CFCC’s Wilma W. Daniels Gallery Presents First Virtual Faculty Art Show
WILMINGTON, NC — Cape Fear Community College’s Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is pleased to present the first virtual Faculty Art Show, available for free online through November 13, 2020 at WilmaDanielsGallery.com .
The exhibition highlights the talent of CFCC’s visual arts faculty in the areas of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, and ceramics.
Participating CFCC faculty members include: Ben Billingsley, Geoff Calabrese, Rick Conn, Jessica Gaffney, Kirsten Koromilas, Jennifer Mace, Victoria Paige, Abby Spangel Perry, Deborah Quinn, Sharon Wozniak Spencer, Kirah Van Sickle, Amber Watts, and Travis Weller.
The virtual exhibit is powered through Kunstmatrix, a unique tool that places the artwork in a 3D rendering of a gallery. Guests can select to view work through a guided tour or peruse at their own pace. A virtual exhibit allows artists the freedom to show work without the limitations imposed by a physical space.
Abby Spangel Perry, an Art Instructor at CFCC and the Gallery Coordinator, faced the challenge of bringing this event online—“With a virtual show it comes down to technology and lots of data entry; using a quality hosting site and effectively navigating it, as well as collecting inventory information and images from the artists and formatting it properly.” No formal reception is planned due to COVID-19 restrictions, but Perry is developing a series of educational talks with several faculty for the gallery’s social media pages.
“CFCC is very proud of our faculty and the extreme skill that is on display here. Our students are lucky to study under such exceptional artists and dedicated instructors who work tirelessly to prepare our students for transfer to the university system,” said Brandon Guthrie, CFCC Dean of Arts and Humanities, “COVID-19 has made the arts and our local creative economy difficult, but we’re continuously finding ways to reach out to our community.”
Learn more about CFCC’s Associate in Fine Arts – Visual Arts Program at cfcc.edu/associate-visual-arts .
ABOUT THE WILMA W. DANIELS GALLERY
The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery on the campus of Cape Fear Community College serves as an educational resource for students, faculty, and the community through the presentation of work by prominent regional and national artists. It is the mission of the gallery to expand student awareness of artistic trends, motivations, and techniques, through direct interaction with artwork and artists in the form of exhibitions, lectures, and related events. The gallery schedules 8 to 10 exhibitions annually including one juried student show and one faculty exhibition. In addition to showcasing artwork, the gallery serves as a hands-on classroom for teaching curatorial and gallery management practices.
Wilma W. Daniels Gallery
Cape Fear Community College
200 Hanover Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-362-7000 • https://wilmadanielsgallery.com/