner Trio

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6:30 PM
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

Innovative pianist Ernest Turner is making his first Jazz @ The CAM appearance, Turner 's mantra is "searching for the ever illusive musical truth”. His professional career spans nearly twenty years including the recent “Monk @ 100” - a ten-day event presented by Duke Performances celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Thelonious Monk’s birthday. He has performed with many great artists including Steve Turre, Randy Brecker, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis, Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, the Heath Brothers, Nnenna Freelon, Eve Cornelious, Christian Scott, and many others. In addition to his performance schedule he has been very active in Jazz education, doing numerous music clinics/educational performances and serving on the faculty at East Carolina University from 2006-2010. Turner is involved in various musical projects in the North Carolina area, including a recently released live album of trio and quartet music, and is working on an upcoming studio album. During the summer of 2017 his trio was selected as a finalist at the D.C. Jazz Prix Competition.

Concerts@CAM: Richard Smith, fingerstyle guitarist

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2:00 PM
CAM members and Students: $15; Non-member: $20

From Bach to Beatles, barn-burners to ballads, classical to jazz and intriguing originals, audiences delight when world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose. Making his first CAM appearance the British-born virtuoso, now a Nashville resident, started as a child prodigy and was world champion finger style guitarist several years ago. Having witnessed his live performances, fellow musicians and music lovers alike sing hymns of praise. With fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavors Smith will melt your heart­strings, make your toes tap and leave your jaws hanging open. Enjoy brunch before the concert at CAM Café (910.777.2363). Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated.

Art Appreciation Talks:
Vincent Van Gogh

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
CAM member: $15; Non-member: $20

Vincent began his art by perfecting his drawing. Only after he was satisfied, did he begin to paint in oil. His visit to his brother Theo in Paris transformed his painting. He learned from the Impressionists, but he wanted to express his own sentiments and emotions in both landscapes and portraits. His short career, and his continued struggles with both his art and his life, produced the many great paintings we appreciate today.

Weekly Exhibition Tours

Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:00 PM

CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others

Join in to learn more about the artwork, process of selection and installation of CAM's three current exhibitions. A different touring experience each Wednesday formed in part by you, the participants, and your interests.

Upcoming Programs

PERFORMANCE: Experimental Music, Noise & Sound

Thursday, 2/21/2019

US Colored Troops and Civil War Living History

Saturday, 2/23/2019

THEATRE: "Wilmington Reconstructed"

Saturday, 2/23/2019

GROUP SINGING: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers

Sunday, 2/24/2019