No Boundaries International Art Colony 2019

The 2019 No Boundaries International Art Colony exhibition is open at the Wilma W. Daniel Gallery on the campus of Cape Fear Community College. The exhibition runs November 16, 2019 through January 10, 2020.

This unique exhibition brings together artists working locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. This year’s colony features the work of Hande Akalin (Turkey), Belgin Akin (Turkey), Todd Carignan (Wilmington NC), Nat Dickinson (Asheville NC), Jenn Dierdorf (Brooklyn NY), Saiko Kashiwada (Japan), Yvette Molina (Brooklyn NY), Iñego Navarro (Spain), Dorry Spikes (Wales UK), Barbara Anne Thomas (Raleigh NC), Pam Toll (Wilmington NC), Gayle Tustin (Wilmington NC),  

The Cape Fear Community College Department of Fine Arts is proud to present this exhibition of works created by our talented faculty. This exhibition features work by: Ben Billingsley, Geoff Calabrese, Rick Conn, Brandon Guthrie, Jennifer Mace, Kendall Martin, Marsha Mills, Victoria Page, Abby Spangel Perry, Deborah Quinn, Casey Scharling, Sharon Wozniak Spencer, and Nicole Wilkinson.

The exhibition runs through Nov. 8, 2019, so don’t miss it!

Cape Fear Community College is proud to present the 2019 Student Art Show, featuring some of our talented students and their incredible works of art.
The exhibition runs through May 3, and there will be a reception and awards ceremony on Friday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m.
Please join us to celebrate the fantastic work that our students have created!

The Art of Nature Exhibit incorporates photographic tools and techniques developed in the early 1800s ranging to modern times, Victoria Paige, Guy Pushée, and Melissa Wilgis present three unique perspectives on nature photography. Since this nature photography exhibit is taking place just steps away from the Cape Fear River, a portion of the sales will be donated to Cape Fear River Watch.

The CFCC Studio Technicians Art Show will take place May 14-June 15 with a 4th Friday Reception May 25 from 6-9pm. Featured artists Ashly Farley, Christof Maupin, Heather Lee Mclelland, Kristen O’Neil and Melissa Wilgis, who assist and have assisted faculty and students of the Fine Arts Department at Cape Fear Community College, will be displaying their own artistic skills. Ashly Farley, Christof Maupin, and Kristen O’Neil are all current studio technicians at CFCC.
Ashly Farley is the Gallery technician at the Wilma Daniels Gallery and coordinator for the show. Ashly is a graduate of UNCG and uses ceramic, painting, collage, metal, found objects and other media in her work. Her most constant body of work is an organic language series that uses textures from nature to create a corporal alphabet.
Christof Maupin is the ceramics studio technician at CFCC and the owner of Clio Ancient Art and Antiquities. He draws upon his background in ancient art and art history to reinterpret images and ideas from the past in modern ceramics, printmaking and other media.
Kristen O’Neil is a technician at CFCC and Assistant Technical Director for the Studio Theater. Kristen assists faculty and students, as well as working within the Wilson Center. Her work includes theater department props such as faerie jars, period letters, and video editing. She also enjoys making furniture for her Bearded Dragon Kronos.
Heather Lee Mclelland and Melissa Wilgis are past technicians who have been invited to participate in the exhibit.
Heather is a North Carolina potter and member of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild, her works consist of beautifully designed functioning contemporary ceramic wear. She is currently working on her Master’s at East Carolina University.
Melissa Wilgis is a photographer who uses a unique style called photogram. Melissa describes photograms as a “shadow-like photographic image that is made by placing objects between light-sensitive paper and a light source.” Her early photograms are made in a traditional darkroom.

The Wilma Daniels Gallery is proud of the amazing and talented work that has come from the student body this year. Below you can see our online gallery of the amazing work these students have created.

The Wilma Daniels gallery will be hosting a reception for the Photo Invitational exhibit. This exhibit is to showcase the different aspects of photography and to reinterpret what photography means.
The represented artist are:
Erin Arsenault – Randolph Community College
Jay Capers – Randolph Community College
Kevin Eams – Randolph Community College
Dhanraj Emanuel – Randolph Community College
Aspen Hochhalter – UNC-Charlotte
Rose Jerome – Winston- Salem State
Courtney Johnson- UNCW
Daniel Josip Kariko – East Carolina University
Larry Lean- University of Mount Olive
Jennifer Mace- Cape Fear Community College
Jeff Murphy and Heather Freeman – UNC-Charlotte
Leigh Ann Parrish- Western Carolina University
Richard Tichich – Western Carolina University
Charity Valentine – Pitt Community College
Angela Franks Wells- East Carolina University
Will Willner -Wake Forest University
Joe Young – Catawba Vally Community College
Scot Taylor – Carteret Community College
Ryan Adrick – Carteret Community College
Ann Kluttz – UNC-Charlotte

Dispersion is replaced by integration. “Either-or” must give way
to “and.” —Wassily Kandinsky
Like trying to describe a color with words, a painter reaches for
what is hard to make real.
Like color, a painting can seem to be more than one thing.
Kandinsky praised the capacity for “thought in two simultaneous
directions.” The way in which a painter wrestles with issues is hard
to pin down. There is no ever-reliable solution. A painting depends
not just on the painter, but also on the imagination and willingness
of the viewer.
Neither here nor there presents a collection of work that eludes,
disrupts, or transforms what seems familiar. The painters included
here engage distinctly with fundamental aspects of painting:
Stephanie Pierce, Gideon Bok, and Sam Bates make paintings that
shift time and place. Pierce paints time, intimate and incremental.
As light passes through a window, across a wall, she tracks its
movement, its warmth, refusing the easy, snapshot logic of a single
moment. Bates’ paintings begin with memories of specific places,
but as the work develops, the places widen. It is her intention that
viewers bring their own memories, experiences to the landscape.
Her earnest mark making transforms the specificity of place,
shifting the very ground beneath our feet. As Pierce and Bates are
to Nature, Bok is to human activity. Figures move about, play,
work or idle. Time passes and is compressed. Events unfold in a
single still image and the residual clutter fills the space.
Sam King’s paintings issue from a back-and-forth between
methodical routine and improvisational impulse. His color and
gesture simultaneously suggest and negate space, light, narrative,
engaging (and perhaps antagonizing) our instinct for recognition.
Murphy makes paintings that begin with a set of assumptions about
what a painting is. The process of working through these
assumptions leads to paintings that come up to the line of
sculpture, however, the world of color and illusionistic space seem
to deny or contradict the purely sculptural. Hellmann’s painting
sculptures similarly defy easy classification. Planes advance and
recede and slide and shift in ways that are both physical and
illusionistic. The result is a play between the fiction and the real.

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