UNCW Office of the Arts

UNCW Office of the Arts UNCW’s Office of the Arts serves Wilmington by shining a spotlight on the intellectual life of the campus through diverse and unique cultural programming.

Operating as usual

01/06/2022

The Human Mortals Project is holding auditions for storytellers to be a part of the Lumina Festival of the Arts (March 2022). Each storyteller is to bring in a piece of heightened text and another piece which inspires you. (song, spoken word, poetry, lyrics etc.) Both pieces should be no longer than 2 min 30 seconds. Each storyteller is encouraged to bring their authentic and bravest self to the space without judgement. Co-sponsored by UNCW Theatre.

For more information, visit www.uncw.edu/arts/artivism/humanmortals.html

12/01/2021

The Office of the Arts and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion are seeking artists for a new public artwork on campus.
The entry period has been re-opened until December 3rd.
For more information, visit: https://www.bit.ly/uncwpublicart

TOMORROW, NOV. 30, IS #GIVINGTUESDAY!Get involved by supporting the causes that mean the most to you. On this important ...
11/29/2021

TOMORROW, NOV. 30, IS #GIVINGTUESDAY!
Get involved by supporting the causes that mean the most to you.

On this important day, you can make a difference for fellow members of your Seahawk family by making a gift to any UNCW area. Every single gift matters and counts toward Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW, including the goal of securing 60,000 alumni gifts.

Visit: uncw.edu/givingtuesday

TOMORROW, NOV. 30, IS #GIVINGTUESDAY!
Get involved by supporting the causes that mean the most to you.

On this important day, you can make a difference for fellow members of your Seahawk family by making a gift to any UNCW area. Every single gift matters and counts toward Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW, including the goal of securing 60,000 alumni gifts.

Visit: uncw.edu/givingtuesday

11/22/2021

Looking for gift ideas for this holiday season? We've got you covered! Check out our list of upcoming UNCW Presents events so you can give the gift of culture-infused music, dance, and theater! Take advantage of a 20% discount on select shows from Nov. 26-29!
https://uncw.edu/arts/blog/2021/gift-giving-guide.html

The next UNCW Presents event is approaching, on December 18th. Join us for a special night of holiday jazz music. Coming...
11/19/2021

The next UNCW Presents event is approaching, on December 18th. Join us for a special night of holiday jazz music. Coming up is John Brown Big Band featuring Nnenna Freelon! John Brown Big Band is a professional large jazz ensemble made up of top musicians. Freelon is a Six-time GRAMMY® Award nominee and engaging live performer.
For more information and tickets, visit: https://uncw.edu/arts/presents/2021-2022/brown-freelon.html

The next UNCW Presents event is approaching, on December 18th. Join us for a special night of holiday jazz music. Coming up is John Brown Big Band featuring Nnenna Freelon! John Brown Big Band is a professional large jazz ensemble made up of top musicians. Freelon is a Six-time GRAMMY® Award nominee and engaging live performer.
For more information and tickets, visit: https://uncw.edu/arts/presents/2021-2022/brown-freelon.html

The Office of the Arts and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion are seeking artists for a new public artw...
11/17/2021

The Office of the Arts and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion are seeking artists for a new public artwork on campus.
The entry period has been re-opened until December 3rd.
For more information, visit: https://www.bit.ly/uncwpublicart

The Office of the Arts and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion are seeking artists for a new public artwork on campus.
The entry period has been re-opened until December 3rd.
For more information, visit: https://www.bit.ly/uncwpublicart

11/08/2021

On Evening Concert with Pat Marriott, we'll be playing the title work from the Cape Fear Chorale concert coming up this Saturday at 4pm at UNCW Kenan Auditorium . Its opening line is "May We Sing Together Always," and it is performed by Eric Whitacre 's "Virtual Choir" consisting of 15,572 singers from 129 countries. You'll also hear Ravel's Mother Goose Suite as you've never heard it before! This evening at 8 on WHQR 92.7fm.

11/08/2021

The next UNCW Presents event is approaching, on December 18th. Join us for a special night of holiday jazz music. Coming up is John Brown Big Band featuring Nnenna Freelon! John Brown Big Band is a professional large jazz ensemble made up of top musicians. Freelon is a Six-time GRAMMY® Award nominee and engaging live performer.
For more information and tickets, visit: https://uncw.edu/arts/presents/2021-2022/brown-freelon.html

11/03/2021

On Nov. 4th, we'll be joined by Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros is an American writer and is best known for her first novel, The House on Mango Street. The book is a short but powerful read. Cisneros will participate in a UNCW Writers’ Week panel discussion that explores the author’s literary choices and life experiences. This event is a part of the NEA Big Read Cape Fear.

Check out our lineup of featured speakers and the event schedule.
https://uncw.edu/writersweek/

11/03/2021

FILM & DISCUSSION: Southern Circuit: Duty Free, An intergenerational bucket-list adventure
NOV. 10 at 6 p.m.
After a 75-year-old immigrant mother gets fired without cause from her lifelong job as a hotel housekeeper, her son takes her on a bucket-list adventure to reclaim her life. As she struggles to find work, he documents a journey that uncovers the economic insecurity shaping not only her future but that of an entire generation.
Register Here: https://uncw.edu/arts/presents/2021-2022/southern-circuit.html

The Office of the Arts and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is seeking artists for a new public artwo...
11/01/2021

The Office of the Arts and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is seeking artists for a new public artwork on campus. For more information, visit: https://www.bit.ly/uncwpublicart

The Office of the Arts and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is seeking artists for a new public artwork on campus. For more information, visit: https://www.bit.ly/uncwpublicart

Join us for our FREE Hip Hop workshop series! Pre-register before Nov 13!Youth ages 13 and up.
10/27/2021

Join us for our FREE Hip Hop workshop series!
Pre-register before Nov 13!
Youth ages 13 and up.

Join us for our FREE Hip Hop workshop series!
Pre-register before Nov 13!
Youth ages 13 and up.

10/25/2021

On Nov. 4th, we'll be joined by Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros is an American writer and is best known for her first novel, The House on Mango Street. The book is a short but powerful read. Cisneros will participate in a UNCW Writers’ Week panel discussion that explores the author’s literary choices and life experiences. This event is a part of the NEA Big Read Cape Fear.

Check out our lineup of featured speakers and the event schedule.
https://uncw.edu/writersweek/

In this episode of the Behind the Curtain Podcast, Cara Marsicano speaks with director Nicholas Bruckman and producer Am...
10/12/2021

In this episode of the Behind the Curtain Podcast, Cara Marsicano speaks with director Nicholas Bruckman and producer Amanda Roddy, creators of the documentary Not Going Quietly, a film that tells the story of Ady Barkan, activist and founder of the Be a Hero organization. Following his diagnosis of ALS, Ady sets out to travel the country and change America Politics.

Listen along to this episode of the Behind the Curtain Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts (bit.ly/quietlypodcast)

And join us tomorrow for the free screening of Not Going Quietly!
In-Person Registration: bit.ly/quietly-live
Virtual Registration: bit.ly/quietly-virtual

In this episode of the Behind the Curtain Podcast, Cara Marsicano speaks with director Nicholas Bruckman and producer Amanda Roddy, creators of the documentary Not Going Quietly, a film that tells the story of Ady Barkan, activist and founder of the Be a Hero organization. Following his diagnosis of ALS, Ady sets out to travel the country and change America Politics.

Listen along to this episode of the Behind the Curtain Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts (bit.ly/quietlypodcast)

And join us tomorrow for the free screening of Not Going Quietly!
In-Person Registration: bit.ly/quietly-live
Virtual Registration: bit.ly/quietly-virtual

Reminder! This Wednesday, Oct 13th.
10/11/2021

Reminder! This Wednesday, Oct 13th.

FILM & DISCUSSION: Southern Circuit: Not Going Quietly, A cross-country journey for healthcare justice
Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.
When a young father chances to meet a powerful senator on an airplane, their filmed exchange goes viral and sparks one of the most powerful political movements in a generation. Not Going Quietly Sabrina T. Cherry

Timeline photos
10/04/2021

Timeline photos

FILM & DISCUSSION: Southern Circuit: Not Going Quietly, A cross-country journey for healthcare justice
Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.
When a young father chances to meet a powerful senator on an airplane, their filmed exchange goes viral and sparks one of the most powerful political movements in a generation. Not Going Quietly Sabrina T. Cherry

The Office of the Arts and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion are seeking artists for a new public artw...
10/01/2021

The Office of the Arts and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion are seeking artists for a new public artwork on campus. For more information, visit: www.bit.ly/uncwpublicart

The Office of the Arts and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion are seeking artists for a new public artwork on campus. For more information, visit: www.bit.ly/uncwpublicart

Tonight at Lumina Theater!
09/27/2021

Tonight at Lumina Theater!

Join us at Lumina Theater for the showing of the documentary film,
At the Ready on Monday, Sep 27, 6-8 pm. UNCW Centro Hispano and UNCW Office of the Arts will host an exclusive screening of the documentary followed by a conversation with Director/Producer Maisie Crow, who will discuss the film and the filmmaking process.

Today from 12-1 p.m!
09/27/2021

Today from 12-1 p.m!

View the Aging Across America virtual exhibit then join the photographer, Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine, on Sept. 27 at 12 p.m. for a conversation about the demographics of aging in America and how the image of aging is changing — and staying the same. He will also highlight his journey of photographing aging and how art has been a source of resiliency for him throughout his medical career.

Levine is an associate professor of geriatric medicine and palliative care at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Zoom event is free and open to the public. Pre-register: bit.ly/AgingAcrossAmerica

09/22/2021

Join us at Lumina Theater for the showing of the documentary film,
At the Ready on Monday, Sep 27, 6-8 pm. UNCW Centro Hispano and UNCW Office of the Arts will host an exclusive screening of the documentary followed by a conversation with Director/Producer Maisie Crow, who will discuss the film and the filmmaking process.

Timeline photos
09/21/2021

Timeline photos

View the Aging Across America virtual exhibit then join the photographer, Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine, on Sept. 27 at 12 p.m. for a conversation about the demographics of aging in America and how the image of aging is changing — and staying the same. He will also highlight his journey of photographing aging and how art has been a source of resiliency for him throughout his medical career.

Levine is an associate professor of geriatric medicine and palliative care at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Zoom event is free and open to the public. Pre-register: bit.ly/AgingAcrossAmerica

The UNCW Office of the Arts is partnering with UNCW Centro Hispano to kick off Hispanic Heritage with a bang as a part o...
09/15/2021

The UNCW Office of the Arts is partnering with UNCW Centro Hispano to kick off Hispanic Heritage with a bang as a part of the NEA Big Read! Join us on Wednesday, September 15 from 12PM-1PM for a dance challenge showcase live on Zoom! To join the zoom, click this link: bit.ly/CentroHHM

The UNCW Office of the Arts is partnering with UNCW Centro Hispano to kick off Hispanic Heritage with a bang as a part of the NEA Big Read! Join us on Wednesday, September 15 from 12PM-1PM for a dance challenge showcase live on Zoom! To join the zoom, click this link: bit.ly/CentroHHM

09/10/2021

STATELESS follows fearless attorney Rosa Iris - a woman advocating for justice for Haitians stripped of their citizenship in the Dominican Republic. There will be an online screening and conversation with director and producer Michèle Stephenson @michele_0608 on September 12-15 as a part of the start of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers! You can register for a spot here: https://uncw.edu/arts/presents/2021-2022/southern-circuit.html

Thank you to everyone who joined us for CAM Art Explorers, today's National Endowment for the Arts Big Read event at Cam...
09/09/2021

Thank you to everyone who joined us for CAM Art Explorers, today's National Endowment for the Arts Big Read event at Cameron Art Museum!

Timeline photos
09/08/2021

Timeline photos

Join us for Art Explorers: NEA Big Read on Thursday!

As a part of the NEA Big Read, we will read Hairs/Pelitos and learn about different ways family members can be unique. We will explore our exhibition Pinkie’s Memories, which showcases childhood memories through miniature recreations of houses, churches, schools, and libraries of the artist’s memories. We will talk about our own families and memories and create artwork inspired by our own stories.

Every child will get their OWN copy of Hair/Pelitos to keep!

Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join and create art with us.

This opportunity is offered in partnership with UNCW Office of the Arts

Art Explorers
NEA Big Read
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 10-11 AM

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

Adults and children 2 and under: free

Click here to register: http://ow.ly/uZFE50G5Po9

08/27/2021
08/12/2021

We are excited about the 2021-22 performance season at Kenan Auditorium. As a welcoming space that serves our campus and community, the safety and well-being of our performers and patrons is UNCW's priority. Please take a moment to review our safety protocol guide, so you will know what to expect on your next visit! https://uncw.edu/arts/safetyprotocol.html

UNCW Presents is back!
08/02/2021

UNCW Presents is back!

And we're back! Kenan Auditorium is back and open for business just in time for the 30th season of UNCW Presents! This series serves UNCW and Wilmington by shining a spotlight on the intellectual life of the campus through inclusive, distinctive, and diverse cultural programming.

Tickets for fall shows will be available starting August 5th! Check out everything we have in store for this season here: https://uncw.edu/arts/presents/2021-2022/index.html

Film TikTok
07/29/2021
Film TikTok

Film TikTok

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UNCW Presents is back! Stay tuned for the reveal of the entire  2021-22 Season!
07/27/2021

UNCW Presents is back! Stay tuned for the reveal of the entire 2021-22 Season!

UNCW Presents is back! Stay tuned for the reveal of the entire 2021-22 Season!

UNCW’s Office of the Arts is proud to announce that we have been approved for two substantial arts programming grants! T...
06/10/2021

UNCW’s Office of the Arts is proud to announce that we have been approved for two substantial arts programming grants! The National Endowment for the Arts awarded UNCW’s Office of the Arts a $75,000 Our Town grant to support Roll Call: Creativity Reporting For Duty. Additionally, UNCW’s Office of the Arts and William Madison Randall Library are one of 61 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2021-2022 NEA Big Read grant. A grant of $20,000 will support a community reading program focusing on The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

Read more at https://uncw.edu/arts/neagrant.html

We spoke with Tré Cotten, actor, teacher, dialect coach, and UNCW graduate. Tré shares the story of his roots, his journ...
06/09/2021

We spoke with Tré Cotten, actor, teacher, dialect coach, and UNCW graduate. Tré shares the story of his roots, his journey into the arts, and his experience working on the award-winning film, One Night in Miami. Listen along to this episode of the Behind the Curtain Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts (links in our bio)!

We spoke with Tré Cotten, actor, teacher, dialect coach, and UNCW graduate. Tré shares the story of his roots, his journey into the arts, and his experience working on the award-winning film, One Night in Miami. Listen along to this episode of the Behind the Curtain Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts (links in our bio)!

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HEY SEAHAWKS! Super exciting week we have coming up as the Seabelles will be holding auditions for our Women's A Ca****la group! Do you love to sing? Interested in auditioning? Come visit us at the Involvement carnival this Wednesday from 10am-2pm to sign up for an audition time OR Sign up for an audition time online at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d49afa72aa1fb6-Seabelles Auditions will be held August 23rd-25th from 5pm-10pm as well as August 26th from 10am-2pm. Auditions will be 10 minutes per person and each person will prepare to sing the verse and chorus of any song they like, as well as a range and harmony test. If you have any questions regarding auditions, you can find all our information on our page UNCW Seabelles, OR you can contact us by email at [email protected]. Hope to see you all at auditions! 💕🎤🎼 #uncw21 #uncw20 #uncw19 #uncw18 #uncw #seabelles #acappella