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Welcome to uncw happenings!

Whatever your cultural interests are, you’ll find something to enjoy this year at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. No other venue in the region offers such a variety and range of offerings. Many of them are listed here, in the second annual edition of happenings. Its pages are filled with programs, events and exhibits coordinated by UNCW Presents, the Office of Cultural Arts, numerous academic departments, Randall Library and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. In addition to their actual performances, several of the visiting artists are extending their time on campus, sharing their talents and skills with the community through residencies. All of the programming presented is open to the public. Some require tickets, but many are offered at minimal or no cost. Keep your calendar nearby as you flip through happenings. You won’t want to miss out on some of the best cultural offerings of the year.

UNCW Presents


Office of Cultural Arts


Art & Art History


Ann Flack Boseman Gallery


Randall Library


Creative Writing


Film Studies


Art for the Masses


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


Department of Music


Watson College of Education


Department of Theatre


Cover: Mark Morris Dance Group wraps up its Sept. 11-13 residency with a performance in Kenan Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.

AUGUST Chalkboard Art Exhibit (Boseman Gallery) UNCW Print Big: Rivers (Cultural Arts Building) 26 Thirsty Tome (Randall Library) 27 Jewel in the Crown Reception (Randall Library) SEPTEMBER Russell Crotty: Surf Works (Cultural Arts Building) Emerging Interactivity (Boseman Gallery) 4 Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits (Cultural Arts) 4 Medea (OLLI) 6 Wade Davis (Leadership Lecture) 13 Mark Morris Dance Group (Office of Cultural Arts) 17 An Evening with Molly Ringwald (UNCW Presents) 21-27 Banned Books Week (Randall Library) 27 Synergy Common Reading Program Book Discussion (Randall Library) OCTOBER Menagerie: The Zoo Scenes Artist Group (Cultural Arts Building) 11 MacBeth (OLLI) 18 Le Nozze di Figaro (OLLI) 20-26 Open Access Week (Randall Library) 24 Skylight (OLLI) 25 Paul Taylor Dance Company (UNCW Presents)

NOVEMBER Kara Garrett: 
Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship Show
 (Boseman Gallery) Senior Exhibition (Cultural Arts Building) 1 Carmen (OLLI) 3 Ernest Cline (Leadership Lecture) 3-7 Writers Week (Creative Writing) 6 BASETRACK (Cultural Arts) 7 Mantra ’14: Bollywood Film Series (Film Studies) 13 The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies (UNCW Presents) 22 Art for the Masses 22 II Barbiere di Siviglia (OLLI) 22 Nano Stern (UNCW Presents) DECEMBER 2 The John Pizzarelli Quartet – Holiday Concert (Cultural Arts) 14 Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (OLLI) JANUARY Anne Lindberg: In the Pines (Cultural Arts Building) Avant-Garde Art and Literature in North Carolina, 1933-57 (Boseman Gallery) 17 The Merry Widow (OLLI) 24 DocuTime (Film Studies) 31 Les Contes d’Hoffmann (OLLI) FEBRUARY Black History Month (Randall Library) 3 Aquila Theatre: The Tempest (UNCW Presents)

12 All Student Show (Boseman Gallery) 14 Iolanta/Duke Bluebeard’s Castle (OLLI) 14 Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Band (UNCW Presents) 19 Blue 13: Fire & Powder (UNCW Presents) 25 The Chieftains (Cultural Arts) MARCH Containment: Lidded Forms (Cultural Arts Building) Women’s History Month (Randall Library) Selected Works of Julia May and Connor Shumaker (Boseman Gallery) 3 Piper Kerman (Leadership Lecture) 14 La Donna del Lago (OLLI) 18 Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde (UNCW Presents) 21-22 Cape Fear Environmental Film Forum (Film Studies) 28 The Clothesline Muse (Office of Cultural Arts) APRIL Senior Exhibition (Cultural Arts Building) Images of Nature in Southeastern North Carolina (Boseman Gallery) 2 Norman Bemelmans (Office of Cultural Arts) 14 Flash Fiction (Randall Library) 17 John Lithgow: Stories by Heart (Office of Cultural Arts) 25 Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (OLLI)

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Performing Arts and Lecture Series An Evening with Molly Ringwald Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium Tickets: $35 general public, $30 discount*, $5 students Film icon Molly Ringwald is celebrated for her acting work in the critically acclaimed rite-of-passage movies Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. But long before she became a Golden Globe®-nominated actress, Ringwald was singing. She began performing with her father’s jazz band when she was three and has never stopped. Now she kicks off the Arts in Action 2014–15 season with her crowd-pleasing concert, “An Evening with Molly Ringwald.” She returns to her roots as a singer, performing a flavorsome arrangement of jazz songs from her album, Except Sometimes. Ringwald’s performance melds traditional jazz with hits from the Great American Songbook, creating a unique show with beautiful, unexpected musical connections.

Paul Taylor Dance Company Co-presented with Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. Thalian Hall

Tickets: $18 – $32 available at Thalian Hall Box Office Hailed as the world’s most important living choreographer, Paul Taylor will bring his contemporary dance troupe, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, to the Thalian Hall Main Stage in partnership with UNCW Presents. The retrospective performance of their work will be a celebration of the company’s 60th anniversary. Founded in 1954, the Paul Taylor Dance Company is one of the earliest touring companies in American dance. Today, Taylor continues to win acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance and power of both his recent dances and his classic works. Taylor’s meticulously choreographed dances draw from influential moments in American cultural history—war, spirituality, sexuality and morality—putting his characteristic humorous and lighthearted spin on these themes. With his troupe, Taylor tackles society’s toughest issues and explores the beauty of movement. This performance and residency activities are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. 2

The Paul Taylor Dance Company will be in residence at UNCW, offering free master classes, workshops and lectures. For details, visit

Arts inPerformance Action Series The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Thursday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium Tickets: $30 general public, $25 discount*, $5 students Renowned for their infusion of swing and ska, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies first broke into the musical mainstream with their 1997 swing compilation, Zoot Suit Riot. Today, to the enjoyment of audiences across the globe, the Daddies continue to perform their trademark songs and signature music styles, but with a more eclectic, varied approach. While the band’s earlier releases were rooted mostly in funk and punk rock, their subsequent studio albums have incorporated elements from many diverse genres of popular music and Americana, including rock, rhythm and blues, soul and world music. Their performance features hits from the 1960s, a tribute to the music of the legendary Rat Pack.

Nano Stern Saturday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. Thalian Hall Tickets: $18 – $32 available at Thalian Hall Box Office A guitar virtuoso with a powerful singing voice, Nano Stern is a celebrated Chilean artist devoted to music and larger social issues. At 27, Stern’s rise to fame has been both meteoric and prolific; he has released four critically acclaimed, award-winning solo albums within a five-year span. Stern’s music draws from the traditional music of Latin America and European folk songs, mixed with more contemporary, improvisational jazz-rock. Stern is a highly active voice in Chilean social rights, often writing, singing and speaking about issues bigger than himself. As he grapples with geographical, social and cultural borders through his music, Stern creates an intense, spirited energy that resonates with audiences from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Nano Stern will be in residence at UNCW, offering free master classes, workshops and lectures. Residency provided by Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts and co-sponsored by Centro Hispano. For details, visit uncw happenings 2014–15


Aquila Theatre: The Tempest Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium Tickets: $30 general public, $25 discount*, $5 students Described as “gleefully engaging” by The New York Times, Aquila Theatre presents a dynamic approach to Shakespeare’s famous play, The Tempest. Believed to be Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest is infused with magic, the supernatural and a heightened suspense. The story details the revenge efforts of Prospero, the Duke of Milan, who has been usurped and exiled by his own brother and is stranded on a mystical island with his daughter, Miranda. Hoping to restore his daughter to her rightful place, Prospero conjures a storm to shipwreck his brother and those who conspired against him. However, Miranda’s love of one of the conspirators complicates her relationship with Prospero just as retribution is finally within reach. With an ensemble of superb performers, the highly acclaimed British-American touring company brings its innovative style and dynamic physical approach to the famous magical tale of forgiveness and enlightenment.

Aquila Theatre will be in residence at UNCW, offering free master classes, workshops and lectures. For details, visit

Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Band Saturday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium Tickets: $35 general public, $30 discount*, $5 students Described as a “savory dish of musical gumbo” (Deseret News), Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra have revitalized the jazz scene. Grammy Award-nominated artistic director, trumpeter and composer Mayfield formed the jazz orchestra when he discovered there was no institution solely committed to the jazz industry in the city that created it. Now, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is the most prominent representative of jazz culture. Their latest album, Book One on World Village, won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble. Their unrestrained, freeplaying performances celebrate the unique musical experience that could have only originated in the birthplace of jazz. 4

Blue13: Fire & Powder Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium Tickets: $25 general public, $20 discount*, $5 students With their modern, colorful energy and theatrical performances, Blue13 has been established as one of the world’s most innovative and unique dance troupes. Known for signature urban and Bollywood dance styles, Blue13’s Fire & Powder is an imaginative adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story bound to delight lovers of hip-hop, Bollywood and Shakespeare. Bollywood Montagues meet hip-hop Capulets in this playful dance theatre work filled with excitement, drama, love and tragedy. Featuring a live drum line and energetic Indian soundtrack, this show fuses Bollywood with Hollywood, remaining true to Indian heritage while maintaining a modern edge.

Blue13 will be in residence at UNCW, offering free master classes, workshops and lectures. For details, visit

Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium Tickets: $35 general public, $30 discount*, $5 students The first full-scale Broadway production presented in Wilmington, the story of Jekyll & Hyde comes to life in a pop-rock, powerhouse musical. A thrilling retelling of a groundbreaking book, Jekyll & Hyde explores the life of a brilliant doctor whose experiments create a murderous counterpart. This gothicinspired production explores madness and murder, creating an entertaining commentary on human nature. With its smoky effects, soaring vocals and sweeping power ballads, this performance is a must-see.

Obtaining tickets for UNCW Presents performances is easy: • • • • (search for UNCW) 800.732.3643 or 910.962.3500 Kenan Auditorium box office UNCW Presents, c/o Kenan Auditorium, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403

Season tickets and choose-your-own subscriptions must be ordered by phone, in person or by mail through the Kenan Auditorium box office. Download ticket order forms at *Discounted ticket price is available for UNCW faculty/staff, alumni, parents, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, senior citizens and groups. Tax is included in ticket prices. uncw happenings 2014–15


Leadership Lecture Series

Wade Davis Nationally acclaimed speaker, activist, writer and educator Monday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Burney Center

Ernest Cline Author of the 2014-15 Synergy Common Reading book Ready Player One Monday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Burney Center

Wade Davis was the first NFL football player to come out as gay, becoming an instant role model for the LGBTQ community. Davis is the executive director of the You Can Play Project, an organization dedicated to ending discrimination and homophobia in sports. He is the co-founder of the You Belong Initiative, a youth sports and leadership camp for LGBTQ and straight allied youth. During the 2012 election, he served as an LGBTQ surrogate for President Obama. He is a visiting professor at Rutgers University. His upcoming memoir, Interference, chronicles his struggles from growing up in a strict religious household to working and advocating for LGBTQ rights.

Ernest Cline is no stranger to the world of technology and video games. Self-described as the “biggest geek in history,” Cline’s childhood centered around comic books, sci-fi novels, Dungeons & Dragons and video arcades. A New York Times bestseller, Ready Player One takes the reader on a thrilling ride while providing a commentary on the relationship between people and technology. The book is scheduled to be adapted into a film. Additionally, Cline performs slam poetry, and his work is featured on NPR and CBC Radio.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Upperman African American Cultural Arts Center, LGBTQIA Resource Office and UNCW Athletics.

Co-sponsored by the University College and the Division of Student Affairs.

Piper Kerman Author of the memoir Orange is the New Black Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m. Burney Center In the critically acclaimed memoir-turnedNetflix series Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman recounts the year she spent in a correctional facility, serving time for a crime she had committed 10 years prior. Kerman’s book is a compelling and moving conversation about the women she met while incarcerated, raising issues of friendship and family, codes of behavior and the almost complete lack of guidance for life after prison. Now, Kerman advocates for change in the prison system, speaking to groups that include federal probation officers, public defenders and formerly incarcerated people. In her lecture, Kerman will discuss her experience in a women’s prison and her advocacy for reform within these prison systems. Co-sponsored by the Mimi Cunningham Speaker Series Endowment of the Department of Communication Studies.

Tickets: $10 general public Free to UNCW students/faculty/staff Available beginning Aug. 20 at or Sharky’s Box Office in the Fisher Student Center 6

International Cinema Series


Your Ticket to See the World MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS UNCW Presents is a member of the North Carolina Presenters Consortium and Arts North Carolina.

Each academic year, the International Cinema Series features a diverse program that includes important, critically acclaimed and contemporary films from around the world in Lumina Theater at UNCW. The series is presented in partnership with the Association for Campus Entertainment, academic departments and university offices. Free 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 the schedule and film descriptions, visit Free tickets will be available one hour before the show at Sharky’s Game Room & Box Office in the Fisher Student Center.


University Union Permanent Art Collection Since 1995, UNCW has been building a unique collection of primarily student work to display throughout the campus life facilities, including the Fisher University Union, Fisher Student Center and Burney Center. This public art collection is comprised of paintings, ceramics, photographs, sculpture and multimedia work and serves a living-history of UNCW student visual art.

My Steel Concubine by Ashley Reber

Creativity is an essential part of life. Opportunities for you to broaden and deepen your experience are offered through UNCW Presents. Throughout the year, there will be 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 local non-profit organizations and schools. For updates and in-depth information about artist residencies, visit and click the Above & Beyond link.

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Office of

Cultural Arts Masters Series & Artist in Residence Program

World-class performances without traveling the world

John Lithgow: Stories by Heart Friday, April 17 Tickets: $65 reserved A, $55 reserved B, $45 reserved C (plus tax) Join Tony®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award Winner John Lithgow for one very special evening, as he offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity. Invoking memories of his grandmother and father before him, Lithgow traces his roots as an actor and storyteller, interspersing his own story with two great stories that were read to him and his siblings when they were children. These are “Uncle Fred Flits By” by P.G. Wodehouse and “Haircut” by Ring Lardner. Stories by Heart provides ample evidence of the power of storytelling, the magic of theatre and the talents of one of our greatest actors.


Piano Masterworks Series Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits Thursday, Sept. 4

The Chieftains Paddy Moloney and special guests Wednesday, Feb. 25

Tickets: $18 general public* (plus tax)

Tickets: $65 reserved A, $55 reserved B, $45 reserved C (plus tax)

Resident pianists Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits kick off the season with the ever-popular Piano Masterworks Series, featuring classical music’s most beloved and enduring repertoire for the keyboard. This program, titled Musical Passions, includes works by Beethoven, Schumann and Rachmaninoff.

Six-time Grammy winners The Chieftains are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention. Never afraid to shock purists and push boundaries in their 50 years together, these legends of folk and world music have amassed a dizzyingly varied resume. Their most recent album, Voice of Ages, featured collaborations with a wide range of today’s top musicians, including Bon Iver, The Decemberists, Pistol Annies, Punch Brothers and Carolina Chocolate Drops, reinterpreting traditional songs and proving that The Chieftains are as relevant today as they have ever been.

Mark Morris Dance Group Saturday, Sept. 13 UNCW Artist in Residence: Sept. 11 – 13 Tickets: $45 reserved A, $35 reserved B, $25 reserved C (plus tax) Renowned for its musicality and eloquently expressive contemporary dance, the Mark Morris Dance Group has garnered unequivocal international praise throughout its 30-year history. The company performs in Southeastern North Carolina for the first time, presenting an unforgettable evening of expressive and inspiring dance with live music.

BASETRACK Thursday, Nov. 6 UNCW Artist in Residence: Nov. 3 – 6 Tickets: $20 general public* (plus tax) Part of a nationwide tour and inspired by a 2010 mission to Afghanistan by the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines (based at Camp Lejeune), BASETRACK is an engaging and engrossing theatrical experience that uses live music, spoken word and video projection to tell the stories of ordinary people changed by extraordinary circumstances. Presented by En Garde Arts. Created by Edward Bilous. Co-composed by Edward Bilous, Michelle Dibucci and Greg Kalember. Adapted by Jason Grote. Directed by Seth Bockley. Presented in association with ArKtype.

The John Pizzarelli Quartet Holiday Concert Tuesday, Dec. 2 Tickets: $45 reserved A, $35 reserved B, $25 reserved C (plus tax) Swing into the holidays with world-renowned jazz guitarist and crooner John Pizzarelli. Acclaimed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz” and hailed as “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times, Pizzarelli’s performances transport audiences to a different time.

The Clothesline Muse Saturday, March 28 UNCW Artist in Residence March 16 – 28 Tickets: $20 general public* (plus tax) Featuring the extraordinary voice and songwriting talents of six-time Grammy-nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon, The Clothesline Muse is a unique theatrical experience exploring the role of the clothesline in African American culture. Freelon’s fierce, inspired music blends with the expressive dance of choreographer Kariamu Welsh and vibrant, visceral art of Maya Freelon Asante, bringing to life rich traditions that emerged out of the seemingly mundane act of washing and hanging clothes. Woven together through powerful words and dialogue, The Clothesline Muse honors the domestic worker by transforming their labors into beautiful imagery, dance and song.

Piano Masterworks Series Norman Bemelmans Thursday, April 2 Tickets: $18 general public* (plus tax) Resident pianist Norman Bemelmans performs solo works as part of UNCW’s ever-popular Piano Masterworks Series, featuring classical music’s most beloved and enduring repertoire for the keyboard. This program, titled The Romantic Impulse, includes selected works by Beethoven, Scriabin and Liszt. ______________________________________________________ * Call the box office for details on discounted tickets for UNCW faculty/staff, students and active military/veterans

All performances begin at 8 p.m. in UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium. BASETRACK and The Clothesline Muse are funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The residency with Mark Morris Dance Group is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and North Carolina Arts Council.

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Educational Outreach for Southeastern North Carolina Coordinated by the UNCW Office of Cultural Arts, ARTworks utilizes valuable campus and community partnerships with Watson College of Education and New Hanover County Schools to offer K-12 teachers and students free live performances, professional development workshops and in-school artist residencies.

The Office of Cultural Arts and New Hanover County Schools participate in the prestigious Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Selected because of its commitment to improving education in and through the arts, the partnership team collaborates to provide professional development opportunities for educators.

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

Tickets and information are available noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium Box Office, 910.962.3500 and 800.732.3643 or online at UNCW students receive one free ticket with a valid ID, subject to availability. ______________________________

BASETRACK, The John Pizzarelli Quartet, Piano Masterworks Series, The Chieftains, The Clothesline Muse and Mark Morris Dance Group, far right.


Artist in Residence Program UNCW’s Artist in Residence Program is a unique initiative that gives nationally recognized artists an opportunity to collaborate with the campus and community to create and perform new works, while giving 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 the artists before attending a culminating performance or staged reading. Projects participating in the Artist in Residence program for the 2014-15 season include the Mark Morris Dance Group, BASETRACK and The Clothesline Muse.

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Art & Art History UNCW Art Gallery

12 UNCW Print Big: Rivers Through Aug. 28 This is the first biennial steamroller print festival, in which 10 artists print their river-themed woodcuts with a steamroller.

Russell Crotty: Surf Works Sept. 4 – Oct. 3 Thursday, Sept. 4

Reception 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Lecture 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Russell Crotty has been exhibiting his artwork for more than 30 years and surfing for more than 40. Surf Works features Crotty’s surf drawings, surf and map books, surf sequence panels and seascape/text mobile. Surf Works is co-sponsored by the Cucalorus Artist Residency.

Containment: Lidded Forms Feb. 26 – April 9 Thursday, Feb. 26

Reception 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Lecture 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Containment: Lidded Forms is an international exhibition juried by Mark Hewitt, which features lidded work made entirely of clay.

Spring Senior Exhibition April 16 – May 9 Thursday, April 16

Reception 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. It is the capstone event for studio art majors.

Menagerie: The Zoo Scenes Artist Group Oct. 16 – Nov. 13 Thursday, Oct. 16

Reception 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Lecture/music 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Keith Buckner, Vito Ciccone, Rebecca Fagg, Roy Nydorf, Jack Stratton and David Thomas are painters who come together five or six times a year at the North Carolina Zoo and spend a day creating artwork. Menagerie: The Zoo Scenes Artist Group features the work that comes from those days spent at the zoo.

Fall Senior Exhibition Nov. 20 – Dec. 13 Thursday, Nov. 20

Reception 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. It is the capstone event for studio art majors.

Anne Lindberg: In the Pines Jan. 15 – Feb. 19 Thursday, Jan. 15

Reception 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Lecture 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

This exhibit of paintings and mixed media drawings based on map imagery of the longleaf pine ecosystem is generously supported by a Charles L. Cahill Research Award.

The Art Gallery, located on the ground floor of the Cultural Arts Building, hosts national, international, student and faculty exhibits as a key educational component of UNCW’s Department of Art and Art History. In addition to showcasing the work of senior students, exhibitions by visiting artists, invitational and juried exhibitions are displayed. The Art Gallery is a resource for the department, university campus and the Wilmington community. All exhibitions are free and open to the public. The Mezzanine Gallery, on the second floor of the Cultural Arts Building, hosts student solo, group and curated exhibits. Students submit exhibition proposals accompanied by a student lecture, which are vetted by the faculty. Faculty members also organize student exhibitions in the space. All exhibitions and lectures are free and open to the public. The Cultural Arts Building is located on the corner of Randall Parkway and Reynolds Drive on the UNCW campus and can be accessed from South College Road or Racine Drive. Visitor parking is in front of the box office entrance to the building.

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Ann Flack Boseman Gallery


Chalk It Out! Chalkboard Art Exhibit Sponsored by the Association for Campus Entertainment

Aug. 21 – Sept. 19 Thursday, Aug. 21

Thursday, Feb. 12 Reception 5:30 – 7 p.m.

This exhibit gives all students on campus the opportunity to express themselves through drawing or language. The gallery is free for anyone to stop by and contribute through Sept. 19.

Emerging Interactivity Sept. 25 – Oct. 31 Thursday, Sept. 25

Reception 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Artist and game designer Joshua Wilson’s work will connect to the 2014-15 Synergy Common Reading Ready Player One with his innovative gaming systems and designs. The exhibit features projects that explore the visual nature of storytelling and the shape of music, and redefine classic games.

Kara Garrett: Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship Show
 Nov. 6 – Dec. 19 Thursday, Nov. 6

Reception 5:30 – 7 p.m.

A UNCW student is selected annually by the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History for this merit-based honor. This is the only solo student exhibition hosted annually at the Boseman Gallery. Posted: No Ink in the Sink features the large-format woodcut, linocut and serigraph prints of the Ann Flack Boseman Art Exhibition Award recipient, Kara Garrett. Garrett is a studio art major focusing on printmaking and graphic design.

Black Mountain College: Avant-Garde Art and Literature in North Carolina, 1933–57 Co-sponsored by the Department of English

Jan. 15 – Feb. 6 Thursday, Jan. 15

All Student Show Feb. 12 – March 6

Reception 5:30 – 7 p.m.

The exhibit celebrates the history of avant-garde art and literature produced at Black Mountain College, the experimental school founded in 1933 by John Andrew Rice. It features a variety of work—paintings, collage, photography, literary broadsides and theatrical playbills—by the school’s illustrious faculty and alumni, including Josef Albers, Ruth Asawa, Charles Olson, Arthur Penn and Emerson Woelffer. The Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center is located in Asheville.

Reception 5:30 – 7 p.m.

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 UNCW alumnus/alumna or community member juries the show and selects the awards, including Best of Show, which is purchased for the Fisher University Union Permanent Art Collection. Students who want to submit work should visit the Boseman website for details.

Undone: The Selected Works of Julia May and Connor Shumaker March 19 – April 10 Thursday, March 19 Reception 5:30 – 7 p.m. Tapping into a historical language of abstract expressionism by using color as a symbol and coming together with fiber artistry to explore the creation of self, this exhibit investigates personal journeys through two very different mediums. The two artists work outside the gendered norms that history had placed upon the two mediums. May focuses on large-scale abstract expressionist painting, stereotypically a male dominated field, while Shumaker practices fiber work, historically a female-driven art.

An Observant Eye: Images of Nature in Southeastern North Carolina April 16 – Aug. 7 Thursday, April 16

Reception 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Taking inspiration from a line in Henry David Thoreau’s journal, ecologist and conservation educator Andy Wood uses photography to bring awareness to the beauty and fragility of North Carolina’s ecosystem. He says, “My subjects are not big, glamorous things; they are the little beings that cohabitate with us, some rare, some common, but most seldom seen by the casual observer.”

Exhibition space is located in the Fisher University Union, second floor gallery. All programs are free and open to the public. More information at or call 910.962.7722. uncw happenings 2014–15



Randall Library’s Programming and Exhibits Team organizes and delivers events that support the scholarship and artistic activities of Randall Library and the UNCW community.

Thirsty Tome Tuesday, Aug. 26, 6 – 8 p.m. Sherman Hayes Gallery

Synergy Book Discussion Saturday, Sept. 27, 1 – 2 p.m. Randall Library Port City Java

As part of UNCWelcome Week, Randall Library sponsors and hosts this annual event celebrating the culture of creative writing in the region and on campus. Creative writing graduate students will read their works alongside special guests, poet Malena Mörling and young adult fiction author Nina de Gramont. Both are professors in UNCW’s Department of Creative Writing. Refreshments will be served.

A book discussion on the Synergy Common Reading book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is planned as part of the Family & Alumni Weekend of events. Refreshments will be served.

The Jewel in the Crown: The University of North Carolina Wilmington – A Journey and Legacy Aug. 27 – Dec. 15 Randall Library Special Collections

100 Years of “Service Above Self” Wilmington Downtown Rotary Club Jan. 15 – May 15 Randall Library Special Collections

Wednesday, Aug. 27 Reception 5 – 7 p.m. Randall Library Auditorium The UNCW Archives presents an exhibit that illustrates the university’s journey from its origins as a two-year college serving World War II veterans to the present day. The exhibit showcases the first students who were enrolled in technical courses such as masonry, drafting and air conditioning and refrigeration. Refreshments will be served.

Synergy Exploring Anorak’s Almanac Aug. 15 – Dec. 15 Randall Library Second Floor Gallery This interactive exhibit showcases the themes found in this year’s Synergy Common Reading book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. The second floor gallery is dedicated to all things 1980s including icons from the decade and an homage to classic video games. Materials from the Randall Library collection that tie into the novel will be featured in the exhibit and available for circulation.

Shooting the Curl – 50 years of Surfing in Southeastern North Carolina Sept. 15 – Dec. 15 Randall Library Sherman Hayes Gallery Photos will highlight our regional surfing culture throughout the decades and will include images of or taken by UNCW alumni and current students. 16

Visit the Randall Library calendar for additional programming and events that complement themes surrounding Synergy, UNCW’s Common Reading Experience.

100 Years of “Service Above Self” is recognized in an anniversary celebration exhibit of the Wilmington Downtown Rotary Club. Special Collections will exhibit a curated selection of documents, photographs and artifacts from the Herman Blizzard Rotary Archives.

Flash Fiction Event Tuesday, April 14, 6 – 8 p.m. Sherman Hayes Gallery Join us for the reading/reception/book party topping off the annual Flash Fiction Contest. Student flash-fictioneers as well as student illustrators and designers share the stage in celebration of the publication of the 2015 collection. Refreshments will be served. ________________________________________________________

Randall Library curates exhibits and sponsors events throughout the academic year for occasions such as: Banned Books Week Open Access Week Black History Month Women’s History Month Big Data Week Maker Faire North Carolina and more…

Sept. 21 – 27 Oct. 20 – 26 Feb. 2015 March 2015 May 2015 June 2015

Also look for celebrations of Randall Library’s public art collection including alumni art, staff and faculty art and art of Southeastern North Carolina.

Creative Writing Writers Week 2014 Nov. 3 – 7 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. Please visit for dates and times of readings by visiting writers throughout the year.

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FilmStudies Mantra ’14: Bollywood Film Series Friday, Nov. 7 King Hall Auditorium A day-long celebration of Bollywood blockbusters from India’s most famous film studio, Yash Raj Films. Hosted by the students of FST 380: Introduction to Bollywood Cinema.

DocuTime Saturday, Jan. 24 King Hall Auditorium A day-long festival of documentary films co-sponsored by WHQR Public Radio.

Cape Fear Environmental Film Forum Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 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 Spring 2015 Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center Visions is an all-undergraduate film festival and conference organized, programmed and hosted by UNCW film studies students. Every year, the Visions programming committee brings together a diverse and talented group of rising filmmakers and film scholars from other film programs around the world. More at _____________________________________________



The UNCW Department of Film Studies hosts film screenings and guest filmmakers and scholars throughout the academic year. Information on all of these events can be found at film

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

Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. UNCW’s Burney Center & Warwick Center Continuing the community tradition of making local 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 UNCW Campus Life Arts and Programs and the Department of Art and Art History. Contact us to join our mailing list and/or to receive artist notifications about entering your artwork. 910.962.2522

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OLLI at UNCW Osher Lifelong Learning Institute The Metropolitan Opera Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center

The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions features 10 productions with behind-the-scenes extras including interviews with cast and crew. Be a part of an unprecedented look at what goes into the staging of an opera at one of the world’s greatest houses. All shows are subtitled in English and include a pre-performance guest lecture.

National Theatre's groundbreaking project broadcasts the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world. Performances are shown in high definition in the OLLI Building, 620 South College Road. Tickets: $20

Medea Thursday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m. Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Skylight Friday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m. Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) are featured in this highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience).

Treasure Island Thursday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m. Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery. Suitable for ages 10 and above. 910.962.3159


Tickets: $20 OLLI members, $24 non-members Special Season Ticket Offer $220 includes all 10 operas, a wine and cheese reception to kick off the season and a one-year OLLI membership _______________________________________________ Macbeth Saturday, Oct. 11, 1 – 4:15 p.m. Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucˇic´’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met.

Le Nozze di Figaro Saturday, Oct. 18, 1 – 5 p.m. Met music director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s.

Carmen Saturday, Nov. 1, 1 – 4:45 p.m. Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) Sunday, Nov. 23 ENCORE, 2 – 5:30 p.m. The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy—featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera—stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber.

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Sunday, Dec. 14, ENCORE, Noon – 6 p.m. James Levine conducts this epic comedy about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast.

The Merry Widow Saturday, Jan. 17, 1 – 4 p.m. The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all of Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact).

Les Contes d’Hoffmann Saturday, Jan. 31, 1 – 4:45 p.m. The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production.

Iolanta/Duke Bluebeard’s Castle Saturday, Feb. 14, 12:30 – 4:15 p.m. Soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle).

La Donna del Lago Saturday, March 14, 1 – 4:30 p.m. Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish Highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott.

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Saturday, April 25, 12:30 – 4 p.m. Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods in the same Sicilian village. uncw happenings 2014–15


Department of

Music The UNCW Department of Music presents more than 70 musical and educational presentations each year, as presented by students and faculty, as well as guest artists. Performances range from solo recitals and chamber ensembles to large ensembles, from classical music and opera to jazz and new music, and from vocal music to instrumental music and piano.

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Art Collection

The Watson Art Collection is a significant permanent collection of many diverse pieces of visual art including oil paintings, watercolor paintings, woodcuts, pencil sketches, ceramics and metal sculpture. These works are on public display throughout the Education Building. The collection began with an initial donation by faculty members Andrew and Hathia Hayes of 32 works by various artists. It has since been enhanced with donations from Samuel Bissette, Harry Davis and Charles Warford as well as additional pieces for the Hayes Collection. Most of the works within the Watson Art Collection are organized into separate smaller collections based on the artists who created the works, the donors who provided them to the college or the type of works represented. They include: Artists at Work, Local Artists, Arts and Disabilities and Children’s Art.

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Theatre The Doctor in Spite of Himself by Moliere Translation by Arne Zaslove Directed by Anne Berkeley Sept. 25 – 28 and Oct. 2 – 5 Thursday – Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Mainstage Theatre Molière’s classic satirical farce, The Doctor in Spite of Himself, was written in 1666, but this new translation was written in 2013. In the play, an angry wife plays a trick on her husband, a peasant woodcutter, by getting two hefty servants to violently persuade him that he is a brilliant doctor. He performs miraculous cures as he carries out Moliere’s scalpel-sharp satire of the medical profession.

Middletown by Will Eno Directed by Paul Castagno Nov. 13 – 16 and 20 – 23 Thursday – Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Mainstage Theatre Will Eno’s Middletown draws inevitable comparisons to Our Town in its array of shopkeepers, tradesmen, the cop on the street and staples like the local library and Main Street. However, behind its gentle, starry-skied surface come sudden revelations of existential angst, hidden fears, anger and longings that inhabit these seemingly mundane lives. 

Hamlet by William Shakespeare Directed by Christopher Marino Feb. 19 – 22 and Feb. 26 – March 1 Thursday – Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Mainstage Theatre Learning of his father’s death, Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his “foul and most unnatural murder.”

Student Lab Series March 26 – 29 Title to be determined Thursday – Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. SRO Theatre Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard Directed by Ed Wagenseller April 16 – 19 and 23 – 26 Thursday – Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Mainstage Theatre Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told through the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to play the lead roles.

Tickets and information for all performances at Kenan Auditorium Box Office (M-F, Noon - 6 p.m.) at 910.962.3500 or 800.732.3643

Tickets: $12 general public $10 UNCW faculty/staff/alumni $10 seniors $5 students/children Plus 7.25% sales tax 24 thr

Photo from Department of Theatre’s 2013–14 season production of Private Fears in Public Places by Alan Ayckbourn. Left to right: Kaleb Edley ’16, Lily Nicole ’14, Wilson Meredith ’15.

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Russell Crotty: Surf Works exhibit Sept. 4 – Oct. 3, Cultural Arts Building An EEO/AA Institution. Accommodations for disabilities may be requested by contacting the sponsoring department or office three days prior to the event.

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