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Jazz@CAM: Paolo André Gualdi

Thursday, 12/5/2019
Where jazz meets classical is Paolo André Gualdi ( who says “I always like to joke about the fact that, as a musician, I always felt a little bit like ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’.” In the last three decades Gualdi has kept classical and jazz music as separate entities in his day-to-day activity as a performer. Recently he finally had an opportunity to blend those two elements into a very exciting project. Following the steps of the great Jacques Loussier, George Cables and others, Gualdi put together a program of works that represent the crossover between classical and jazz genres. From Bach to Debussy, he will present jazz “reinterpretation” of famous classical compositions, with the invaluable assistance of Natalie Boeyink on bass, Jon Hill on drums, and Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi on violin. A first and very unique program for the Jazz@CAM series, not to be missed!

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. The eight-concert series is presented by Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society.

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

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.

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!


Friday, 12/6/2019
Celebrate the fifth year of "Illumination"! Experience illuminated sculptures created by artists from across the U.S. while enjoying a festive evening with light refreshments, cash bar and music with El Jaye Johnson and the Port City All-Stars. The party offers a musical mixed bag of r&b, pop, funk, and soul with El Jaye Johnson - guitar, trumpet, vocals, Shaun Hargett – drums, Carlo Rouse – bass, Sherome Clay - keys, vocals and Darryl Murrill- saxophone. Purchase tickets online, by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. CAM Members: $10.00, Non-Members: $16.00

FAMILIES: Clyde’s Holiday by the Sea

Saturday, 12/7/2019
FAMILIES – KIDS@CAM: Clyde’s Holiday by the Sea
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! Internationally renowned artist Clyde Jones spends the day with you and your family. Help decorate sea critters to add to our Holiday by the Sea installation, which will remain on display at the corner of S.17th and Independence Blvd. through the holiday season. Take part in other fun art stations, explore our current exhibitions with your family, and enjoy lunch at CAM Café!

Suggested donation: $5 per child

Clyde Jones is recognized for his wooden creations better known as “critters,” and his work has been on display at the Smithsonian Institute and the American Visionary Art Museum. His home in Bynum, NC, which is decorated with paintings of sea creatures and large penguins, bears a large yellow sign outside that reads “Critter Crossing.” He comes to CAM every holiday season to make critters with our community. No pre-registration necessary. Parental supervision required at all times.

Art Explorer Thursdays–Happy Birthday Minnie!

Thursday, 12/12/2019
FAMILIES: Art Explorer Thursdays – Happy Birthday Minnie Evans!
December 12 is beloved Wilmington artist Minnie Evans' birthday so we will have an Art Explorers birthday party in her honor! We will start at 10:00 am with a book about her art and life, take part in a Minnie Evans inspired art activity, then enjoy some birthday cake! Birthday party hats will be provided for all the children. We hope to see you there! No pre-registration necessary. Parental Supervision required at all times.

Suggested donation: $5.00 per family

CAM Café MUSIC: Julie Rehder, harp

Thursday, 12/12/2019
Enjoy music by harpist Julie Rehder 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. When Wilmington native, Julie Rehder, placed a harp on her shoulder for the first time eight years ago she knew her decades as a pianist and singer prepared her for that moment. "Now I can't be in the same room with my harps without stopping to play them," she says.

Unlike digitized music, the vibrations of the long strings of the harp are felt by those in close proximity, including the musician playing it. The harp is known for creating a peaceful mood for intimate conversations and quiet reflection but can also get toes tapping when traditional Celtic tunes are played.

Reservations are always suggested and appreciated at the Café phone, 910.777.2363.

Julie is a founding member of the Coastal Carolinas Chapter of the American Harp Society and also a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP), having completed the Music for Healing and Transition's extensive two-year training which prepares musicians to play at the bedside of patients with various medical conditions. Recently retired as a marketing professional in the health care industry, Julie is looking forward to sharing her love for the harp with people of all ages at all stages of life.

Dance Works-in-Progress Showcase

Sunday, 12/15/2019
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.