< September, 2019 >


CONCERTS @ CAM: Tallis Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, 9/14/2019
Tallis Chamber Orchestra presents a "Concert of First Movements" to begin their 14th season. The concert will feature soloists within the orchestra: Cellist Hillary Flowers will play the "Monn Cello concerto" and violinist Linda Estep and violist Carrie Jackson will perform Mozart's "Sinfonia Concertante". The TCO will also play the first movement of Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence". Free, donations appreciated. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall

"Florence Stories: Voices from After the Storm"

Sunday, 9/15/2019
STAGED READING: "Florence Stories: Voices from After the Storm"
Mouths of Babes Theatre
Thurs. Sept. 12 – 6:30 pm
Sun. Sept. 15 – 2:00 pm

Two readings of a new work in development by Mouths of Babes Theatre ( the September 2018 Hurricane Florence that hit North Carolina. Interviews gathered from the community create a discussion on the impact of the hurricane and the increasing effects of global warming on coastal communities. Free, donations appreciated. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

CAM Café: Perry Smith, guitarist

Thursday, 9/19/2019
Enjoy music by Perry Smith ( 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.

Perry is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in guitar and including hand percussion, oud, mandolin, Native American flute, key boards and vocals. Perry accompanies dance classes at UNCW, facilitates drumming programs for special populations, and teaches lessons from his studio at the Art Works. He plays regularly with Cosmic Groove Lizards, Axiom, Zion, Sea Pans and Narayani.

CAM Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated phone:910.777.2363.

"Accidental Odyssey..." Roger Manley

Thursday, 9/19/2019
ILLUSTRATED LECTURE: "Accidental Odyssey—Self-Taught Artists of the South"
Roger Manley, Director, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, NC State University

Every town seems to have at least one—someone who has covered his house with hubcaps or flattened-out beer cans, or hung hundreds of dolls and plush toys in the trees; a man who has glued spoons or mirrors all over his car or the woman who went over the top with the Christmas lights and then left the holiday decorations up. These are the kind of places you go when friends from elsewhere come for a visit and you want to amaze them with something unique and really local.

Starting in 1970 when he was just 18, Roger Manley, currently director of NC State's Gregg Museum of Art & Design, began visiting hundreds of people like this—some call them visionaries or outsiders; he calls them self-taught artists—and he will talk about his accidental odyssey and the startling discoveries it led to. The author of books that include "Weird Carolinas", "Signs and Wonders", and "The End is Near!", Manley will lead the audience on a series of strange encounters with folks who are offbeat, unusual, or downright wonderful.

Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk CAM Members: $12.00, Non-Members: 17.00 and Students with valid ID: $8.00
Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall. Held in conjunction with CAM's current exhibition "Minnie, Clyde, Annie, Vollis" on view through Sept. 22, 2019.

PERFORMANCE: Sterling Elliot, Cello

Friday, 9/20/2019

Give yourself a lunch time treat at CAM, come for a preview performance, followed by Q&A, by cellist Sterling Elliott, the 2019 Sphinx Competition Finals 1ST Place Winner of the Senior Division, with Steven Errante accompanying. Elliott, 19, has been playing the cello for 16 years and currently attends the Julliard School in New York. Free and open to the public. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

Sterling Elliot will be in residency in Wilmington September 16 – 22, 2019, and will be performing Tchaikovsky’s "Rococo Variations" with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra on Sat. Sept. 21 7:30 pm at the Wilson Center.

Dance Works-in-Progress Showcase

Sunday, 9/22/2019
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.

Volunteer Open House

Wednesday, 9/25/2019
Fall is time for sweaters, walking through the leaves and attending CAM’s Volunteer Open House! Consider structuring your schedule with a new commitment as one of CAM’s volunteers, who provide an essential role in serving our visitors and realizing our mission to the community. Sample some seasonal beverages and nibbles and learn more about CAM’s volunteer history and how you can participate. For more information contact: John Sikorski or Nan Pope 910-395-5999 x 1013.

CAM Café MUSIC: Roger Davis, guitar

Thursday, 9/26/2019
Enjoy music by Roger Davis 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. Roger Davis has been performing ragtime, swing, bossa nova and modern jazz on solo guitar, teaching guitar and doing creative music programs with young people for over 40 years in the Wilmington area. He may throw in a few Beatles tunes also; helping to set a delightful atmosphere for dinner and conversation. CAM Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated 910.777.2363

Filmmaker Series:Lisa Mae&Craig Fincannon, Casting

Thursday, 9/26/2019
"Get Low" (2009, PG-13, 1 hr. 43 min.)
Lisa Mae Fincannon and Craig Fincannon
Fincannon and Associates, Motion Picture and Television Casting

Each film in the CAM Filmmaker Series is presented by one of Wilmington's own
resident filmmakers and followed with a Q&A session. Fincannon and Associates ( was started in 1979 and has now worked on over 125 feature films, more than 200 episodics, 125 movies of the week, 6 Mini-series, and hundreds of commercials, they have won three Primetime Emmy Awards.

"Get Low" stars Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek in a movie of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive. CAM Members and Students with valid college ID: Free - Preregistration suggested, limited seating, Non-Members: S5.00 (tax and fees not included). To preregister and purchase seats visit CAM’s website, phone or at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

GROUP SINGING: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers

Sunday, 9/29/2019
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.

Wed. Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 10/2/2019
A different touring experience each Wednesday. Learn more about the artwork on view, process of selection and installation with tours by CAM staff every Wednesday.

CAM Members: Free, Non-Members: Museum admission

Jazz@CAM: Sidecar Social Club

Thursday, 10/3/2019
Welcome to Jazz@CAM series the spirited, stylish and engaging Sidecar Social Club ( The group soars through numerous genres effortlessly, their energetic sets taking you to colorful and surprising places with jazz standards from the Great American Songbook and a number of infectious originals sprinkled in for good measure. SSC delivers a fresh take on songs old and new including the gritty, riotous underbelly of speakeasy jazz, the bizarre cabarets of wartime Berlin, the sounds of Latin American dance halls and the big band era to soulful R&B and fifties rock. Come experience Sidecar Social Club with Lisa Veronica Wood on vocals, Jim Crew on piano, accordion and clarinet, FO Finch, III on saxophones, Aaron Bittikofer on bass and Ed Butler on drums and banjo, this group will have you swaying.

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). Weyerhaeuse Reception Hall.

The popular eight-concert series returns for 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. Presented by Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society.

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.

Athenian Press’ Femme Speak Out Slam

Friday, 10/4/2019
SLAM SHOWCASE: Athenian Press’ Femme Speak Out Slam

Social justice and arts nonprofit Athenian Press & Workshops will host a special-edition SLAM of the performative showcase Femme Speak Out, featuring student work. The FEMME SLAM will showcase women, femmes, trans, and gender nonconforming performers, attendees will hear the voices of our local women and femme community. Five students will be awarded a cash prize as part of the performative competition. Suggested Donation: $5.00. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall
Starting at 6:30 pm CAM Café will be open for the Slam Showcase with a cash bar and light bites for purchase.

Athenian Press & Workshops and Cameron Art Museum have collaborated with UNCW Office of the Arts to plan the "SEVEN" residency of community arts. LA Theatre Work’s "SEVEN" tells the true stories of seven women who bravely fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the globe. Through this documentary play, which will be presented at UNCW'a Kenan Auditorium on Wed. Oct. 16, women “give voice to the voiceless." This showcase is in in the spirit of the "SEVEN" mission.