Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 30, 2013 EBLAST

“eARTh Inspired Art Exhibit in Conjunction with UNCW!  Calling All WAA Artists!!
From Elaine Cooper

 PLACE: Hannah S. Block Community Art Center in the Main Lobby
DURATION: September 18th – October 16th
FEE: Free!!
Drop-Off Day: September 18th
Pick-Up Day: October 16th

We would love to welcome your “Earth-Inspired” Art for our very special Exhibit! (Think landscapes, sea scenes, trees, animals, plants, clouds, etc! Anything that is nature-inspired!)We are working as partners with UNCW for this important collaboration:

“During the Fall of 2013, UNCW's Office of Cultural Arts will host eARTh inspired, an interdisciplinary series exploring the intersection of art and science.  The initiative, which ties into the university's 2013/14 Synergy Common Read (The Wave by Susan Casey), features lectures, workshops, collaborations by scientists and artists and the premiere of two significant new works: “Ocean Calling” by composer Miera Warshauer and “Fables on Global Warming” a marvelous Dance Recital by ARMITAGE GONE! DANCE.”

“As part of  eARTh inspired
art, UNCW's Office of Cultural Arts is pleased to partner with the Wilmington Art Association to host a special presentation during the opening reception of "Earth Inspired Art" on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.  The presentation will feature an introduction to a new work, entitled, “ Ocean Calling,” by composer Meira Warshauer. “Ocean Calling” is a three-movement piece for two pianos and was inspired by the composer's deep connection to the ocean and her commitment to its preservation. The work utilizes the full range of the pianos’ sonic capabilities to evoke the ocean’s varied sounds and moods, including such non-traditional techniques as plucking, stroking and “bowing” (with glass and horse hair) the strings inside the instrument. In advance of the Oct. 24th World Premiere of
“Ocean Calling,” composer Meira Warshauer and pianists Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits will provide an introduction to the new work and a demonstration of some of the more intriguing and unique techniques employed.”

September 27th  Fourth Friday – Special Celebration!

6:00 – 6:05pm
Elaine Cooper, WAA President 2013,  Introduction.
6:05 – 6:10/6:15pm – Composer, Meira Warsahuer, will introduce her new symphonic work,  “Ocean Calling,” addressing the inspiration and departure point for the new work.
6:15 – 6:45pm – UNCW Resident Pianist Norman Bemelmans & Elizabeth Loparits will play short portions of this new symphony and demonstrate the techniques employed by the composer to evoke the ocean’s varied sounds and moods.


Each artist can exhibit two pieces of 2-D, “nature-inspired” art for the Main Lobby Special Exhibit and one piece of their own choice for the regular Gallery Space—FREE.

As UNCW and the Hannah S. Block Community Arts Center are providing a great deal of publicity for this special Art Exhibit, AND three celebrated musical artists are donating their time and talent for this special evening, each exhibiting artist will be expected to attend the musical portion of the evening of September 27th, from 6:00-7:00PM. Please bring any family members and friends as well. We want to ensure that there is an appreciative audience for this special preview of the symphony, “Ocean Calling.”

**Please go on the WAA website as of Saturday, August 24th, to sign up for this special exhibit. Sign in as a member and click on “Sign-up Genius” to register your work.

We look forward to seeing and enjoying your beautiful art!


From Clair Hartmann:


Deadline Aug. 1, 2013

WHEN: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 11:00am - 5:00pm
WHERE: Sun Gallery and Gifts 

Parking Lot
4414 Wrightsville Ave.
Wilmington, NC
Clair Hartmann 910-443-6022

Sun Gallery and Gifts is Hosting a Handmade Artisan Market to mark the one year anniversary of opening the doors. It is located on the corner of Wrightsville and Kerr Avenue which is a hugely busy intersection. In addition, it is located in mid-town Wilmington - halfway to the beach and halfway to downtown and on the main road for potential customers going to either destination. We have room for 15-20 artisans. We have wi-fi near the building, bathroom and will have signage and promotion.

In addition to the market we will be hosting a Summer Feast that will be included in your $25 booth fee.

The Market will be from 11:00am - 5:00pm and is $25 fee that can be paid online or by check once you are accepted - You will receive for a 10' x 10' space and free lunch. Set-up will be from 9:00am - 10am, parking will be available throughout the area.

Visitors to the market can purchase a plate at the SUMMER FEAST with a $5 donation to Handmade Wilmington
A raffle table to benefit Handmade Wilmington - If you donate to the raffle table, your entry fee will just be $20!