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Bruce Bowman On Architect Phil Freelon as Artist

Sunday, 11/10/2019
GALLERY TALK: On Architect Phil Freelon as Artist - Bruce Bowman, Architect and Painter

Well known Wilmington architect and painter, Bruce Bowman developed and honed his belief in the powerful enrichment and creativity of aligning the visual arts with architecture while earning his degree at NC State University’s School of Design in environmental design in architecture, attending the school a few years after Phil Freelon. In this informal gallery talk Bowman will explore Freelon’s work as a photographer and how being artist influences the work of architects. Currently, Bruce Bowman is a principal with Bowman, Murray, Hemingway Architects and locally his paintings are in New Elements Gallery.

Held in conjunction with CAM's current exhibition "Structure in Space and Time Photography by Phil Freelon" on view through April 26, 2020. CAM Members: Free, Non-Members: Museum Admission. Brown Wing.

Exhibition Artist Intro: Kathryn DeMarco

Thursday, 11/14/2019
Exhibition Artist Intro: Kathryn DeMarco

Meet guest exhibition artist, Kathryn DeMarco of Durham, her CAM exhibition "Finding A Way" (on view Nov. 14 - 24, Studio 1) tells the intimate story of diabetic night seizures through collage. DeMarco reveals her work process and raises awareness of daily living challenges of type-1 diabetes. Featuring special guest speaker, Ginna Purrington, Diabetes Educator. Limited seating, preregistration is encouraged. Studio 1, Free and open to the public. Students registered in Kathryrn DeMarco’s two-day workshop, Nov 15-16, are encouraged to attend.

Pro Musica:Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

Thursday, 11/14/2019
Pro Musica Concert Series—now in its tenth season--celebrating the works of living composers-- will present The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. With profoundly moving performances expressing heart-felt intimacy to dazzling bravado, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet has captivated audiences throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The featured works of the evening will include Ian Krouse’s "StarWaves", an exhilarating fusion of rock and classical music based on a song by British pop/rock musician Nick Drake. The program will include the works of quartet member Maja Radovanlija along with favorites by Johann Sebastian Bach and Joquin Rodrigo. Co-sponsored by UNCW Department of Music.

Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. CAM Members: $12.00, Non-members: $17.00, Students: $8.00, UNCW Students with valid ID: Free. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

Museum School Annual Open House

Sunday, 11/17/2019
Be first in line to register for Winter/Spring 2020 Adult and Youth Classes and Workshops and receive 10% discount (in person at event). Plus! Meet and visit with Museum School teaching artists, while selling their work. Free and open to the public. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

NEW DATE: Jazz@CAM: Willie Atkinson

Thursday, 11/21/2019
JAZZ@CAM Series: Willie E. Atkinson and the Transitional Jazz Trio

Enjoy area favorite and crowd-pleaser, New Bern vocalist Willie E. Atkinson ( performing with percussionist Michael Hanson, jazz guitarist Phil Owens and double bassist Doug Trammel in this concert rescheduled from Sept. 5 due to Hurricane Dorian.

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.”

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).

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.

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.

Behind the Scenes Gallery Talk-Unfolding Noguchi

Friday, 11/22/2019
Hear the stories behind the new exhibition "Unforlding Noguchi" on view Nov. 22, 2019 - May 24, 2020, a collaboration between CAM and the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in New York with CAM’s Chief Curator, Holly Tripman Fitzgerald.
CAM Members: Free, Non-Members: Museum Admission. Brown Wing.

GROUP SINGING: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers

Sunday, 11/24/2019
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.