Featured Programs and Events

Christa Gabrielle Faison

Sunset Performance Series

Christa Gabrielle Faison feat. Guitarist Justin Lacy

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 7 PM


Join us for the Sunset Performance Series at CAM, a new FREE performance series designed to connect art and social justice, presented by TD Bank. The performance will take place in the PNC USCT Park directly in front of Boundless, the public sculpture honoring the United States Colored Troops and their fight for freedom. The series is free and open to the public. Beer, wine and a selection of light bites will be available at CAM Cafe.

The Sunset Performance Series kicks off Thursday, March 30 at 7 PM with violinist Christa Faison performing a selection of gospel and spiritual classics and more. When words fell short, songs carried the hearts and minds of those who marched for better tomorrows. Christa Faison, an educator herself, uses her sound to advocate for music education which for young and old alike, can be used as a form of protest and resiliency. African American music has always been at the forefront of change in our communities and will continue to be as long as change is needed.

Native Wilmingtonian, Christa Faison, wears many hats as a minister, musician, educator, and so much more. Christa is a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, receiving a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education as a North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholar. While attending UNCW, Christa immersed herself in the heart and soul of the University, serving as the UNCW String Ensemble Principal violinist, Gospel Choir director and accompanist, member of the Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers, Resident Advisor, and the assistant director and arranger for the Seabelles Female A Capella Ensemble. Christa was awarded the UNCW Senior Medallion for her exemplary academic achievement, campus involvement, and community service.

Upcoming Sunset Performance Series

BalaKora on Thursday April 27 at 7 PM

Kevin Locklear Melvin and the Lumbee Tribe on Thursday, May 25 at 7 PM

Sponsored in part by

TD Bank

Humble Jumble Art Sale

Art Sale

Humble Jumble Art Sale

Saturday, April 1, 2023, 10 AM-4 PM

Free; donations appreciated

CAM celebrates local working artists by giving you the opportunity to build your own collection and be a patron of the arts. Over 30 artists will have work available for purchase that day with a percentage of proceeds to CAM.

Proceeds support local artists and the work of Cameron Art Museum

Demonstration Schedule

10:20 AM Jeanne Rietzke, Painting

11:20 AM Susan Nuttall, Sculpture

12:20 PM Donna Moore, Cyanotype

1:20 PM Carol Williamson, Jewelry

2:20 PM Nina Zonnevylle, Spinning

3:00 PM Lori Joy Peterson, Painting

Mary's Art Explorers

Mary's Art Explorers

Let's Learn About Colors!

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 10-11 AM

CAM Members: $3 per child/adult; Non-Members: $6 per child/adult

Children 2 and under: free

Let’s learn about colors! We will celebrate the last week of our exhibition 60+ by exploring the colors we find in the art and making masterpieces of our own.

Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join and create art with us. Space is limited so preregister to guarantee your spot!

It is with great honor that Cameron Art Museum pays tribute to Mary Cameron Hoey by naming its most popular and long standing family program after her. Mary’s Art Explorers is a story time, art making, and museum exploration program.

Sponsored in part by

Excite Credit Union

Skip Walker


Skip Walker feat. Travis Shook

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 7 PM

CAM Members: $35; Not Yet Members: $55

Skip Walker is a drummer, composer, producer, educator, and Episcopal Priest. He is a graduate of Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music (the world’s foremost institution for the study of Jazz and modern American music) where he studied with renown drummers John Ramsay, Skip Hadden, and Ed Uribe. Skip got his first break at the age seventeen touring Europe as the drummer for the New York based funk group “The Fatback Band,” but after hearing great jazz drummers such as Art Blakey, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones and Tony Williams, Skip slowly began falling in love with Jazz. According to Skip, “although I started out being heavily in to R&B/Funk music, the more I listened to Jazz and studied Jazz History, the more I realized that this music is American History with its roots firmly planted in the African American struggle for identity, freedom and justice – I had to get into this music.”

Along with keeping a busy performance schedule, Skip is also Associate Rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Greenville, NC), an online adjunct professor of religion at Methodist University (Fayetteville, NC), an annual workshop leader and lecturer on “Jazz, Spirituality and Race” at the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Reconciliation (Atlanta, GA), and formerly an Adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at the University of North Carolina (Pembroke).

Skip is creator and host of the Thinking Sheep Podcast – A Podcast that interviews experts and everyday people about the three “R’s” of life – Race, Religion and Relationships in order to think more deeply about them.

Travis Shook,(from NYC) made his eponymous Columbia Records debut in a quartet that included Tony Williams and Bunky Green in the 1990s and also played with legendary jazz vocalist Betty Carter. Walker sought him out for his debut Jazz album because of his unique touch and sensitivity on the piano and his ability to create atmospheric colors with his approach on piano.

american sign language tour


American Sign Language Tour

Saturday, April 8, 2023, 11 AM


Two interpreters will be provided

Stephen Hayes and Zedrick Applin

In Conversation Series

Stephen Hayes with Daniel Jones

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 6 PM

CAM Members: $15; Not-Yet Members: $20

Stephen L. Hayes, Jr. makes art—woodcuts, sculptures, installations small and large—from found materials that draw on social and economic themes ingrained in the history of America and African-Americans. His approach is simple: “If I can’t find it, I’ll make it. If I can’t make it, I’ll find it.”

Hayes grew up in Durham with his older brother, Spence, and his mother, Lender, who were pivotal in shaping and sparking his creative approach. When Hayes was in the first grade, he broke a remote-control car. His brother took it apart and attached the motor to a battery, bringing it back to life. Amazed, Hayes began breaking all kinds of things to see how they worked and what he could create with the pieces. By second grade, his mother had given him a real workbench; she and Hayes’ brother would also bring home abandoned equipment for tinkering. By high school, he learned to crochet.

He went to North Carolina Central University, aiming to transfer to North Carolina State University to study mechanical engineer. Instead, through a friend, he discovered graphic design. His new major led to a ceramics course, where his enthusiasm and skill led to being allowed as much time as he wanted on the wheel. He threw enough pots to develop a strong portfolio, leading to a residency at the acclaimed New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Hayes earned an M.F.A. in sculpture at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. His thesis exhibition, Cash Crop, has been traveling and exhibiting for nearly a decade.

Frequently in his work, Hayes uses three symbols: a pawn, a corn, and a horse to explore America’s use (or misuse) of black bodies, black minds, and black labor. Artists, he believes, are as much translators as they are creators.

Daniel Jones has a passion for history, which led him to a career as an educator at Cameron Art Museum, where he serves as a Cultural Curator. Jones, who earned his bachelor’s degree in history from UNCW in 2018, previously worked at the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, the Cape Fear Museum, the Wilmington Railroad Museum and the Burgwin Wright House.

Sponsored in part by

NC Arts Council

Connections Tour


Connections Monday

Monday, April 17, 2023, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Free; pre-registration required

Enjoy a morning of music in the galleries, adapted exhibition exploration, as well as optional hands-on activities and the choice to bring a boxed lunch to enjoy in our café or courtyard area. Geared towards individuals in the earlier stages of Alzheimers and dementia, this program is offered on Mondays when we are otherwise closed to the public to ensure a quiet and calm environment. Groups or individuals with their loved ones are welcome. Email education@cameronartmuseum.org for more information and to register.

New Member Coffee


New Member Coffee

Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 10-11 AM

Free; CAM members only

New CAM Members are invited to a Member Coffee to meet Executive Director Anne Brennan and learn a little about CAM's history. Tour of the galleries following the coffee is optional.

Mary's Art Explorers

Mary's Art Explorers


Thursday, April 20, 2023, 10-11 AM

CAM Members: $3 per child/adult; Non-Members: $6 per child/adult

Children 2 and under: free

In celebration of Earth Day, we will talk about ways we can take care of our environment and create art out of recycled materials.

Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join and create art with us. Space is limited so preregister to guarantee your spot!

It is with great honor that Cameron Art Museum pays tribute to Mary Cameron Hoey by naming its most popular and long standing family program after her. Mary’s Art Explorers is a story time, art making, and museum exploration program.

Sponsored in part by

Excite Credit Union

Earth Day Screenings

Earth Day 2023

Earth Day Film Screenings: UNCW and Freedom Hill by Resita Cox, Followed by a Q&A with the Director, Dr. Britt Moore, and Deborah Dicks Maxwell

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 6:30-8 PM

6:30-7 PM Confluence (12 min) & FlowILM (13 min), presented by Gene Felice

7 PM Freedom Hill (28 min); 7:30 PM Discussion with Director Resita Fox

$10 suggested donation

Join us for screenings of short documentaries in honor of Earth Day 2023. Learn about FlowILM 2022 and the Confluence/Algae Society exhibition (2022) in two sort documentaries produced by the OUR team at UNCW. Confluence featured a multi-sensory art and science experience presenting the human+algal relationship and their complex roles in climate change.

Freedom Hill introduces the present day impact of climate change alongside environmental justice. Princeville, NC is the first town incorporated by freed, formerly enslaved Africans in America. This historical significance sits on a precipice: it is gradually being washed away. Freedom Hill is a short documentary exploring the environmental racism washing away the town of under 2,000.

Solstice Cycles Performance


SOLSTICE CYCLES - Traces of the Enmeshment: The River Home

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 2-3:30 PM

Free with museum admission

SOLSTICE CYCLES is an experimental, collaborative Improv Project between Karola Luettringhaus with Alban Elved Dance Company and Carl Kruger with the Slow Ear Ensemble. The focus of the project is the contemplation and celebration of earthly phenomena, cycles, and seasons. “We are ultimately and unchangeably interconnected with what we call "the environment". That which we exhale the trees inhale, and that which the trees exhale, we in turn inhale. We are enmeshed. If it is on earth, it is somehow part of us, no matter what it looks like. The awareness of enmeshment begins within us.” Guests will experience a live performance of sound, dance, and projections. The audience is invited to sit and observe or move and create sound with the performers. This program supports our annual interdisciplinary understanding of earth and the environment through the arts.


Earth Day Celebration


Saturday, April 22, 2023, 6-9:30 PM

An Evening of Light, Sound, and Movement

The 2023 FlowILM event at the Cameron Art Museum will feature an array of artists, scientists, local non-profits and UNCW labs / programs focused on local / global water issues, including educational and family-oriented activities and more. The arts portion of the event will feature live performance, dance, sculpture, installation and light / sound work created by an array of artists listed below and produced by the Coaction Lab at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. Participating organizations will share their research and creativity with an array of family friendly activities, throughout the late afternoon starting at 6pm until 8pm, with the main art events running from 8 to 9 PM

FlowILM is a community art event committed to articulating the un/stable relationships between organisms, environments, creativity & technology. This event takes place in celebration of Earth Day, featuring aquatic organisms unique to the Cape Fear river coastal ecosystems, in partnership with the Cameron art museum. Art is created on exterior walls and landscapes, interfacing with silhouettes, shadows, and movements, connected through the mediums of light and sound. Visitors are encouraged to meander the museum grounds and interact with the art, experiencing worlds of biological & ecological art, interactive systems, and performance.

Sponsored in part by

Duke Energy Foudation

Encore Creativity Performance

Encore Creativity Performance

Encore Chorale and Sentimental Journey Singers

Sunday, April 23, 2023, 3 PM

Free; donations appreciated

Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral arts organization for adults 55 and older, ushers in the light of spring with the Encore Chorale of Cape Fear's free spring concert on Sunday, April 23, at 3 PM. The local group, conducted by Angela Burns, will sing a fun and uplifting mix of choral arrangements of popular songs centered around themes of light and love. The concert will also include a performance by the Sentimental Journey Singers of Cape Fear conducted by Michaela Wood, a therapeutic music program that connects those with cognitive change and their care partners through song. For more information and to reserve a ticket, CLICK HERE or call 301-261-5747. Learn more about the Encore Chorale at https://encorecreativity/

The Kudzu Queen with Mimi Herman

Book Buzz

The Kudzu Queen with Mimi Herman

Sunday, April 30, 2023, 1-2 PM

CAM Members: $20; Not-Yet Members: $25

Join author Mimi Herman for a discussion on her latest novel about Mattie Lee Watson, a sharp, spunky, and courageous heroine. Mimi is a Kennedy Center teaching artist, director of the United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute and co-director of Writeaways writing workshops in France, Italy, and New Mexico. She has taught in the Masters of Education programs at Lesley University, served as the 2017 North Carolina Piedmont Laureate, and been an associate editor for Teaching Artist Journal. She is the author of A Field Guide to Human Emotions, Logophilia, and The Art of Learning. Mimi has performed her poetry and fiction at venues ranging from Why There Are Words in Sausalito to Symphony Space in New York City.

Mattie Lee Watson’s story and character developed as Herman learned about the kudzu bonanza that permeated the Southern U.S. in the 1930s and 40s. In The Kudzu Queen, Herman introduces James T. Cullowee, the self-proclaimed “Kudzu King” who arrives in 15-year-old Mattie’s hometown in Cooper County, North Carolina in 1941 to spread the gospel of kudzu—claiming that it will improve the soil, feed cattle at almost no cost, and even cure headaches. As Cullowee sets out to sell Cooper County on the future of kudzu, organizing a countywide festival capped off by the crowning of the Kudzu Queen, Mattie sets her sights on winning both the crown and Cullowee.

Closing the Gap

Educator Resources

Closing the Gap with Arts Integration: Professional Development Workshop for Educators and Parents of Students in Grades K-8

Thursday, May 25, 2023, 4-7 PM

Free for educators in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, and Sampson counties

Deepen your understanding of CAM’s USCT public sculpture Boundless through the lens of history, poetry, and movement. Learn what arts integration is and how you can employ it in your classroom. These workshops are designed to teach educators how to use the arts to teach core curriculum and help close the achievement gap through active learning strategies that engage all learners. These workshops are offered free to all educators in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, and Sampson counties. Participating educators will receive a certificate of completion to submit to their respective counties for CEU credit consideration.

Weekly Programs

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga with Steve Unger and Darren Shartle, RYT200

Tuesdays from 9-10 AM

Suggested Donation: $5

Come join us in an ever-changing gallery setting for a yoga practice designed for relaxation, rejuvenation and self-reflection. Come breathe with us as we restore the body and mind in a one hour session. Asanas are all-level and beginners are welcome. Participants can choose to use a mat or a chair. Donations support youth scholarships.

Public Tours

Public Tours

Wednesdays at 1:30 PM

Free with museum admission

Tai Chi

Tai Chi with Jay Stempin

Fridays 9-9:50 AM

Admission: $15

Tai Chi, an internal martial art, is a self-healing modality with roots in the Yang, Chen, and Wu styles. This course in a Tang/Tso variation. Tai Chi focuses on breathwork, balance, stability, and artful movements. This course will improve posture and circulation, enhance mental wellness, stimulate purposeful movements, as well as massage organs.

Daily practice will further enhance core strength and flexibility, improve reaction time, as well as develop an overall sense of calm and peace in life. Breathwork and flexibility through martial applications are the essence of why Tai Chi has been around for over two thousand years. It's aptly named: The Grand Ultimate.

This course will guide you through fundamental empowering movements using single-weighted postures. The gentle sequence of steps will enrich and improve your life on mental and physical levels. Tai Chi, a lifelong learning, will present tools you can use to develop optimal health and wellness across your lifespan.

Boundless Public Tours

Boundless Public Tours with Daniel Jones, CAM Cultural Curator

Fridays at 1 PM

Free with museum admission

Public tours of Boundless, a sculpture by NC artist Stephen Hayes commemorating the United States Colored Troops and their fight for freedom.

Photograph by Jeff Janowski/UNCW

Live Music at CAM Café

Live Music at CAM Café

Thursdays from 6-8 PM & Saturdays from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM


30 Emma Tracy


1 Warren Darrell

8 Chris Castagno

13 Bradley Naylor

15 Floyd Pearsall

20 Hank Barbee

22 Raphael Namé

27 Jon Grogan

29 Chloe Torres

Illustration of Michaela Haley by Haley Branner, 2022

Upcoming Programs

Live Music at CAM Café: Emma Tracy

Thursday, 3/30/2023

Sunset Concert Series

Thursday, 3/30/2023

Tai Chi @CAM

Friday, 3/31/2023

Boundless Public Tour

Friday, 3/31/2023

Humble Jumble 2023

Saturday, 4/1/2023

Live Music at CAM Café: Warren Darrell

Saturday, 4/1/2023