Arts leaders at UNCW are proud to announce the first UNCW Campus Art Walk on Thursday evening, January 12th beginning at 5:30pm.
1 night, 2 goals, 3 events, and 4 art openings. 10 reasons to join us!
Modeled after Wilmington’s successful Fourth Friday Gallery Walks, The Campus Art Walk aims to celebrate the many different cultural activities often happening simultaneously at UNCW. Why visit one gallery when you can visit four?
The UNCW Campus Art Walk begins at The CAB Gallery in the Cultural Arts Building, where the opening reception for the Biennial Faculty Exhibition will begin at 5:30 p.m. with remarks at 5:45 p.m. The exhibition will feature current work by University of North Carolina Wilmington studio art teaching faculty.
Next join a guided tour, led by Director of UNCW's Office of the Arts Kristen Brogdon and Rhonda Bellamy, The Arts Council of Wilmington’s Executive Director, to Randall Library for “NC Living Treasures: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft.” Ruth Heath, daughter of Dr. Gerald Shinn (founder of North Carolina Living Treasures), will speak about her father’s legacy at 6:30 p.m.
After the library, your tour guides will take you to the Fisher University Union to the opening receptions of two fantastic exhibits: “Success Beyond the Scholarship: A Retrospective,” a celebration of former Boseman Scholarship recipients, and “Unspoken,” a collection of artwork by Gemynii, a self-taught painter, poet, and community activist, hosted by Upperman African American Cultural Center. Artists will speak in the Union at 7:15 and 7:30 p.m.
A Focus on Careers
In addition to culture and food, the Art Walk is an opportunity for students who want to work in the arts post-graduation to engage in networking and career development opportunities at each location.
Faculty who are working artists will be featured at the Cultural Arts Building. Randall Library staff will be available to introduce helpful resources for a particular job, career field, or area of interest. A Randall Library resource guide will help future arts workers gather information about trends in a particular profession or field and assist with resumes, cover letters and interview preparation. Between the two galleries in the Fisher University Union, the UNCW Career Center will be available to guide arts-interested students toward resources to help in their job search or entrepreneurial ventures. Throughout the evening, professionals working in the arts will wear special badges encouraging students to ask them about their careers.