Michael S. Williams: Lost in Transition

( Thu., Jul. 21, 2022 - Fri., Sep. 23, 2022 )

210 Princess St, 210 Princess St, Wilmington, NC 28401


Michael S. Williams, consultant and Black On Black Project founder, presents Lost in Transition, an art experience that celebrates the history of 20th-century Black educators from New Hanover County’s Wilmington, NC, on view July 21 through September 25, 2022. Using portraiture and performance, the project shares the educators’ profound influence before and after desegregation, evoking memories of both eras. The exhibition features charcoal portraits by Durham artist Alexandria P. Clay of Black educators who empowered generations of students to strive for academic excellence, and it presents performance art that highlights how Black educators cared for and taught their students.


This exhibition and related events are free; registration is required for specific events. The exhibition will be open July 21 to September 25, 2022, on Thursdays and Fridays from 3 to 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 pm at 210 Princess St., Wilmington.

An opening event will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, July 21, and the exhibition will be open for Fourth Fridays on July 22, August 26, and September 23 from 6 to 9 pm.


Free and open to the public


  • Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 6:00 PM
  • Friday, July 22, 2022 at 6:00 PM
  • Friday, August 26, 2022 at 6:00 PM
  • Friday, September 23, 2022 at 6:00 PM