Shane Fernando

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Shane Fernando grew up in Wilmington, NC, being an avid WHQR listener during his childhood during the station's first years.  He also served as WHQR's first intern.  After graduation from UNCW in 2000, where he spearheaded the project and fundraising for the UNCW Millennium Clock Tower, he moved to Washington, DC to work in the U.S. Senate.  In 2005, Shane returned to Wilmington, receiving his master's degree in Public Administration.

He currently serves as Director of Campus Life Arts & Programs/UNCW Presents, Chief Curator of the Boseman Gallery and teaches in the Department of Communication Studies at UNCW.  Shane serves as President of the Board of Trustees for Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, is an actor, property master and set designer for our local theatre community, is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and is a backyard beekeeper in historic downtown Wilmington.

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Tuesday Commentary
9:33 am
Fri September 24, 2010

The Pier

"The other weekend my partner Brian and I spent the day at the beach with some dear friends..."

Wilmington NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives with his partner in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
9:52 am
Tue September 7, 2010

Katrina Remembered

"Two months after Katrina I was traveling with UNCW students who wanted to spend their fall break with the recovery effort..."

Wilmington NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives with his partner in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
4:19 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

Connection

"We were preparing to finally get out of town for a couple weeks this summer..."

Wilmington NC – "We were preparing to finally get out of town for a couple weeks this summer..."

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives with his partner in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
12:27 pm
Tue August 10, 2010

Neckties

"While this piece of clothing has endured as a major tool of male conformity in industrial and modern times, in the post-modern era, this article of clothing now contributes much to my own individuality."

Wilmington, NC – A traditional icon of conventionality can now be a symbol of individuality.

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Tuesday Commentary
4:40 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Traveling by Train

"Mom woke my brother and I up early in the morning before sunrise - I wasn't able to sleep very much that night anyway..."

Wilmington NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives with his partner in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
10:06 am
Tue June 29, 2010

Castles Made of Sand

"My favorite beach activity which usually follows a good swim and some bodysurfing is sandcastle building.'"

Wilmington, NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives with his partner in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
2:18 pm
Tue June 15, 2010

Bottle Dance

"Bottle dance, which in Yiddish is pronounced flaschen-tanz, is a traditional Eastern European Jewish folk dance set to klezmer music."

Wilmington, NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives with his partner in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
2:52 pm
Wed May 19, 2010

Go See Alice

"[Alice is] the newly installed grand chandelier which hangs from the center gold-gilt ceiling grill in the historic auditorium."

Wilmington, NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives with his partner in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
4:43 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Clock Tower

"If you haven't seen it, you may have heard its deep, full-toned Westminster chimes on the hour."

Wilmington, NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives with his partner in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
4:07 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Ice-Scraper

"I peered out to see the winter wonderland of early morning frost shimmering across the yard, and I got an idea."

Wilmington, NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives with his partner in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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