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Kids@CAM - Quilt Art with Bobbi Fitzsimmons

Saturday, 1/18/2020
FAMILIES: Kids@CAM - Quilt Art with Bobbi Fitzsimmons
Suggested donation: $5.00 per child
We make quilts to show friends and family how much we care, to remember those we love and to celebrate events. Guest artist and quilter Bobbi Fitzsimmons will show children how to create a quilt block with fabric and fabric markers. The blocks will become part of the “Kids @ CAM 2020” quilt to be displayed for all to enjoy. While you’re here, explore our exhibitions with one of our fun family guides (ask for one at the front desk) and stay for lunch at CAM Cafe!

Kids@CAM is fun for all ages! Parental supervision required at all times. No pre-registration necessary. Kids@CAM is an opportunity for families to spend a fun and creative afternoon at Cameron Art Museum. Offered once a month on select Saturdays, each Kids @ CAM provides an enriching museum experience for all ages through gallery exploration and hands-on art projects inspired by the works on display.


Saturday, 1/18/2020
Listen to poets puttin’ down the true spoken word, hosted by Bigg B and Sandra, the Midday Miss and music by DJ Mike Lang of COAST Radio (97.3 FM). This special edition of the Poetry Jam has a theme tied to commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Purchase seats the night of at the door; CAM Cafe cash bar and light bites available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the North Carolina Black Film Festival. For details or to participate as a poet email: or call the studio line: 910.763.0973.
Admission: $10.00. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

Dance Works-in-Progress Showcase

Sunday, 1/19/2020
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.

CAM Café MUSIC: Raphael Namé, guitar

Thursday, 1/23/2020
Enjoy music by Raphael Namé ( 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.

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Namé has been performing in the Cape Fear region since 2010. He is a singer and guitarist whose set list includes bossa nova, samba, Brazilian, Latin, jazz and classical music. CAM Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated 910.777.2363

GROUP SINGING: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers

Sunday, 1/26/2020
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.

CAM Café MUSIC: Toby Levin, piano

Thursday, 1/30/2020
Enjoy music by pianist Toby Levin 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. Toby Levin studied piano at Oberlin, then went on to play guitar in a rock band for several decades. In the last few years he has been playing piano in downtown Wilmington every weekend, and still keeps a guitar within reach. CAM Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated phone:910.777.2363.

Gallery Talk: "The Eye Learns" and Hears Music

Thursday, 1/30/2020
Join in this informal conversation with Wilmington area contributors to the music selections heard in CAM’s current exhibition The Eye Learns: Modernist Prints from the Louis Belden Collection. Speakers will include Luis Adorno, experimental electronic musician and performance artist, Nina Repeta, singer and actress, Primus Robinson, Cape Fear Jazz Society president and Susan Savia, musician, singer and songwriter discussing what inspired their selection and connection to works in the exhibition and the music they paired with the art, led by Luc Travers, Museum Interpretation, CAM.

CAM Members: Free, Non-Members: Museum admission. Brown Wing.

TALK: Klimt and Art in Vienna

Sunday, 2/2/2020
With Professor Hank Steffans. Gustav Klimt, the Vienna Secession group he helped to found, and the Wienerwerkstat with its emphasis on crafts and art nouveau, allied to revolutionize the art of the Imperial City of Vienna. Klimt was central to both the Secession and the arts/crafts movement, making Vienna a well-spring for modernism in the 20th century.

CAM members $16.00, non-members $20.00.

Jazz@CAM: Andrew Berinson Trio

Thursday, 2/6/2020
Pianist Andrew Berinson ( released his debut album as a band leader in April 2019, "Of Love" is a deeply inspired personal testimony, mixing the rich language of jazz with unique and uplifting original compositions and arrangements. This set will highlight a mixture of original compositions, straight ahead, and jazz standards. The trio is comprised of Andrew Berinson on piano, Paul Creel on bass, and Donovan Cheatham on drums.

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). Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall. Presented by Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society.

The popular eight-concert series celebrates 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.

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

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!

In 2018 Andrew Berinson won the Yamaha Award at the American Jazz Pianist Competition in Melbourne, FL, granting him an opportunity to record under his own name at Yamaha Artist Services in downtown Manhattan. His musical vision is joyful: “I want my music to be an expression of hope for all of humanity. I want it to bring people together and make them happy. As an artist I feel it is my responsibility to be as honest as I can be through my work. I want people to feel that their existence is intrinsically meaningful, that the God of this universe is one of unfailing love, and that there is always hope.”

Resilience Screening

Friday, 2/7/2020
View the award winning documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. The film screens from 12 PM to 1 PM, followed by an optional brief discussion with other community members. Learn about the New Hanover County Resiliency Task Force. Feel free to grab lunch at the CAM cafe, or bring your own lunch!

The CAM offers screenings of Resilience on the first Friday of each month (unless there is a holiday, in which case it moves to the second Friday).

Free and open to the public.