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

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

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

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)

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

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

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:

Melissa Manley, CFCC Art Instructor, Featured in Wrightsville Beach Magazine Article

Click here for the article:

Click here for the virtual article with more photos:

From the article:

“Local metalsmith Melissa Manley, who earned her Master of Fine Arts in metal design from East Carolina University in 2006, stumbled into the art of enameled jewelry serendipitously.

While completing her degree, Manley spent weeks meticulously soldering two intricately winding copper cups. Out of concern for heavy-metal exposure, Manley sought alternative means to preserve the usefulness of her work. An instructor suggested she enamel the pieces, and sparked a newfound passion.”


Victoria Paige Interviewed about Hummingbird Mural


This video clip of CFCC Art Instructor Victoria Paige is available at the Star News:

Here is an article on the same topic:

Photos from Acting Workshop with Erica Arvold and Richard Warner Co-Sponsored by CFCC and UNCW

CFCC and UNCW Co-Sponsored an Acting Workshop/Lecture with Erica Arvold and Richard Warner, Sunday Sept. 10 from 4-6 pm in the UNCW Cultural Arts Building.

Erica Arvold is a nationally known casting director, based in Charlottesville, VA.  She has cast numerous TV, film, commercial, and industrial productions.  She also offers classes and workshops to help upcoming actors with the business.

Richard Warner is a Professor Emeritus of Acting at the University of Virginia and an accomplished actor with extensive experience in theater and film.

Jack Landry, CFCC Drama Instructor, and Ed Wagenseller, UNCW Acting and Directing Lecturer, hosted and participated in this event.


Benny Hill, CFCC Music Instructor, to Play Benefit Concert, Sept. 16

Mr. Benny Hill, a CFCC Music Instructor and jazz musician, will play in a benefit concert for the Willis Richardson Players Saturday, Sept. 16, 7:00 pm at Thalian Hall.  See the Star News article for more details: