Tonia Lovejoy is an educator and explorer who has created an organization called the Beautiful Nation Project. Its website offers a hug array of tools on many platforms to expand our understanding of how where we live affects how we live. She will be taking an all female crew of scientists, explorers and educators on her sailboat for an around-the-world trip starting September 15. Their journey can be followed at BeautifulNationProject.org
Today we had prolific artists Mio Reynolds, Randy McNamara and Eunkyung Kim Cazier talk about their work, which will be featured tonight at our very own MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor. Join the artists from 6-9 pm for an opening reception that will include wine, light refreshments and your chance to meet the artists and see their vibrant, intriguing collection of work. For further details visit http://whqr.org/post/coming-soon-hues-juxtaposition-mc-erny-gallery-1.
Today Barb Olson-Gwin and Jim Carey came to represent the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting Phlock to the Beach!: A Buffet Style Beach Bash. Unfortunately, the Friday night Pub and Grub Crawl is sold out BUT you can still get tickets to Saturday's events on Oak Island or at Cape Fear Regional Jetport. For more details visit southport-oakisland.com or call 910.457.6994. Some of Saturday's Events are free and some require tickets.
The 2014 Landfall and Art show is Thursday through Saturday at the Landfall Dye Clubhouse. It runs from 10 am to 7 pm each day, with a cash bar provided from 5-7 pm. One hundred artists will be showing their work. Admission is free and 30% of the sales go to the Landfall Foundation, which helps support local non-profits. Today's guests were Landfall Foundation President Bill Hamlet and artist Jenny McKinnon-Wright. For more details visit LandfallFoundation.org.
Madeline Flagler is the Executive Director of the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. Every year they host a great fundraiser called Lumina Daze, which celebrates the spectacular Lumina Pavilion. The Lumina Pavilion was the star attraction on the beach from 1905 until 1973 when it was torn down. The event is this Sunday form 5-9 pm at The Blockade Runner Beach Resort. For more details visit wbmuseum.com.
Rhonda Bellamy, Executive Director of The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, tells us all about Regional Artist Project Grants. The application deadline is September 19. Bellamy will hold an information session Monday, August 18 at 5:30 pm at the New Hanover County Public Library downtown. For additional information visit artscouncilofwilmington.org or call 910.343.0998
Joining us today was Tony Rivenbark, Executive Director of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Rivenbark has just published "Introducing Thalian Hall" as part of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series. Something of a local celebrity, Rivenbark is known for his talent as an actor, director and raconteur and is the perfect person to write the captions for historical images of Thalian Hall. Rivenbark will be hosting a book singing and chat in Thalian Hall's Ballroom at 3pm this Sunday.
Today's guest, film festival programmer Shona Thomson is with us all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland. Lucky us, Thomson is here for two weeks asartist-in-residence for the upcoming film festival, Cucalorus. In preparation for the much-beloved upcoming Cucalorus film festival, Thomson is here to tell us about two exciting events she has planned.
Today's guests, director Anthony Lawson and actress Claire Bennett, discussed the upcoming performance of "Good People" at Thalian Association's Red Barn Studio. Performances will run from August 7 through August 30, Thursdays-Sundays. For more information visit thalian.org.
Today Jemila talked to Nina Danilova and Rafael Grigorian about their experience as artists -in- residence/guest teachers at the City Ballet. For more information - http://www.cityballetofwilmington.org/