Archive for October, 2015

Project Wings: CFCC Photography Student Service Project

Friday, October 30th, 2015


Sherrie Whitehead, a CFCC Photography Instructor, is leading her photography students in a service project called Project Wings.  The purpose of this project is to create art cards for Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Dreams of Wilmington.  Click on the link to the poster for more details:


French Animation Screening at CFCC Nov. 4

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015


French Animation Screening


A program composed of the nine best French short animated films from the 2014 Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2014

When: Wednesday November 4, 2015 from 1 pm-2:15 pm
Where: U-294 (Union Station building at the CFCC downtown campus)

Screening is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
Please be advised that there is some nudity.
Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the USA

Zombie Pics!

Monday, October 26th, 2015


Pictures of CFCC Drama 145: Stage Makeup students transforming peoples into zombies for the Oct. 17 8th Annual Zombie Walk for the Foodbank of Eastern and Central North Carolina. Jessica Gaffney, CFCC Drama Instructor and the instructor for Drama 145, was the makeup coordinator for this event. The students made up 106 people into zombies and the event raised hundreds for the food bank.  (Click on each photo to enlarge.)


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Fourth Friday at the Faculty Art Show Oct. 23

Saturday, October 24th, 2015


Here are some snapshots of the art work and visitors talking with some of the artists in the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery at CFCC during the Fourth Friday gallery tour.


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Humanities and Fine Arts Department now moving into Humanities and Fine Arts Center

Friday, October 23rd, 2015


The infamous E Building was vacated last weekend, and many of the department’s faculty in art, drama, and music have moved into offices and classrooms in the new Humanities and Fine Arts Center.

2015-2016 Mini-Grant Award Winners from the Humanities and Fine Arts Department

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015


Ben Billingsley, Art Instructor

Dance Performance (Hippolyta’s Disappearance) and Performance Art Workshop by Karola Luttringhaus.

This grant will expand visual arts students’ understanding of performance through viewing the work of a visiting artist and provide an opportunity for students to create their own works through workshop and performance of these new pieces. Students will view a dance-based interdisciplinary performance art piece by Karola Luttringhaus, artistic and executive director of Alvan Elved Dance Company.


Breta Carnes, Art Instructor

Tri-State Sculpture Student Participation

To expose CFCC sculpture students to sculpture at the Raleigh Museum of Art. This museum has Cycladic figures, some of the earliest prehistoric human representations, as well as Egyptian, Greek, Roman, abstract, and non-objective contemporary sculptures. Funding will pay for travel expenses for a day trip for students to Raleigh.


Caroline Hudson, French Instructor

Upgrading Auditorium U-170 and the French Film Festival

To complement the @2,200 FACE Foundation grant, which will fully cover the expenses of our French Film Festival in Spring 2016 (public screening rights and promotional costs for six movies), a Blue-Ray player for U-170 will be purchased to offer high-definition film projection.


Philip Singleton, Music Instructor

Mbira’s and Cajon for Non Western Music Class

The Mbira’s (African Thumb Harp) and Cajon (Spanish Drum) will be used by students in the Non Western Music class to perform written and improvised music in a group setting.


Kate Santhuff, Communication Instructor (with Natasha Gouge, Sociology Instructor)

Local Service Learning Training

Our goal is to unite, educate, and enlighten a cross-section of students and faculty from service-oriented clubs and classes throughout the college by providing two different opportunities to learn about and engage in service to community non-profits.  These opportunities will be advertised through SGA and the Community Involvement and Service-Learning (CISL) Alliance to all clubs and organizations across campus, as well as to faculty members who offer Service Learning opportunities in their classes.



(Mini-Grants are grants of $1,000 or less provided by the CFCC Foundation.)


Gala Video with CFCC Music Faculty and Students Playing

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015


In this video,  CFCC Music Faculty and students can be spotted playing for guests at the Humanities and Fine Arts opening night gala.  Faculty members Philip Singleton (violin) and Marc Siegel (guitar) can be seen playing in the lobby during the reception before the main show.



War of the Worlds: The Martians are Coming!

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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Friday October 30- 8pm

CFCC Studio Theater (in the new Humanities and Fine Arts Center)

Featuring local radio favorite George Scheibner

On the 77th anniversary of the Mercury Theater production (starring Orson Welles) of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, CFCC and WHQR will co-present War of the Worlds from the 1938 radio script. Watch this production live or listen to the live broadcast on WHQR 91.3 FM!

Jack Landry, CFCC Drama Instructor, and his students have adapted the show to the present day and changed the setting from New York City and environs to Eastern North Carolina.

WHQR’s George Scheibner is the headliner, and he plays Orson Welles’ original roles. The show stars four CFCC students who all play multiple roles: Jordan Spillers, Seth Lee, Blake Howard, and Micah Bryant.  Micah is the Foley artist, who will create live sound as it happens in the show using a variety of devices.

For ticket and additional information:

Also, see this article in at about the enormous amount of work that was done by CFCC instructors and students to get the studio theater ready for this production:

Here is another mention of the show in a travel piece from The Charlotte Observer

Annual CFCC Faculty Art Exhibition Oct. 10-Nov. 14

Thursday, October 15th, 2015


The art faculty of the Humanities and Fine Arts Department are having their annual faculty art show from Oct. 10-Nov. 14 in the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery.

The Fourth Friday Reception for this show will be Oct. 23, 6-9 pm.  Visit the gallery website for more details.

New Schedule of CFCC Music Faculty and Student Performances Now Available

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015


The 2015-2016 schedule of performances by CFCC music faculty and students is now available.  These performances will be in the CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Center Auditorium.  Follow this link for details: