Series: Somewhere & Elsewhere

Materials Collection, Collaboration, and Race in the Southern Arts Eduction

Art teachers and professors do much more for their students than just teaching art. However, their ability to engage and inspire students beyond the scope of artistic endeavors often goes unnoticed beyond the realm of their school or institution. Host Antoine Williams talks with Cornell D. Jones, a mixed media artist who teaches art at…

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Shaping Identity Through Art

Art is a powerful tool for personal growth and shaping one’s identity. With the growing accessibility of digital art and graphic design, more and more artists have the opportunity to use art for change, and represent their identity through that art. Host Antoine Williams talks with Jacinda Aytch, a graphic designer and illustrator residing in Greenville,…

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Shane Fernando on Making Art More Accessible

Shane Fernando has a long history as a member of the arts community in Wilmington, NC. In his current role as the Vice President of Advancement and Arts for the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College, he shares some of the ways that he and his team are working to provide more access to…

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The Art of Painting Murals

Murals are not just large paintings on a wall – they carry so much more history, meaning and importance. Erica Nelson, a muralist who runs her own business, Mural Modern, installs art in the Wilmington area. In this episode, she describes the art of painting murals, their importance and the challenges of working during COVID….

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The Future of Arts Education in Wake of a Pandemic

Covid-19 has drastically changed our lives, including the way we learn and educate our future generations. Early education has had to radically adapt, and with that comes the challenge of providing a well-rounded education to elementary, middle, and high school students. Irese Robinson, founder and creative director of New Freedom Hill, discusses these challenges, the…

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They Call Her Sapphire

Brittani Smith (@PropheticPoetic, @JourneyBBones) is a poet from Wilmington, North Carolina. In this episode, Smith describes and performs her poem, “They Call Her Sapphire.” Smith speaks about the history of the angry Black woman stereotype and how she’s addressing it with her art. Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists…

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Talking With the Filmmaker of Wilmington on Fire II

Wilmington on Fire, a 2015 feature-length documentary that tells the story of The Wilmington Massacre of 1898, is about to have a sequel: Wilmington on Fire II. The sequel will show Wilmington, North Carolina’s modern day community members and their forms of activism – whether it’s fighting for reparations, protesting police brutality, or building the…

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5 Tips From A Curator: Keeping Precious Family Items Safe Through Hurricanes

It can be devastating to lose irreplaceable items like family photographs or heirlooms to a storm. Here are 5 tips from Katy Menne, educational curator for the NC Maritime Museum in Southport, to ensure that your memories survive the upcoming hurricane season. In reference to the dishwasher question: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/dishwasher-hurricane/ More tips on caring for private or family…

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5 Tips From A Curator: Keeping Precious Family Items Safe Through Hurricanes

Batten Down The Hatches! How Coastal NC Museums Protect Their Culture from Storm Damage

“I take the stewardship of the collection real seriously… I want to do the best I can to keep the treasures safe for future generations of North Carolinians.” Come hurricane season, collection managers in museums across the Carolina coast are asking themselves – am I doing the most that I can to preserve my culture’s…

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Batten Down The Hatches! How Coastal NC Museums Protect Their Culture from Storm Damage

How Can Art Motivate Change? How Can Art Hinder Change?

When you think of protests, art is probably not the first thing to come to mind. North Carolina artist Antoine Williams talks about how art has the ability to motivate change and become part of the conversation, but efforts should not end there. This episode was produced by Elena Hernandez. Broadcast from the Working Narratives…

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