Dahl’s quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical is about courage and self-discovery. Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd St.
WHAM BAM GLITTER GLAM BURLESQUE
Sept. 13, 8pm: $15 adv/$20 DOS. $100 VIP table/4 (front stage right and left, only 2 available). Touring burlesque group made up of Evelyn DeVere, Tiger Bay, Fancy Feast, and Porcelain. We began touring together in 2016 and build our shows on the premise that everyone has something very different to offer the audience. Instead of trying to fit into a narrow definition of burlesque, we encourage each performer to bring the very best of whatever they’re working on. You’ll be sure to see a little bit of everything at our shows. Bourgie Nights, 127 Princess St.
art MEET LOCAL ARTISTS
Meet working artists, and see works in progress. Everything from sculptures to fine jewelry in this unique location. Free parking, fun for everyone. Over 45 artist’s works to enjoy. Free, 6-9pm, 4th Fri. ea. mo. theArtWorks, 200 Willard St.
FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHT
Fourth Friday Gallery Nights, Wilmington’s premier after-hours celebration of art and culture, 6-9pm, fourth Fri. ea. month. Art openings, artist demonstrations, entertainment and refreshments. Administered by the Arts Council of Wilmington and NHC, numerous venues participate. www. artscouncilofwilmington.org
Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary champagne and appetizers. Free and open to the public. Elizabeth Darrow has made Wilmington her home since 1977. Born in Hartford, Conn. Darrow is a 1967 graduate of Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio), where she majored in painting. She has been working in oil and collage throughout her career, usually in the manner of Abstract Expressionism. Each piece takes her on a journey of discovery where she hopes to lose herself to the process. Exhibit through Sept. 30.
IMPRESSIONS: LOVING THE CAPE FEAR
“Impressions: Loving the Cape Fear” art exhibit at the Bellamy Mansion Museum featuring original art by Owen Wexler. Bellamy Mansion, 503 Market St. bellamymansion.org
IMAGES OF DISTINCTION
CF Camera Club presents the “Best of the Best” Grand Ribbon Winners from over 400 images entered in club competitions, plus members’ images that received recognition in international competitions of the Photographic Society of America. Aces Gallery, 221 N. Front St. capefear-
generations. Waterline, 721 Surry St.
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BOLD STROKES
GAYLE TUSTIN ART SHOW
CATHERINE LUDWIG DONLEYCOTT’S SEASCAPES ARTIST RECEPTION
Catherine C. Martin, UNCW alumnus and accomplished expressionist painter, debuts new work in “Bright Lights, Bold Strokes.” Martin combines everything she has learned through years of painterly experience in a collection of evocative figurative, landscape, and architectural pieces. New Elements Gallery. 271 N. Front St. newelementsgallery.com Twenty-Two by Thirty: From the Flat Files of Gayle Tustin is a selection of mixed media artwork all in the size of 22 x 30. On display at Pinpoint Restaurant, 114 Market St. pinpointrestaurant.com
WHQR Public Radio’s MC Erny Gallery presents “Midsummer Expressions: Paintings by Liz Hosier and Peggy Vineyard.” Show will remain on display until September 13. A portion of the proceeds from any sale of art benefits WHQR. 254 N. Front St. #300. whqr.org.
ART OF THE IMAGE
Art in Bloom Gallery and theArtWorks of Wilmington announce a special art exhibit: “Art of the Image ’19,” a juried photographic media competition and exhibition. 70 artists from 14 states across the US entered the juried competition which was open to all photographers and artists submitting original photography utilizing traditional and non-traditional processes. On display until Sept. 15. Free; open to the public. 200 Willard St., S. Front District.
Durham artist Victoria Primicias creates incredible abstracts and layered abstract landscapes that isolate the viewer but invite exploration, like that mirage on the horizon that rewards you with that first cool drink of water. Come experience “Oasis” with Victoria Primicias. New Elements Gallery, 271 N. Front St.
Ocean breezes, wind swept sea oats, white capped waters, and lazy summer beaches fill our thoughts during these hot summer months. Catherine Ludwig Donleycott’s Unique Seascapes collection captures summer moments on canvas using oils, watercolors and acrylics. Donleycott’s collection is currently installed and available for viewing and purchase downtown at River to Sea Gallery. River to Sea Gallery & Wine, 224 S Water Street, #1B. www.rivertoseagallery.com
ART IN SEA
Through Oct. 13, 6pm: “As I See It” art exhibit at the Bellamy Mansion Museum featuring original art by Jenny McKinnon Wright. There will be an artist’s reception on Friday, September 27, 6-8pm. Light refreshments will be available. Event is free to the public. Bellamy Mansion, 503 Market St. email@example.com
UNCW CAB Art Gallery presents Glasswork. The exhibit features a variety of techniques and approaches that define contemporary glass-making in a group exhibition. It will show how design and process are broken apart to reveal the state of glasswork today. The series of work is from North Carolina glass artists and represents various approaches to the challenging material. Conceptual, textured, pate de verre and traditional murrine are some of the techniques featured in the show. UNCW CAB Art Gallery, 5270 Randall Dr. www.uncw.edu/art/gallery/ index.html
“Transference: New Art by Joan McLoughlin” is an exhibit featuring new paintings by the Wilmington based artist. This body of work includes abstract paintings as well as a new direction using photo transfers incorporated into the compositions. The new series has evolved in order to evoke nostalgia by illustrating memories of the past, as well as the contemporary art of the present. Enjoy refreshments and live music by violinist Shirley Lebo. The exhibit can be viewed until October 6. Art in Bloom Gallery, 210 Princess St.
Through Sept. 27: Hold her solo exhibition, ‘Bounce Back: A Visual Narrative of Hurricane Florence’ at the Leland Cultural Arts Center. A free reception will
PAM TOLL EXHIBITION
Pamela Wallace Toll, assistant professor in the art and art history department at UNCW, graduated with a degree in English and art from the University of NC at Chapel Hill and a MFA in Painting at East Carolina University. In 1991 Toll co-founded Acme Art Studios, a work place for artists, which also hosts art events and exhibitions, most recently in conjunction with the Wilmington Fourth Friday Gallery Crawl. In 1998 she and two partners established the No Boundaries International Art Colony whose mission is to lay aside national boundaries in favor of cross cultural exchange. Wilma Daniels Gallery at Cape Fear Community College, 200 Hanover St. nbiac.org
Coco Clem is an independent fashion brand that seeks to encourage playful self expression while utilizing sustainable production methods. Designer Courtney Rivenbark presents her exclusive illustrated fabric collection with Chroma, an exhibition of intense color relationships. Coco Clem partners with seamstress Lauren Lassiter to hand-make clothing featuring illustrations displayed in Chroma, with the customer’s unique body measurements in mind. Our intention is to create quality clothing for whimsical people that can be passed down through
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