Art

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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Where I Come From: Part 4

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. COVID-19 has brought new realities to our workshop, school and family.  We aren’t going to let it stop our exploration, but we wanted to take a minute to acknowledge what…

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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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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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Local Filmmaking’s Opportunity

Nicole Triche is a professor at Elon University and director of All Skate, Everybody Skate, a documentary about the 50-year-old Topsail Island Skate Rink located above a rural post office and the woman who runs it all. Triche discusses why documentaries are such a powerful medium and how filmmakers in small, rural areas are increasingly…

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EEC No Sleep & Power of Design

Design is everything. It has the power to impact us in ways we may not even be aware of. Freelance graphic designer Emma Cooper (EEC No Sleep), of Wilmington, NC discusses the responsibility she feels for using art to create change, the ability to make a living through her art, and the power we hold…

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The Living History of Core Sound Decoys

Hunters and carvers along the Core Sound have been hand-carving wooden duck decoys for well over a century. In this episode, three members of the Core Sound Decoy Carver’s Guild on Harkers Island walk us through the history of that tradition, how it has changed, and what it can teach us about how culture moves….

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What Community Does for Local Artists

It often seems that success in the arts means becoming prominent in a big city, or at least moving somewhere that’s not a small town in Eastern North Carolina. But for Maximillian Mozingo, a mixed medium artist based out of Kinston, North Carolina, working locally has made a tremendous impact on his life and career….

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Surfboard Shaping: An Art or a Craft?

For many, surfboards can be seen as pieces of art more than functional tools. But to shaper Gary Wilson, the function and craft comes first, and the art is an ever evolving and changing trend that follows. Instagram: @kineticsurf Website: https://kineticsurfdesigns.com/

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A City Councilman’s Journey Making Community Through Art

Kevin Spears cares deeply about how his community is represented. Today, Spears is most known for his community organizing and his seat on Wilmington’s City Council. But years before any of that, Spears was organizing poetry events to build community and provide a platform to those around him to use their art.

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A City Councilman’s Journey Making Community Through Art