Tonight is the final Fourth Friday Gallery Night of the year in downtown Wilmington. Fourteen participating galleries will stay open late to introduce the public to their latest exhibitions. Watercolorist Robert Gera is among those featured artists. WHQR's Arts Reporter Megan Williams went to the Wilmington Gallery to ask Gera why he chooses to paint in black-and-white...
On Thanksgiving, families and friends gather to celebrate their blessings with the most basic of luxuries: a big meal. But in the state of North Carolina, 14 percent of the population is considered "food insecure." And at the same time, a large amount of the produce grown in our state never makes it to stores - odd-sized or blemished fruits and vegetables are often just left to rot. Connecting those two realities are gleaning networks: nonprofits which collect and distribute produce which would otherwise go to waste, a process which often starts out in the fields.
More than a dozen woman traveled to the New World aboard the Mayflower. Commentator Nan Graham says in 1690 these desperate housewives had remarkable names like Fear, Constance, Remember and Humility, and had lives as amazing as their names.
By Nan Graham
1690 Desperate Housewives
Nan Graham is our life-long southerner with a new website at www.nangraham.com.
This is the tenth year of the American Indian Heritage Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. Among the featured artists and demonstrators are many members of the Lumbee tribe from Robeson County. Arts reporter Megan Williams visited two of the tribe's artists at their home in Pembroke.
Among its fall slate of plays, UNCW's Theatre Department is performing Arthur Miller's The Crucible. The production brings a timeless parable to a Wilmington audience, but it comes with a new twist unusual in a university theatre production - an original score. WHQR's Megan Williams has a look at the music, and the surprising career of its creator.
The latest documentary by the chair of UNCW's film studies department, Lou Buttino, takes a personal look at the lasting effects of the Vietnam War. "Broken Brotherhood: Vietnam and the Boys from Colgate" reunited Buttino, a conscientious objector, with his former roommate, a veteran he hadn't spoken with in three decades. WHQR's Megan Williams talked with both men about the film, and the war.
The new layout for the Cameron Art Museum's permanent collection has challenged expectations, and ruffled some feathers in Wilmington. The new design also means new tours, and new challenges to the museum's docents. WHQR's Megan Williams stopped by to see how they've prepared.