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‘Nature Inspires Art’ Community Installation A

Saturday, 4/17/2021
9:00AM-5:00PM  
At Home Art Bags available for purchase: April 17th
Deadline to return completed work for Community Installation: June 12th
Explore themes of nature and landscape from CAM’s current exhibitions, Robert Johnson: Safe Places and Elizabeth Bradford: A House of One Room’ from your home! Each bag contains lesson plans on both artists, as well as art supplies to create your own works in their styles. Each bag will also contain one pre-cut shape from nature, that you can decorate yourself and return to CAM for inclusion in a landscape collage that will be displayed in the Pancoe Art Education Center for the summer. This display will open on Saturday, June 19th.



Family Saturday: Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, 4/17/2021
10:00AM-11:00AM  
Family Saturday with Music Bird Studios: Earth Day Celebration
Join us for Family Saturday at CAM! You can join us in person for this outdoor, socially distanced event (we will have precautions in place for safe, fun filled participation), or you can watch on Facebook Live. Simply go to the Cameron Art Museum's facebook page and watch the live stream. Learn about our current nature-themed exhibitions though music, movement and art. Celebrate creativity in brand new ways.


IN PERSON -Art Buzz: Sketching from Nature

Saturday, 4/17/2021
11:00AM-1:30PM  
Instructor: Anne Brennan
CAM member: $38; Non-member: $48
Register now for Art Buzz, a fun art class that combines art-making, socializing, and eating and drinking. Each class comes with a complimentary beverage and the option to order from our studio menu for lunch or dinner!
Tour the grounds at CAM and discover the native plants and blossoms in the courtyard. Anne Brennan will demonstrate the techniques used by Robert Johnson, including his painting methods and color chart.



IN PERSON - Plein Air in Spring

Tuesday, 4/20/2021
9:00AM-12:00PM  
Tuesdays, April 6-27
Instructor: Todd Carignan
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190
Travel to select sites in Wilmington to paint the new color and light of the season. Follow in the footsteps of the Impressionists as you take your paints and easel to locations in the great outdoors.


IN PERSON - Foundations of Art

Tuesday, 4/20/2021
10:00AM-1:00PM  
Tuesday, April 20 & Wednesday, April 21
Instructor: Judith Chandler
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65
+ $30 material fee
Thinking of taking a drawing or painting class but think you do not have enough knowledge of the basics? This class can offer tools for a great start. Exercises in applying the Elements and Principles of Design will culminate in an original gouache (or tempera, or acrylic) painting.


IN PERSON - Abstract Mixed-Media

Tuesday, 4/20/2021
4:00PM-6:00PM  
Tuesday, April 20 & Wednesday, April 21
Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65
Create an abstract, mixed- media drawing using ink, colored pencil, and pastels. The illusion of texture will be created through the use of pattern. Organic and hard edge shapes will be utilized in the mixed media.


Gentle Yoga with Steve Unger

Wednesday, 4/21/2021
9:00AM-10:00AM  
Admission: $5 Donation


Five Years of Compass: Structure in Bloom

Wednesday, 4/21/2021
9:00AM-6:00PM  
Exhibition Opening - All day

Compass, CAM’s upper level giving society, meets annually to select new acquisitions for the museum’s growing collection. This exhibition presents the work acquired thanks to Compass over the past five years, including work by John Cage, Diego Camposeco, Phil Freelon, Beverly McIver, Jaydan Moore, Lien Truong, Burk Uzzle, and Fred Wilson

IN PERSON - Foundations of Art

Wednesday, 4/21/2021
10:00AM-1:00PM  
Tuesday, April 20 & Wednesday, April 21
Instructor: Judith Chandler
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65
+ $30 material fee
Thinking of taking a drawing or painting class but think you do not have enough knowledge of the basics? This class can offer tools for a great start. Exercises in applying the Elements and Principles of Design will culminate in an original gouache (or tempera, or acrylic) painting.


Public Tour

Wednesday, 4/21/2021
1:30PM-2:30PM  
Public Tour of the CAM galleries. Free with Admission.

IN PERSON - Abstract Mixed-Media

Wednesday, 4/21/2021
4:00PM-6:00PM  
Tuesday, April 20 & Wednesday, April 21
Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65
Create an abstract, mixed- media drawing using ink, colored pencil, and pastels. The illusion of texture will be created through the use of pattern. Organic and hard edge shapes will be utilized in the mixed media.


IN PERSON - Kids Metal

Wednesday, 4/21/2021
4:30PM-6:30PM  
Wednesdays, April 7-May 12
Instructor: Renato Abbate
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190
Afterschool introduction to working with metal. Try a variety of techniques and tools, including wire mobiles, relief copper, steel figures and blacksmithing.


Compass Acquisitions Dinner

Wednesday, 4/21/2021
6:00PM-9:00PM  
Compass Acquisitions Dinner

VIRTUAL - Folios and Folded Books

Wednesday, 4/21/2021
7:00PM-9:00PM  
Wednesdays, April 14, 21, and 28
Instructor: Catherine Cross Tsintzos
CAM member: $92; Non-member: $115
Learn how to create a variety of fun paper folded books ONLINE during three two hour classes for a total of six hours. This class offers techniques for a no sew approach to making book structures to use as journals, mixed media work and sharing.


The Pandemic Story Quilt Project

Thursday, 4/22/2021
9:00AM-9:00PM  
Exhibition Opening: All day

The Advocacy Project work with marginalized populations of the Global South to bring attention to the issues they face. One of the most successful of these projects has been Advocacy Quilts. The Project has sent Peace Fellows to many countries around the world to work with survivors of gender-based violence, families of the disappeared, war refugees, people living in poverty, victims of Agent Orange and others.

During the pandemic, the Advocacy Project supported some of our partners to tell the stories of how COVID has affected their lives. As a result, we are now constructing quilts from Nepal (families of the disappeared) and Zimbabwe (young girls resisting child marriage). Additionally, a group of high school girls from Arlington, Virginia became interested in supporting this work and created COVID blocks of their own which are also being put into a quilt. Women from the slums of Nairobi have also asked to make COVID blocks. The contrast among these works is striking as they offer different perspectives on how the COVID virus affect different populations.

This special exhibition displays the unique perspectives of our community and how we have been impacted by COVID this year. With color, fabrics, words, and images, our community comes together to process this collective experience – through art.


Art Explorer Thursdays

Thursday, 4/22/2021
10:00AM-10:30AM  
Virtual Art Explorers on FB Live - https://facebook.com/cameronartmuseum.org

Art Explorers with Miss Bobbi: Quilt Story Exhibit

Thursday, 4/22/2021
10:00AM-10:30AM  
Join us from the comfort of your own home! Go to Cameron Art Museum's Facebook page at 10am to view.
In celebration of the opening day for our community installation, The Pandemic Story Quilt Project, Miss Bobbi will talk about her work sewing these beautiful quilts together to tell the story of our community! We will read excerpts from the quilt writings and create our own quilt square from home.
Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join and create art with us.


IN PERSON - Writing to Heal Mother Earth

Thursday, 4/22/2021
2:00PM-4:00PM  
Thursdays, April 15 & 22
Instructor: Dina Greenberg
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65
Many of us feel overwhelmed and helpless in the face of climate change. In this class, we will read and discuss contemporary literature on the natural world and our place - as humans - within this delicate ecosystem. Participants are welcomed to respond in poetic, prose, or hybrid forms of writing.


IN PERSON - Potters Wheel 101

Thursday, 4/22/2021
4:00PM-6:00PM  
Thursdays, April 15-May 20
Youth: High School
Instructor: Renato Abbate
Wheel focused class. You know the basics but you want to push to the next level, this class is for you . With hands on the wheel, this class will get you over the technical hurdles.


FlowILM – digital projection for Earth Day

Thursday, 4/22/2021
6:00PM-9:00PM  
art ~ ecology ~ community ~ virtual ~ physical ~ speculative
www.flowilm.com

Cameron Art Museum will host FlowILM, a live performance and light and sound installation by a group of Interdisciplinary artists and scientists known as the Algae Society, Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 6 pm – 9 pm in celebration of Earth Day. Aquatic organisms unique to the Cape Fear River and coastal ecosystems will be projection-mapped onto the museum's exterior walls and landscapes, interfacing with silhouettes, shadows, and movements of a lone dancer, connected through the medium of sound. Water samples and data from the museum's pond and the surrounding community will make the invisible visible through projected digital light and scales of magnification. Visitors are encouraged to meander the museum grounds and interact with the art, experiencing symbiotic worlds of biological and ecological art, biomimicry, interactive systems, and multi-sensory data translation. This outdoor event is presented free of charge. Social distancing and masks required. Rain dates will be Friday April 23rd or Saturday April 24th.


IN PERSON - Expressive Drawing

Friday, 4/23/2021
10:00AM-12:30PM  
Instructor: September Krueger
CAM member: $96; Non-member: $120
Has drawing been a refuge for you in the past months? Let's reconnect in the studio and draw together. While we are small in number, let's work large in scale. Compose an expressive, large scale self-portrait in a collaborative environment.


Tree Whisperers Earth Day Family Activity

Saturday, 4/24/2021
11:00AM-2:00PM  
$5 suggested donation per family
Join artist Frizi Huber in a celebration of Earth Day. Create your message on a paper round for our CAM community tree installation and make a paper round to take with you. Your paper round will become a part of Tree Whisperers, an ongoing project collecting messages from people around the world for large tree assemblages.


IN PERSON - Plein Air in Spring

Tuesday, 4/27/2021
9:00AM-12:00PM  
Tuesdays, April 6-27
Instructor: Todd Carignan
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190
Travel to select sites in Wilmington to paint the new color and light of the season. Follow in the footsteps of the Impressionists as you take your paints and easel to locations in the great outdoors.


Gentle Yoga with Steve Unger

Wednesday, 4/28/2021
9:00AM-10:00AM  
Admission: $5 Donation


Virtual Art Conversations: The Pandemic Story Quil

Wednesday, 4/28/2021
10:00AM-11:00AM  
$3 members/ $8 nonmembers
via Zoom
Join Deputy Director Heather Wilson for a conversation with Bobbi Fitzsimmons of the Advocacy Project and Georgia Mastroieni of CAM.


New Member Coffee

Wednesday, 4/28/2021
10:30AM-11:30AM  


IN PERSON - Kids Metal

Wednesday, 4/28/2021
4:30PM-6:30PM  
Wednesdays, April 7-May 12
Instructor: Renato Abbate
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190
Afterschool introduction to working with metal. Try a variety of techniques and tools, including wire mobiles, relief copper, steel figures and blacksmithing.


VIRTUAL - Folios and Folded Books

Wednesday, 4/28/2021
7:00PM-9:00PM  
Wednesdays, April 14, 21, and 28
Instructor: Catherine Cross Tsintzos
CAM member: $92; Non-member: $115
Learn how to create a variety of fun paper folded books ONLINE during three two hour classes for a total of six hours. This class offers techniques for a no sew approach to making book structures to use as journals, mixed media work and sharing.


Exhibition Opening: Translating Tradition

Thursday, 4/29/2021
9:00AM-9:00PM  
For thousands of years, plaster has attracted artists through its remarkable versatility. Created from ground or powdered limestone mixed with water, plaster was used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Poured into molds, it can replicate three-dimensional objects. The versatility of the medium has attracted artists, architects, and designers for its ability to easily add to or take away. This exhibition features work from CAM’s permanent collection as well as the work of renowned master Foster Reeve. Translating Tradition features work on loan from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Foster Reeve, Bellamy Mansion and from CAM’s permanent collection.

Art Explorer Thursdays

Thursday, 4/29/2021
10:00AM-10:30AM  
Virtual Art Explorers on FB Live - https://facebook.com/cameronartmuseum.org

Virtual Design NC

Thursday, 4/29/2021
10:00AM-5:00PM  


IN PERSON - Potters Wheel 101

Thursday, 4/29/2021
4:00PM-6:00PM  
Thursdays, April 15-May 20
Youth: High School
Instructor: Renato Abbate
Wheel focused class. You know the basics but you want to push to the next level, this class is for you . With hands on the wheel, this class will get you over the technical hurdles.


Live @ CAM: The Graes

Thursday, 4/29/2021
6:00PM-8:00PM  
What started out as a friendship bonded by musicianship and late-night car jams to popular tunes, quickly transformed into a love marked with stories of depth, honesty, experience, and fun. With their contrasting, yet complementary backgrounds in music and life, newlyweds CJ and Cassie Grae are new a folk-pop duo of honest, compelling lyrics, and catchy, soulful melodies. Reservations suggested. Call 910-777-2363

Virtual Design NC

Friday, 4/30/2021
10:00AM-5:00PM  


IN PERSON - The Garden in Spring

Saturday, 5/1/2021
10:00AM-12:00PM  

Instructor: Alan Cradick
IN PERSON on Saturday May 1st
The New Hanover County Arboretum is one of the of the best gardens in the Wilmington area, and it is open to the public all year. Maintained by master gardeners, the Arboretum showcases the native plants of our region as well as many others. Any digital device may be used for this workshop, smart phones, tablets or DSLRs. If using a DSLR it is suggested that the participant bring an array of lenses, from wide to telephoto.

Live @ CAM: Josh Youse

Saturday, 5/1/2021
11:30AM-1:30PM  
Don't miss Live@CAM: Josh Youse at CAM Cafe. Josh Youse is an instrumental musician based out of Wilmington, NC. He grew up in rural Pennsylvania, the son of a radio DJ who instilled in Josh a deep love for music. A self-taught guitarist, his musical stylings evolved from listening to classic vinyl records and learning to improvise melodies. He initially started out playing bass guitar and often incorporates several other percussive instruments into his performances. Josh’s actual degree is in Adventure Education Leadership and Wilderness Therapy and his original songs are often inspired by his extensive outdoor adventures and travels. Call 910-777-2363 to make reservations for dinner in the courtyard while Josh plays.



IN PERSON - The Garden in Spring

Sunday, 5/2/2021
12:00PM-2:00PM  
CAM member: $48; Non-member $60
Instructor: Alan Cradick
ONLINE on Sunday May 2nd
The New Hanover County Arboretum is one of the of the best gardens in the Wilmington area, and it is open to the public all year. Maintained by master gardeners, the Arboretum showcases the native plants of our region as well as many others. Any digital device may be used for this workshop, smart phones, tablets or DSLRs. If using a DSLR it is suggested that the participant bring an array of lenses, from wide to telephoto.

Philip Gerard: Live in the Galleries

Sunday, 5/2/2021
2:00PM-4:00PM  
Free with Admission

Join writer and musician Philip Gerard as he plays live 6 and 12-string solo guitar in Elizabeth Bradford: A House of One Room. Gerard is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, including Cape Fear Rising, The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina, and Down the Wild Cape Fear. An avid musician, Gerard teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Quiet Dreams: Landscapes of Henry Ossawa Tanner

Sunday, 5/2/2021
2:30PM-4:00PM  
Virtual class
CAM member: $12; Non-member: $15

Instructor: Luc Travers
Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937, American) was a deeply spiritual artist, and that spirituality came out in serene landscapes. His meditative scenes take traditional, Biblical stories and imbues them with his distinctively quiet spirit. We'll explore how he uses the genre of landscape to communicate his distinctive spriituality.

IN PERSON - Beginning Drawing

Tuesday, 5/4/2021
10:00AM-1:00PM  
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190
Instructor: Todd Carignan

May 4th - May 25th
Learn the basics to create beautiful charcoal drawings. Discover where to start, how to measure and create textures, and why lighting is so important.


IN PERSON - Fantasy

Tuesday, 5/4/2021
4:00PM-5:30PM  
CAM member: $36; Non-member: $45
Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner
May 4th and May 11th
Youth Studio: A pencil drawing will be created using images of trees or tree sections with branches and or leaves merging to become other things. Examples...branches become a person lounging in a tree, leaves become butterflies. Use your imagination!!!


IN PERSON - Intro to the Clay Studio

Tuesday, 5/4/2021
6:00PM-9:00PM  
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190
Instructor: Renato Abbate
May 4th - June 8th
Get your hands in clay and develop the skills it takes to hand build decorative and functional vessels and objects. Gain confidence in experimentation and move to the wheel when ready!


Gentle Yoga with Steve Unger

Wednesday, 5/5/2021
9:00AM-10:00AM  
Admission: $5 Donation


Public Tour

Wednesday, 5/5/2021
1:30PM-2:30PM  
Public Tour of the CAM galleries. Free with Admission.

IN PERSON - Kids Metal

Wednesday, 5/5/2021
4:30PM-6:30PM  
Wednesdays, April 7-May 12
Instructor: Renato Abbate
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190
Afterschool introduction to working with metal. Try a variety of techniques and tools, including wire mobiles, relief copper, steel figures and blacksmithing.


Art Explorers at Airlie Gardens

Thursday, 5/6/2021
10:00AM-10:30AM  
Join us on the first Thursday of each month for a special session of Art Explorers happening live from Airlie Gardens!
Inspired by the Cameron Art Museum's current exhibitions, ‘Safe Places: Robert Johnson’ and ‘Elizabeth Bradford: A House of One Room’, and the beautiful natural environment found in Airlie Gardens, we enjoy story time, a fun science lesson from the Airlie Gardens educators, and a simple art project based on the science lesson! Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join, learn and create art with us.
You can watch this live session on Cameron Art Museum's Facebook page or Airlie Garden's Facebook page.


IN PERSON - Watercolor as you like it. Have fun!

Thursday, 5/6/2021
11:30AM-1:30PM  
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190
Instructor: Janice Castiglione
May 6th - May 27th
Each class will start with a small demonstration covering design, color and values. A different technique or subject will be covered every week. The rest of the class will be devoted to individual instructions.


IN PERSON - Potters Wheel 101

Thursday, 5/6/2021
4:00PM-6:00PM  
Thursdays, April 15-May 20
Youth: High School
Instructor: Renato Abbate
Wheel focused class. You know the basics but you want to push to the next level, this class is for you . With hands on the wheel, this class will get you over the technical hurdles.


Live@CAM: Roger Davis

Thursday, 5/6/2021
6:00PM-8:00PM  
Worldbeat and Jazz guitarist, Roger Davis joins us again! Enjoy brunch outside with a mimosa. Call 910-777-2363.