STAY IN THE LIGHT: WORKS BY CHARLES EDWARD WILLIAMS

Cameron Art Museum 3201 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC, United States

In Stay in the Light, South Carolina artist Charles Edward Williams draws inspiration from historical photography of the Civil Rights movement, offering a contemporary response to social and political issues of the past and present. His paintings and installation works incorporate a strong use of color and gesture, inviting a focus on human emotion and our connectedness and commonality. Stay in the Light includes new work created for this exhibition, as well as work from Williams’ Sun and Light series. Born in Georgetown, SC, he currently lives in Durham, NC. A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Charles Edward Williams is a supported recipient of the Andy Warhol Visual Arts Grant. He teaches at North Carolina Central University where he is the SunTrust Endowed Faculty Chair and Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting.

$14

The Work of Their Hands: American Quiltmaking

Cameron Art Museum 3201 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC, United States

The anchor work of The Work of Their Hands: American Quiltmaking is a tulip quilt made 170 years ago by an now unknown, enslaved woman in North Carolina. Through her masterful stitchwork and time-honored design, this unknown artist sewed a story of strength and perseverance.   Spinning forward from this quilt and its practice, The Work of Their Hands:  American Quiltmaking explores the continuing legacy of quilt-making and the evolution of textile art, starting with traditional quilts made for bed coverings to contemporary fabric artworks by artists including Brittney Boyd Bullock, Celeste Butler, Robin Cowley, Michael Cummings, Gee’s Bend quilters, Michael James, Precious Lovell, Katie Pasquini Masopust, Carolyn Mazloomi, Mary Pal, Hattie Schmidt, Beverly Smith, The Advocacy Project, and others.

$15

CAMERON ART MUSEUM: Thomas Sayre: Four Walls

Cameron Art Museum 3201 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC, United States

Thomas Sayre:  Four Walls features new and never exhibited works by artist Thomas Sayre. Each of the four large-scale pieces in the installation questions the belief systems and symbols that underpin the ideals of church, nation and creation. Made of materials that include tar, smoke, fabric gowns, gunshots, welding material, earth and fire, these works invite visitors to draw close and experience the messiness of making, and by analogy, to bear witness to the ways that life invades, entangles, and tarnishes us. Opening Night with American Artist Thomas Sayre Friday, April 26, 6-9 PM Thomas Sayre Artist Talk Saturday, April 27, 11 AM

$5 – $15

DesignNC: Celebrate the Design of the Times

Cameron Art Museum 3201 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC, United States

Celebrate the Design of the Times as DesignNC welcomes architect Elizabeth Graziolo, interior designer Charlotte Lucas, and textile designer and creative director of Newton Paisley Susanna Paisley to share their design inspirations, reflections, and new ideas on design and more.   DesignNC kicks off Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 PM with a cocktail party sponsored by Live Oak Private Wealth and hosted by CAM Café. Enjoy jazz by Mangroove as you mix and mingle with design professionals, enthusiasts, art lovers, and our celebrated DesignNC speakers.   Friday, May 3 the DesignNC: Celebrating Design of the Times Forum kicks off at 9 AM with engaging presentations from each speaker followed by a beautiful luncheon in the CAM Courtyard.

$100 – $10000

DesignNC: Celebrate the Design of the Times

Cameron Art Museum 3201 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC, United States

Celebrate the Design of the Times as DesignNC welcomes architect Elizabeth Graziolo, interior designer Charlotte Lucas, and textile designer and creative director of Newton Paisley Susanna Paisley to share their design inspirations, reflections, and new ideas on design and more.   DesignNC kicks off Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 PM with a cocktail party sponsored by Live Oak Private Wealth and hosted by CAM Café. Enjoy jazz by Mangroove as you mix and mingle with design professionals, enthusiasts, art lovers, and our celebrated DesignNC speakers.   Friday, May 3 the DesignNC: Celebrating Design of the Times Forum kicks off at 9 AM with engaging presentations from each speaker followed by a beautiful luncheon in the CAM Courtyard.

$100 – $10000