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Arts, Lectures and Exhibits 2013–14

Table of


UNCW Presents


Office of Cultural Arts


Art & Art History


Ann Flack Boseman Gallery


Randall Library


Creative Writing


Film Studies


Art for the Masses


Department of Music


Department of Theatre


Cover Photo: Fables on Global Warming by Armitage Gone! Dance, presented as part of UNCW Masters Series Oct. 26, 2013. Photo by Edouard Getaz

July–August 23 Christopher Alexander & Ashton Durham: Woodcuts (Art Gallery) August 29 - Sept. 27 (Art Gallery) Printed: Ann Conner Woodcuts 29 Lecture: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Cultural Arts Building, room 2033 29 Reception: 5:30 - 7 p.m. September 5 Norman Bemelmans/Elizabeth Loparits, piano (Cultural Arts Masters Series) 14 Mini-DocuTime (Film Studies) 19 Mary Wilson of the Supremes (Presents) 19 Ray Chen, violin (Cultural Arts Masters Series) 26 - 29 Sordid Lives (Theatre) 30 Donna Brazile (Leadership Lecture) October 3 - Nov. 8 Test City: Analog To Digital TV (Art Gallery) 3 Reception, 5:30 - 7 p.m. 3 Performance by Juan Jose Griego: 6 p.m. 3 - 6 Sordid Lives (Theatre) 24 Ocean Calling – World Premiere (Cultural Arts Masters Series) 25 The Chase Brock Experience Hot Dance (Presents) 26 Armitage Gone! Dance (Cultural Arts Masters Series) 30 The Graduate - LA Theatre Works (Presents)

November 1 Mantra ’13 (Film Studies) 4 - 8 Writers Week (Creative Writing) 9 Lionel Popkin Dance (Presents) 11 Daniel Pauly (Leadership Lecture) 14 - 17 & 21 - 24 Private Fears in Public Places (Theatre)

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February 13 Norman Bemelmans/Elizabeth Loparits, piano (Cultural Arts Masters Series) 13 - 16 & 20 - 23 Clybourne Park (Theatre) 21 - 22 Cape Fear Environmental Film Forum (Film Studies) 24 Jose Varga (Leadership Lecture)

Welcome to our new integrated publication showcasing UNCW’s many artistic and cultural events planned for 2013–14. You’ll see UNCW Presents, the Office of Cultural Arts, Randall Library, and several academic departments represented here. Each of these groups works hard all year to bring you experiences that are both informative and inspiring. Georgia and I hope you will have the opportunity to check out as many of these endeavors as possible, as they so wonderfully bring to life the artistic passions of our faculty, students and special guests.

March 14 - 15 Bridgman | Packer (Cultural Arts Masters Series) 18 The Fantsticks - Nebraska Theatre Caravan (Presents) 24 Celtic Nights - Irish Voice, Music & Dance (Presents) 27 Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (Cultural Arts Masters Series)

We are very proud to offer this programming to the Wilmington community as another way to engage in our shared interests. Visiting UNCW for these events offers a fresh look at what we are doing both inside and outside the classroom.

January 2014 25 DocuTime (Film Studies)

April 3 - 6 & 10 - 13 Ubu Roi (Theatre) 4 Visions Film Festival and Conference (Film Studies) 8 An Evening with Branford Marsalis (Presents)

For current information about the Department of Music performances, please see page 22 or the department’s website

I invite you to explore and enjoy!

Gary L. Miller Chancellor

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Performing Arts and Lecture Series


Arts inPerformance Action Series Mary Wilson of The Supremes Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium $30 General public, $24 Special rate, $5 Students Vocal powerhouse Mary Wilson of The Supremes kicks off the exciting 2013–14 UNCW Presents season! During the 1960s, Wilson helped garner an unequaled record of number one hits by a female group, making The Supremes musical icons rivaling Elvis Presley and The Beatles. While Wilson is best known as an original member of the world’s most famous female trio, the legendary singer’s career did not stop there, as she continues to move on to new heights as a best-selling author, U.S. Department of State cultural ambassador and dedicated humanitarian working to promote women’s health and ending landmine proliferation. Joined on stage by UNCW musicians, her performance will feature hits from The Supremes’ heyday, as well as more recent songs, creating a unique blend of classic and contemporary music.

The Chase Brock Experience

Co-presented with Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 8 p.m. Thalian Hall $35, $25 and $18 – Thalian Hall Box Office 910.632.2285 10% Discount for Arts in Action season subscribers Free to UNCW students Known for his colorful modern dance productions, Chase Brock will bring The Chase Brock Experience, a retrospective of his work, to the Thalian Hall main stage. At 29, Brock has already attracted attention for his choreography on the popular Wii video game “The Broadway Experience.” He is also the choreographer for Broadway’s Spider-Man and Picnic, among other well-known projects. With his troupe, Brock will blur the borders of prescribed dance styles and move not just dance, but all art, forward. Chase Brock will be in residence at UNCW, offering free master classes, a mock Spider-Man dance audition, workshops and lectures. For details, visit

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3 The Graduate, LA Theatre Works Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium $22 General public, $18 Special rate, $5 Students Marking the 50th anniversary of the Charles Webb novel The Graduate, LA Theatre Works—the foremost radio theater in the country—brings this coming-of-age story to life. A biting satire, the play centers on a recent college graduate who finds himself directionless in the shifting social and sexual values of the 1960s. Performed by headline actors and live Foley sound effect artists, LA Theatre Works creates a cutting-edge contemporary spin on a classic tale with innovative sets and costumes. LA Theatre Works will be in residence at UNCW, offering free master classes, workshops and lectures. For details, visit

Lionel Popkin Dance, Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium $22 General public, $18 Special rate, $5 Students Inspired by the career of modern dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis, Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore strives to address acts of cultural sourcing, representation and transmission. LA-based choreographer Lionel Popkin—along with two other dancers, two musicians, a stage full of saris, projections, video and even a leaf blower—explores the question of whether St. Denis’ career was cultural appropriation or an authentic exploration of dance. This contemporary dance performance features an original score by Guy Klucevsek for accordion and violin performed live. Lionel Popkin Dance will be in residence at UNCW, offering free master classes, workshops and lectures. For details, visit


The Fantasticks, Nebraska Theatre Caravan Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium $22 General public, $18 Special rate, $5 Students The Fantasticks—the world’s longest-running theatrical production of any kind—tells the story of a boy, a girl and their fathers who plot to get them together by keeping them apart. Amongst magic, mischief and theatrical thrills, this sophisticated musical brings to life equally funny and moving themes of fantasy, innocence, reality and meaningful love. The production features the original, live accompaniment with piano and harp and adds a steampunk design spin to costumes, sets and props in this classic show. The Fantasticks is presented through special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL, New York, NY. Nebraska Theatre Caravan will be in residence at UNCW, offering free master classes. For details, visit

Celtic Nights: Journey of Hope Monday, March 24, 2014 7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium $25 General public, $20 Special rate, $5 Students Offering the “finest male and female voices of the Celtic world,” Journey of Hope is a unique show rooted in tradition and showcased against a thundering backdrop of expert dancing and musicianship, costumes, sets and dramatic lighting. In this glittering and splashy production, some of Ireland’s most prominent talents create an exhilarating picture of a proud people who dared to dream big and carve out a life in the New World.

An Evening with Branford Marsalis Tuesday, April 8, 2014 7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium $30 General public, $24 Special rate, $5 Students Grammy-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis has played with everyone from Miles Davis to Sting and the Grateful Dead. He’s an National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, a Tony Award nominee and former leader of Jay Leno’s Tonight Show Band. Marsalis and his multi-talented quartet will wrap up the UNCW Presents season with “An Evening with Branford Marsalis.” Known for their mastery of jazz, rock and classical genres, the quartet’s new album was the iTunes Best Instrumental Jazz Album of 2012. Beyond all of this, Marsalis has continued to exercise and expand his skills as a musician, a composer and the head of Marsalis Music. uncw happenings 2013-14


Leadership Lecture Series Donna Brazile Women in American Politics: Are We There Yet? Co-Sponsored by the Mimi Cunningham Speaker Series Endowment of the Department of Communication Studies and Women’s Studies and Resource Center

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 7 p.m. Burney Center $10 General public Free to UNCW Students and Faculty/Staff Ranked in the Washingtonian as one of the top 100 most powerful women, veteran political strategist Donna Brazile has worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 to 2000, and was the first African-American to manage a presidential campaign. Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, author, syndicated columnist and political commentator on CNN, ABC and NPR. Brazile brings her original perspective to American politics, race relations, women in politics and diversity.

Daniel Pauly Fisheries and Global Warming Impacts on Marine Ecosystems UNCW Synergy Common Reading Keynote Co-Sponsored by Center for Marine Sciences, University College, College of Arts & Sciences, Cameron School of Business and Department of Biology

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 7 p.m. Burney Center $10 General public Free to UNCW Students and Faculty/Staff Arguably the world’s most well-known fisheries scientist, Daniel Pauly is certainly the most prolific and widely cited. Described as an “iconoclastic global thinker,” Pauly received international attention for his development of FishBase, an encyclopedia of more than 30,000 fish species, and Ecopath, an ecosystems modeling program. Pauly brings his global perspective and passion for conservation to fisheries, striving to promote a healthier ocean and consequently, a better planet.


Jose Antonio Vargas Define American Co-Sponsored by Centro Hispano and Honors College

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 7 p.m. Burney Center $10 General public Free to UNCW Students and Faculty/Staff Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, former lecturer at Georgetown University and an undocumented immigrant. An acclaimed journalist for over a decade, writing for some of the most prestigious publications in the country, Vargas’s personal story competes with some of his most captivating pieces. At 16, he discovered he was an undocumented immigrant and, despite his immense success as a journalist, Vargas kept his immigration status a secret until recently. Today, Vargas seeks to elevate the conversation about immigration and challenge notions of what defines “American.”

International Cinema Series

Your Ticket to See the World

The International Cinema Series features critically acclaimed and contemporary films from around the world in Lumina Theater at UNCW. The series is coordinated by The Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE), with the support of academic departments and university offices. Films are shown during the fall and spring semesters on select Thursdays of each month. Screenings begin at 7 p.m. and may include a brief introduction by a UNCW faculty or staff member. Films are open to the public and subtitled in English. For ticket pricing and schedule information for specific films, visit Free tickets will be available one hour before the show at Sharky’s Box Office & Game Room in the Fisher Student Center. If there is a charge for non-student tickets, these tickets will be available at and at Sharky’s.

Free in-depth programs! . MASTERCLASSES . WORKSHOPS . DEMONSTRATIONS . DISCUSSIONS Creativity is an essential part of life, so we offer opportunities for you to broaden and deepen your experience with UNCW Presents. Throughout the year, you will find numerous ways to connect directly with artists and ideas through Above & Beyond. These are programs and services that extend beyond the performance or lecture to provide campus and community participants with a variety of opportunities to interact with professional artists and guest speakers, to gain insight into the artistic process and to further explore the content and issues of artists’ work. Residency activities range from master classes and workshops to interviews and panel discussions. Designed to enrich and add a new perspective to performances and lectures, these activities are free and open to the public and are held on the UNCW campus in addition to visits to local non-profit organizations and schools. For updates and in-depth information about artist residencies, visit and click the Above & Beyond link.

Funding partners

The performance and residency by The Chase Brock Experience is supported by South Arts with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts. The performance and residency by The Chase Brock Experience is also supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of

Membership Organizations UNCW Presents is a member of the North Carolina Presenters Consortium and Arts North Carolina.

the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Lionel Popkin Dance performance and residency is supported by the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County with the support of the North Carolina Arts Council. The presentation of Lionel Popkin Dance is made possible by the

Media Partners

New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Season Subscriptions Pay less, see more. Save 20 percent and receive the best seats in the house when you subscribe to the full Arts in Action season. Package includes six performances at Kenan Auditorium plus a special discount to the Thalian Hall show. If you are renewing a subscription, we must receive your request by Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Choose-Your-Own Series Select 3 or more events using the Special Rate price column. Multiple tickets for one event do not count as separate events. CYO subscriptions are processed after season subscriptions, but before we process orders for single tickets. Single Tickets You may order tickets for individual performances beginning Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Students The student rate for Arts in Action ($5 per ticket) applies to UNCW, university, college and K–12 students. UNCW students may purchase up to two tickets at this price with a valid student ID at Kenan Auditorium Box Office. UNCW Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Parents and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Members Use the Special Rate price. UNCW faculty/staff members must present a valid campus ID at the time of purchase. UNCW Alumni Association members and parents of current UNCW students should use the Special Rate price.

General Information Arts in Action Location and Parking. Arts in Action performances take place in Kenan Auditorium on the UNCW campus. Kenan Auditorium is located on Randall Drive, adjacent to DeLoach Hall. Free parking is available on campus; the best locations are the parking lots located at Kenan Auditorium, DeLoach Hall and Kenan Hall. Leadership Lecture Location and Parking. Leadership Lectures take place in Burney Center on the UNCW campus. Burney Center is located on Price Drive, adjacent to the Warwick Center and Fisher Student Center. Free parking is available on campus; the best locations are the parking lots across the street from Burney Center and Warwick Center parking lot. Accessibility. Kenan Auditorium and Burney Center are accessible to people of all abilities. With advance notice, we will provide reasonable accommodations. Please call Kenan Box Office (Kenan Auditorium) at 910.962.3500 or Campus Life Reservations (Burney Center) at 910.962.4150 for specific needs. Seating Policy. All seats are reserved for Arts in Action performances in Kenan Auditorium; Leadership Lectures are general seating in Burney Center. Doors open approximately a half hour before curtain time. As a courtesy to performers and audience members, latecomers will not be seated until a suitable pause in the program. Electronic Devices. Cameras and recorders of any kind are not allowed. Cell phones must be silenced or turned off. No text messaging please. Miscellaneous. Parents should exercise discretion in deciding which events are appropriate for their children. No refunds on ticket purchases, unless event is cancelled. All events are subject to change. Tax-Deductible Contribution. Please consider a contribution in support of UNCW Presents when you send in your ticket order. The price of your ticket covers only a portion of the cost of programming. Our primary financial support comes from the students of UNCW, and we do not receive state-appropriated operating funds. Your donation will help ensure the continued presentation of the highest caliber of performing artists and speakers in our community.

Senior Citizens and Groups Use the Special Rate price if you are senior citizen or if you are purchasing tickets for a group of 10 or more. Special Event The Chase Brock Experience Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 10% discount for UNCW Presents season subscribers and UNCW students. For tickets, call the Thalian Hall Box Office at 910.632.2285.

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Piano Masterworks Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 8 p.m. UNCW Kenan Auditorium Tickets: $15 – 18 Resident pianists Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits perform a program of piano masterworks comprising selections for solo piano and two pianos. The program features two of the best-loved sonatas by Beethoven (op. 27 #2, Moonlight; and op. 53, Waldstein). Selections for two pianos include Debussy’s Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

UNCW Artist in Residence Ray Chen, violin Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 8 p.m. Beckwith Recital Hall (Cultural Arts Building) Tickets: $10 – 25 Winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition (2009) and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition (2008), Ray Chen is among the most compelling young violinists today. Sony Classical released Chen’s premiere album Virtuoso in 2011. Chen continues to win the admiration of fans and fellow musicians worldwide. In December 2012, he became the youngest soloist ever to perform in the televised Nobel Prize Concert for the Nobel Laureates and the Swedish Royal Family, with Christoph Eschenbach and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. Residency: Sept. 15–19, 2013 Presented as part of the UNCW Artist in Residence Program 10

UNCW Artist in Residence Armitage Gone! Dance Fables on Global Warming Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium Tickets: $8 – 20 Dubbed the “punk rock ballerina” by Vanity Fair, choreographer Karole Armitage has worked with everyone from Balanchine, Baryshnikov and Merce Cunningham to visual artist Jeff Koons and pop icons Michael Jackson and Madonna. Tony-nominated for her choreography on the recent Broadway revival of Hair, Armitage’s unique blend of ballet and contemporary dance has taken her from American Ballet Theater to Paris Opera Ballet and most recently back to New York to form her own dance company, Armitage Gone! Dance. “Plastic Ocean” by Bonnie Monteleone

Ocean Calling—World Premiere Meira Warshauer, composer Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits, piano Co-Sponsored by UNCW Department of Music.

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 7:30 p.m. Beckwith Recital Hall (Cultural Arts Building) Tickets: $20 – 25 Acclaimed composer and Wilmington native Meira Warshauer premieres her recently completed composition titled Ocean Calling. A three-movement work for two pianos, the composition is inspired by Warshauer’s deep connection to the ocean and her commitment to its preservation. Performed by resident pianist Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits, the work utilizes the full range of the pianos’ sonic capabilities to evoke the ocean’s varied sounds and moods, including such non-traditional techniques as plucking, stroking and “bowing” (with glass and horse hair) the strings inside the instrument. Proceeds from this performance will support a new piano scholarship at UNCW in the memory of Mary Eunice Troy.

Armitage’s newest work, Fables on Global Warming, is the result of a multi-year collaboration with musicians, visual artists and scientists and uses the familiar animal fables of Aesop, La Fontaine, traditional American Indians and Chuang Tzu. Choreography: Karole Armitage | Composer and Lyricist: Corey Dargel Visual Director: Doug Fitch | Dramaturge: Katharina Otto-Bernstein Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor | Scientific Consultant: Dr. John Harte, UC Berkeley Residency: Oct. 21 – 26, 2013 Presented as part of the UNCW Artist in Residence Program

Acknowledgments The presentation of Fables on Global Warming by Armitage Gone! Dance was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This project is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. Ocean Calling and Armitage Gone! Dance are part of UNCW’s eARTh inspired initiative. Read more at

Acknowledgments Ocean Calling I — commissioned by Gail Anastasion, Janna Baker and Laurie Walden, in loving memory of their mother Patricia M. Baker. Ocean Calling II — commissioned by the South Carolina Music Teachers Association and the National Music Teachers Association. Ocean Calling III — commissioned by Matt and Debbie Long in memory of Mary Eunice Troy, Matt’s grandmother and Meira’s first piano teacher. Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Lopartis are part of the performing consortium for the Ocean Calling series.

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Piano Masterworks Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 8 p.m. UNCW Kenan Auditorium Tickets: $15 – 18 Resident pianists Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits perform a Valentines Eve program of music inspired by love, passion and romance. The program includes selections by Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Grieg and Rachmaninov.

UNCW Artist in Residence Bridgman | Packer Dance Voyeur and Under the Skin March 14 – 15, 2014 8 p.m. Main Stage Theatre (Cultural Arts Building) Tickets: $8 – $20 Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, Guggenheim Fellows in Choreography, are acclaimed for their innovative integration of choreography and video technology that explodes the partnering form into a magically populated stage where image and reality collide. The program includes Bridgman | Packer’s newest work Voyeur, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper, and Under the Skin, a piece that uses the dancers bodies and costumes as projection screens. Residency: March 10 – 15, 2014 Presented as part of the UNCW Artist in Residence Program


Season Headliner! Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn Thursday, March 27, 2014 8 p.m. UNCW Kenan Auditorium Tickets: $25 – 35 Banjo masters and bluegrass power couple Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn come together for a rare evening of music featuring traditional tunes and Fleck/Washburn originals inspired by contemporary-progressive bluegrass and music from throughout the world. The recipient of multiple Grammy Awards since 1998, Béla Flecks’s total Grammy count is 15 wins and 30 nominations. He has been nominated in more different musical categories than anyone in Grammy history, including the jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, gospel, composition and world music categories. An Illinois-born singer, songwriter and Nashville-based clawhammer banjo player, Abigail Washburn performs and records as a soloist and with bands Uncle Earl and The Sparrow Quartet. Her most recent recordings include the bilingual Song of the Traveling Daughter, inspired by traditional Chinese folk songs, and City of Refuge, a sublime marriage of old-time and indie-pop. Washburn has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Turtle Island Quartet’s Jeremy Kittell, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and members of Old Crow Medicine Show among others. ARTworks

Educational Outreach for Southeastern North Carolina UNCW’s Office of Cultural Arts serves thousands of K through 12 students each year through the ARTworks initiative. ARTworks utilizes valuable campus and community partnerships with Watson College of Education and New Hanover County Schools to offer teachers and students free live performances, professional development workshops and in-school artist residencies. In 2010, the Office of Cultural Arts and New Hanover County Schools were accepted to the prestigious Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Selected because of a demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the partnership team

Artist in Residence Program UNCW’s Artist in Residence Program is

participates in collaborative efforts to provide professional development opportunities for educators.

a unique initiative that provides artists

In addition to the Kennedy Center, the Office of Cultural Arts has forged meaningful and strategic relationships with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the North Carolina Arts Council and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over the past five years, these relationships has provided high quality outreach and performance opportunities for more than 30,000 students, teachers and families in Southeastern North Carolina.

and perform new works, while giving

Please check for additions to the 2013–14 season.

the artists before attending a culminating

an opportunity to collaborate with the campus and community to create audiences an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the arts and creative process. Residencies last from one week to one month and are customized to the needs of both the artist and community. In addition to providing artists time to rehearse and develop new works, residencies provide multiple opportunities for the public to meet and/or work with performance or staged reading.

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Art & Art History UNCW Art Gallery Cultural Arts Building




Summer 2013 _______________________________________

Spring 2014 _______________________________________

Christopher Alexander and Ashton Durham: Woodcuts May 23 – Aug. 23 Closing Reception: Thursday, Aug. 22, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Biennial Faculty Exhibition Jan. 16 – Feb. 21 Reception: Thursday, Jan. 16, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Recent UNCW Studio Art graduates Christopher Alexander and Ashton Durham invite the public to participate in an interactive Print Fest to print their recent woodcuts.


Fall 2013 _______________________________________ Printed: Ann Conner Woodcuts Aug. 29 – Sept. 27 Artist Lecture: Thursday, Aug. 29, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Cultural Arts Building, room 2033 Reception: Thursday, Aug. 29, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Printed features woodcuts by nationally acclaimed Wilmington artist Ann Conner to commemorate her retirement from the UNCW Department of Art & Art History after many years of dedicated service.

Test City: Analog To Digital TV Oct. 3 – Nov. 8 Reception: Thursday, Oct. 3, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Performance by Juan Jose Griego: Thursday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m.

The exhibition will feature current work by UNCW studio art faculty.

Mending: New Uses For Old Traditions Feb. 27 – April 4 Reception: Friday, March 28, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Mending: New Uses for Old Traditions is a southeastern regional exhibition featuring work created with or about traditional media or representations of women. This exhibition is being held in conjunction with the 2014 Southeastern Women’s Studies Association conference hosted by UNCW’s Women’s Studies and Resource Center.

Spring Senior Exhibition April 10 – May 10 Reception: Thursday April 10, 5:30 – 7 p.m. The Senior Exhibition is the culmination of study in studio art. The exhibition is juried by the studio art faculty and mounted by graduating seniors.

Test City is a group exhibition exploring the transition from analog to digital television. Wilmington was the first test city and first in the nation to go digital-only on Sept. 8, 2008. This invitational exhibition features works responding to the digital transition in a variety of media including television sculptures, video and mixed media.

Fall Senior Exhibition Nov. 14 – Dec. 14 Reception: Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30 – 7 p.m. The Senior Exhibition is the culmination of study in studio art. The exhibition is juried by the studio art faculty and mounted by graduating seniors.

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Ann Flack Boseman Gallery Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor The Boseman Gallery coordinates visual arts programming for the Division of Student Affairs. It serves primarily as a student-focused space; however, faculty, staff, alumni and notable guest artists also grace the exhibition spaces. The gallery is run by the Association for Campus Entertainment’s Boseman Gallery Committee which is overseen by a student chair and a staff advisor and curator. The committee of students reviews and assists in steering the gallery’s overall programming. We welcome you to visit our website to propose exhibition concepts for our upcoming year through our exhibition proposal form. We’re always looking for new concepts and cutting-edge subject matter and media. Our exhibition spaces are located in the Fisher University Union and Warwick Center. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 910.962.7722. The Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) is a student-run programming board that provides activities for the UNCW campus and community that are both entertaining and thought-provoking. ACE is divided in five committees: Boseman Gallery, Spirit, Comedy, Concerts, Film and Special Events. Please email for more information. The Boseman Gallery committee provides leadership in operating the Boseman Gallery. You do not need to be an art student or even an artist to be involved with the committee. To become involved with the Boseman Gallery Committee and ACE, contact Skylar Lewis 910.962.3842 or email


From the Archives: UNCW Student Prints 1985-2013 Aug. 29 – Sept. 27, 2013 Reception: Aug. 29, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Boseman Gallery The exhibit features student printmaking art in many media, including etching, woodcut, screen printing and lithography.

North Carolina Living Treasures: Unshelved

Co-Sponsored with Randall Library and Department of Art & Art History

Oct. 3 – Nov. 8, 2013 Reception: Oct. 3, 5:30 – 7 p.m. 
 Boseman Gallery The biannual honor celebrates the value of North Carolina artists and their talents, art and contributions to education and society. In 2013, in celebration of book art in all its varieties, the exhibit and reception are co-hosted with Randall Library and Department of Art & Art History.

Grab Your Board – Paint Your Wave Oct. 24, 2013 – Jan. 17, 2014 Reception: Oct. 24, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Warwick Center Lobby Gallery Alumnus and artist James Fulcher connects to the 2013–14 Synergy Common Reading The Wave with his one-of-a-kind surfboard art.

Art and Advocacy: Street Children Have a Voice Co-Presented by the College of Health and Human Services

Sept. 12 – Oct. 18 Reception: Sept. 12, 2013, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Artist Talk: Sept. 12, 5 p.m., Warwick Ballroom 4 Warwick Center Lobby Gallery As a documentary photographer, UNCW alumna Lisa Marie Albert utilizes photos, illustrations and stories to bring the experiences of street children to life from Lira, Uganda and her experience working with them using Photovoice.

Ally Favory Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship Show Nov. 7 – Dec. 20 Reception: Nov. 7, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Boseman Gallery Each year the faculty of the Department of Art & Art History select a student for this merit-based honor. This is the only solo student exhibition hosted annually at the Boseman Gallery.

The Big Picture

Co-Sponsored by the UNCW Photography Club

Jan. 16 – Feb. 14 Reception: Jan. 16, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Boseman Gallery The UNCW Photography Club has initiated a new legacy involving the presentation of a semi-annual student-wide photography contest judged by photography faculty, student media, the photography club advisor and president. Enjoy the winners of the fall 2013 Big Picture Event.

Imaging Justice: The Wilmington 10 Story Jan. 30 – March 14, 2014 Reception: Jan. 30, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Warwick Center Lobby Gallery This exhibit features selected works submitted by students and community members that depict the stories of the Wilmington 10 and their long journey, from their wrongful convictions in 1971 to their pardon by the governor of North Carolina in 2012.

All Student Show Feb. 20 – March 28 Reception: Feb. 20, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Boseman Gallery This annual, juried exhibition features student work. Traditionally more than 75 pieces are submitted, including drawings, watercolors, oils, photography, acrylics, ceramics, sculptures and experimental media. A UNC Wilmington alumnus/alumna or community member is selected to juror the show and selects the awards, including Best of Show, which is purchased for the University Union Permanent Art Collection. Students who want to submit work should visit our website for details.

Open Art Hang March 20 – Aug. 15, 2014 Warwick Center Lobby Gallery UNCW students, faculty, staff and alumni exhibit their work in an eclectic open hang.

AFTER: Work by UNCW Studio Art Alumni Co-Sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History

April 10 – Aug. 8 Reception: April 10, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Boseman Gallery What do you do after you have your art degree? You make art. This juried exhibition will showcase the best work currently being produced by our studio art alumni.

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RandallLibrary Thirsty Tome: As part of UNCWelcome week each year, Randall Library sponsors and hosts an event for creative writing graduate students who read their work alongside a special guest. This year, we welcome Xhenet Aliu who graduated from the creative writing MFA program in 2007 and was the winner of the 2012 Prairie Schooner Book Prize for her collection of short stories, Domesticated Wild Things. (Fall 2013) Seahawk News: An exhibit curated by University Archives honors The Seahawk—a full-color, weekly publication, written, composed and edited entirely by UNCW students and serving the UNC Wilmington community since 1948. (Fall 2013) Synergy: Randall Library will host a book discussion on The Wave by Susan Casey, as well as create an ocean themed exhibit to join in the celebration of UNCW’s Common Reading Experience. (Fall 2013) See also Leadership Lecture presentation by Daniel Pauly, UNCW Synergy Common Reading keynote presentation, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. North Carolina Living Treasures: Unshelved Oct. 3 – Nov. 8, 2013 Reception: Oct. 3, 5:30 – 7 p.m. 
 Boseman Gallery The biannual honor celebrates the value of North Carolina artists and their talents, art and contributions to education and society. In 2013, in celebration of book art in all its varieties, the exhibit and reception are co-hosted with Randall Library and Department of Art and Art History. Inspirational Spaces: An exhibit and speakers inspire students, faculty and staff to think about academic libraries–and learning– in the 21st century. Join the conversation, face-to-face and online. (Fall 2013, Spring 2014) The Big Read: Randall Library and UNCW are proud to partner with multiple Wilmington community organizations in celebrating The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien for the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Grant. There will be several events in late fall after the Veteran’s Day kick-off, and the author will speak at Kenan Auditorium in January, sponsored in part by the Department of Creative Writing’s Buckner Lecture Series. (Fall 2013, Spring 2014) The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Flash Fiction: A celebration of the exciting genre of short short fiction. Student flash fictioneers and illustrators share the stage in a reading and celebration of the 2014 collection. (Spring 2014) Pelican Gallery: Honoring the majestic pelican of our coastal region, Randall Library’s hosts the opening of its own Pelican Gallery with a reception and speakers. (Spring 2014) Please visit for dates and times for all events.


Creative Writing Writers Week 2013 Nov. 4 – 8, 2013 Each year, Writers Week brings together visiting writers of local and national interest, UNCW students and members of the general public. Activities throughout the week include workshops, panels and readings. United States Poet Laureate (2012-2013) and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Tretheway will be the keynote speaker, reading on Nov. 7. Please check the website for dates and times of readings by visiting writers throughout the year. writers

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FilmStudies Mini-DocuTime Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 4 – 6:30 p.m. King Hall Auditorium A program of award-winning documentary short films presented as a warm-up to the January DocuTime event.

Mantra ’13 Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 King Hall Auditorium A series of “Bollywood” musical extravaganzas from India’s vibrant film culture.

DocuTime Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. King Hall Auditorium An all-day festival of documentary film co-sponsored by WHQR Public Radio.

Cape Fear Environmental Film Forum Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 King Hall Auditorium Local and regional organizations and leaders in the conservation community participate in two days of films, panels and events dedicated to environmental activism and awareness.

Visions Film Festival and Conference Friday, April 4, 2014 Lumina Theater (Fisher Student Center) Visions is an all-undergraduate, peer-reviewed film festival and conference organized, programmed and hosted by undergraduate film students at UNCW. Every year, the Visions programming committee brings together a diverse and talented group of rising filmmakers and film scholars from other undergraduate film programs around the world. More information on these events can be found at film 20

Art for the Masses Original, local fine art for $250 or less

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Continuing the community tradition of making original artwork accessible to everyone, Art for the Masses will feature all-original fine art priced at $250 or less. In addition, UNCW student art will also be available for purchase. AFTM is free and open to the public, with a requested door donation to help fund public arts projects at the university. As always, artists exhibiting at AFTM will retain 100 percent of the proceeds from their sales. The program is coordinated through Campus Life Arts and Programs and the Department of Art & Art History. Contact us to join our mailing list and/or to receive artist notifications about entering your artwork. 910.962.3285

For more information‌ For ticket or Arts in Action Performance Series/Leadership Lecture Series event information, visit .................... For Office of Cultural Arts ticket or event information, visit ....................................................................................... Additional Department of Art & Art History event information may be found at ............................................................ For more information about exhibitions hosted at the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery, visit ................................... For dates and times for Randall Library events, visit ............................................................................................. For information about Writers Week 2013 and other Department of Creative Writing events, visit More information about the Department of Film Studies and its events may be found at To learn more about Art for the Masses and how to participate, visit ................................................... For current information about the Department of Music events, visit .................................................................... Additional Department of Theatre event information is available at

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Music An Evening of Jazz with Strings Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 7:30 p.m. Beckwith Recital Hall (Cultural Arts Building)

As part of the UNCW Family and Alumni Weekend, the Department of Music faculty and alumni perform together.

$20 general public $15 UNCW faculty, staff, alumni, parents $5 students with valid UNCW ID Tickets will be available in advance. All proceeds benefit scholarships in music

Hindemith 50th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 7:30 p.m. Beckwith Recital Hall (Cultural Arts Building)

UNCW faculty members Daniel Johnson (tuba), Barry David Salwen (piano), Christopher Johns (cello) and special guests perform selections by the innovative German composer and more.


New Music Festival Feb. 2 – 4, 2014 This three-day festival features film, recitals, workshops and master classes. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Music, Anthropology, Film Studies, the Women’s Studies and Resource Center, Asian Studies and the Office of Cultural Arts. Returning Souls Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 7:30 p.m. King Hall Auditorium A screening of the film Returning Souls by award-winning anthropologist and filmmaker Hu Tai-Li, original film score written by New Music Festival guest Shih-Hui Chen. Department of Music faculty member Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi performs the solo violin piece Returning Souls: Four Short Pieces on Three Formosan Amis Legends, adapted from the original film score. Duo Sureño and the Ryoanji Duo Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 7:30 p.m. Beckwith Recital Hall Two pieces recently written by New Music Festival guest David Kechley—Waking Sparrows: Five Haiku Songs, commissioned and performed by Duo Sureño (Nancy King, soprano, and Robert Nathanson, guitar) and Points of Departure: Five Pieces for Guitar and Saxophone, commissioned and performed by the Ryoanji Duo (Frank Bongiorno, saxophone, and Nathanson, guitar). Kechley, formerly of UNCW, is professor of music at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.

32nd Annual UNCW Guest Artist Jazz Festival Thursday – Saturday, March 27 – 29, 2014 Beckwith Recital Hall (Cultural Arts Building) This popular event features performances by guest artists, UNCW faculty and students.

UNCW Opera Outreach Project: Otto Nicolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2 p.m. Kenan Auditorium Nancy King directs UNCW students, alumni and special guests in The Merry Wives of Windsor, German composer Otto Nicolai’s lighthearted take on Shakespeare’s classic comedy.

For current information about the Department of Music’s events, performers and tickets, please visit the department’s website or contact the department at or 910.962.3415.

Works by Shih-Hui Chen and Meira Warshauer Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 7:30 p.m. Beckwith Recital Hall The world premiere of an untitled piece written by Shih-Hui Chen for flute and guitar performed and commissioned by UNCW Department of Music faculty Mary Jo White (flute) and Robert Nathanson (guitar) and a performance of Ocean Calling (for two pianos) written by festival guest Meira Warshauer and performed by Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits.

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Theatre Sordid Lives, by Del Shores Directed by Ed Wagenseller Sept. 26 – 29 and Oct. 3 – 6, 2013 Mainstage Theatre A colorful family from a small Texas town must come to grips with the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch during a clandestine meeting in a seedy motel room with her much younger, married neighbor. The woman’s family must deal with their own demons while preparing for what could be an embarrassing funeral. A dark comedy.

Private Fears in Public Places, by Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Paul Castagno Nov. 14 – 17 and 21 – 24, 2013 Mainstage Theatre The play is laid out in 54 scenes intertwining six tragic destinies into four bizarre stories. Six people with six very separate lives are strangely linked by circumstance. Does Nicola still love Dan? Can Stewart be on the verge of an office romance? Will Imogen ever find true love? Does Ambrose have a secret life? And what on earth is Charlotte up to?

Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris Directed by Anne Berkeley Feb. 13 – 16 and 20 – 23, 2014 Mainstage Theatre This wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each won nearly every honor the theatre has to give, including the Tony Award for Best Play, Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart.


Student Lab Series – March 2014 Dates to be determined SRO Theatre Ubu Roi, by Alfred Jarry Directed by Ed Wagenseller April 3 – 6 and 10 – 13, 2014 Mainstage Theatre Alfred Jarry’s play Ubu Roi is a pioneering work in the Theatre of the Absurd so scandalous, that its first performance in 1896 was stopped when the crowd rioted after the first word was uttered (“merdre”)! When Père Ubu is persuaded by his nagging wife to usurp the king of Poland, he takes the challenge and succeeds…until his extremely harsh new laws and the return of the former king’s son lead to a battle for the Crown. Ubu Roi is a Shakespearean pastiche filled with scatological humor and farce, taking stabs at literature, politics and the ruling classes. Stylistically it’s unlike anything out there, with often three, four or six different mini-scenes unfolding and interacting at once. thr

Photo from the Department of Theatre’s 2012 – 13 Season production of Angels in America

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UNCW Happenings 2013-14  

A year of arts, lectures and events at UNC Wilmington.

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