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.

Meteors

Nov 30, 2010

"My brother Joel and I were woken up late at night..."

Wilmington NC –

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

 

Capture

Nov 16, 2010

"In this digital age, capturing inspiring moments or places is so easy..."

Wilmington NC –

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

 

Junk to Funk

Nov 2, 2010

"The gallery student interns and I gather around the workroom table peer down at the foam board model of Boseman Gallery..."

Wilmington NC –

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

 

City Chickens

Oct 5, 2010

"What do Seattle, Ann Arbor, New York City, Raleigh, Asheville, and Greensboro all have in common? You may be surprised..."

Wilmington, NC –

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

 

The Pier

Sep 24, 2010

"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.

 

Katrina Remembered

Sep 7, 2010

"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.

 

Connection

Aug 24, 2010

"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.

 

Neckties

Aug 10, 2010

"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.

Traveling by Train

Jul 29, 2010

"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.

 

Castles Made of Sand

Jun 29, 2010

"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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