Artsplosion at the Center – October 10, 2015

June 26th, 2015 by Sonya Johnson

CFCC HFAC 2015Cape Fear Community College announces Artsplosion at the Center – October 10, 2015

Free community event will celebrate the first raising of the curtain at CFCC’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center

Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College is excited to announce Artsplosion at the Center, the official opening of the Humanities and Fine Arts Center at Cape Fear Community College.  Artsplosion will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Artsplosion at the Center will be open to the public and free of charge for the entire community, and will include the first raising of the curtain at Cape Fear Community College’s new performing arts space. Attendees will enjoy performances by CFCC students and local performing artist groups, an arts resources fair and courtyard performances by the nationally-acclaimed Squonk Opera.

“We are pleased to be working with local arts leader and producer, Beth Crookham, who will curate the official opening performance, a celebration of the some of the best arts organizations throughout New Hanover County,” said Shane Fernando, CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Center Director.  “Ms. Crookham will be working with a jury of local performing arts professionals to select the organizations that will represent the New Hanover County performing arts community in this one-of-a-kind event.”

Artsplosion at the Center is seeking submissions from non-profit performance organizations and performing artists that are based in New Hanover County for opening performance consideration. The performance piece should be 2-4 minutes in length and entries must be received by July 31st.  All submissions meeting the requirements will be considered.  There are 5-6 performance spots available and additional groups may be selected to be part of the opening and closing numbers. All those selected will be listed in the commemorative program.  For further information on how to apply, visit or email

The Cape Fear Community College Humanities and Fine Arts Center is being constructed as the result of a 2008 New Hanover County bond project.  The Center also receives support from community donors.  While the Center will be the home of the largest performance space in North Carolina’s southeastern region, a primary focus of the facility will be on student learning and academic growth.  In addition to the traditional classroom experience, CFCC students will have the opportunity to work behind the scenes with the performances brought to the venue and be able to rehearse in the Center’s state-of-the-art facilities.

For more information about Cape Fear Community College’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center, visit and to stay up-to-date on everything happening at the Center, follow