In Memory of Carlos Denogean

CFCC alumnus Carlos Denogean passed away from an aneurysm on August 24, 2018, shortly before his 31st birthday.  He had just returned home from a U.S. tour as drummer with the local heavy metal band Weedeater.  Previously he had played across Europe.  In 2009 he founded the Wilmington band Salvacion.

Carlos graduated with an Associate of Fine Arts in Music and Music Education in July of 2012.  He was one of the first two students to earn that degree at Cape Fear Community College. Faculty remember his agreeable personality, passion for music, and willingness to try other instruments.  He enjoyed all his varied musical experiences and lived life to the max.

Philip Singleton, CFCC Music Instructor, Plays with the Tallis Chamber Orchestra

Join the Tallis Chamber Orchestra for a benefit concert with an evening of movie music and more.  The concert is free, with donations collected for our friends at NourishNC.
Bring non-perishable food or cash-check donation, and be part of the movement to stamp our hunger in New Hanover county. Sunday, September 16, 5:00pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
910-620-7207 for more information.

Benny Hill Joins the Fine and Performing Arts Department as a Full-Time Music Instructor

Benny Hill, music instructor and jazz saxophonist, has joined the Fine and Performing Arts Department at CFCC as a full-time instructor.

CFCC Drama Auditions for “Anatomy of Gray”

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Auditions for the Fall Play

Anatomy of Gray by Jim Leonard

When:  August 29 & 31 from 3 pm to 6 pm

Where:  Studio Theatre WA 1041

Audition materials and an audition sign up sheet will be posted outside of WA 1041 by Wednesday 8/22/2018 at 4 pm

Contact drama instructor Jessica Gaffney at for more information

Jessica Gaffney’s Costumes for “Man of Mode” at the American Shakespeare Center

CFCC Drama Instructor Jessica Gaffney has spent her summer designing costumes at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia.  Follow the link to see her gorgeous costume designs for “Man of Mode.”

Get a sneak peek at the Man of Mode costume renderings

CFCC Art Professors Participate in New Bern Exhibit Featuring Community College Art Instructors

Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present “Creative Workforce” in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts starting August 7 to August 30. This exhibition will feature the work of art professors from community colleges in our area and their contributions to our region both artistically and holistically. Craven Arts will host an opening reception August 10th from 5pm to 8pm, during the downtown New Bern Artwalk.

“Community colleges serve as the backbone of the higher education system, providing affordable, local access to classes that enhance their ability to excel in their chosen fields. Unfortunately, art is often overlooked by many in and outside these institutions, due to the lack of defined career path or perceptions about the value of art.” – Jonathan Burger, Marketing and Gallery Director, Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Inc.

“Creative Workforce” seeks to challenge these ideas, by showing the high caliber of work being produced by instructors at these institutions in our area. Professors from seven local community colleges with display work ranging from painting, pottery, sculpture, video, and mixed media.

Cape Fear Community College art professors participating in this exhibit: Victoria Paige, Rick Conn, Jennifer Mace, Brandon Guthrie, Ben Billingsley, Abby Perry.

Information about art programs in local community colleges will also be on display.
For more information please contact at the Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St., New Bern, 252-638-2577.

Tragic News

Suzanne M. Clarke, AFA in Music student at CFCC, drowned in the Cape Fear River on July 14, 2018.  She was a free spirit who lived on a sailboat at Cape Fear Marina.  Suzanne sang, played guitar, piano, and percussion, and enjoyed making music with others.  Music students are organizing a memorial concert, details TBA.

CFCC Drama Student Participates in “Make Trouble” Acting Training at UNCW this Summer

Elias Anderson, a CFCC Drama Student, is attending the Make Trouble actors’ training program at UNCW with a scholarship from CFCC Drama.  This five-week training session culminates in the production of two plays by Shakespeare.  Elias will play Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.  Follow the link for more details.

Review of “The Art of Nature” in Encore Magazine

“Perceptions of Nature”

A review of The Art of Nature photography show in the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery

Dragon Wings by Victoria Paige

Jessica Gaffney, CFCC Drama Instructor, is Costume Designer for Twelfth Night at UNCW

CFCC’s Jessica Gaffney is the Costume Designer for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in Lumina Festival of the Arts at UNCW this summer. 

Ms. Gaffney is working with several current and former CFCC students.  Delaney Golden, a former CFCC student, is the costume design assistant, and Madison Witmer, another former CFCC student, is the State Manager.  Henry Fox, a current CFCC student, is sewing costumes for the show.

Follow this link for more details about show times and tickets.  The first show is July 12 and the last is July 28.