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.

This month we would like to welcome Grey Pascal to the Wilma Daniels Gallery. He brings us an immersive installation that allows you to surround yourself with soft lit forms that give the viewer both contemplative and whimsical thoughts. Watch the artist’s performance below to share in the experience of Vital Archives, for it lives in the memory of the moment.

We would like to welcome our next featured artist, Janette Hopper with her exhibit Natural Milieu: An Altered Point View, Recent Works and New Genre Collaborations. The show depicts the artist’s deep love of the sea and forest using different mediums from oil paintings, multimedia prints, Projections, sound and installation. Natural Milieu will be up from May 15th through June 23rd. We will be having an Opening Reception May 26 and a closing Reception on June 23rd from both 6-9pm. There will also be a panel discussion titled Perspectives on Overpopulation on Wednesday June 14th from 4-6pm so please come down to Cape Fear to explore the connections we have with nature.
Janette K Hopper’s artwork in the “Natural Milieu” of the Wilma Daniels Gallery at Cape Fear Community College is unique and multifaceted.  This deeply layered and varied show expresses her love of the sea and forest.  Projections, oil paintings, multimedia prints, sounds, a collaborative panel discussion and 3-D installations both interactive and contemplative will fill the gallery with imagery and sound. The artist comments about the works: “Combining varied methods and media makes a deeply layered and unpredictable art which challenges both the artist and all of us to wrestle with, confront and try to solve difficult problems in our world by raising consciousness and inspiring change.  Joining forces with collaborators with the idea that we are stronger together rather than alone to address these urgent needs of nature; we invite you to join us and work locally.”

These are the pieces that were submitted and accepted from our 2017 Annual Student Art Show. We are proud to showcase this amazing set of works from Cape Fear Community. The work was judges in the categories: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Ceramics, Metals and Jewelry, Sculpture, 2D Design, 3D Design, Digital Media, and Mixed Media and the winning pieces have been marked and labeled in which category. We would like to thank out Judge, Clair Hartmann for taking her time to help jury the show, The Student Art Club for help and guidance with the show, and Erica Shapiro from Sweet and Savory for catering.

Hello everyone! I am happy to announce that the Annual Student Show will be coming up this April. Below you will find links for the prospectus and registration forms for the show with its guidelines and Important Dates. Submissions are being accepted Monday March 27th and Tuesday March 28th. Look for email announcements about accepted works on April 1st and 2nd.  The Show will run from April 5- May 5th. If you have any questions please call the Wilma Daniels Gallery at:(910) 362-7252 or email the gallery technician at:
2017 Student Show Prospectus
2017 Registration Form

The Wilma Daniels Gallery is excited to announce our next exhibit. Please help us welcome “Girls Thriving: A Homes of Hope Story in India”, A Photo Exhibition by Arrow Ross. This photography series portrays the dramatic transition of poor village girls into competent, trained young women ready to face the demands of the 21st Century work world. The show will be up from February 20th-March 24th and the receptions are February 24 and March 24th from 6-9pm. We hope to see you during our 4th Friday events from 6-9pm, and during our regular hours here at the gallery, Monday-Friday 12-5pm.

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