Archive for October, 2017

Visiting Musicians to Give Master Class and Concert at CFCC

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Domonique Launey (piano) and Molly Hines (violin) will perform in a free concert on the main stage of the Wilson Center at CFCC on Nov. 3 at 12:30 pm.  Both Ms. Launey and Ms. Hines have extensive performance experience with a variety of symphony orchestras, and both are professional music teachers who are passionate about teaching music.

Ms. Launey and Ms. Hines will hold a master class for four CFCC music majors before the Nov.3 concert.

Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit in the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

This month the Wilma Daniels Gallery will be featuring the work of the Fine Arts Faculty in their annual exhibit. The show will be up from Oct. 9th – Nov. 10th with the reception taking place on Oct. 27th from 6-9pm. Please help commemorate the professors that guide and teach our student body here at the Wilma Daniels gallery, open Mon-Fri from 12-5pm.

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Ben Billingsley Lecture on the Romantics at UNCW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Friday, October 20th, 2017

CFCC Art Instructor Ben Billingsley is delivering a 3-part lecture series on the Romantics at UNCW

Oct 12, 19 and 26 from 6-7:30
Oct 12 – roots of Romanticism, influence of Velazquez, 11 year career of Gericault
Oct 19 – the work of Delacroix and a sampling of lesser-known Romantics
Oct 26 – the work of Goya

Photos of Progress on a Woodblock Carving by Ben Billingsley

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Ben Billingsley, CFCC Art Instructor, has been carving a woodblock this summer and fall.  These photos show the progress.

This piece was commissioned by retired Navy Admiral Noel Preston from Nags Head based artist Glenn Eure. It’s based on an earlier print of Eure’s (b/w print) – with details specific to the Preston family added – and is carved from a reclaimed piece of found wood approximately 2’x7.5′

Ben took over the carving as Glenn is no longer physically able to complete the carving. The piece will be printed in the courtyard at the Wilson Center on October 28 with the assistance of Topher Alexander (gallery tech at UNCW and instructor at CAM’s museum school).

The carving updates are from July 26 and Sept 01.

Photos of CFCC Students and Art Instructor Ben Billingsley Volunteering on Manhole Cover Print Project

Monday, October 16th, 2017
Photos from Thursday, September 21, 2017
CFCC Art Instructor and a few current and former students volunteered to help with a hands-on education project with Dr. Janna Robertson from UNCW.  They printed t-shirts from manhole covers downtown off of Water Street.
Current student volunteers: Jessie Robertson, Skylar Bahrs – former student: Alan Wawruck

CFCC Music Faculty Recital October 23, 7:00pm

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The CFCC Music Faculty will hold a recital on Monday, October 23 at 7:00 pm on the Main Stage at the Wilson Center.  Free and open to the public.

Kendall Martin to Present Paper at SECAC Conference in Columbus, OH on October 25

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Kendall Martin, CFCC Art Instructor, will present a paper focusing on the female artist coming out of art school and working in the profession with an emphasis on reviving old school practices and techniques.  The panel for this paper is titled, “Revival of Good Art.”

Kendall continues to lecture at the Seacoast Artists Guild.

The Fine Arts Department presents Eurydice directed by Jessica Gaffney (shows start Nov. 16)

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Jessica Gaffney, CFCC Drama Instructor, directs the fall production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl.  The first show is November 16 and the last show is December 2.  See the poster for dates, times, and ticket information:

Ben Billingsley’s CFCC Printmaking Students Visit ECU for the “Get Inky” Printmaking Demonstration

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Ben Billingsley’s CFCC printmaking students from his ART 231 course were invited to attend this day-long event at East Carolina University with visiting artists Bill Flick and Carlos Hernandez.  This event took place on September 22.  To find out more about the visiting artists click on these links:

To see some videos of the CFCC students working with the visiting artists go to the CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Facebook page here:






Jessica Gaffney, Zombie Walk Makeup Coordinator

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Jessica Gaffney, CFCC Drama Instructor, will be the makeup coordinator for the annual charity Zombie Walk in Wilmington, Saturday, Oct. 14.  CFCC drama students will be participating as volunteer makeup artists.  All proceeds go to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.  See poster for details: